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I Norge gikk siste sesong av "Hvem tror du at du er" for litt over ett år siden. Vi må smøre oss med tålmodighet for å finne ut av om det kommer en ny sesong av den populære serien i 2019. 

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Denna vecka markerar ett efterlängtat bröllop, mellan prins Harry, som nu är i sjätte led i linje med tronen, bakom den nyfödda prins Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge och hans amrikanska flickvän Meghan Markle, vid St George’s Chapel på Windsor Castle, där prins Harry döptes.

Evenemanget kommer att sändas runt om i världen inför miljoner tittare, liksom flera andra speciella kungliga bröllop från år 1960.

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The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman. 

Anyone who has been researching U.S. ancestors for very long is probably familiar with the U.S. census records. The census records of 1940 and earlier are publicly available; anyone may view them. However, the census records of 1950 and later are sealed and not available to descendants until 72 years after the date of the census.

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The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast:

There are over 11 million new records and newspaper articles available to search this Findmypast Friday.

UK deaths 2007-2016

Search over 2.5 million transcripts to discover relatives who died in the United Kingdom. The collection covers England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, the Isle of Man, and Jersey and list the individual’s name, date of death, and location of death.

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The following is a message posted to the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies’ mailing list by Jan Meisels Allen:

The IAJGS Records Access Alert has written about the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) numerous times—including how in the Netherlands they are removing certain genealogically-relevant documents from their website due to the GDPR. The GDPR becomes effective May 25, 2018

In DNAeXplained-Genetic Genealogy by Roberta Estes she reports that several genealogical firms are also closing down due to the privacy provisions of and compliance with the GDPR:

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I doubt if many private individuals can afford this but a genealogy society, historical society, or perhaps a company that offers historical information on the World Wide Web might be very interested. The historical D. Jay Culver collection, valued at $163.2 million, is offered for $15 million.

According to the announcement from the company handling the sale:

“This unique collection, including more than 4.5 million photographs, plates, line drawings, prints, engravings, playbills and other historical art, delivers a solid opportunity for substantial estimated return on investment.

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Ancestry DNA is offering a 20% discount on its DNA tests to researchers in Ireland, the UK and Canada. (There may also be offers in the US and Australia, but I've not been able to confirm them.)

The offer runs until Monday, 21 May, so it's a quickie. Act quickly if you want to take advanatage of the offer.

Click the flag buttons below to choose the offer for your region.

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Åter igen ett arkiv med ett konstigt namn. För ett tag sedan tittade vi lite närmare på Acta ecclesiastica, (se inlägg) och bland de handlingarna fanns det uppgifter om krigsfångarna under Stora Nordiska krigets dagar i Ryssland i början av 1700-talet. Även dessa handlingar kan knytas till Stora Nordiska kriget och är verkligt spännande om man har släktingar som varit i Rysk fångenskap.

Thomas Knipercrona (d.y.

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Progeny Genealogy has introduced a new chart in its popular Charting Companion software that provides a simple way to visualize DNA test results, in the context of a Descendant chart.

The DNA Matrix combines a genealogy database (Family Tree Maker, RootsMagic, Legacy, etc.) with the CSV match files that result from DNA tests. It shows the amount of DNA shared by people in the family tree.

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Knapt 10 minutter med båt fra Rådhuskaia i Oslo kan du oppleve en perle av et kulturminne fra middelalderen; nemlig Hovedøyas klosterruiner.

For om lag 900 år siden, en vårdag i 1147, dro en gruppe Cistercienser-munker og legbrødre fra Kirkstead i Øst-England til Oslo.

De ankom Hovedøya en gang i mai, og ikke lenge etterpå ble klosteret på øya stiftet.

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The world is abuzz this week as the former American actress, Meghan Markle, will marry Prince Henry of Wales (familiarly known as Prince Harry) on Saturday, May 19, 2018. He is the younger son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales, and is sixth in the line of succession to the British throne. While Meghan Markle is an American, she is related to both Winston Churchill and William Shakespeare, along with many other famous English citizens.

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This week marks the long-awaited wedding of Prince Harry, who is now sixth in line to the throne, behind the newborn Prince Louis Arthur Charles of Cambridge. Prince Harry will marry his American girlfriend Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle, where Prince Harry was christened. The event will be broadcast around the world for millions to watch as with other special Royal weddings dating back to 1960.
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Sometimes we take certain things for granted. We often don’t stop to realize what life was like for our ancestors. We may have skills that our ancestor did not possess. Recently I stumbled across some old photographs that made me stop and think.

In 1905 the automobile was a novelty. Very few people had ever driven one, much less owned one. After looking at a couple of photographs, I realized that most people did not know how to drive in those days.

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The most misused Social Security Number of all time was 078-05-1120. In 1938, wallet manufacturer the E. H. Ferree company in Lockport, New York decided to promote its product by showing how a Social Security card would fit into its wallets. A sample card, used for display purposes, was inserted in each wallet. Company Vice President and Treasurer Douglas Patterson thought it would be a clever idea to use the actual SSN of his secretary, Mrs.

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17. mai er rett rundt hjørnet og Walter Hafslo Qvam er i ferd med å klargjøre sin bunad før feiringen. Den flotte bunaden er fra Sogn. Da han var liten feiret oldebarnet til Peter Qvam, Walter, den 17. mai på tradisjonelt vis. Fra han var 11 til han var 19 år var han med i Speideren. Det medførte at han deltok på de aktivitetene som speiderne hadde.
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Lægdsruller.dk er en dansk nettside som gir informasjon om gutter og menn som var registrert av styresmakten, slik at kongen skulle vite hvor stor potensiell hær han kunne sette sammen når det ble krig. 

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The following announcement was written by Forces War Records:

Forces War Records, the website to visit for anyone researching their family’s military history or searching for ancestors through military data are excited to announce that it’s new and refreshed website is now live.

With a fresh new design and feel, the new look website gives users the opportunity to navigate through Forces War Records extensive database of military records, documents, products and services with ease.

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Headstone memorial in Abbey Graveyard, Ferrybank, to Frederick Christian, Comptroller of Waterford's Custom House, who died May 1687, and his son, Minard, who died August 1714. Photo courtesy of Steve Rogers and Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives.The team of volunteers at Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives has donated and uploaded the files below in the first two weeks of May.

In total, the number of headstone photos added to the site during the fortnight came to more than 1,030.

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This is a guest post by Brianne Kirkpatrick, MS, LCGC, genetic counselor, blogger, writer, and consultant. Through her private practice, Watershed DNA, Brianne offers support and professional guidance to customers of ancestry testing for diverse situations including health and genealogy.
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The Irish Genealogical Research Society Ireland Branch will be holding its Genealogy Open Day on Saturday 19 May.

As usual, this popular annual event will be held at Dublin City Library & Archive, 138-144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, and everyone is welcome to attend. The day is free, and there is no need to book.

Three main lectures will be presented, followed by two 'lightning' (short) talks, as follows:

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