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Cinco de Mayo - Let's Research Hispanic Heritage!

Cinco de Mayo is TODAY. Many will celebrate this holiday even if not of Mexican heritage!

That doesn’t mean though that those of Mexican heritage …

Cinco de Mayo

FREE WWII Records Access at Fold3 (through 15 May)

Through 15 May you can have FREE access to the World War II collection at Fold3.

Visit http://www.fold3.com/ for details.

copyright © National …


Annual Awards for Federal Librarianship are Announced!

Federal libraries and their employees are invaluable resources as we research our ancestors.

Award winning ones even more so in the sense that their …


FamilySearch Indexing Holds First Worldwide Arbitration Event Starting Tomorrow!

Salt Lake City, Utah, April 21, 2015—More than six million indexed images containing valuable genealogical information are waiting to be arbitrated


Scholarship + Genealogical Education = Wonderful Opportunity

The 2016 American Society of Genealogists (ASG) Scholar Award is open to those interested in applying.

Established in 1996, the ASG Scholar Award is


Let's celebrate Preservation Week -- We all benefit!

This week is Preservation Week. This week is always a great opportunity to think about what you, or a local organization or archive or library or …


Three Days Left to Register for The NGS 2015 Family History Conference and All Ticketed Events

Arlington,VA, 27 APRIL 2015—Have you registered for the NGS Family History Conference inSt. Charles? The deadline for pre-conference registration is …


American Numismatic Society Partners with HathiTrust

Growing up I was a stamp collector. I spent many many hours trying to find inexpensive stamps from around the world for my albums. They were a great …

Coin Collecting

Disappearing History ... Post Civil War Black Towns are Dying

I always hate to hear about the loss of history – be it documents, memories, stories, buildings, communities, and more.

This was reaffirmed as I read …

Civil War

National Endowment for the Humanities announces new “Common Heritage” grant program

Neat news out of Washington! NEH has announced a grant program called “Common Heritage” that will have our genealogical community rummaging through …


Surprise -- Rental Property Actually Oldest House in NC (almost 300 years old)

It’s not unusual to hear stories when someone is renovating a home or building that they find hidden documents or that a neat bit of architecture has …

Real Estate

Ancestry.com Introduces Ancestry Academy

Ancestry.com has announced the launch ofAncestryAcademy.

We are excited to announce the launch of Ancestry Academy, a new educational website that


Newest Edition of NGS Magazine Available to NGS Members Now!

The Jan/Feb/Mar 2015 issue of the NGS Magazine (PDF 6.2 MB) is now online in the Members Only section of the website.


Meet us at the Crossroads …


2015 "Safe Day" (16 May 2015) -- Woodland Cemetery (Newark NJ) -- Family Gravesite Visitation & Tombstone Recording Day

Cemeteries represent our history. They are also places to celebrate the lives of our ancestors.

In a month there will be a special day held …


ScotlandsPeople -- Get 20 FREE Credits!

You can get 20 credits for FREE at ScotlandsPeople. These must be used by the end of April.

SCOTLAND NOW, the website for Scots everywhere, has teamed


FREE Access to Fold3 Civil War Collection

Through the end of April you can have FREE access to the Civil War Records collection at Fold3.

Visit http://www.fold3.com/ for details.

copyright © …

Civil War

Discover Missouri’s Genealogical Societies & Repositories At the NGS Society Showcase St. Charles, Missouri, 12 May 2015

Arlington, VA, 13 APRIL 2015— If you are planning to attend the NGS 2015 Family History Conference, be sure to stop by this area when picking up your …


Public Domain Documents and Access -- An Opinion Piece by Dick Eastman on his blog

The title of a recent blog post by Dick Eastman (Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter aka EOGN) certainly got my attention ...

I Have a Complaint

Public Domain

American Archive of Public Broadcasting Launches New Website

The Library of Congress has released this news ...

Local Radio and Television Records from Public Media Stations Across the Country To Be Made


National Genealogical Society - March 2015 Quarterly Now Online

Volume 103, Number 1 (March 2015) of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly is now available online in the Members Only section of the


RPAC and the Congressional History Caucus

Here is some more news from RPAC (Records Preservation and Access Committee) ... all too often we, the genealogical community, are reacting to issues …


NGS Releases Mobile Conference App for 2015 Family History Conference

ARLINGTON,VA, 6 APRIL 2015—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the release of the Mobile Conference App for the NGS 2015 Family History


RPAC Records Access Threat Alert Issued for Kansas

The Records Preservation and Access Committee issued a records access threat alert regarding Kansas Marriage Certificates.

Below this introductory …


Speaking of SCGS -- FREE Webinar Series (Next up -- Saturday 4th April 2015)

On Monday we talked about The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Student Genealogy Grant offered by The Southern California Genealogical Society (SCGS), today we …


Join New York experts Karen Mauer Jones, Terry Koch-Bostic and Jane Wilcox on the Forget-Me-Not Hour Radio Show as they discuss their NY lectures for the NGS Conference in St. Charles, MO on May 14, 2015

Terry Koch-Bostic, Karen Mauer Jones, Jane Wilcox

Join Jane E. Wilcox, host of The Forget-Me-Not Hour: Your Ancestors Want Their Stories to Be Told


SCGS Offering the 2015 Student Genealogy Award + FREE SCGS Conference Registration (students ages 18-23 may apply)

This is a great opportunity for students (high school and college) who are planning to attend (or could attend) the 2015 Southern California …


New StoryCorps App (FREE) -- Your "story" could end up archived with the Library of Congress

StoryCorps has released an app. You can read more about it here.
The StoryCorps app—a free mobile application—seamlessly walks users through an


NGS 2016 Family History Conference Call for Papers Closes 1 April 2015

ARLINGTON,VA, 26 MARCH 2015—Time is running out to submit lecture proposals for the NGS 2016 Family History Conference. Speakers and sponsoring …


The People of the British Isles Project Announces a Genetic Map of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Guest Blogger, Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD is the author of www.TheGeneticGenealogist.com, one of the longest-running blogs devoted to genetic