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.

African American Travel 1930s-1960s -- The Travelers' Green Book

<b>The Travelers’ Green Book</b><p>In an age of prejudice, African Americans were often challenged as they travelled. Because of Jim Crow laws, sundown laws, …

Did you celebrate these this month? Jewish American Heritage Month and/or Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

<b>In May we celebrate both Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and Jewish American Heritage Month</b><p>In a country as diverse as the U.S., there are so …

NGS Conference Recap + provide feedback on speakers & order lecture audio recordings ...

<b>Though the Conference is over … you can still participate by providing speaker feedback (if you attended) or purchasing access to live-streamed</b> …

Audio Quality

Have you checked out James Tanner's series on Real Property?

James Tanner, Genealogy’s Star, did a great series on real property last year.<p>I’ve been looking for an opportunity to share his great series with you …

Genealogy

Online & FREE Masonic Records -- Are You Using These Wonderful Resources?

As usual, the genesis for this post was “stumbling” across some neat records and then asking, as usual, are there more?<p>Recently, 18th Century Minutes …

Genealogy

UpFront with NGS

While in FL for the NGS 2016 Family History Conference and then as I recovered (so much to do and many people to meet!) during the subsequent week, …

National Archives

MyHeritage Unveils Tribal Quest -- Global Pro Bono Initiative to preserve the family histories of remote tribes

From our friends at MyHeritage ...<p><i>... unveiling</i> <i>Tribal Quest</i><i>, a global pro bono initiative of MyHeritage to preserve the family histories of remote</i> …

Papua New Guinea

SLC NGS Research Trip Still Has Openings -- And not for long!

Let's Enjoy a Pizza Party (Wednesday Night)<p><b>Have you ever visited the Family History Library in Salt Lake City,Utah</b><b>?</b><p>If not, consider joining the NGS …

Research

AncestryDNA Updates Its Matching Algorithm ... Learn What This Means For You!

<b>"Improvements to your AncestryDNA Matches"</b><p><i>by Guest Blogger, Angie Bush</i><b>,</b> <i>NGS Director and the head of the NGS Genetic Genealogy Committee</i> <br>A new …

Ancestry.com Inc.

National Genealogical Society Announces Grand Rapids, Michigan, as the Site for 2018 NGS Family History Conference

ARLINGTON,VA, 10 May 2016—National Genealogical Society (NGS) President, Jordan Jones, announced the 2018 NGS Family History Conference will be held …

Midwestern United States

NGS Introduces Two New Research in the States Books: Florida and Texas -- NOW available for purchase!

ARLINGTON,VA, 10 MAY 2016—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is pleased to announce the publication of two, new books as part of its Research in …

Research

Newest Edition of NGS Magazine Available to NGS Members Now! (Apr/May/June 2016)

The Apr/May/Jun 2016 issue of the <i>NGS Magazine</i> (PDF 5.8 MB) is now online in the Members Only section of the website.<p><b>Features</b><p>+ NGS 2017 Family History …

Genealogy

NEW from NGS -- Research in Florida & Research in TX -- get a copy starting TODAY at the NGS Exhibit Booth #NGS2016GEN

<b>New & Available NOW for purchase at NGS Conference</b><p>The attendees of this week’s NGS conference will find some exciting new <i>Research in the States</i> …

Research

COMING SOON from NGS -- Genetic Genealogy in Practice #NGS2016GEN

<b>Coming Summer 2016!</b><p>The attendees of this week’s NGS conference will find some exciting news at check-in tomorrow. There will be a flyer in their bags …

Genealogy

Don't Miss a Session! Playback Now Recording 140+ Lectures & You Can Purchase These Online Now! #NGS2016GEN

<b>Can’t make it to the NGS 2016 Family History Conference? Torn between two (or more) sessions happening at the same time? Just want to hear a lecture</b> …

British Isles

NGS Exhibit Booth Events -- Don't Miss Out! #NGS2016GEN

<i>———<br>Wednesday, 4 May 2016</i><p><i>3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.<br>Meet and Greet<br>Diane L. Richard, editor of UpFront with NGS</i><p><i>4:45 p.m.<br>NGS Daily Raffle Ticket</i> …

Genealogy

Today is May Day -- Emergency Preparedness & Saving Our Archives IS IMPORTANT!

Today is May Day (1 May)<p>Per the Society of American Archivists ...<p><i>Protecting our collections is one of our fundamental responsibilities as</i> …

Archives

National Genealogical Society - March 2016 Quarterly Now Online

Volume 104, No.1, March 2016 (PDF 1.6MB) of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly is now available online in the Members Only section of the …

Washington DC NGS Research Trip Still Has Openings -- And not for long!

Have you ever been to WashingtonDCand visitedNARA, the DAR or the Library of Congress?<p>If not, consider joining the NGS Research trip there, 1-6 …

Washington D.C.

Israel State Archives Putting Collection Online

The Israel State Archives is in the process of putting its entire collection online.<p>You can currently search the archive. Sometimes you will get an …

Israel

Let's Celebrate Preservation Week! #preswk

<b>It’s</b> <b>Preservation Week</b> <b>#preswk -- Are you celebrating?</b><p><i>In 2005 the first comprehensive</i> <i>national survey</i> <i>of the condition and preservation needs of the</i> …

Arts and Crafts Movement

WDYTYA? Live speaker handouts and some lectures FREE to access

Event is now past and you can still learn from it! Read below about how.<p>Many are familiar with WDYTYA? Did you know that it started as a UK series on …

Pre-Registration for the NGS Conference and All Ticketed Events Sales Closes 22 April 2016

ARLINGTON,VA, 20 APRIL 2016: It’s not too late to register for the NGS Family History Conference inFort Lauderdale. <b>The deadline for pre-conference</b> …

Fort Wayne NGS Research Trip Still Has Openings -- And not for long!

Have you ever been to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne,Indiana?<p>If not, consider joining the NGS Research trip there, 15–19 August …

Things are a Changin' -- AncestryDNA Will Be Updating Its Matching Algorithm

The news all over Facebook (FB) yesterday and today is AncestryDNA’s plans to change its matching algorithm.<p>Blaine T Bettinger, The Genetic …

Red Cross -- Invaluable Service & Extensive Archives -- Have you checked these out?

Today I woke up thinking about The Red Cross and the unimaginable scale of humanitarian aid provided by it since its founding.<p>Many of our ancestors …

FOIA Mapper -- FREE tool to facilitate making FOIA requests

Earlier this week we posted New York City marriage Records Indexes 1908-1929 online & FREE to access which was about the eventual success of a …

NGS Conference is now just around the corner (less than three weeks away!)

The NGS 2016 Family History Conference #NGS2016GEN kicks off in just under 3 weeks in Fort Lauderdale,Florida!<p>I hope you are able to attend, if so, …

It's National Library Week -- Have you been celebrating?

<b>It’s</b> <b>National Library Week</b> <b>-- have you been celebrating?</b><p><i>First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the</i> …