Archaeologists uncover new finds at historic Jamestown. | Popular Archaeology

Jamestown archaeological dig.

Archaeologists at the historic James Fort site of Jamestown in southern Virginia may be closing in on a well that was dug by the site’s early colonists during the formative years of America’s first successful English colony. The prospect is tantalizing because, in the years that archaeologists have been conducting investigations and research at the …

Transcription: Obituary for Harvey S. Jaques (1834 – 1912).

Harvey S. Jaques.

The following is my transcription of the obituary for Harvey S. Jaques (1834 – 1912).   Harvey S. Jaques   Harvey S. Jaques was born Sept. 5, 1834, near Millville, Butler County, Ohio, here he spent his early childhood. He was the oldest of 12 children of Richard and Mary Jaques. Four brothers, John Louis, …

Protect privacy of living people on Ancestry.com | Huff Post

Privacy Policy

If you haven’t heard, Ancestry.com has changed it’s privacy policy.   Over at geneabloggers, Thomas MacEntee has a wonderful post red-lining the changes. More generally, it’s a good idea to follow news on developments not only of changes to privacy policies, but other corporate news as well. Companies get bought and sold, and these ownership …

Oh, the difference one letter can make when using copied or transcribed documents!

Copying and transcription errors.

This joke is the best illustration I’ve ever seen of the negative effects of working from copied documents instead of originals. This should be on display in every library, archive and genealogy center as a reminder of the perils awaiting. This is something I think about every time I do a transcription, and this type …

Ancestry records now online reveal criminals within your family tree. | Daily Mail Online

Ancestry records now online reveal criminals within your family tree | Daily Mail Online

A serial husband killer, a woman who boiled the bones of her employer and the only man to have assassinated a prime minister. Their crimes were carried out more than a century ago – and now their records are among two million put online to help Britons who might want to find the ‘black sheep’ …

Transcription: David D. Shelby, “Men and Women in America”

Biography of David D. Shelby.

Following is my transcription of the biography of David D. Shelby from “Men and Women in America.” SHELBY, David D.: United States circuit judge; born in Madison County, Ala., Oct. 24, 1847 ; son of Dr. David and Mary (Boulding) Shelby. He studied law in Cumberland University, Lebanon, Tenn., was admitted to the bar in …

Dig sheds new light on Norwich’s medieval past | Eastern Daily Press

Dig sheds new light on Norwich’s medieval past.

New light is being shone on a hugely significant part of the city’s history, as archaeologists excavate parts of a medieval friary which once rivalled Norwich Cathedral. Human remains, coins, pottery, oyster shells, animal bones and painted glass have all been discovered by archaeologists working at St Anne’s Wharf – once the site of the …