News and Developments
|Oct. 26th, 2007||DNA-Genealogy|
How can we think of linking 'Historical Topography' (Hic Leones) and 'DNA-Genealogy' (iGenea, i.e. FamilyTreeDNA) ?
Because they are a perfect complementary match !
In the way Hic Leones makes it very easy for you to extend your geographical horizon towards the outside, iGENEA DNA-Genealogy opens a window to the inside of your family history. With these techniques you can answer genealogical questions going back about 600 years, but you can also look back much, much further into the past of your family ... into a time when there were no written records yet.
Within the next weeks and months you will find here at Hic Leones easy-to-follow explanations about DNA-Genealogy, which will make you aware of these fascinating and exciting research options.
|May 1st, 2007||Project KOTYSKA|
The German translation of the 'Kotyska': Úplný Místopisný Slovník Království Českého (township dictionary of Bohemia), 1895, 1702 pages has been successfully terminated ! Celebrating this event, Bibliotheca Leonia has published the Original as PDF-data-file. The German text will serve now to complete future versions of Hic Leones.
|Jan. 1st, 2007||The SlownikGeo Project has started !|
After 18 months of preliminary work, the SlownikGeo Project has officially stated with the beginning of the new year.
The goal of this project is the text recovery and translation of the 16 volumes (14 785 pages) of the book series - Słownik Geograficzny Królestwa Polskiego (i innych krajów slowianskich) - from 1880 to 1902 (english: Geographical Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland (and other slavic countries) from Polish into German and transfer of the data into the historical genealogical gazetteer Das Genealogische Ortsverzeichnis (GOV) und Hic Leones.
Besides Hic Leones and the PGSA (Polish Genealogical Society of America), two other partners participate in this work : CompGen (Verein für Computergenealogie e.V.) and the FGG (Forschungsgruppe Grafschaft Glatz).
A detailed project description can be found in GenWiki in Englisch, German, and Polish.
If you would like to participate in this project, you can contact us right here !
|Nov. 14, 2006||Bibliotheca Leonia|
Three new old books :
- Ortschaftsverzeichniss des Herzogtums Braunschweig (Volkszählung vom 1. Dez. 1900), 1. Aufl. (1901), 40 Seiten, Ed. Statist. Büreau des Herzoglichen Staats-Ministeriums im Juli 1901, Hof-Buchdrucker Julius Krampe, Braunschweig.
- Statist. Nachrichten über das Grossherzogtum Oldenburg (Heft Nr. 25), (1907), 121 Seiten, Ed. Stat. Amt für das Grossherzogtum Oldenburg, Verlag Ad. Littmann (Hoflieferant), Oldenburg.
- Meyers Reisebücher: Wegweiser durch Thüringen mit 15 Karten, 6 Plänen u. 1 Panorama, (1896), 321 Seiten, Ed. Bibliograph. Institut, Leipzig u. Wien.
Always last minute information in the Literature List (in German; sorry ... get a new President, first ...)) !
|Oct. 31st, 2006||Bibliotheca Leonia|
Under this name (i.e. the Lions Library) we offer from today on very reasonably priced reproductions (PDF files) of rare historical dictionaries and statistical books.
Per month, one to three more titles will be made available.
|July 20, 2006||Demo-Version Hic Leones 1.2 (in German)|
A Demo-Version of Hic Leones 1.2 (in German) is available for download. Please leave a message on the Anfrage-Seite (Request Page). A Download-Link will be sent to you by e-mail.
|June 22, 2006||Hic Leones, Ver. 1.2 |
The new version of the historical-topographical database has been published and free of charge shipping to entitled licence holders has started !
For a better understanding of the contents and the functions of the present three versions of Hic Leones, please consult the Comparative Table.
For the new edition you will also find a Demo-Version for Download (however, in German).
|Jun. 9, 2006||More than 200 000 ( ! ! ) Visits in our Archive|
In the last 6 months we recorded 100 000 more map visits in our Archive and we received requests from school classes, historical associations, writers of chronicles and even a music band who intended to use these maps for their projects !
We are happy about that and say: Just keep on visiting !
|Nov. 11, 2005||More than 100 000 ( ! ) Visits in our Archive|
During the last 1 1/2 years we had more than 100 000 map visits in our Archive (about half of them from English speaking countries). We are very happy about this search of geographical knowledge !
