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The Right To Privacy – Care & Selectivity in What You Publish About Others

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Right to privacy

The National Map and Its New Mapping Editor for USGS Volunteer Map Editors

<b>The National Map and Its New Mapping Editor for USGS Volunteer Map Editors</b><p>Maps are so important to our research – they help establish a context we …

Maps

Early Bird Registration for NGS Research Trip to SLC ENDS 1 September!

<b>Early Bird Registration for NGS Research Trip to SLC ENDS 1 September!</b><p>Have you ever visited the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah?<p>If …

Research

National Genealogical Society Releases Research in Pennsylvania, 3rd Edition

<b>National Genealogical Society Releases Research in Pennsylvania, 3rd Edition</b><p>ARLINGTON, VA, 23 August 2016—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) …

Research

Libraries Are Helping Patrons Digitize!

<b>Libraries Are Helping Patrons Digitize!</b><p>We all hear how important it is to digitize items as a means of preservation and sharing and yet, we can be …

Digital Libraries

Are You Aware of The Mini Page Archive?

<b>Are You Aware of The Mini Page Archive?</b><p>Keeping with our theme of youth, I thought it quite neat when I discovered that there is an archive of <i>The Mini</i> …

Genealogy

Using the Model of Horrible Histories Might We Create Ghoulish Genealogies?!?!

<b>Using the Model of Horrible Histories Might We Create Ghoulish Genealogies?!?!</b> <br>If I wanted to get my kids to read when they were young, nothing was …

Kids

NGS Announces a New Course in its American Genealogical Studies Series: Branching Out

<b>NGS Announces a New Course in its American Genealogical Studies Series: Branching Out</b> <br>Arlington, VA, 16 August 2016—The National Genealogical Society …

Learning

[Forget-Me-Not Hour Radio Program] Genetic Genealogy in Practice with Blaine Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne

<b>[Forget-Me-Not Hour Radio Program] Genetic Genealogy in Practice with Blaine Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne</b> <br>Jane Wilcox shares about a program …

Radio

National Park Service Digital Archive Now Available!

<b>National Park Service Digital Archive Now Available!</b> <br>There is a lot of activity regarding the National Park Service as on August 25th it is …

Civil War

Name Pronunciation

How To Pronounce Names, http://www.wikihow.com/Pronounce-Names <br>A WikiHow, http://www.wikihow.com, used under Createive Commons license 3.0, …

Genealogy

Family Tree Magazine Releases List of 101 Best Websites 2016

<b>Family Tree Magazine Releases List of 101 Best Websites 2016</b><p>Annually, Family Tree Magazine creates a “best” of list for genealogy websites. The most …

Genealogy

Federation of Genealogical Societies & National Park Service Partner to Create Database of U.S.-Mexican War Soldiers

<b>Federation of Genealogical Societies & National Park Service Partner to Create Database of U.S.-Mexican War Soldiers</b><p>From our friends at FGS and the …

War

NEH Announces Prize Winners -- Chronicling America Historic Newspaper Challenge

<b>NEH Announces Prize Winners -- Chronicling America Historic Newspaper Challenge</b><p>We first shared with you about this challenge earlier this year in …

Libraries

Genealogy & Massive Online Open Course Format

<b>Genealogy & Massive Online Open Course Format</b><p>What is a MOOC? A MOOC is a massive online open course which “is an online course aimed at unlimited …

MOOCs

Save $30 off Family Finder and DNA Testing Bundles at Family Tree DNA

<b>Save $30 off Family Finder and DNA Testing Bundles at Family Tree DNA</b><p>From our friends at Family Tree DNA … [Note – have not seen a date for “when” …

Genealogy

Our Often Unheralded and Underestimated Friends – Government Clerks! Never Underestimate What They Might Do For You!

<b>Our Often Unheralded and Underestimated Friends – Government Clerks! Never Underestimate What They Might Do For You!</b><p>Last month I saw a post by Terry …

Government

NEHGS -- FREE Access to ALL Its Irish Resources (Ends 9 August)

<b>NEHGS -- FREE Access to ALL Its Irish Resources (Ends 9 August)</b><p>From our friends at NEGHS …<p><i>August 1, 2016—Boston, Massachusetts--Many believe that</i> …

Ireland

Historical Maps Created by Minecraft Gamers Help Us Envision London & the Fire of 1666

<b>Historical Maps Created by Minecraft Gamers Help Us Envision London & the Fire of 1666</b><p>As my British relatives would say – Brilliant! <br>The Museum of …

Maps

Local Project Digitizes Invaluable Documents

<b>Local Project Digitizes Invaluable Documents</b><p>We frequently talk about digitization as a way to preserve documents while often making them more …

Genealogy

New digital platform (Umbra) makes black history archives MORE accessible

<b>New digital platform (Umbra) makes black history archives MORE accessible</b><p>Some news from the University of Minnesota … U's new digital platform makes …

Black Culture

You Can Now Easily Convert B&W Photos to Color Ones for FREE!

<b>You Can Now Easily Convert B&W Photos to Color Ones for FREE!</b><p>I don’t know about you and I don’t have a lot of time to play around with image …

Do you use Reddit for Genealogy?

<b>Do you use Reddit for Genealogy?</b><p>There is much I don’t know about and Reddit falls into that category.<p>I do know that it has a genealogy subreddit and …

DPLA and FamilySearch Partner to Expand Access to Digitized Historical Books Online

<b>DPLA and FamilySearch Partner to Expand Access to Digitized Historical Books Online</b><p>Last month DPLA and FamilySearch announced the following</i> …

So many lineage societies, not enough ancestors! Or, maybe you are not considering all the lineage societies that might be applicable ...

source: http://lineagesocietyofamerica.com/list-of-lineage-societies.html<p><b>So many lineage societies, not enough ancestors! Or, maybe you are not</b> …

Marketing + Video + Students = a great PR piece for an archive!

Reminder -- this is only a screen capture. A link to the video is provided below!<p><b>Marketing + Video + Students = a great PR piece for an …

Repurposed Military Installations -- Sometimes not just the only and a GREAT option for preserving historical structures!

<b>Repurposed Military Installations -- Sometimes not just the only and a GREAT option for preserving historical structures!</b><p>One way to preserve a …

Slave Ads -- New Database Coming from Cornell

<b>Slave Ads -- New Database Coming from Cornell – Freedom on the Move</b><p>The last few years have greatly increased our access to Runaway Slave …

Starts Tomorrow -- FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event

<b>FamilySearch recruits 100,000 to save the world’s records</b><p>From our friends at FamilySearch …<p><i>SALT LAKE CITY (July 11, 2016) — On July 15, FamilySearch</i> …