Alle Beiträge von Elisabeth Steiger

Elisabeth Steiger hat Germanistik und Europäische Ethnologie/Volkskunde an der Universität Würzburg studiert und arbeitet am Cologne Center for eHumanities (Universität zu Köln) und für das International Centre for Archival Research (ICARUS). Außerdem ist sie als Journalistin und Redakteurin tätig. Sie bloggt unter: co:op, Archive2.0, UniBloggT, Archivum Rhenanum – Archives numérisées du Rhin supérieur / Digitale Archive am Oberrhein, Pfälzische Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften und Geschichte Bayerns.

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 in-depth-indexing of theGerman WW1 casualty lists. This source comprises 31,000 newspaper-format pages displaying more than 8.5 million entries. With the help of approx. 700 volunteers we finished this enormous task within 32 months—on time for the WW1 centenary in August 2014. The completion sent positive waves throughout German media. Now, we also use the DES for several other sources, such as other casualty lists, historic city directories, civil registry records, church records, and many more. Association for computer genealogy – short: CompGen #2 weiterlesen

Učimo o kulturnoj baštini i nasljeđu u Zadru – Konferencija i škola o autoritetu, provenijenciji, autentičnost i dokazima

by Mirna Willer, University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences

Sudionici APAE konferencije i škole
© UNIZD

Konferencija i škola o autoritetu, provenijenciji, autentičnosti i dokazima (Conference and School on Authority, Provenance, Authenticity, Evidence: APAE) održana je u Zadru od 18. do 21. listopada 2016. u organizaciji Odjela za informacijske znanosti Sveučilišta u Zadru i suorganizaciji dvaju sveučilišta – UCLA, Los Angeles, USA, Department of Information Studies, Graduate School of Education & Information Studies i Karl-Franzens- University of Graz, Austria, VESTIGIA – Manuscript Research Centre, te ICARUS-a – International Centre for Archival Research, Vienna, Austria.

Podršku konferenciji dao je Hrvatski državni arhiv u vidu sudjelovanja u programskom odboru i osiguranju stručnih publikacija. Konferenciju je financijski podržalo Ministarstvo kulture i Ministarstvo znanosti i obrazovanja. Učimo o kulturnoj baštini i nasljeđu u Zadru – Konferencija i škola o autoritetu, provenijenciji, autentičnost i dokazima weiterlesen

Mirna Willer

Mirna Willer © Mirna Willer

Mirna Willer is Professor at the University of Zadar, Department of Information Sciences, Croatia.

She teaches courses in theory and practice of information organisation at the undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. Among other international body memberships, she has been a member and chair of the IFLA Permanent UNIMARC Committee, member of the Working Group on FRANAR, chair and member of the ISBD Linked Data Study Group, and chair and member of the ISBD Review Group. Mirna Willer weiterlesen

The “Verein für Computergenealogie” – association for computer genealogy – short: CompGen

by Dr. Jesper Zedlitz, Computer Genealogy Association

Since March 2015 the “Verein für Computergenealogie” (association for computer genealogy – or short CompGen) is a member of ICARUS. In this article I would like to introduce the association and some of its projects.

With more than 3,700 members CompGen is the largest genealogical association in Germany. It was founded in 1989 and quickly gained popularity (and members) by taking chances on a then young technology, the internet. CompGen is a non-profit organization and is completely funded by member fees. As an advocate for open-access data, CompGen surely had a share in the fact that the genealogical market in Germany is different than in other countries. Under our ‚brand‘ genealogy.net we offer a variety of information infrastructure. The “Verein für Computergenealogie” – association for computer genealogy – short: CompGen weiterlesen

Jesper Zedlitz

Dr. Jesper Zedlitz © Andreas Geick

Dr. Jesper Zedlitz is a Senior Software Engineer and in his free time a board member of the Computer Genealogy Association, where he is responsible for all topics related to computer science.

He studied computer science in Kiel until 2005. This was followed by a number of positions, both non-university and at the university, among others at a large German Internet provider and the „ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics“. Since completing his doctorate in
2013 until the beginning of 2018, he has been a research associate at the Communication Systems Group at the Institute of Computer Science at the University of Kiel. His main research topics were conceptual modeling, Digital Humanities and Citizen Science. He has participated in numerous interdisciplinary projects with historians, linguists and musicologists. Since the beginning of 2018 he is working as Senior Software Engineer for a Hamburg based software company. Jesper Zedlitz weiterlesen

150th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Portugal (1867-2017)

by Silvestre Lacerda, Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra

© Silvestre Lacerda

Portugal was one of the pioneering countries in incorporating in its legal system a law to abolish the death penalty for civil crimes.

On 26 June 1867, as part of the changing of the Penal Code and Prison Reform, the Justice Minister, Augusto César Barjona de Freitas, won the parliamentary vote, with two abstentions and two votes against, to abolish the death penalty, which he described as the “penalty that pays for blood with blood, that kills but does not correct, that avenges but does not improve and, usurping God in the prerogatives of life and closing the door to repentance, extinguishes in the heart of the condemned all hope of redemption, putting the fallibility of human justice up against the darkness of an irreparable punishment.” King Luís sanctioned this Parliamentary Decree with the Charter of Law, published on 1 July 1867. 150th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Portugal (1867-2017) weiterlesen

Silvestre Lacerda

© Silvestre Lacerda

Archivist, Specialization Course in Documentary Sciences, by the Faculty of Letters of the University of Coimbra.

