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12 Million Declassified CIA Pages Now Online

<b>12 Million Declassified CIA Pages Now Online</b> <br>On Facebook, The Society of American Archivists (SAA) shared this link, The CIA’s Secret History Is Now …

Genealogy

International Tracing Service (ITS) Has Published ENTIRE Inventory Online!!

<b>International Tracing Service (ITS) Has Published ENTIRE Inventory Online!!</b> <br>Via IAJGS Public Records Access Alert <i>from the International Tracing</i> …

Genealogy

NEW Chrome Extension Takes You to Wayback Machine for 404 Page Codes!!!

<b>NEW Chrome Extension Takes You to Wayback Machine for 404 Page Codes!!!</b> <br>Since many other blogs cover “tech” topics we at <i>Upfront with NGS</i> rarely delve …

Chromebook

The National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans in Development

<b>The National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans in Development</b> <br>You can help! The National Burial Database of Enslaved Americans is in the initial …

Archaeology

Going, Going, Gone -- Historic Properties Are Disappearing!

<b>Going, Going, Gone -- Historic Properties Are Disappearing!</b> <br>As does paper, photographs, people, and much more – most structures, deteriorate with …

Alabama Media Group Gifts State Archives Millions of Previously Unseen Historical Photos

<b>Alabama Media Group Gifts State Archives Millions of Previously Unseen Historical Photos</b> <br>What great news for those researching Alabama family</i> …

American South

GenSoftReviews Announces 2016 Users Choice Awards

<b>GenSoftReviews Announces 2016 Users Choice Awards</b> <br>Many of us use genealogy software to organize and document our lineage. Sometimes it’s useful to …

Genealogy

NEH Common Heritage Grant Applications Now Being Accepted (11 May 2017 Deadline)

<b>NEH Common Heritage Grant Applications Now Being Accepted (11 May 2017 Deadline)</b> <br>We first talked about this National Endowment for the Humanities …

Education

George Eastman Museum Releases Over One Quarter of a Million Photographs!

<b>George Eastman Museum Releases Over One Quarter of a Million Photographs!</b> <br>There is always something about an image ... “seeing” what we may have only …

Photography

A new podcast program -- Twice Removed hosted by A. J. Jacobs

<b>A new podcast program -- Twice Removed hosted by A. J. Jacobs</b> <br>A new podcast program from Gimlet hosted by A. J. Jacobs – described as being “like a …

Podcasting

Meet the winners of GIF IT UP

<b>Meet the winners of GIF IT UP</b> <br>GIF IT UP is a fun event sponsored annually by the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) and in 2016 in association …

GIF Animations

National Genealogical Society Issues Call for Proposals for the 2018 Family History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan

<b>National Genealogical Society Issues Call for Proposals for the 2018 Family History Conference in Grand Rapids, Michigan</b><p>Arlington, VA, 3 January …

Grand Rapids

2016 Society of American Archivists Short Fiction Contest Winner -- Family Stories

<b>2016 Society of American Archivists Short Fiction Contest Winner -- Family Stories</b> <br>You will want to read this short fiction piece by Marcella …

Storytelling

Rootstech Innovator Showdown Announces 10 Semi-Finalists

<b>Rootstech Innovator Showdown Announces 10 Semi-Finalists</b> <br>Back in October, we announced 3rd Annual 2017 Rootstech Innovator Showdown Accepting …

Innovation

Nominations Now Being Accepted – Award of Merit

<b>Nominations Now Being Accepted – Award of Merit</b> <br>This post continues a periodic series where we, at NGS, highlight the various competitions (15 …

Genealogy

Happy Holidays from NGS

_________________________________________________________________________________<p>Dear Members and Friends of the National Genealogical Society,<p>As we …

Genealogy

Nominations Now Being Accepted – Distinguished Service Award

<b>Nominations Now Being Accepted – Distinguished Service Award</b> <br>This post continues a periodic series where we, at NGS, highlight the various …

Awards

Holiday Gifts to You -- Genealogy Style -- 15 Free and (Relatively) New Family History Resources -- Part 5

<b>Part 5</b><p>The holiday season is a period of gift giving. My gift to you is another series of editions of FREE and (Relatively) New Genealogy and Family …

Genealogy

Holiday Gifts to You -- Genealogy Style -- 15 Free and (Relatively) New Family History Resources -- Part 4

<b>Part 4</b><p>The holiday season is a period of gift giving. My gift to you is another series of editions of FREE and (Relatively) New Genealogy and Family …

Genealogy

Nominations Now Being Accepted – Fellow of the National Genealogical Society (FNGS)

<b>Nominations Now Being Accepted – Fellow of the National Genealogical Society (FNGS)</b> <br>This post continues a periodic series where we, at NGS, highlight …

Genealogy

Against the Grain Series -- Memory in the Internet Age -- When Archiving Gets Personal—Personal Digital Archiving

<b>Against the Grain Series -- Memory in the Internet Age -- When Archiving Gets Personal—Personal Digital Archiving</b> <br>I spend a lot of time stumbling …

Genealogy

Holiday Gifts to You -- Genealogy Style -- 15 Free and (Relatively) New Family History Resources -- Part 3

<b>Part 3</b><p>The holiday season is a period of gift giving. My gift to you is another series of editions of FREE and (Relatively) New Genealogy and Family …

Genealogy

Nominations Now Being Accepted -- The Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship

<b>Nominations Now Being Accepted -- The Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship</b> <br>This post continues a periodic series where we, at NGS, highlight …

Awards

Holiday Gifts to You -- Genealogy Style -- 15 Free and (Relatively) New Family History Resources -- Part 2

The holiday season is a period of gift giving. My gift to you is another series of editions of FREE and (Relatively) New Genealogy and Family History …

Genealogy

National Genealogical Society Seeks Nominations for the 2017 National Genealogy Hall of Fame

<b>National Genealogical Society Seeks Nominations for the 2017 National Genealogy Hall of Fame</b><p>At the NGS Conference in the States, held in Fort …

Genealogy

Holiday Gifts to You -- Genealogy Style -- 15 Free and (Relatively) New Family History Resources -- Part 1

<b>Part 1</b><p>The holiday season is a period of gift giving. My gift to you is another series of editions of FREE and (Relatively) New Genealogy and Family …

Genealogy

Archival Outlook -- FREE, Fun & Informative Publication from Society of American Archivists

<b>Archival Outlook -- FREE, Fun & Informative Publication from Society of American Archivists</b> <br>Archives are so important to genealogists. There are so …

Nominations Now Being Accepted -- Award for Excellence: Genealogy & Family History Book (NGS)

<b>Nominations Now Being Accepted -- Award for Excellence: Genealogy & Family History Book (NGS)</b> <br>This post continues a periodic series where we, at NGS, …

Genealogy

Registration NOW Open for the National Genealogical Society's 2017 Family History Conference

<b>Registration NOW Open for the National Genealogical Society's 2017 Family History Conference</b> <br>Arlington, VA, 1 DECEMBER 2016— Registration is now open …