Published by Dick Eastman: Diary of Anne Frank Subject To Copyright Dispute

A legal case involving the Diary of Anne Frank may affect many other publications, even including genealogy books published in the United States and many other countries. Anne Frank was a Jewish teenager killed by the Nazis whose writing survived in the Amsterdam building where she had hidden. 70 years have passed since her death.…

http://blog.eogn.com/2016/01/22/diary-of-anne-frank-subject-to-copyright-dispute/

Published by Schmidtgen.com: The Life of a Genealogy Translator – Guest Post by Katherine Schober

Katherine is a German-English translator who works with old German handwriting in letters, marriage and baptismal certificates, church registers and more. Check out her website at sktranslations.com for more information. As a German genealogy translator, I can honestly say I love what I do. One day could be spent in 1868, deciphering the words of…

http://schmidtgen.com/wordpress/2016/01/20/the-life-of-a-genealogy-translator-guest-post-by-katherine-schober/

Published by Dick Eastman: Booze in Colonial America

“Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants to see us happy.” – Benjamin Franklin “Wine is necessary for life.” – Thomas Jefferson “My manner of living is plain…a glass of wine and a bit of mutton.” – George Washington According to many historians, the American Revolution was built on a foundation of…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/11/11/booze-in-colonial-america/

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Published by AbroadInTheYard: DNA links 5,500 year old remains of aboriginal woman found in Canada and her 200 x great-grandaughter who still lives nearby

Published by AbroadInTheYard: DNA links 5,500 year old remains of aboriginal woman found in Canada and her 200 x great-grandaughter who still lives nearby

Published by Dick Eastman: Indiana House of Representatives to Consider an Open Records Bill

In 1941, Indiana enacted a law that sealed all original birth certificates and adopted records from public access. This restriction also applied even to adopted children, which means without written approval from the State Board of Health, it was nearly impossible for adopted children to find out who their parents were. The law, however, was…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/12/02/indiana-house-of-representatives-to-consider-an-open-records-bill/

Published by Dick Eastman: 6,300 Nazi Holocaust Documents Found Behind Wall of a Budapest Apartment

A vast and historically valuable trove of Holocaust-era documents, long thought destroyed during World War II, has been found hidden in a wall cavity by a couple renovating their Budapest apartment. The haul of 6,300 documents are from a 1944 census that was a precursor to the intended liquidation of the Hungarian capital’s 200,000 Jews…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/11/27/6300-nazi-holocaust-documents-found-behind-wall-of-a-budapest-apartment/

Published by Dick Eastman:  Rediscovered Leather Trunk Contains Thousands of Letters From the 17th Century

Talk about the Dead Letter Office! A 300-year-old linen-lined trunk filled with over 2,600 letters that were mailed out—but never received—between the years 1680 and 1706 has recently been discovered in The Hague, Netherlands. The extraordinary collection contains letters from all manner of society, including aristocrats, merchants, lovers, actors, musicians, and even spies. At least…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/11/11/rediscovered-leather-trunk-contains-thousands-of-letters-from-the-17th-century/

Published by Dick Eastman: The Origins of the Melungeons

“Melungeon” is a term applied to many people of the Southeastern United States, mainly in the Cumberland Gap area of central Appalachia: East Tennessee, Southwest Virginia, and East Kentucky. The most common adjective used to describe the Melungeons is “mysterious;” no one seems to know where the Melungeons originated. The Melungeons often did not fit…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/11/19/the-origins-of-the-melungeons/