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  • 15 Sep 2021 2:39 PM | Anonymous

    This series will explore the many mysteries of the U.S. Civil War pension file, including how to find and interpret the many types of online pension indexes, some details of which are rarely documented elsewhere. Those indexes alone may contain hidden clues and a remarkable amount of detail about the veteran’s life, family, and military service.

    This series is intended to provide the researcher with a single reference point for the many confusing issues related to Civil War pensions and their indexes.

    We hope that you will bookmark this series and refer to it frequently.

    The series will then explain how and where you can get your hands on the full contents of those pension files, some of which are also online.

    In Part 1, we will describe the typical contents of pension files and explain why they are among the very best sources of biographical and genealogical information for those who are researching their Civil War ancestors.

    All this an a lot more may be found at https://gopherrecords.com/blog/secrets-of-civil-war-pensions-pt1/, according to Bob Velke (some of you may remember that name).


  • 15 Sep 2021 2:16 PM | Anonymous
    The following announcement was written by the Family History Federation:

    The expanded 2021 ONLINE November show is getting closer.

    Friday 12th November 6pm-10pm and Saturday 13th November 10am-6pm

    The Family History Federation’s Really Useful Family History Show is lining up to be the best yet! The list of enticing presentations along with details of presenters is now available on the website. www.fhf-reallyuseful.com See brief list enclosed.

    On Friday evening the Exhibition Hall will be open. Opportunity to ask local groups for expert local advice. There is also a live and interactive presentation by Dr Janet Few – Genealogy: the next generation. Thought-provoking discussion for bringing younger people into local societies.

    On Saturday for ticket holders the range of mini-classes plus interactive workshops will be released in early October – all very “how to” and there are four special mini-classes for beginners or those wanting to brush-up on basic skills. In late October the experts will be announced and ticket holders invited to book their own slot directly with their chosen person for Ask the Experts.

    All these opportunities are included in the show ticket price.

    This online extravaganza costs just £10!! ($13.83 US Dollars)  Tickets and can be booked at the show website. www.fhf-reallyuseful.com Plus, there are offers available through some member societies of the Federation for their own members.

    Final details will be announced via the show website:

    • In early October Full Range of Workshops & Mini-classes

    Essential booking of workshops will open in October—no extra charge

    • Near to the show date access to Ask the Experts

    New format—you will book a slot with your chosen expert—no extra charge

    Only ticket holders can book workshops or slots for Ask the Experts.

    Visit family history societies and other exhibitors on Friday evening for the opportunity to ask local experts for local advice!

    www.fhf-reallyuseful.com 

    For further information please see the above website.

    PRESENTATIONS AND PRESENTERS

    Victorian Street Life – A Poor Existence - Graham Harrison

    In the mid-nineteenth century, many of London’s poorest inhabitants earned their living on the streets of the capital by legal, and sometimes not-so-legal, means. From crossing sweepers to costermongers, Graham will introduce some of the more colourful characters of Victorian London, real people who may have inspired the stories of Charles Dickens. Graham Harrison is a founder-partner of Sun Jester – a family business aiming to enlighten and amuse with a range of topics.

     

    Kirk Session Records for Family History - Emma Maxwell

    Scottish Kirk Session records have long been viewed as genealogy gold for those with access to them but earlier this year these amazing records were added to ScotlandsPeople. The secrets of the Kirk Session can break down brick walls and shine a light on your family's past. Emma Maxwell, a genealogist at Maxwell Ancestry/Scottish Indexes who was using these records before ScotlandsPeople existed, will explain how you can use them to trace your Scottish family history.

     

    British Home Children - Christine Woodcock

    Christine learned about these children when researching her husband’s ancestors, discovering that his paternal great-aunt had relinquished all four of her boys to homes in the Midlands which sent children to Canada. Children as young as eight were sent out from homes in the UK. When not organizing genealogy research tours to Scotland, Christine Woodcock lectures on Scottish genealogy, hosts webinars, plus authors blogs and articles.

     

    Land of Song - Dean Powell

    Celebrate the male voice choir movement in Wales. Discover how the male voice choirs took Wales by storm during the mid­Victorian era, helping create the “Land of Song”. Learn why Wales developed its love of singing, and the fierce competitiveness of choirs with a backdrop of gambling, rivalries and royal commands. Dean Powell is a former BBC journalist and newspaper editor, his anecdotes of interviews have made him a popular guest speaker.

