Category: Religion

Archaeologists find ancient ‘comics’ decorating Roman tomb in Jordan | Haaretz.com

Archaeologists in Jordan have uncovered a Roman-era tomb decorated with spectacular frescoes that include rudimentary “comics” – which were written in Aramaic using Greek letters. The drawings provide extraordinary testimony to the diverse and cosmopolitan environment in the Hellenistic border towns of the Roman empire. Like other wondrous … Continue reading Archaeologists find ancient ‘comics’ decorating Roman tomb in Jordan | Haaretz.com

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018.

Most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018. Featured image: Naples, Italy FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018.   Argentina Argentina, Santa Fe, Catholic Church Records, 1634-1975 Australia Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 Australia, Victoria, Inward Passenger … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Sep 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 Aug 2018

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jul 2018.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jul 2018. (Featured image: Lime Street, Liverpool, in the 1890s with St. George’s Hall in England) FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jul 2018.   Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 16 Jul 2018.

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Jun 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Jun 2018. Featured image:  My husband’s family homestead in Kronoberg, Sweden.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Jun 2018.   Australia Australia, Victoria, Tombstone Transcriptions from Various Cemeteries, 1850-1988 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2016 Canada … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Jun 2018.

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 May 2018.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 May 2018. Featured image: Stonehenge, Wiltshire, England FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 May 2018.   Benin Benin, Civil Registration of Deaths, 1891-2014 Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Colombia Colombia, … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 May 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 May 2018.

  Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 May 2018.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 May 2018.   Argentina Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977 Australia Australia Cemetery Inscriptions, 1802-2005 Austria Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919 Belgium Belgium Births and … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 15 May 2018.

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 Apr 2018.

The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 Apr 2018.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 Apr 2018.   Australia Australia, South Australia, Immigrants Ship Papers, 1849-1940 Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 30 Apr 2018.

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 3 Apr 2018.

  The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 3 Apr 2018. Featured image: Windmill of Haute-Garonne, France.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 3 Apr 2018.   Austria Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919 Brazil Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2014 … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 3 Apr 2018.

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2018.

The following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2018.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2018.   Austria Austria, Carinthia, Gurk Diocese, Catholic Church Records, 1527-1986 Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Canada Canada Census, 1881 Chile Chile, … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 16 Mar 2018.

Is Medieval history bunk?

Is medieval history really bunk? Not if you’re a cabinet minister. | The Guardian

  Historians have been ridiculed since Herodotus, the father of history”, was mocked by his Athenian contemporary, Thucydides, as a mere storyteller. So it was with some weariness that medieval historians took to their keyboards last week to respond to the latest slur against their … Continue reading Is medieval history really bunk? Not if you’re a cabinet minister. | The Guardian

Semi nomadic Sami or Laplander family in Northern Norway or Sweden in traditional clothing.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 3 Jan 2018.

  The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 3 Jan 2018.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 3 Jan 2018.   Africa Cape Verde, Catholic Church Records, 1787-1957 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1875-2014 … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 3 Jan 2018.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 20 Dec 2017.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 20 Dec 2017.

  The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 20 Dec 2017.   FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 20 Dec 2017.   Bolivia Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996 Brazil Brazil, Minas Gerais, Catholic Church Records, 1706-1999 Brazil, Paraíba, Civil Registration, 1879-2007 Brazil, … Continue reading Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 20 Dec 2017.

Concerned citizens use genealogy to connect Jewish heirs with compensation for family property lost or destroyed in WWII..

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I love genealogy.

I get so much pleasure and satisfaction from the small breakthroughs that are part of the pursuit of genealogy. This, however, is surely nothing compared to the self-worth and satisfaction felt by those who use their knowledge and experience in genealogy to track down the heirs to compensation for the lost or destroyed property and belongings of their ancestors at the hands of the Nazis.

Can you just imagine how it must have felt to be the one to have sent Cati Holland the email notifying her that she was entitled to compensation from Germany for the store her grandparents had owned.

I learned of her story from this article on the NBC40.net website, and it has inspired me.

Genealogy is such a personal pursuit and it was so wonderful to hear of the hobby possibly having a much broader implication, helping people who may very well have not known they were due anything at all.

If I were approached to help with such a pursuit, I would not hesitate to volunteer as much time (and as much money as I could afford) as is necessary.

These are the stories I like to hear.

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