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China publishes historical ducuments on Nanjing Massacre

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

NANJING, Dec. 27 (Xinhuanet) — China has published a series of historical documents on the notorious Nanjing Massacre in a bid to reflect history truthfully, objectively and comprehensively.

The series contains 28 volumes, with the first eight issued in July this year and the remainder issued Tuesday in Nanjing, capital of east China’s Jiangsu Province. for more click here

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Butcher among Britain’s greatest villains

Wednesday, December 28th, 2005

For centuries his name has been a byword for wickedness and brutality among Scots, but now the Duke of Cumberland’s villainy is finally being recognised beyond the Tweed.
Once hailed as a hero and saviour of the Union in England, he is now listed alongside the likes of Jack the Ripper and Oswald Mosley as one of the 10 most hated Britons of the last millennium. for more click here

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“Red” Clydeside 1919

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005


Due to profiteering, bad housing, rent increases strikes broke out in Glasgow and the nervous government called in the army. This lead in time to the demolition of thousands of slum housing and the building of better Council housing which changed the face of Scotland.

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The Amateur Genealogist

Tuesday, December 27th, 2005

The Amateur Genealogist is fast becoming one of the most popular websites for those researching their genealogy as one of our members said when asked why they joined. ” I joined because it is the next best thing to joining a local Family History Society.” In addition to member resources we also offer a range of Free Genealogy resources in the non-members areas of the site. for more click here

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Jewish Genealogy

Monday, December 26th, 2005

This article is an abridged and updated version of “The History of LoebTree.Com” by Daniel E. Loeb, which appeared in the Winter 2005 issue of The Stammbaum. The Philadelphia Jewish Voice is grateful to The Leo Baeck Institute and The Stammbaum’s editor Werner L. Frank for the permission to reuse this material.

Wherever we travel, we play Jewish Geography and find kinship with Jews around the world. The flourishing study of Jewish Genealogy takes this form of Jewish networking to the logical extreme. We present here a brief overview of LoebTree.com which is one of the larger family trees available on the Web. It has over 28,000 names listed in it, mostly descendants of one of the ancestors of my wife Helen and myself, including several branches purportedly going back to biblical times. In this article, I will discuss the origins of my family tree and describe how it has grown over the years. I will highlight some of the better known people listed in the family tree, and describe some interesting stories about how the family tree has helped people find long lost relatives. for more click here

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Finding adopted kin’s story takes sleuthing

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

In adoptions, there is almost always secrecy involved. There used to be a stigma attached to adoption, and records were often modified. In the death records, there may be some piece of information that seems a bit strange. It should be noted because it may make sense later. for more click here

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Denver cemetery’s data “very valuable” to state

Saturday, December 24th, 2005

Denver’s oldest cemetery has yielded a historical gold mine for genealogists who now have access to important information about the early history of African-Americans in Colorado.

More than 5,000 previously unresearched burial records of blacks who lived and died in the area in the late 1800s have been cataloged by a local genealogy group. Researchers hope the data will paint a more complete picture of the black community at the time, as well as provide clues of lineage for blacks nationwide. for more click here

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Canada’s Shame, Empires Profit: The Caribbean Slave Wars 1788-1807

Friday, December 23rd, 2005

When Canada secured the airport in Haiti and was instrumental in overthrowing its legitimate government (1,2,3), there was nothing new in its actions. Ever since the earliest beginnings of Canada, its history has been inextricably linked to the history of French, British and American ambitions in the Caribbean. Their profit derived from the peoples of the Caribbean has been an essential element in our history. for more click here

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Fish Curing-c1910

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005


The Esplanade Curing Works of Williamson and Company

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Andrew Usher-Edinburgh

Wednesday, December 21st, 2005


This picture taken in 1853 shows the staff of Andrew Usher based in Edinburgh. The company peoduced the first branded whisky-Old vatted Glenlivet

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