     

    Great War Widows and Emigration - Andrea Hetherington

    The lives of Britain’s First World War widows remain largely unexplored. This talk investigates the phenomenon of WWI widows’ emigration to the Dominions using information from passenger manifests, census returns plus documents from descendants. Understand the lives of some plucky war widows who did attempt to make new lives overseas. Andrea Hetherington is a writer and researcher with a special interest in the First World War.

     

    Surname Origins - Wayne Shepheard

    Surname usage dates back to the late Middle Ages, around the fourteenth century. Why did it start then? Was it in response to political or societal shifts, coincidentally across much of Europe, or was it because of something else? We will explore some of the history and reasons for the adoption and use of surnames. Wayne Shepheard is the author of many genealogical articles and regularly makes presentations. His genealogical blog is Discover Genealogy.


    Secrets and Lies: adventures in other people's family history - Frances Hurd

    Every family history—and many historical records—contains secrets and lies, many connected to illegitimacy, others arising from more surprising causes. Explore some secrets and lies that Frances has uncovered. Frances Hurd has been using family history investigation as an aid to her research since undertaking her PhD on a seventeenth-century Puritan author. She is currently exploring the lives of ten families between 1840 and 1940, arising from the discovery of a 1915 photograph.

     

    London Burials and How to Find Them! - John Hanson FSG

    A problem facing family historians is tracking down burial places, especially so in London due to its size. However, the principals discussed apply also in other areas. The lecture looks at understanding the area, the issues, what is available both offline and online and some of the methods that can be employed for finding those elusive burial records. John Hanson has been interested in genealogy for over forty years and is a popular a lecturer in family history.

     

    Introducing manorial records - Ian Waller FSG

    From medieval times up to the twentieth century the manor played a significant role in most rural communities. This talk examines how the manorial system operated and the records generated in which your ancestor may appear. Ian Waller is a retired professional genealogist with experience in English research. He gives talks and lectures, plus serves as the vice-chairman and education officer of the Family History Federation.

     

    Postcards ‘From Ennis to Emmie’: more from the attic - John Frearson

    The story of a post card exchange from the early 1900s, and tracking down the senders and their families. How the finding of a series of postcards allowed the sender and her family to be traced. Family history and postcard history, with examples of cards and photographs of the period. John Frearson is a retired construction materials consultant, turned historian, researcher, lecturer and author.

     

    The times they are a’changing - Ian Waller FSG

    This talk examines the nostalgia and development of family history research examining the old and new methods of undertaking research. Much that we need for our research is not online; so how did we do family research before the internet age? Sometimes we still need to use those methods today. Ian Waller, retired professional genealogist who regularly lectures, is also presenting Introducing manorial records.

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    A Grand (Virtual) Tour of Scotland’s Archives - Alison Spring

    A whistle-stop guide to the best of what Scottish archives have to offer, giving an insight into the kind of records you can expect to encounter in public and private repositories, and showcasing their online resources. With over forty years’ experience of research, specialising in Scottish records, Alison Spring, based in Glasgow, is passionate about tracing your family tree on a budget and blogs as the Frugal Family Historian.

     

    Breach of Promise to Marry - Denise Bates

    Understand the social and cultural history of broken engagements between 1780 -1970 and why the law allowed the jilted to claim damages from the person who had broken the engagement. The talk explores who the real Miss Havishams were and what suing for damages reveals about the social values of the time. Denise Bates was inspired after reading about two very different breach of promise cases in a Victorian newspaper when following her passion for history. /more overleaf….

     

    Looking for your Irish ancestors? It’s easier than you think - Linda Hammond

    Irish genealogical research has unique challenges. We will explore civil and church records available online, as well as census returns and census substitute records to cover periods where documents no longer exist. We will explore valuation records, burial and probate records, passenger lists and newspaper archives that help to trace your Irish roots and locate your ancestor’s home town. Linda Hammond has thirty years genealogical research experience and is a member of the Register of Qualified Genealogists.

     

    Chatham Dockyard: The Rise and Fall of a Military Industrial Complex - Philip Macdougall

    Chatham Dockyard became one of the most important naval yards from 1570 for four hundred years. The yard constructed over 500 warships, ranging from simple naval pinnaces, through to first-rates that fought at Trafalgar, and concluded with the hunter-killer submarines of the nuclear age. This talk by local and maritime author Philip MacDougall, focusses on the final two hundred years of the yard's history, and the artisans and labourers who worked there.

