I dag mandag skal konservator Ola Grefstad og Johan G. Foss, leder i Fosen historielag, ut på en tre dagers «kulturhistorisk vandring» på Fosenhalvøya.

- Tre avsatte dager er lite i denne sammenhengen, så det blir ikke så veldig mye vi regner med å få med seg i denne omgangen.

Grefstad og Foss kommer vandrende med følgende spørsmål:

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Mange av oss har opplevd å få mindre lagringsplass på den nye PC-en enn den gamle. Dette skyldes oftest at den gamle var utstyrt med tradisjonell harddisk, mens den nye er utstyrt med SSD.

Det var vanlig for fem år siden at selv rimelige bærbare PC-er ble levert med 500 GB harddisk, mens selv dyre PC-er leveres med halvparten så store SSD-er i dag.

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For å feire at vi har nå har over 8 milliarder historiske kilder på MyHeritage  – gir vil gratis tilgang til alle de største folketellingene fra USA, Storbritannia, samt fra Norge, Sverige, Danmark og Finland  til ALLE registrerte MyHeritage-brukere i en uke!
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Dødsattester eller andre dokumenter som stadfester dødsfall svært viktig i slektsforskningen. Men hva skjer når dokumentasjonen ikke er tilgjengelig? Svaret kan være å finne en gravplass. Dette er et gjesteinnlegg av slektsforskeren Amie Bowser Tennant, som står bak bloggen The Genealogy Reporter  og også skriver for lisalouisecooke.com. Amie er aktivt engasjert i slektsforskning,og holder jevnlig foredrag om å bevare familearven til neste generasjon.
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MyHeritage continues to add new features to the online service. The latest addition is the introduction of the DNA Match Review page. Other online services can provide DNA results that may imply several possible relationships between you and a DNA Match, such as 3rd – 4th cousin, but now you’d like to understand how you are related to the match. Where do you go from here?

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If you’ve taken a MyHeritage DNA test or uploaded your DNA data to MyHeritage, then you will have received a list of your DNA Matches. The list shows people whose DNA matches yours, the percentage of DNA you share, and your possible relationship. DNA results can imply several possible relationships between you and a DNA Match, such as 3rd – 4th cousin, but now you’d like to understand how you are related to the match.
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Författarna presenterar mängder med råd och tips på hur man kommer vidare i sin jakt efter släkten i Amerika. Här finns 19 olika kapitel, bland annat om amerikanska folkräkningar, konsulatshandlingar, adressregister, om dödsnotiser och hur man får veta mer om personerna i tidningarna, en ofta bortglömd källa. Via kyrkogårdar och gravregister får man också en hel del användbara uppgifter. Här finns förstås även hur man hittar släktingar i militära handlingar.

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Anders Berg blev projektledare för ”Namn åt de döda” förra året. Han är en erfaren släktforskare, har bland annat stort intresse för DNA-forskning och är en av grundarna av Svenska Sällskapet för Genetisk Genealogi (ssgg.se). Tidigare, under åren 2002–2015, leddes projektet av Anna-Lena Hultman, Ulricehamn, i nära samarbete med Carl Szabad och Johan Gidlöf. Innan Anders Berg tog över var Viktoria Jonasson, Borås, projektledare. I projektet ”Namn åt de döda” läggs nu också fokus på en del problematiska församlingar där insamling av uppgifter är tidskrävande.

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Guglielmo Marconi’s biography reveals an incredible link with the creators of one of the world’s most famous Irish whiskeys.

National Radio Day 2017 is upon us and what better way to celebrate than with a look at the incredible Irish connections of radio inventor Guglielmo Marconi and his mother’s famous family. Yes, National Radio Day on August 20 is a day made for the Irish, who have a great fondness for radio, maybe because of our great fondness for chatting and talking.

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As the world mourns the loss of the Rhinestone Cowboy, here's what you need to know about the singer's Irish connections. Country legend Glen Campbell passed away at age 81 on August 8 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.  

The most telling piece of ancestry comes straight from Campbell's mouth. Campbell told the Scottish Daily Record, "My mom Carrie Stone came from Tipperary in Ireland.

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Tack vare ett samarbete mellan ArkivDigital och Katrineholm-Flen-Vingåkers släktforskarförening (KFV), kan vi nu stolt presentera ett fantastiskt register som avsevärt kommer att förenkla och förhöja kvaliteten på forskandet i Västra Södermanland då registret kopplats mot de avfotograferade originalböckerna.

Registret som är framtaget av KFV, innehåller nära en halv miljon registerposter och omfattar sammanlagt 20 stycken församlingar: Bettna, Björkvik, Blacksta, Dunker, Flen, Floda, Forssa, Helgesta, Hyltinge, Julita, Lerbo, Lilla Malma, Lilla Mellösa, Sköldinge, Stora Malm, Vadsbro, Västra Vingåker, Årdala och Östra Vingåker.

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Nu finns en kvarts miljon porträttbilder, med tillhörande register, tillgängliga hos ArkivDigital. Porträtten, fotograferade under en halvsekelslång period från 1920-talet och framåt, härstammar från tre fotoateljéer i Stockholm: Jaeger, Bergne och Welinder. Merparten av de fotograferade personerna är stockholmare, men det finns porträtt på personer även från övriga delar av landet.

För att kunna ta del av porträttregistret krävs dels Allt-i-ett abonnemang, dels att man använder webbversionen av vår programvara.

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MyHeritage continues to add new features to the online service. The latest addition is the introduction of the DNA Match Review page. Other online services can provide DNA results that may imply several possible relationships between you and a DNA Match, such as 3rd – 4th cousin, but now you’d like to understand how you are related to the match. Where do you go from here?

If you’ve taken a MyHeritage DNA test or uploaded your DNA data to MyHeritage, then you will have received a list of your DNA Matches. The list shows people whose DNA matches yours, the percentage of DNA you share, and your possible relationship. DNA results can imply several possible relationships between you and a DNA Match, such as 3rd – 4th cousin, but now you’d like to understand how you are related to the match.

In the August 10, 2017, edition of this newsletter, I described Zoho Workplace, a FREE for personal use cloud-based suite of programs that includes a word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation programs. I use Zoho Workplace frequently to write articles for this newsletter, especially when I am traveling and using a laptop or even a borrowed computer, such as in a public library or a hotel’s business center.

The following announcement was written by the folks at TheGenealogist:

TheGenealogist has enlarged its Court & Criminal Records collection so that even more black sheep ancestors can now be searched for and found on its site. With a new release of records you can unearth all sorts of ancestors who came up against the law – whether they were a victim, acquitted, convicted of a minor offence or found guilty of a major crime such as murder.

National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.Sean Murphy’s Introduction to Family History course will be running again at the National Library of Ireland (NLI) this Autumn.

The eight-week course will be held 2pm to 4:30pm on Wednesdays starting on 11 October, with the last session on 28 November.

You can download the full course syllabus here.

Participants need to be familiar with using computers, but the course content is suitable for genealogy beginners.

The British Newspaper Archive has added The Leitrim Advertiser to its online database.

This title, published in Mohill, Co Leitrim, was also known as The Leitrim and Longford Advertiser in the late 1860s. The BNA plans to add editions under both titles from 1845-1916.

So far, 1409 editions from 1886, 1890-1899, and 1901-1916 are available for searching on both the British Newspaper Archive and its sister site FindMyPast (Irish Newspaper Collection).

This is a guest post by Shauna Hicks. She is a professional genealogist, former archivist, and librarian who has been researching her own family history since 1977. Shauna worked in government for over 35 years in libraries and archives in Brisbane, Canberra, and Melbourne.

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