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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.
When Forbes writes about your industry, something is definitely going right!
From earlier posts you know that Rootstech took place last week. I’ve also …Innovation
The Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) has a brand new blog! The Records Advocate will communicate about records access issues.
Here is …
The most recent state to allow its adoptees access to adoption records is Colorado.
As of Jan. 1, 2016, all birth certificates regardless of when the …Colorado
The Jan/Feb/Mar 2016 issue of the NGS Magazine (PDF 5.3 MB) is now online in the Members Only section of the website.
+ ExploreFloridaThrough …Genealogy
Back in December we shared, Cleaning house?!?! Soon to disappear Genealogy Tools and Services which mentioned that Ancestry.com was discontinuing …Genealogy
To continue celebrating African American (aka Black) History Month, we know of two options for FREE access to relevant databases.
1. Fold3 is making …Databases
To kick off African American History Month, we’ll first talk about the Library of Virginia (LVA).
TODAY – the initial release of this database is …African Americans
Just a month ago we published, Though not common -- rare documentary treasures are found in unexpected places, and a few weeks ago I came across this …Indiana
I am a customer of both Findmypast and Mocavo and from the latter I received this email last week ... I have bolded and underlined a statement …Genealogy
Arlington,VA, 01/27/2016 —The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the release of its newest Continuing Genealogical Studies course, …Genealogy
We often talk about Chronicling America as a great resource for digitized newspaper content.
NEH has issued a challenge (with prizes!) -- Create a …Information Architecture
Last week the New York Public Library (NYPL) announced ...
... that out-of-copyright materials in NYPL Digital Collections are now available as …New York Public Library
Each year at Rootstech developers/innovators have been encouraged to come up with new innovations of benefit to family historians.
The newest …
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We're having a FREE WEEKEND! From 7am EST Friday, January 22nd to 7am EST Monday, January 25th our collections of …Genealogy
The following NGS positions are open for election at the Annual Members Meeting at the NGS Annual Conference to be held in Fort Lauderdale,Florida on …Salt Lake City
You may remember that back in 2012 and 2013 we posted a couple of pieces about the state of the GeorgiaArchives – reduced access (staff and public …Archives
Last Chance for Your Society to Make a Nomination
Deadline is 31 January 2016
National Genealogy Hall of Fame Seeks Nominations
for 2016 …Genealogy
NARA is piloting a new feature called History Hub. In a nutshell, it “is conceived as a new kind of space in whichNARA’s archivists, staff from other …National Archives
Volume 103, No.4, December 2015 (PDF 2.8MB) of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly is now available online in the Members Only section of the …
Last week we received news that D. Joshua Taylor has been appointed President of the New York Genealogical and Biographical (NYG&B) Society.
Did you …Awards
Unfortunately, I took a bit of a “medical” hiatus last week and didn’t get to post about Finding Your Roots premiering the current season last …Soledad O'Brien
It’s a new year and Christmas is now a memory.
I realized after the holiday that for the first time in a few years, my family and I hadn’t watched “A …A Christmas Story
Geissenhainer Baptismal entry -- Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society (MAGS) database entry
From a post by Dick Eastman (Eastman’s Online Genealogy …Genealogy
Image from "Get the munchers!"
As we all know, eradicating pests can be problematic. Many of them are voracious in their appetites, and tenacious in …Insects
Though we are increasingly able to find digitized versions of microfilm which we can access from our favorite tech toys, there is much much more …
National Genealogical Society Issues Call for Proposals for the 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina
Arlington,VA, 1 January 2016—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) will open the call for proposals for the 2017 Family History Conference, Family …
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December 30, 2015—Boston, Massachusetts— To assist family historians of all levels with ambitious New Year’s resolutions, New …Databases
I recently came across a mention of the “art” in cemeteries in the form of the tombstones and buildings found. Something which I have long …
We do know that sometimes there are pivotal events in history and people’s lives and often it’s less stressful to want to assume that the world won’t …