    UK census - Dr Penny Walters

    This session will look at the evolution of decennial censuses in the UK. We will examine each census, deconstructing the information, revealing tips and hints for lateral thinking, which give clues for further research. We will also look at what could be considered to be census substitutes, and consider censuses against a backdrop of social history which is vital. Penny Walters lectures internationally in-person, presents webinars, and writes articles about a variety of genealogy topics.

     

    DNA: What to do with the results - Donna Rutherford

    You have your DNA results, but what next? Covering the topics needed to get you started on your DNA research, this talk will provide tips and tricks even if you've already started working with DNA. There will be practical examples and case studies to really help build your expertise. Donna Rutherford is a New Zealander who works in London. In her spare time, she manages a Facebook group helping with DNA research.

     

    Become a house detective: Researching the history of your home - Stephen Poulter

    This talk describes the processes plus the historic documents (including maps, property deeds, parish records and wills) involved in investigating any historic property using online and archive sources for anyone interested in setting out on their own journey of historical discovery. Examples are drawn from the research of the story of the seventeenth-century cottage. Stephen Poulter has tales of owners and residents demonstrating what can be discovered about your home.

     

    The City Livery Companies - David Williams

    There are 110 City Livery Companies thriving as educational and charitable organisations. Their influence and power dominated the medieval City. Much of today’s commercial and financial activity has origins well over 600 years ago when the Royal charters given to Livery Companies set the pattern for a growth in trade that continues to have a significant role in the twenty-first century. David Williams is a registered City of London guide and lecturer.

     

    Annoying ancestors - Gay Evans

    An anecdotal story of how to search for your ancestors, highlighting the challenges they may knowingly or unknowingly have put in your way. New and experienced researchers will find this talk features obstacles to consider when tracing your ancestors. A talk to inspire you to begin or to help reinvigorate your family history journey. Gay Evans started doing genealogical research over thirty years ago – it is her obsession. Gay has a blog at thecuriouspast.co.uk.


    Mind Mapping: a follow on - Linda Hammond

    This talk follows up on mind mapping after the popularity of Linda’s original talk at the last Really Useful Show. Mind maps can be as simple or complex as you want them to be, however, they help organise your planning and thought processes by visually mapping the information. We will explore how they can be used at each stage in your research: planning, problem solving, reporting and even writing up. Linda Hammond is also presenting Looking for your Irish Ancestors.

     

    Why the Welsh left Wales - Dr Penny Walters

    This session will explore why Welsh ancestors emigrated from Wales, starting with a historical overview of life in Wales. We will look at the heavy industrialisation into coal mining and at Merthyr Tydfil specifically. Emigration posters reveal the call to build a better life abroad. The crucial role of DNA testing with specified regions and surname distribution will be revealed, as will language, translation tools and scripts. Penny Walters also presents UK Census.

     

    Researching Ancestors in British India - Valmay Young and Beverly Hallam

    Some three million Britons served in India. From 1600 to 1947, the East India Company, and the British controlled Government of India, won that country with their armies and governed it with a civil service. Britons from all social classes were recruited. This talk will explain the records and where to find them. Valmay Young and Beverly Hallam are trustees of the Families in British India Society (FIBIS), a self-help society for those researching the British in India.


    Local and Family History Together - Joe Saunders

    Family and local history have their distinct focuses. In family history we seek to contextualise our ancestors, their houses, neighbourhoods and communities. In local history we look to populate places with people. This talk will explore the similarities and explain why we cannot do one without the other. Joe Saunders is a freelance historian, an Associate of AGRA and an outreach member and trustee of BALH.

     

    Finding ancestors and relatives in Jamaica and Nigeria Yetunde Abiola

    In this session, Yetunde Abiola, as a black British person of Jamaican and Nigerian heritage, will show you how to start, focus and streamline your search, providing you with important facts and useful tips and resources to help you find Jamaican, Nigerian, or African ancestors and possibly, an extended family through merging your paper trail with ethnicity results from DNA testing. Her areas of expertise include the complexities and intricacies of Caribbean, diaspora, and colonial genealogies.

     

    Genealogy: the next generation - Janet Few (Live on Friday evening only!)

