Upfront with NGS
By Diane Acey Richard | THIS IS THE BLOG FOR THE NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. IT PUBLISHES BOTH SOCIETY NEWS AND ARTICLES OF GENERAL INTEREST TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.
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NGS members give yourself a gift this holiday season by redeeming or extending your subscription to the US andCanadacollection of Findmypast, a …Genealogy
Each year, the National Genealogical Society recognizes excellence in genealogical scholarship through its various competitions and awards. The …Awards
Established in 1992, Genealogy / History Achievement Award, Sponsored by ProQuest, presents a citation and $1,500* to a librarian, library or …Genealogy
ARLINGTON,VA, 20 NOVEMBER 2015—The National Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the release of its 2016 Family History Conference program. …Genealogy
Want to travel from point A to B? Nowadays many of us just put the destination address in the mapping program in our cell phone, ask for directions, …Maps
Good news for those adopted in New Jersey. Starting in 2017, an adult adoptee will be able to request a copy a non-certified copy of their original …Genealogy
The Library of Congress (LOC) never ceases to amaze me with the breadth of its collection. I frequently use these LOC collections -- Chronicling …Manuscripts
Yale's Colonial North American Project
It seemed like every day last week I was learning about new collections that are now available for us to …Harvard
Spanish Supreme Court Denies "Right to be Forgotten" in Digital Media, But Not For Search Engines (via IAJGS Records Access Alert)
Here is another example of a post accessible via the IAJGS Records Access Alert emails. Details on how to access these alerts provided after the …Freedom of Information
ArkivDigital has a FREE access weekend (November 14-15 2015).
If you are researching Swedish ancestry, you want to check this out!
The details on how …Genealogy
Image of IJGS Public Records Access Alerts List sign up page, please see body of post for working link
Continuing with our ongoing theme of records …Privacy
In the U.S. today we honor those men and women who have served their country by serving in the military.
A great way to honor those who served is to …Military
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We write a lot about records access. It is so important to our research.
After the 2015 long session …Confidentiality
Guest blog post from Angie Bush, MS. Angie is the Region 1 Director for NGS and the head of the Genetic Genealogy Committee.
In 2002 Suzanne Hallstrom …Abraham Lincoln
FREE Access to Select Ancestry Military Records via Ancestry.ca (Canada), Ancestry.com (US) and Ancestry.co.uk (UK) -- November 6-11, 2015
Page for Ancestry.ca (Canada) military research when you select "Search Free" in box stating FREE ACCESS -- Explore global military records (see …Ancestry.com Inc.
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Archive Corps, which we blogged about in Archive Corps -- Saving what is in danger of …Los Angeles
It's that time of year again! NEH is soliciting proposals for NDNP to add more to Chronicling America
We love newspapers, right? We especially love them when they are digitized and we can access them anytime from our current favorite computer or tech …Libraries
There is a new kid on the block as far as genetic genealogy tools – DNA.Land. This is a third-party tool (e.g. a tool not connected to a DNA testing …DNA Testing
Findmypast has just made available the so-called 1939 Register. You can search the index for FREE though it does cost (separate from any other …England
Think you have Native American ancestry? Check out the Native American Collection at Fold3. FREE access through November 15th 2015!
... Then explore …Cherokee Nation
News from NEGHS ...
October 30, 2015, Boston,Massachusetts— “Your ancestors have been dying for you to uncover them. NEHGS has opened the cemetery …Genealogy
Some great news from the MidwestGenealogyCenter ...
MidwestGenealogyCenter Launches New Research Resource
Public Index of 1.5 Million National Railroad …
After I wrote the Upfront with NGS post on DNA.Land for Tuesday, which includes a reference to a post written on The Atlantic about DNA.Land (in the …North Carolina
Kansas Supreme Court Adopted New Rules Limiting Access to Marriage Records -- Effective 1 October 2015
The Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) shared that some new rules regarding access toKansasmarriage records unfortunately went into …Kansas
When Who Do You Think Your Are? finished its summer season, I know many who went into genealogy TV programming withdrawal.
Well, there is some relief …
Last week 23andMe announced via email to its customers ...
Today marks a great milestone in the history of personal genetics. I am thrilled to let you …23andMe
Google Books Project Example Book Snippet
Late last week the Second Circuit Court of Appeals rejected the Author Guild’s claim that the Google Books …Google
A unique collection has been put online in the hopes that doing such will connect lost heirlooms with their former owners or their families. To …Genealogy
Here’s a save the calendar message from the sponsors of this important event ...
Mark your calendars! We’re thrilled to announce that DPLAfest 2016—the …