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You may have seen the news in July about the Jamestown burials and also the mysterious box.
If not, here’s a bit of a recap of that news from a few …Smithsonian
FREE Access -- American Ancestors (NEHGS) to census, tax, and voter list information through 9 September 2015
Another offer of free access from a genealogical subscription service -- American Ancestors (NEHGS) ...
Your ancestors worked hard to give you this …Genealogy
Ancestry.com will offer FREE access to its new Wills collection and allUSbirth, death and marriage records this weekend!
Access available starting …Genealogy
NextGen – are you?
We first shared with you about NextGen back in 2013 via a guest post, The NextGen Genealogy Network (NGGN) -- Guest Post by Kassie …Genealogy
Have you checked out the vertical files held in the community where you are doing research?
One of my earliest and best finds were tax lists for Wake …North Carolina
We are often greatly challenged to determine where information of interest to us can be found! Because of this, websites or services that aggregate …Google Scholar
New Funding support for Digital Public Library of America facilitates a push to serve all 50 states by 2017!
It’s always nice to read about how Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) keeps growing! Digital Public Library of America makes push to serve all …Genealogy
Crowdsourcing continues to be a popular way to get lots of work done in a short period of time by involving individuals from around the world to …Crowdsourcing
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has a neat and free to access database – Historic Landmarks, http://www.asce.org/landmarks/.
As usual, …Databases
This re-post on FB of a Slate post could not have come at a better time! The associated image alone speaks to a main takeaway point from my …DNA
FYI. The deadlines for a few of the NGS Awards competitions are a couple of weeks earlier than in the past ...
Each year, the National Genealogical …
Reminder -- this is just a graphic representation of the page. Click on the link below to actually dive in and research for your ancestors!
We often …Search
This post comes to us courtesy of the Records and Preservation Access Committee (RPAC)
If you have ever used the Social Security Death Index (SSDI), …Social Security
If you’ve been thinking about joining the National Genealogical Society’s guided research trip to Salt Lake City, Utah (24–31 January 2016) at a …Research
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Sometimes history is closer than you …Martin Luther King, Jr.
Arlington, VA, August 17, 2015: The National Genealogical Society proudly announces the release of its newest American Genealogical Studies course, …Genealogy
Please feel free to disseminate the following information to anyone who may be interested. It pertains to a job announcement for a genealogist …
Back in May there was a change made in how/where you can access vital records.
The Maine State Archives tells us ...
Per state law, all vital records – …Maine
Zeppelin Airships are not the way we travel today. Though the use of Zeppelins was brief, at the time, they were considered a luxurious way to travel!
Two recent articles talk about a fascinating concept. As Angie Bush (one of our NGS Directors who happens to be a DNA gurus states) “Shriver and his …DNA
The headline caught my eye -- See the world in your language with Google Translate. My first thought was not my upcoming trip toColumbia, since I’ll …
The Jul/Aug/Sep 2015 issue of the NGS Magazine (PDF 5.1 MB) is now online in the Members Only section of the website.
NGS awards, competitions, …Genealogy
Business Insider recently posted The 400-year history of the American home in one gorgeous chart.
The average American family may be getting smaller …
Public Comment Sought by NARA on Partnership Agreements with Ancestry.com and Fold3 (deadline 21 August 2015)
The NARATIONS blog of the U.S. National Archives recently published Ancestry.com Partnership Agreement for public comment which states …Ancestry.com Inc.
A couple of weeks ago Thomas MacEntee (Geneabloggers, High-Definition Genealogy, Hack Genealogy, etc) blogged Update: The Genealogy Fairy.
Back in …Genealogy
Here’s a date to put on your calendar – 1 September 2015. From that date until 1 December 2015, submissions for the Innovator Showdown (at Rootstech …Salt Lake City
So much National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) news so few days to post!
Well, in this case, it falls into the category of not “new” news …
The Apr/May/June 2015 issue of the NGS Magazine (PDF 6.2 MB) is now online in the Members Only section of the website.
Patricia O’Brien …Genealogy
Photos are easy to love though sometimes dating them can be a challenge. When we are seeking clues to our ancestors, where they lived and who they …Library of Congress