    A presentation and discussion about how family history societies can be relevant to the next generation of family historians. What are the needs of younger genealogists? How can societies evolve to meet those needs and encourage participation across the age spectrum? This will be relevant to society volunteers looking to do more, society members who feel that their society could do more and younger genealogists with ideas and suggestions about what societies need to do to appeal to their age group.

     

    Full descriptions of topics plus presenters’ biographies are available on the website:

    www.fhf-reallyuseful.com


  • 15 Sep 2021 2:13 PM | Anonymous

    Genealogists have reportedly found evidence that President Biden’s paternal colonial ancestors owned slaves.

    The reported finding, detailed in an adapted excerpt from Politico correspondent Ben Schreckinger’s upcoming book “The Bidens: Inside the First Family’s Fifty-Year Rise to Power,” was recently discovered by Alexander Bannerman, a genealogist in West Virginia, and lineage expert Gary Boyd Roberts.

    After the 2020 presidential election, Bannerman worked alongside Roberts to put together Biden’s genealogy for the winter 2021 issues of American Ancestors magazine.

    Bannerman told Schreckinger that during their research, the pair found that two of Biden’s ancestors on his father’s side enslaved people while living in Maryland.

    Jesse Robinett, the president’s great-great-great-grandfather, enslaved two people in Allegany County, according to the 1800 Census, Bannerman said, while Thomas Randle, another third-great-grandfather of Biden, enslaved one 14-year-old boy in Baltimore County in 1850.

    You can read a lot more in an article by Callie Patteson in the New York Post at: https://nypost.com/2021/09/14/biden-related-to-maryland-slave-owners-report/.


  • 14 Sep 2021 12:52 PM | Anonymous

    Google One has recently announced an attractive new offering: a 5 terabyte storage plan storage option, a much more reasonable upgrade from the 2TB plan, for just $25 a month. In the past, you had to had to 'settle' for 2TB at $10 per month or jump to 10TB at an eye-watering $50 per month.

    If you have a lot of files to store, this can be a very attractive offering. It will especially appeal to professional photographers and to others with lots of pictures to store.

    The new 5TB Google One storage option appears to be rolling out now. It may not be visible to all Google accounts, but it should finish rolling out soon.

    You can find this and also search for lower-storage, lower-cost options at: https://one.google.com/u/1/storage.

    After it ended free unlimited storage for Google Photos in June, many Google users had to figure out how to store images and other data in the Google accounts.

    If you’re sure the 5TB plan will meet your needs, you can save a little money by prepaying for a year’s subscription; it will run you $249.99.

    Other options include a 100GB plan for $1.99 per month, a 200GB plan for $2.99 a month, a 2TB plan for $9.99 a month, or a plan with 10TB of storage for $49.99 per month. 20TB and 30TB plans are also available, for $99.99 and $149.99 per month, respectively.


  • 14 Sep 2021 11:02 AM | Anonymous

    University of Wyoming Libraries has received a second round of funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support ongoing newspaper digitization work. The two-year, $200,000 grant will support the ongoing Wyoming Digital Newspaper Project, which began in August 2019 after the first NEH grant was awarded.

    Details may be found at: https://bit.ly/3AdCnd4.

  • 14 Sep 2021 10:54 AM | Anonymous

    This may be useful if your ancestors were among the first to settle North Carolina. According to an article by Ruth Cody and published by the North Carolina State Archives at https://bit.ly/3CaXSvT:

    "The Imaging Unit has been hard at work digitizing microfilm of land grant loose documents for NC Historical Records Online, a nonprofit run website that provides public access to images of original records and other relevant information for North Carolina historical and genealogical research.

    "The site has now met the half million mark for the number of images uploaded and available. The State Archives is thrilled that our records can now reach a new audience with this online capability.

    "Land grants are some of the earliest records of landholdings in the State Archives dating back to 1693. If you are interested in researching land grants, you can check out the uploads to NC Historical Records online, or you can come visit us at the State Archives where we will be happy to help you in the search room. Land grants are also indexed in our online database and can be requested through our online portal."


  • 13 Sep 2021 1:28 PM | Anonymous

    The following announcement was written by MyHeritage:

    MyHeritage Publishes New Name Index from U.S. and Canadian Historical Newspapers, with Nearly One Billion Names

    MyHeritage Publishes New Name Index from U.S. and Canadian Historical Newspapers, with Nearly One Billion Names

    We are pleased to announce the publication of a massive new collection of 982 million names, extracted from our U.S. and Canadian historical newspaper collections. 

