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/

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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/

Published by Ancestry: Researching U.S. Merchant Marines

People researching members of the U.S. Merchant Marine have to be creative with their searching, as the records aren’t as plentiful as they are for the U.S. Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force or Coast Guard. Recently, that search became a little easier for those who are researching in the early 20th century. U.S., Merchant Marine……

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/11/16/researching-u-s-merchant-marines/

Published by StumblingPast:Women were the World’s First Computer Programmers

The first published computer program was written by a woman. The programmers of the world’s earliest digital computers were women. The inventor of the significant technology behind the most widely used programming language in the twentieth century was a woman. The …

https://stumblingpast.wordpress.com/2015/10/18/women-worlds-1st-programmers/

Published by Dick Eastman: Two Women, Same Name, Same Date of Birth, Same Social Security Number

If you find that someone else is using your Social Security Number, the first thing you think of is identity theft. However, that’s not always true. Ask two different women in Florida. Joanna Rivera and Joannie Rivera only recently discovered the problem, according to a report this week, but in the meantime it’s caused no…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/11/13/two-women-same-name-same-date-of-birth-same-social-security-number/