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Historian Gives Names to Forgotten of Sault Ste. Marie Potter's Field

<b>Historian Gives Names to Forgotten of Sault Ste. Marie Potter's Field</b> <br>A few years ago, I visited the U.P. (Upper Peninsula of Michigan for those not …

New Season of Who Do You Think You Are? Premieres 5 March 2017 @wdytya #wdytya

<b></b><b><br>New Season of Who Do You Think You Are? Premieres 5 March 2017</b><b></b> <b><br>@wdytya #wdytya</b><b></b> <b></b> <br>A first peak video for Season 7 of Who Do You Think You Are? Is now …

Entertainment

Library of Congress Launches Comprehensive WWI Holdings Portal

<b>Library of Congress Launches Comprehensive WWI Holdings Portal</b> <br>The Library of Congress has launched a new World War I collection portal. <br>You can read …

Military History

Family Tree DNA Now Accepts Data Transfers from Select 23andme and AncestryDNA Files

<b>Family Tree DNA</b> <b>Now</b> <b>Accepts Data Transfers from Select 23andme and AncestryDNA Files</b> <br>Now, for <b>FREE</b>, you can transfer/upload your 23andMe<i>©</i> and …

Ancestry.com Inc.

Check out this video about the upcoming NGS Family History Conference #NGS2017GEN

<b>Check out this video about the upcoming NGS Family History Conference</b> <b><br>#NGS2017GEN</b> <br>We cannot wait to welcome you to Raleigh, 10-13 May 2017! <br>Here’s a …

Genealogy

RootsTech 2017 Session Videos NOW Available! #rootstech

<b>RootsTech 2017 Session Videos NOW Available – FREE to Access!</b> <b><br>#rootstech</b> <br>Videos of select RootsTech sessions are now available for you to enjoy at …

Genealogy

FREE Access to Ancestry UK Records Through 20 February 2017

<b>FREE Access to Ancestry UK Records Through 20 February 2017</b> <br>Researching UK ancestors? Check out these databases for <b>FREE</b> between now and Monday via …

United Kingdom

OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown

<b>OldNews USA Wins Top Honors at RootsTech 2017 Innovator Showdown</b> <br>From our friends at FamilySearch …<p><i>Old news, it seems, is actually “new” news. Very</i> …

Innovation

What Makes a Great Genealogist? Perseverance? Creativity? Je Ne Sais Quoi?

[CC-BY-ND-2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)], via flickr<p><b>What Makes a Great Genealogist? Perseverance? Creativity? Je Ne Sais …

Creativity

Discover Two of our Nation’s Important Repositories in Madison, Wisconsin -- NEW NGS Research Trip!

<b>Discover Two of our Nation’s Important Repositories in Madison, Wisconsin</b> <b>-- NEW NGS Research Trip!</b> <br>ARLINGTON, VA, 15 FEBRUARY 2017—The National …

Genealogy

Cohabitation Records – Invaluable to Documenting Marriages of Those Formerly Enslaved #BlackHistoryMonth

<b>Cohabitation Records – Invaluable to Documenting Marriages of Those Formerly Enslaved</b> <b><br>#BlackHistoryMonth</b> <br>As we celebrate Black History Month, we are …

Marriage

AncestryDNA Explores Connecting Genetics to Specific Communities and Their Migrations

<b>AncestryDNA Explores Connecting Genetics to Specific Communities and Their Migrations</b> <br>AncestryDNA has just published a paper in the highly respected …

Genetics

GPC Goes Digital! eBook Editions of Many Titles Now Available

<b>GPC Goes Digital! eBook Editions of Many Titles Now Available</b> <br>The most recent GPC newsletter, Genealogy Pointers, shares …<p><i>Our new site,</i> …

Publishing

Newspaper + Cemetery = Partnership to Benefit Genealogists

<b>Newspaper + Cemetery = Partnership to Benefit Genealogists</b> <br>I recently read about how a newspaper (The Petoskey (MI) News-Review) partnering with a …

Genealogy

Race, Slavery, and Free Blacks … Petitions to Courts, 1775-1867 – a Finding Aid NOT to be Missed!

<b>Race, Slavery, and Free Blacks … Petitions to Courts, 1775-1867 – a Finding Aid NOT to be Missed!</b> <br>This is a resource that has been around for quite a …

Irish Family Research – Online Workbook (FREE)

<b>Irish Family Research – Online Workbook (FREE)</b> <br>Irish genealogy research resources have exploded on the scene in the last few years. <br>Recently, the …

How-To's

RootsTech Streaming Schedule

<b>RootsTech Streaming Schedule</b> <br>As it has in the past, RootsTech (8-11 February 2017) #rootstech will have FREE Online Streaming available.<p><i>Not able to</i> …

The Arts

Explore the Fold3 Black History Collection for FREE (Feb 2017)

<b>Explore the Fold3 Black History Collection for FREE (Feb 2017)</b> <br>Fold3 invites you to explore its Black History Collection for FREE. The collection is …

History

Today (1 February) is #GenealogySelfie Day!

<b>Today (1 February) is #GenealogySelfie Day!</b> <br>From Tami Mize, ConferenceKeeper.org we are reminded …<p><i>Last year’s #GenealogySelfie Day was such a success</i> …

Social Media

The Time is Now to Communicate Your Support For Humanities!

<b>The Time is Now to Communicate Your Support For Humanities!</b> <br>This news regarding possible cuts to National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and …

Humanities

Online Archive Documenting Pearl Harbor Attack

<b>Online Archive Documenting Pearl Harbor Attack</b> <br>Japanese professor creates online archive documenting Pearl Harbor attack …<p><i>On Dec. 7, 1941, Peter</i> …

Military History

New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and Archdiocese of Boston Announce Historic Collaboration: Millions of 18th and 19th Century Sacramental Records To Be Searchable Online

<b>New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) and Archdiocese of Boston Announce Historic Collaboration: Millions of 18th and 19th Century</b> …

Virginia Reenslavement Petitions – A Little Known Bit of History

<b>Virginia Reenslavement Petitions – A Little Known Bit of History</b> <br>So many records, so little time! <br>Out of the Box, Notes from the Archives @ The …

The Keepers Registry – Who is Ensuring Long-Term Access to Scholarly and Cultural Content?

<b>The Keepers Registry – Who is Ensuring Long-Term Access to Scholarly and Cultural Content?</b> <br>I didn’t know about The Keepers Registry until I read this …

Worldwide Archive Finder

<b>Worldwide Archive Finder</b> <br>The National Archives (of the UK) has a neat webpage, Find an archive in the UK and beyond. Obviously, its strength are the …

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 …

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> …

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 …

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 …

Cultural Heritage