    Historical newspapers are some of the most important sources for genealogical information because they are very rich in detail. Newspapers can often add color and personality to the dry facts that are often the output of other genealogical sources such as census records.

    About the collection

    The collection is an index of names that were extracted from existing free-text U.S. and Canadian newspaper collections on MyHeritage. The free text in these collections was generated from the scanned images of newspapers using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology, which converts images into text. 

    The new Newspaper Name Index does not replace the free-text newspaper collections, but is added on top of them as a separate collection. What’s more, this name index is the fruit of only half of our newspapers, and the other half of the name index is currently being generated and will be published soon, so that nearly one billion additional records will soon be added. 

    Records in the index include a person’s name, a snippet of text mentioning them in the newspaper, and the newspaper’s publication title, date, and place of publication. Each record includes a scanned image of the original newspaper article. Some records will also include additional searchable information such as the name of a spouse and the place of residence based on the information extracted by the machine learning algorithms. Year range and place coverage in this collection vary greatly.

    Search the Newspaper Name Index on MyHeritage

    The new Newspaper Name Index will make it much easier for you to locate exciting details about your ancestors that you may have missed in prior searches. With the addition of this huge collection, there are now 15.1 billion historical records on MyHeritage.

    Why we created the Newspaper Name Index

    Although the same content already existed in our newspaper collections, it was previously in free-text format which meant that search capability was more limited. If you were looking for an ancestor with the first name of William, it would not have found newspaper articles where your ancestor was mentioned as Bill or Willie. And it would have returned irrelevant articles about people with the surname William. Following a smart extraction process, which we implemented using machine learning, the new name index is a structured collection which fully supports synonyms in searches, and differentiates between first and last names. The name index even includes relationships between people, and addresses, whenever these could be extracted. For example, a newspaper article mentioning “William and Roberta Miller” contributes to the structured index records for both William Miller and Roberta Miller, who are assumed to be spouses, and can be matched automatically to family trees using MyHeritage’s formidable Record Matching technology. Previously, even if you searched for “William Miller” you could have missed this mention because the names “William” and “Miller” are further apart in the article, resulting in lower ranking in a free-text search.

    The Newspaper Name Index employs Global Name Translation™ — MyHeritage’s unique technology that automatically translates names between languages. This means searching for names in a foreign alphabet such as Hebrew or Cyrillic will return search results from newspapers in English. MyHeritage pioneered Global Name Translation™ Technology to help users overcome language barriers and allow users to locate records that mention their ancestors in different languages (as well as in variations of a name in each language). Learn more about MyHeritage’s Global Name Translation™ Technology in this recent post.

    Sample records

    The Newspaper Name Index contains a record about music legend Johnny Cash. The record is based on short descriptions of upcoming TV programs found in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune from April 6, 1978. Johnny Cash’s new play was set to air on TV, so the newspaper featured a short description about the play. In the free-text version of the newspaper collection, you would just see the snippet of text relating to Johnny’s name. The Newspaper Name Index, in contrast, includes Johnny’s name as well as the name of his wife, June Cash. 

    Record on Johnny Cash in the Newspaper Name Index

    Record on Johnny Cash in the Newspaper Name Index

    Also in the collection is a record about renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright. The article is about an upcoming realtor conference where Wright will be one of the main speakers. The article also references Wright’s residence in Spring Green, Wisconsin, where his family estate was located. The Newspaper Name Index extracts Frank Lloyd Wright’s name as well as his address. If you were searching for Frank Lloyd Wright in the free-text version of the newspaper collections, you would see only the snippet related to Frank’s name and not his address.  

    Record on Frank Lloyd Wright in the Newspaper Name Index

    Record on Frank Lloyd Wright in the Newspaper Name Index

    Summary

    Newspaper collections are an incredible genealogical resource as they contain rich detail, with formats that genealogists find very useful such as obituaries, wedding announcements, and birth notices. Society pages and stories of local interest contain information on activities and events in the community and often provide details about the people involved. The new name index enhances MyHeritage’s American and Canadian newspapers and opens the door to finding details about relatives that have eluded you in the past when searching the free-text version of these collections. It is our hope that with this new index, you’ll be able to more easily find family treasures in the newspapers on MyHeritage.

