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By Mark Rabideau | Genealogy & History

Deutsche Verwaltungsgeschichte (German Administrative History) 1871-1990

One of the Internet’s most valuable German research websites has been removed from service, Dr. Michael Rademacher’s: Deutsche Verwaltungsgeschichte …

Genealogy

Tomb - the Crypto Undertaker - for the masses!

<b>Idea Outline</b> <br>Tomb is a minimalistic, free and open source tool to keep secrets in custody and access them easily. It works on GNU/Linux. We want to …

When books were burned in Germany

Eighty-five years ago, fires fueled with literature labeled "un-German" by the Nazi regime burned across the country. Many students enthusiastically …

ManyRoads’ Galleries- update

I am pleased to announce that the ManyRoads Public Galleries (Images) have been reformatted, reorganized, and expanded. There are some 2000 images in …

ScanPyramids

Karl Marx's core economic idea revisited

Is it possible to say from what we know today whether Marx's analysis of capitalism and his explanations of the economic machine are basically either …

Why does the US still have 'debtors' prisons'?

Four in 10 Americans wouldn't have money to cover a $400 (£290) fine - so many serve time in jail instead.<p>The BBC's Kim Gittleson explores why the US still has "debtors' prisons".<p><i>Video by Paul Blake.</i>

Sociology

Austria marks 80 years since Nazi Germany annexation

In 1938, Adolf Hitler was greeted by boisterous crowds in Vienna as Nazi Germany annexed Austria. President Alexander Van der Bellen said Austrians …

Poland marks 50 years since 1968 anti-Semitic purge

In 1968, the Polish Communist party declared thousands of Jews enemies of the state and forced them to leave Poland. Fifty years later, historians …

132 year old message in a bottle found on WA beach

The world’s oldest known message in a bottle has been found half-buried at a West Australian beach nearly 132 years after it was tossed overboard in …

Thousands of Turks Learn of Their Greek, Armenian Heritage with New Government Genealogy Database

The nation of modern Turkey was founded built in the 1920s out of the chaos that ensued during the crumbling of the Ottoman Empire, wars and …

White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities

Around 1100 or 1200 A.D., the largest city north of Mexico was Cahokia, sitting in what is now southern Illinois, across the Mississippi River from …

The Brickwall Checklist

most recently revised: <b>24 Feb 2018</b><p>Have you really hit a brick wall, or are you simply research challenged?<p>The trick, to answering the above, is in …

Genealogy

Secret to Great Pyramid's Near-Perfect Alignment Possibly Found

Though it's slightly lopsided, the towering Great Pyramid of Giza is an ancient feat of engineering, and now an archaeologist has figured out how the …

Ancient History

Why we love tyrants

Psychoanalysis explains how authoritarians energise the hatred, self-pity and delusion while promising heaven on Earth<i>By David Livingstone Smith</i>Read …

GeoNames

The GeoNames geographical database covers all countries and contains over eleven million placenames that are available for download free of charge.

Karte des Deutschen Reiches 1893 (Map of the German Empire)

The Karte des Deutschen Reiches 1893 consists of 674 sheets at a scale of 1:100,000. All sheets join together to make a huge, highly detailed and …

Collapse of the Hunnic Empire: Jordanes, Ardaric and the Battle of Nedao

This thesis examines the evidence surrounding the Battle of Nedao, an engagement between Ardaric, leader of the Gepids and other rebelling tribes, …

Mixing High German and Low German

My main genealogy project right now is translating Abraham F. Reimer's #3945 (1808-1892) diary. Like most Mennonites from the late-1700s to the …

Opinion: Germany must never forget Holocaust

Germany's commemoration rituals have changed since 1945. Will they still make sense in the future? DW's Felix Steiner thinks that the passing of time …

ManyRoads: A Great Online Map Collection or Something More?

Recently, I ran across a website called ManyRoads which turns out to be much more than an excellent resource for historical online maps of the …

Famicity reviews ManyRoads

Today, Erin Harris of famicity posted a nice review of ManyRoads on their blog. The review is most appreciated. You may view the entire review here. …

Race, Racism and the Middle Ages: Looking Back, Looking Forward

<b>Part XXXX in our ongoing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by Paul B. Sturtevant.</b> <b>You can find the rest of the special series here.</b><p>“The way …

Subscriber Feature(s)

With the onset (advent?) of 2018, ManyRoads is pleased to announce that we are introducing our first special Subscriber features: The ManyRoads’ …

Shoah – Holocaust Free Research Help

Holocaust (Shoah) research is in many ways similar to other genealogical research, but in others quite unique. Like any genealogy or family history …

Genealogy

A Map of Concentration and Death Camps in WWII

During the Holocaust, the Nazis established concentration camps across Europe. In the above map of concentration and death camps, you can see how far …

World History

Victims of National Socialism

ManyRoads’ recent client work has resulted in the identification of Information Resources on the victims of National Socialism (Nazism), 1938- 1945. …

Eureka moment

Longtime Eugene tow-truck driver Ron Post is no World War II history buff. So when, inside a cluttered old bus he recently bought, he found a sheaf …

Christmas Eve

The Virgin Mary: Beautiful and Black?

<b>Part XXXVIII in our ongoing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by Sarah Randles.</b> <b>You can find the rest of the special series here.</b><p>Medieval …

Ancient History