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Archaeologists working to excavate the earliest European settlement on Jamestown Island have discovered the graves of four of the men believed to have founded English America. The graves were discovered beneath what was the chancel — an area usually reserved for clergy — of the first church on the island, which stood from 1608 to 1616.
Those buried are believed to be:
In the past few weeks, a number of people have sent email messages to me complaining they are receiving multiple email messages from this newsletter every day, sometimes two or three email messages within an hour. They usually ask me to stop that. Sadly, I have no control over that. If you also have the same problem, read on for a description of the problem and a possible solution.
New Online Database of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady County, New York, Residents who Died during World War I
A new data base identifying residents of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady county residents who died during World War I has been added to the website of the Troy Irish Genealogy Society. To see these records, go to the TIGS website – www.troyirish.com – click on PROJECTS and then click on WORLD WAR I – NEW YORK STATE ROLL OF HONOR.
The names in this new data base were copied from a July 1, 1922 report identifying citizens of the State of New York who died while in...
The following article from The Legal Genealogist is reposted here with permission from Judy G. Russell:
Another major genealogical collection is under major and imminent threat of being lost — this time in Arizona.
Unless something changes — and fast — the Arizona State Library Genealogy Collection — a vast collection of more than 200,000 volumes, many of them irreplaceable — is about to be lost to public access.
So our help is being sought in educating Arizona officials,...
The Arabella Chapman Project provides two photo albums assembled by an African American woman and her family in the last decades of the nineteenth century. The pages are filled with layers of family, community, and politics. Assembled in Albany, NY and North Adams, MA — tintype, carte-de-visite, and snap shot images — Arabella Chapman’s albums tell histories both intimate and epic.
Black Americans, including Arabella’s family and neighbors, sat for and then assembled their own images,...