    Searching the collections on MyHeritage is free. To view these records or to save records to your family tree, you’ll need a Data or Complete subscription. If you have a family tree on MyHeritage, our Record Matching technology will notify you automatically if records from the name index and the free-text newspaper collections match your relatives. 

    Enjoy the new collection!


  • 13 Sep 2021 1:18 PM | Anonymous

    The following announcement was written by the Board for Certification of Genealogists:

    “Federal Records Related to Rivers and Canals”

    by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA

    Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 8:00 p.m. EDT

    Many federal records pertain to the development and use of waterways in the United States. This lecture shows examples and explains the relevance of some of the applicable records found at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., in its online holdings, and at its regional facilities in Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas City, and others. Photos and documents will be examined from diverse NARA record groups; for example, Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers (RG 77), Records of the Inland Waterways Corporation (RG 91), and Records of the Bureau of Land Management (RG 49). Other examples come from holdings of the Library of Congress Serial Set and map collections. The process for finding these and similar records will also be explained.

    BCG’s next free monthly webinar in conjunction with Legacy Family Tree Webinars is “Federal Records Related to Rivers and Canals” by Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA. This webinar airs Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at 8:00 p.m. eastern daylight time (EDT).

    Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, FUGA, certified since 1998, is a professional researcher, educator, author, and lecturer. She has coordinated and taught courses at Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, and Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She also taught in Boston University’s onsite Professional Certificate Program in Genealogy. Pam is former NGS director of education and publications, a former board member of NGS and FGS, co-author of Online Roots: How to Discover Your Family's History and Heritage with the Power of the Internet (2003) and Research in Missouri (1999, 2007), and a former editor of APGQ. She is a popular seminar presenter who has spoken at genealogy conferences and seminars nationwide and on international cruises.

    When you register before September 21 on our partner Legacy Family Tree Webinars website (http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=6091), you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Anyone with schedule conflicts may access the webinar at no charge for one week after the broadcast on the Legacy Family Tree Webinars website.

    President LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL, says, “Every month the Board for Certification of Genealogists offers a new webinar as part of an ongoing series that supports our mission to provide education for family historians. These webinars are presented by certified associates and offer a quality genealogical educational experience. The board promotes excellence in research and working to standards in an ethical manner.”

    Following the free period for this webinar, BCG receives a small commission if you view this or any BCG webinar by clicking our affiliate link: http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=2619. For access to all BCG webinars, see the BCG Library at Legacy Family Tree Webinars (http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=2619).

    To see the full list of BCG-sponsored webinars for 2021, visit the BCG blog SpringBoard at https://bcgcertification.org/bcg-2021-free-webinars. For additional resources for genealogical education, please visit the BCG Learning Center (https://bcgcertification.org/learning).


  • 13 Sep 2021 8:25 AM | Anonymous

    Dame Judi Dench, Ed Balls and Alex Scott are among the stars who will explore their family histories in a new series of Who Do You Think You Are?.

    Singer Pixie Lott, comedians Joe Lycett and Josh Widdicombe, and YouTuber Joe Sugg will also take part in the Bafta-winning genealogy show when it returns to BBC One next month.

    NOTE: This will be in the BBC version of Who Do You Think You Are? not the U.S. version.

    You can learn more at https://bit.ly/2YTg272.


  • 10 Sep 2021 5:40 PM | Anonymous

    The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.

    One of the vexing problems with old cemeteries and historical sites is the difficulty of finding the locations of unmarked graves. In many cases, the desire is to locate the graves so that they may be identified and left undisturbed by new construction. To be sure, the locations may have been marked at one time with wooden or even stone markers. However, the ravages of time, weather, animals, vandals, and acid rain over the years may have removed all traces of those markers. Locating unmarked graves is also vitally important in solving murder cases.

    Historically, the only method of finding unmarked graves has been to start digging – not a very practical solution. However, modern technology now allows cemetery associations, historical societies, family societies, genealogists, archaeologists, police departments, and others to identify the locations of buried bodies and other objects with no digging required.

    The remainder of this article is reserved for Plus Edition subscribers only. If you have a Plus Edition subscription, you may read the full article at: https://eogn.com/(*)-Plus-Edition-News-Articles/11043469.

    If you are not yet a Plus Edition subscriber, you can learn more about such subscriptions and even upgrade to a Plus Edition subscription immediately at https://eogn.com/page-18077.



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