Some statistics: PARIS, followed by BERLIN, then DRESDEN, MOCOW and KÖNIGSBERG are the Top 5 among cities; at the bottom of the line we find Olympia, Plymouth, Stockholm, Karlsruhe and finally Canton.
Concerning country maps, you are mostly interested in 1. Political overview of the German Empire; 2. Bohemia-Morava; 3. Austria-Hungary; 4. Europe and 5. British Colonies. At the end of the trail we find Hesse, Southern Italy, Carinthia, Litorale and finally Swizerland.
Before Christmas (because You have been nice ...), we will add more maps ...
|Nov. 1, 2005||Curious Minds in 7 Countries|
At present, researchers in Austria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.S.A. profit from the search possibilities of the topographical database Hic Leones, Ver. 1.1.
Thank you very much for your confidence !
|Oct. 15, 2005||A Lion in Winter|
You are interested in historical geography ? In computers ?? In genealogy ???
Then have a look (sorry, only in German...), what the
Verein für Computergenealogie (CompGen) and Hic Leones
have come up with for you ...
Two strong Leaders will make your research (starting from December) even more efficient !
|Sep. 15, 2005||SlownikGeo Project|
At the 57th Genealogentag (Genealogy Days) in Hannover/Germany (Sep. 9 - 12, 2005) and at the 27th Annual Conference of the PGSA in Schaumburg/IL (Sep. 16 - 18, 2005) a cultural, non-commercial collaboration was announced between the PGSA (Polish Genealogical Society of America) and Hic Leones.
The Goal: The German (respectively, the English) Translation of the "Slownik Geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego" (Geographic Dictionary of the Kingdom of Poland), published 1880-1902, 16 volumes, 14776 pages.
Contribution of the PGSA: Making available the more than 14700 scanned image files of the CD-ROM "Slownik Geograficzny Krolestwa Polskiego".
Contribution of Hic Leones: Text-Digitization of the image files supplied by the PGSA. The formated Polish text comprises a volume of about 250 MB.
It is understandable that this project will require several years to accomplish. However, if we don't do it who else will ... ?
|Sep. 11, 2005||57. Genealogentag (Genealogy Days) in Hannover|
Hic Leones was presented in a talk : I. Concept and Realization; II. Functions of the Database and Navigation; III. Application to questions from the "Real Life"; IV. What the Future holds...
If you are interested in this talk (in German), please send us a message (keyword: Presentation) and we will send you a PowerPoint-File.
|Jul. 15, 2005||Striving toward Completion|
Finding a copy of the "Prov. Sachsen" has brought a 4 1/2 year search to an end.
The Hic Leones Reference Library now contains all township listings of the provinces of Prussia (Preussen) (Census of Dec. 2, 1895): Vol. I (Prov. Ostpreussen, 455 pages), Vol. II (Prov. Westpreussen, 224 pages), Vol. III (St.-Kr. Berlin und die Prov. Brandenburg, 356 pages), Vol. IV (Prov. Pommern, 302 pages), Vol. V (Prov. Posen, 330 pages), Vol. VI (Prov. Schlesien, 596 pages), Vol. VII (Prov. Sachsen, 291 pages), Vol. VIII (Prov. Schleswig-Holstein, 179 pages); Vol. IX (Prov. Hannover, 319 pages); Vol. X (Prov. Westfalen, 180 S., mit einem Anhang, betreffend die Fürstenthümer Waldeck und Pyrmont, 16 pages), Vol. XI (Prov. Hessen-Nassau, 191 pages), Vol. XII (Prov. Rheinland, 350 pages) and Vol. XIII (Hohenzollern, 15 pages
|Jul. 1, 2005||CD-ROM Review|
The MICHEL-Rundschau (a stamp collectors magazine) states in their July 2005 edition, p. 84 [translated]: ..for every collector of historic letters ... and, of course, for every collector of postal stamps from before the beginning of the last century, Hic Leones offers a nearly immeasurable treasure of information of the most various kinds from this time period...
