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Good News out of Virginia -- the Library of Virginia's Hours will be EXPANDED started in July

<b>Good News out of Virginia -- the Library of Virginia's Hours will be EXPANDED started in July</b> <br>All too often we are reporting reduced hours and access …

Government

One Week Left for Early Bird Discount For the 2017 Family History Conference

<b>One Week Left for Early Bird Discount For the 2017 Family History Conference</b> <br>Arlington, VA, 20 March 2017—Family historians have one more week to …

Genealogy

Let's Get Unstuck! Time to Remove Photos From Sticky Album Pages

<b>Let's Get Unstuck! Time to Remove Photos From Sticky Album Pages</b> <br>Though Preservation Week isn’t until 23-29 April 2017, it’s NEVER too early to take …

Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program -- Making Sure that Valuable Records are Preserved

<b>Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program -- Making Sure that Valuable Records are Preserved</b> <br>It is always wonderful to learn about …

Government

International Tracing Service Expands Online Archive

<b>International Tracing Service Expands Online Archive</b> <br>From the International Tracing Service (ITS), we learn …<p><i>The International Tracing Service (ITS)</i> …

Genealogy

Explore the World’s Largest Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

<b>Explore the World’s Largest Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City, Utah</b> <br>ARLINGTON, VA, 15 MARCH 2017—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) opens …

Genealogy

Let's Celebrate Sunshine Week (12-18 March 2017)

<b>Let's Celebrate Sunshine Week (12-18 March 2017)</b> <br>Sunshine Week is “the annual nationwide celebration of access to public information and what it …

Freedom of Information

FREE Access to Irish Records at FindMyPast (13-17 March 2017)

<b>FREE Access to Irish Records at FindMyPast (ends 17 March 2017)</b> <br>To coincide with St Patrick’s Day 2017, Findmypast are making their entire collection …

St. Patrick's Day

Hmm mmm good! Recipes don't just reflect our heritage, they also satisfy our tummy and soul ...

<b>Hmm mmm good! Recipes don't just reflect our heritage, they also satisfy our tummy and soul ...</b> <br>I came across a page, Savor Your Family’s Story, …

Recipes

What if your ancestors were atheists or agnostics or worshipped at home? Are there any records?

<b>What if your ancestors were atheists or agnostics or worshipped at home? Are there any records?</b><br>We so often discuss looking for extant church records …

Atheism

Newest Edition of NGS Magazine Available to NGS Members Now! (Jan/Feb/Mar 2017)

<b>Newest Edition of NGS Magazine Available to NGS Members Now! (Jan/Feb/Mar 2017)</b><p>The Jan/Feb/Mar 2017 issue of the NGS Magazine (PDF 5.4 MB) is online …

Genealogy

Registration Opens for Bloggers and Members of the Media Attending 2017 NGS Family History Conference

<b>Registration Opens for Bloggers and Members of the Media Attending 2017 NGS Family History Conference</b> <br>Arlington, VA, 7 MARCH 2017— Registration is …

Genealogy

Tobacco Barns are quickly disappearing -- what's beiing done to preserve these historic structures?

Created by symphony of love, https://www.flickr.com/photos/pictoquotes/14278702103/sizes/l. [CC-BY-ND-2.0 …

Tobacco

The Register of Qualified Genealogists (UK) to launch FREE publication -- The Journal of Genealogy and Family History

<b>The Register of Qualified Genealogists (UK) to launch FREE publication -- The Journal of Genealogy and Family History</b> <br>From the Register of Qualified …

Genealogy

Call to Action (The Genealogical Society of New Jersey) -- Help Keep the New Jersey State Archives In Its Current Location

<b>Call to Action (The Genealogical Society of New Jersey) -- Help Keep the New Jersey State Archives In Its Current Location</b> <br>From our friends at The …

New Jersey

The man who honors his ancestors by dressing up as them

<b>The man who honors his ancestors by dressing up as them</b> <br>My daughter brought an article to my attention -- The man who dresses up as his ancestors. …

18th century

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 …

History

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 …

TV

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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> …