Daily Archives: August 12, 2011

100,000 Pages of Illinois Newspapers to be Digitized

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced more than $2 million in grants for Illinois. Illinois received 11 grants for projects statewide, from Chicago to Edwardsville. The largest grant, for $325,000, will go to the University of Illinois in … Continue reading

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Laser Scan Study of a Cemetery in Harrisburg Pennsylvania

A Roman Catholic cemetery in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania (see photo) has been undergoing intense scrutiny from landscape specialists using sophisticated probes and devices in the first survey of its kind in an area Catholic cemetery. Like a patient having a computed tomography scan, … Continue reading

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UKNational Archives launches New Library Catalogue

 The National Archives of the United Kingdom has replaced its library catalogue of published works with a new open-source system called Koha. Named after a Maori custom that can be translated as gift or donation, Koha is software that is freely available … Continue reading

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Puerto Rican documents digitised

  The University of Connecticut (see photo) is digitising thousands of historical Puerto Rican documents to help make them available to researchers. Library officials said Tuesday the 5,000 fragile documents they are scanning date as far back as 1844 and … Continue reading

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A list of 1,200 useful genealogy links – Rennison’s List

The Upper Dales Family History Group has a list of useful URL links to Genealogical Websites, for amateur historians and professional researchers alike.  It has been developed by our colleague Rennison Vayro and can be seen at http://www.upperdalesfhg.org.uk/rennisons.htm. The links have been … Continue reading

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