|Mar. 8, 2005||Project MKLThe digitalisation of Meyers Konversations-Lexikon (5. Ed., 1893-1898), Vol. 1-18, 18863 pages (Fraktur) has been completed. These informations will serve as a Secondary literature reservoir for the upcoming Hic Leones Ver. 1.2|
|March 6, 2005||Hic Leones, Ver. 1.2On March 1st 2005, work has started on the Data-Update Ver. 1.1 -> 1.2, which will be terminated in April 2006 (free of charge for coupon owners).|
Are you a coupon owner and do you have special wishes ? Then leave us a message via our Contakt-Page. We will see what we can do for you...
|March 1, 2005||Project ORTSLEXIKON DER SCHWEIZThe digitalisation of H. Weber Neues vollständiges Ortslexikon der Schweiz [New complete listing of the communities of Switzerland] (nach den zuferlässigsten Quellen bearbeitet. Ein unentbehrliches Handbuch f. Jedermann), (1886), 700 p., Ed. Dr. Otto Henne am Rhyn, Verlag M. Kreutzmann, Sankt Gallen; has been terminated and will serve as Secondary literature reservoir for the upcoming Hic Leones Ver. 1.2.|
|Feb. 23, 2005||Project BÄDERLEXIKONThe digitalisation of Flechsigs Bäder-Lexikon [Bath Lexicon] (Darstellung aller bekannten Bäder, Heilquellen, Wasserheilanstalten u. klimat. Kurorte Europas u. des nördlichen Afrikas in medizin., topograph., ökonom. u. finanz. Beziehung) [Description of all known baths, medical fountains, hydropathic institutes and climatic health resorts in Europe and the northern part of Africa in respect to medicine, topography, economy and finances], (1889), 731 p., Ed. Dr. med. Robert Flechsig, Verlagsbuchhandlung J.J. Weber, Leipzig; has been terminated and will serve as secondary literature reservoir for the upcoming Hic Leones Ver. 1.2.|
|Feb. 11, 2005||Project JELLINGHAUS: The digitalisation of the onomasticon by H. Jellinghaus Die westfälischen Ortsnamen nach ihren Grundwörtern, (1923), Verlag. F. Schöningh, Osnabrück has been terminated.|
|Feb. 5, 2005||Project WÜRTTEMBERG: The digitalisation of the 3rd volume (book 5) of the series Das Königreich Württemberg, Eine Beschreibung von Land, Volk und Staat, with the title: Bezirks- und Ortsbeschreibung (Description of districts and locations), 935 p., (1886), Ed. Königl. Statist.-Topograph. Bureau, W. Kohlhammer, Stuttgart has been terminated.|
|Feb. 2, 2005||Hic Leones, Ver. 1.1, has been published and free shipment to licence owners with Coupon has started. Ver. 1.1 contains even more data, new functions (e.g. text export), and is compatible with help programs for the Blind and Visually Impaired (JAWS 5.1 und MAGic 9.0).|
|Jan. 13, 2005||The following special agreement was reached with the treasurer of the AGoFF:
Members of the AGoFF (Arbeitsgemeinschaft ostdeutscher Familienforscher e.V.) may acquire (giving their membership number) the full version of Hic Leones with Coupon, i.e. including the data updates Ver. 1.0 -> 1.1 (end of Jan. 2005) as well as Ver. 1.1 -> 1.2 (Mai 2006) at a special price of Euro 39,90 (as compared to the list price of Euro 56,00).|
Info on Jan. 1st, 2006: This offer ran out on Dec. 31st, 2005.
|6. Dec. 2004||The Hic Leones Shop is on-line !|
Besides the 'Full Version' (with Coupon, i.e. including two complete Data-Updates and further privileges...) we now offer also a less expensive 'Basic Version'.
