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By Mark Rabideau | Genealogy & History

Erste Deportation von Berliner Juden 1941

Ab Oktober 1941 zwangen die Nazis mehr als tausend Berliner in Züge Richtung Osten. Hitler hatte angeordnet, die Reichshauptstadt müsse "judenfrei" …

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War for Empire: The French & Indian/Seven Years' War

The French and Indian War began in 1754 as British and French forces clashed in the wilderness of North America. Two years later, the conflict spread …

World History

The Black Death: The Worst Event in European History

The Black Death was an epidemic which spread across almost all of Europe in the years 1346-53. The plague killed over a third of the entire …

World History

500 Years After Martin Luther, Does the Protestant Reformation Still Matter?

The line between Catholics and Protestants gets blurred more and more each year.<p>Five-hundred years ago, a monk named Martin Luther wrote his 95 Theses and—while he likely didn’t nail it to the Wittenberg Castle Church door, as legend has it—his words launched the Protestant Reformation, setting …

Theology

Stalin Digital Archive

The Stalin Digital Archive<p>The SDA is a result of collaboration between the Russian State Archive of Social and Political History (RGASPI) and Yale …

Humanities

GED List - American Historical Society Of Germans From Russia

Ancestor List <b>(Gedlist)</b><p><b>Introduction</b><p>The American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR) Ancestor List, also known as the Genealogy Database …

Genealogy

The Arc of Jewish Life in the Middle Ages

<b>Part XXXII in our ongoing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by Robert Chazan.</b> <b>You can find the rest of the special series here.</b><p><b>If you are</b> …

Religion

What Stories Are Your Ancestors’ Headstones Telling You? — AncestralFindings.com

As a genealogist, you have probably spent quite a bit of time touring and searching through cemeteries, looking for your ancestors and clues to their …

Genealogy

Satirical (Persuasive) Maps

Most certainly you, and I, know what maps are. But just to be perfectly clear, here is the primary meaning of the term (definition) from …

Maps

This Century-Old Map Details the Path to Musical Success

Tips to avoid the River of Failure.<p>Theodore Presser’s how-to guide for musical success. (Photo: PJ Mode Collection at Cornell’s Digital Library/CC …

Maps

The Most Popular Sea Creature in Cartography

The ominous octopus is a key figure on many propaganda maps.<p>A sea creature as a cartography tool. [Photo: PJ Mode Collection at Cornell’s Digital …

How to Make Maps and Influence People

Maps are one of the most trusted forms of communication – which makes them great for getting your point across. A look at the dark art of cartographic persuasion.<p>Geoff McGhee is a journalist and data visualizer at Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West.Data Points is a new …

Maps

Recent Mennonite Record Discovery

If like me you are always in search of new Prussian Mennonite records, my recent discovery of Mennonite Church records located in Berlin may be of …

Genealogy

The 18th-Century Quaker Dwarf Who Challenged Slavery, Meat-Eating, and Racism

Benjamin Lay is not to be overlooked.<p>One Sunday, 18th-century Quakers living in Abington, Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia, were met with a strange …

This study of fascist men shows their terrifying fascination with sex, death, and authority

<i>‘Male Fantasies’</i> examined the inner lives of German fascists and reached a horrifying conclusion<p>After World War I, a German paramilitary commander …

FTM 2017 Lessons

Over the past week or so, I have migrated my rather large, and numerous, Ancestry Family Trees to the new version of FTM (Family Tree Maker 2017). In …

Software

Unser Archivportal-D: Vom Projektantrag über den Auf- und Ausbau zum Regelbetrieb - Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek

<i>Von Wiebke Hauschildt (Online-Redaktion)</i><p>Als im September 2014 das Archivportal-D als von der Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschaft gefördertes Teilprojekt …

Ancestor Research Guide

With old, handwritten documents, long-blurred lines between fact and fiction, and websites asking for money, ancestor research can seem a daunting …

Genealogy

What Germany's post-war refugees taught us about integration

After World War II, 12 million refugees came to Germany - a country that was in tatters and hardly had any food. They can teach us a lot about how to …

Germany

Buchenwald violin played for first time since the Holocaust

Music written in concentration camps is being performed on a violin played by German writer and Holocaust survivor Bruno Apitz at the Buchenwald …

European History

Denver Airport...Where the Bison Might Soon Roam

Travelers into Denver International Airport could be welcomed by a herd of bison if a new plan to let the animals roam the facility's property goes …

Using Local Historical and Genealogical Societies to Further Your Genealogy Research

Are you having an issue with a stubborn brick wall in your genealogy research? It is a common issue most genealogists will encounter at some point in …

DNA confirms Viking remains belonged to a female military leader

For over 130 years, researchers assumed a Viking warrior and military leader whose remains were found in Sweden was a man. Now, new DNA testing has …

Archaeology

In the 1930s, we illegally deported 600,000 U.S. citizens because they had Mexican heritage

In downtown Los Angeles during the 1930s, La Placita Catholic church was a social hub for Mexican Americans and immigrants. Immigration agents were …

The limits of the late Anglo-Saxon state

Were there structural flaws in the late Anglo-Saxon state which contributed to its demise?

Archaeology

America’s First Black Ops - Journal of the American Revolution

Pierre-Augustin de Caron, better known by his stage name, Beaumarchais, was a French playwright, financier, and confidant of King Louis XVI. In the …

History

Finding Probate Records

Probate records are some of the most valuable, informative genealogical records you will come across. There are several different kinds, and each one …

Deggendorf, and the Long History of its Destructive Myth

<b>Part XXXI in our ongoing series on Race, Racism and the Middle Ages, by Richard Utz.</b> <b>You can find the rest of the special series here.</b><p>In 1968, the …