Since 2008, he has been a member of the Intergovernmental Committee of the ADAI Program Iberarchives, to support the development of Ibero-American archives and a member of the Latin American Archives Association (ALA) regional branch of the International Archives Council. Silvestre Lacerda weiterlesen

ICARUS-Meeting #20 | The Age of Digital Technology: Documents, Archives and Society

Under the motto “The Age of Technology: Documents, Archives and Society” a wide range of speakers from the Iberian Peninsula shared their experiences and expertises with the audience. The spectrum of speakers was expanded by further presentations from colleagues of our ICARUS network. The conference offered a truly multi-facetted insight into current projects and developments of the European archival landscape in the digital age. ICARUS-Meeting #20 | The Age of Digital Technology: Documents, Archives and Society weiterlesen

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 Dologna

Acknowledgments. 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 third party users“, co-financed through the research programme ”Partnerships – Collaborative Projects for Applied Research – PCCA 2013″. The Virtual Genealogical Archive: making available on-line the parish and civil registers from Bucharest and Brașov county archives (Romania) weiterlesen

Rafael Dorian Chelaru

© Rafael Dorian Chelaru

Rafael Dorian Chelaru is Associate Professor at the Faculty of Archival Sciences at the ”Al. I. Cuza” Academy, Bucharest (RO) since 2006.

He worked previously in the National Archives of Romania (1998-2006) and became specialized in the history of Catholicism in Early Modern Europe, a domain in which he obtained his Ph.D in 2009.

From July 2014 until September 2017 he led the research project Virtual Genealogical Archive.

Auch Matriken und Archive erzählen Geschichten aus dem Leben

by Christoph Gstaltmeyr

Jedes Wort, jedes Bild löst in mir eine Geschichte aus. Die Ursprünge liegen sicher in der Erzähltradition in der „Kultursteinzeit“, als die „armen“ Menschen ja kein Fernsehen kannten und reden, singen, zuhören „mussten“.

Wo ist die richtige Spur? Wohin führt sie? © Christoph Gstaltmeyr

Die alte Kodak-Kamera führte mich 1968 – gerade 9 Jahre alt – zu meinen ersten Photographien und zwar vom Stammersdorfer Erntedankfest. Als ich die Photographien Jahre später wieder in die Hand nahm – mein Lebensweg führte mich von Hernals über die Brigittenau inzwischen nach Stammersdorf -, schrieben und erzählten sie mir von diesem Tag. Mit den Eltern und dem kleinen Bruder zu einem Ausflug unterwegs. Die eingleisige Strecke des 231ers durch die Brünner Straße, mitten durch Wiesen und Felder. Die riesige Erntekrone der Stammersdorfer Weinhauer im Festzug. Zugegeben, die Photographie hat keine Qualität, aber sie erzählt eine schöne Geschichte. Auch Matriken und Archive erzählen Geschichten aus dem Leben weiterlesen

Familienforschung im Wandel

by Walter Daser

Bild: Dr. Max Daser © Walter Daser

Oral history ist ein wichtiger Bestandteil der Geschichtsforschung, noch mehr aber in der Familienforschung. Was tun, wenn das in der Familie nicht funktioniert hat? Es gibt eben Bruchlinien in den Familien, die eine Weitergabe von „Geschichten“ verhindern können.

Meinen Großvater, Max Daser, dessen Unterlagen zur Familienforschungen ich übernommen habe, bereitete das ein zu großes Problem. Er konnte keinen Geburtsnachweis für seine Großmutter finden. Entsprechend dem damals Möglichen musste man sich auf vorhandene Familiendokumente und Kirchenbücher beschränken. Familienforschung im Wandel weiterlesen

Walter Daser

© Walter Daser

Walter Daser, born 6.3.1944 in Kematen in Tirol

Employed for 38 years by a transnational IT-company, in different functions. Starting as a local customer engineer and field manager, becoming later on a program manager in the European HQs, national manager of Service Business and manager of HW Services in the HQs for Central and Eastern Europe.

After retirement, I completed studies for political sciences at the University of Innsbruck and became a volunteer employee with the Red Cross Tirol till 2016, in different functions in the area of migration.

Since nearly 30 years I am a nonprofessional genealogy researcher, working on a number of genealogy projects, including my own family and my home-village. I have some experience in computer-genealogy, working finally with a true internet solution.

Wie kam ich zur Familienforschung? – Was war der Auslöser?

by Dr. phil. Helga Ebner

Bild: Dr. phil. Helga Ebner

Meine Großmutter (geb. 1895) erzählte gerne von ihrer Kindheit in Raab, einer Innviertler Marktgemeinde, mehr aber von ihrer Zeit als junges Mädchen in Wien, wo sie zehn Jahre im Haushalt ihres Onkels, des Weihbischofs Joseph Pfluger (1857-1929), sein durfte. Dem „Herrn Onkel“, so wurde Bischof Pfluger in der Familie genannt, kam regelmäßig auf Besuch in ihr Elternhaus, in dem es heute noch das „Bischofszimmer“ gibt. Als ich im Jahr 1975 das ca. 150 Jahre alte Haus, an dem nie viel verändert worden war, erbte, war ich plötzlich mit der Vergangenheit meiner Familie konfrontiert, das heißt mit altem Hausrat, alten Möbeln – darunter einer im Barockstil angefertigten Kommode mit schönen Einlegearbeiten. Wie kam ich zur Familienforschung? – Was war der Auslöser? weiterlesen