Author: Elisabeth Steiger

How the manorial lords wrecked ships

by Kersti Lust, PhD in history, National Archives of Estonia Wrecking, the illegal seizure of materials and cargo of shipwrecks, was an important economic activity for several centuries, and it was performed along many coastal areas around the world. The international scholarly tradition usually views wrecking as an activity of the…

Association for computer genealogy – short: CompGen #2

by Dr. Jesper Zedlitz, Computer Genealogy Association In my last blog post I introduced Germany’s largest genealogical association “Verein für Computergenealogie” and itscrowd-sourcing platform DES.  The DES has an easy-to-use browser-based interface that heavily contributed to the motivation of the volunteers. We used the DES to realize our biggestsingle-source project so far,…

The Virtual Genealogical Archive: making available on-line the parish and civil registers from Bucharest and Brașov county archives (Romania)

by Rafael Dorian Chelaru, Faculty of Archival Sciences,” Al. I. Cuza” Academy, Bucharest (RO) Digitization work on the Bucharest © Collection Laurentiu DolognaAcknowledgments. The results of the current research have been made possible through the project „The Virtual Genealogical Archive – a pilot project destined to the National Archives of Romania and…

In search of lost colours of the terracotta figures

by Jaan Lehtaru, Head of Conservation, Preservation Department of the National Archives of Estonia St. John’s Church in Tartu is most famous for its terracotta figures that inhabit the interior and exterior of the church, remnants of approximately 2,000 it is thought to have had in the Middle Ages. There…

Digital Discoveries of World War I

by Slobodan Mandić The Historical Archives of Belgrade present a unique Online Digital Thematic Guide of the First World War. A vast digitization project that comprises all sorts of documents – from telegrams, to diaries and photographs. In the year 2013 a team of archivists from the Historical Archives of Belgrade…

Serbian Medieval Documents in the State Archives of Venice on Monasterium

by Žarko Vujošević King Stefan Uroš II Milutin confirms to the monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Ratac the grant of six villages donated by his mother, Queen Jelena. Serbian Medieval Documents in the State Archives of Venice 1306-03-15_cca_Milutin, in: monasterium.net, URL http://monasterium.net/mom/SerbMedDocsInVenice/1306-03-15_cca_Milutin/charter, accessed at 2016-02-15+01:00.  From the 13th…

Promoting cross-border co-operation between archives and the general public

co:op community as opportunity: the creative archives´ and users´ network by Mag.a Kerstin Muff Breaking new ground together co:op is the youngest child of the ICARUS family: Together, 17 institutions from 12 European countries successfully launched this project to strengthen and promote the co-operation between archives and other institutions preserving…

Serbian Medieval Documents in the State Archives of Venice on Monasterium

by Žarko Vujošević King Stefan Uroš II Milutin confirms to the monastery of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Ratac the grant of six villages donated by his mother, Queen Jelena. Serbian Medieval Documents in the State Archives of Venice 1306-03-15_cca_Milutin, in: monasterium.net, URL http://monasterium.net/mom/SerbMedDocsInVenice/1306-03-15_cca_Milutin/charter, accessed at 2016-02-15+01:00.  From the 13th…

Promoting cross-border co-operation between archives and the general public

co:op community as opportunity: the creative archives´ and users´ network by Mag.a Kerstin Muff Breaking new ground together co:op is the youngest child of the ICARUS family: Together, 17 institutions from 12 European countries successfully launched this project to strengthen and promote the co-operation between archives and other institutions preserving…