|20. Oct. 2004||Project KOTYSKA: The German translation of the 'Kotyska': Úplný Místopisný Slovník Království Českého (township dictionary of Bohemia, 1895, 1702 pages [secondary literature]) advances faster than anticipated ! Until today 800 (of 1700) pages are in the form of a text file.|
|1.Oct.-26.Dec. 2004||Celebrating our 2nd anniversary, Hic Leones gives away for free six historical-geographical Books (1900-1927); please participants only from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Alsace.|
|5. Aug. 2004||A search engine has been installed for fast searching the entire Hic Leones site, including all the geographical entries in the Encyclopedia (CD). You can now easily verify that your regions and locations of interest are included on the CD (there, of course, with complete description).|
|8. Jul. 2004||Examples of different entry lists of 'Regions' in Germany were prepared from Hic Leones, Ver. 1.0. Here the entry lists, the descriptions of the entries are on the CD.|
|4. Jun. 2004||On the Coupon-Page you will now be continuously informed about the Data Update (Ver. 1.1), i. e. which new geographical entries will be available for you free of charge in Dec. 2004 ... if you own already a copy of Hic Leones, Ver. 1.0.|
|19. May 2004||20 more maps and 40 insignia of guilds in the Archive|
|26. Apr. 2004||14 historical maps are added to the Archive |
|6. Apr. 2004||Hic Leones in the Siegener Zeitung. The collaboration between Hic Leones and mediaService was initiated by an article in the SZ. Upon publication of Hic Leones, Ver. 1.0, a joint interview was given. |
|6. Apr. 2004||Complete entry list of Hic Leones Ver. 1.0|
|27. Mar. 2004||Hic Leones Ver. 1.0 is presented with a talk at the 3rd AGG/17th FGG Annual Meeting in Lüdenscheid/Germany (AGG: Arbeitsgemeinschaft Grafschaft Glatz; FGG: Forschungsgemeinschaft Grafschaft Glatz).|
|27. Mar. 2004||Hic Leones, Ver. 1.0, is published ! |
|2. Mar. 2004||Now 81 old maps in the database|
|30. Jan 2004||More old maps in a new database|
|21. Dec. 2003||Hic Leones Website - We speak English !|
|14. Dec. 2003||New in the Archive: Maps of the German Empire|
|10. Dec. 2003||New in the Archive: World maps|
|1. Dec. 2003||www. HicLeones.com is on the web|
|31. Oct. 2003||New in the Archive: Coats of Arms of the German Empire (Deut. Reich)|
|30. Oct. 2003||New in the Archive: Coats of Arms of the Austrian-Hungarian monarchy|
|1.-22. Sep. 2003||Project KOTYSKA: Digitization of the Bohemian township listing of Kotyska: Úplný Místopisný Slovník Království Českého (1895, 1702 pages (secondary literature) and beginning of the translation project (this project will require 3 years).|
|15. Jul. - 15. Oct. 2003||Beta-Test: After analysis of the test results, structural changes are made to the digital Encyclopedia Hic Leones, which in part are based on the (highly appreciated) suggestions of the beta-testers: for the listings a Fast Search is set up; implementing a new index and search algorithm accelerates the Detailed Search dramatically; the Online-Help gets a new structure; the database is worked over so that not only the references but also the page numbers are shown (one sentence, one months of work...); integration of Selection/Deselection of indication the references and geographical coordinates for display and printout etc. etc.|
|16. Jun. 2003||Project BKL: Start of the Digitization of the Brockhaus Konversations-Lexikon, 14. Ed. (1892-98), Vol. 1-17 (about 17500 pages [secondary literature]); this work will require about 2 years.|
|10. - 25. Jun. 2003||Project NEUMANN: Digitization of Neumanns Ortslexikon des Deutschen Reichs [township listing of the German Empire] (1894), 1034 pages [secondary literature].|
|1.-30. Jun. 2003||Beta-Test of the digital Encyclopedia Hic Leones (16 people in 4 countries).|
|Jun.- Sep. 2003||Additional help in the work-up of the secondary literature: Jean-François Staerk, geography student at the ULP, digitizes the 'Kloster-Schematismus' from Hösserl (Project KS: listing of all cloisters, temperance hostels, and cloister-like institutions and establishments in Germany and Austria-Hungary; 1899) as well as (Project MKL) several volumes of Meyers Konversations-Lexikon (1893-1898).|
|1. Jan. 2003||Business registration of - Hic Leones EURL - (R.C.S. Strasbourg TI 444 323 075, No. de Gestion: 2003 B 80). |
|25. Jul. 2002||Software development contract signed with mediaService in Siegen/Westfalen.|
|18. Apr. 2001||Registration of the trademark - Hic Leones -|
|15.-30. Apr. 2000||Project RITTER: Both volumes of the Ritter Lexicon (8th Ed., 1895, 2266 pages in total [primary literature]) are digitized; the correction and standardization will require more than 3 years.|
|Apr. 2000||Parameters for scanning and digitization of historical books are established and macros for the transfer into a database are written.|