Thursday, April 30, 2009

Roman York Skeleton Could Be Early TB Victim

ScienceDaily (Sep. 17, 2008) — The skeleton of a man discovered by archaeologists in a shallow grave on the site of the University of York’s campus expansion could be that of one of Britain’s earliest victims of tuberculosis.

Radiocarbon dating suggests that the man died in the fourth century. He was interred in a shallow scoop in a flexed position, on his left side.

The man, aged 26–35 years, suffered from iron deficiency anaemia during childhood and at 162 centimetres (5ft 4in), was a shorter height than average for Roman males.

The first known case of TB in Britain is from the Iron Age (300 BC) but cases in the Roman period are fairly rare, and largely confined to the southern half of England. TB is most frequent from the 12th century AD in England when people were living in urban environments. So the skeleton may provide crucial evidence for the origin and development of the disease in this country.

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Monday, April 27, 2009

Coffin Plate of Millicent McLean 1888~1905

The Coffin Plate of Millicent McLean 1888~1905 is now online. It looks like Millicent was from Cicero in Cook County, Illinois. Her parents may have been John and Martha. If you want to have a look at the Coffin Plate of Millicent McLean 1888~1905 or have a look at the index to coffin plates go to the Coffin Plate Index

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Egyptians hope to find Cleopatra's tomb

Cleopatra and Mark Antony were immortalised as two of history’s greatest lovers, but their final resting place has always been a mystery. Now archaeologists in Egypt are about to start excavating a site that they believe could conceal their tombs.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009

CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project Updates

CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project Update

Photos are now online for:

- Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Cemetery, Ethelbert

- Riverview Cemetery, Kamsack

Elgin County:
- Light Cemetery
- Old Richmond Cemetery

Essex County:
- Fairview Cemetery

Kent County:
- Sherman Cemetery
- Wallace Cemetery

Lambton County:
- Delmage / Little Methodist Cemetery

Leeds County:
- Herald Angel Anglican Church Cemetery

Lincoln County:
- Lakeshore Cemetery

Middlesex County:
- Littlewood Cemetery
- Melrose United Cemetery
- Mount Pleasant Cemetery Sections D & S
- St Peter's Cemetery

Norfolk County:
- Johnson Cemetery
- Port Dover
- St John's Anglican Church Cemetery
- Windham Centre Cemetery
- Woodhouse United / Old Methodist Cemetery

Wentworth County:
- Free Methodist Church Cemetery
- Hamilton Cemetery Section T
- St George's Anglican Cemetery

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Saving Shanghai’s Jewish past, headstone by headstone

In Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union, Western philanthropists
and volunteers are restoring dozens of historic Jewish cemeteries.

But in Shanghai, there are none to restore.

The four cemeteries that once served this city's small but prosperous
Jewish community disappeared in the late 1960s during China's Cultural
Revolution. The sites were paved over to build a factory, park, hotel
and Muslim cemetery, their history forgotten.

Israeli photojournalist Dvir Bar-Gal is trying to change that.

While the cemeteries may be gone, since 2001 Bar-Gal has made it his
mission to track down as many of the original headstones as possible.
He has located 85 and hopes to use them in a memorial to Shanghai's
Jewish past.

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Sunday, April 05, 2009

More Sedgwick County Kansas Obits Online

I have added 100 more Sedgwick County Kansas obits on
The latest batch of 100 obits can be found at Sedgwick County Kansas obits

To see all my obits try the Obit Records Page

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Coffin Plate of Mary Taylor Brigham 1828 ~ 1912

The Coffin Plate of Mary Taylor Brigham 1828 ~ 1912 is now online. This coffin plate is interesting as I also have the receipt for the funeral. Mary Taylor Brigham 1828 ~ 1912

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

A new King Family Genealogy Book

Lorine from the Olive Tree Genealogy has a new book out. From England to Arkell. It is the story of two pioneer settlers, Lewis & Thomas King who left Suffolk England for the Wilds of Upper Canada in 1831.

Lewis and Thomas King were brothers born in Wenhaston Suffolk England to parents James King and Hannah Blanden aka Blanding. In October 1830 when Lewis was 37 and Thomas was 34, the brothers joined a group of men and sailed from England to New York. According to written histories, the men arrived in November 1830.

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