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OCLC and Internet Archive Collaborating

<b>OCLC and Internet Archive Collaborating</b><p>There is some great news from OCLC and Internet Archive.<p>Before the news, just a reminder that these are two …

Genealogy

Reclaim the Records -- New Jersey Marriage Index, 1901-2016, Now Available for FREE!

<b></b><i><br>Introducing the NEW JERSEY MARRIAGE INDEX, 1901-2016! These records are now totally digital, and totally free -- forever! Now you can research anyone</i> …

New Jersey

FamilySearch 2017 Worldwide Indexing Event (20-22 October 2017)

<b></b><br>As they have for the past few years, FamilySearch will be hosting a worldwide indexing event …<br>Here are some details. <b></b><b><br>When:</b><i> October 20–22, 2017.</i><b></b><b><br>What:</b><i></i> …

Genealogy

Genealogy Summer Camps for Youth Which Keep on Giving

<b></b><b></b><b><br>Genetics & Genealogy Detectives (June 19-30):</b><i> This is a two-week residential/day research camp where campers will dig into case files to discover</i> …

Genealogy

FREE NARA 2017 Virtual Genealogy Fair (save the date -- 25 October 2017) #genfair2017

Genealogy

Library of Congress Launches labs.loc.gov

<b></b><b><br>New Online Space Designed to Empower Exploration and Discovery of Digital Collections</b><b></b><i><br>The Library of Congress today launched labs.loc.gov, a new</i> …

Libraries

Nominations Needed for RootsTech 2018 Innovation Showcase (deadline 15 October 2017)

<b></b><i><br>RootsTech, the world’s largest family history and technology conference, hosted by FamilySearch, announced exciting changes to its 2018 conference</i> …

Innovation

American Archives Month (October)

<b></b><b><br>American Archives Month (October)</b><b></b><br>An annual event in celebration of my “office away from home” – Archives!<br>Besides <b>Ask an Archivist Day</b>and <b>Electronic</b> …

Archives

#AskAnArchivist Day (4th October 2017)

<b></b><b><br>#AskAnArchivist Day (4th October 2017)</b><b></b><br>This annual event is sponsored by The Society of American Archivists and will be held on October 4th to kick …

Humanities

Genealogy Library or Society Lock-In … Is there one happening near you?

<b></b><b><br>Genealogy Library or Society Lock-In … Is there one happening near you?</b><b></b><br>Unfortunately, I had to miss the one local genealogy library lock-in that …

Genealogy

digital panopticon -- Tracing London Convicts in Britain & Australia, 1780-1925

<b>digital panopticon -- Tracing London Convicts in Britain & Australia, 1780-1925</b> <br>digital panopticon is a neat new website which “allows you to search …

Neat

Be Sure to Celebrate Electronic Records Day (October 10, 2017)

<b>Be Sure to Celebrate Electronic Records Day (October 10, 2017)</b><p>From The Council of State Archivists …<p><i>The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) will once</i> …

BCG Offers Six Free Lectures (Live or by Webinar) on 6 October 2017

<b>BCG Offers Six Free Lectures (Live or by Webinar) on 6 October 2017</b><p>From our friends at BCG …<p><i>Top genealogists Jeanne Bloom, Martha Garrett, LaBrenda</i> …

Genealogy

Museum Day Live! Join in the Fun -- It's FREE! (23 September 2017)

<b>Museum Day Live! Join in the Fun -- It's FREE! (23 September 2017)</b><p>Though the below information is not directly genealogically-related, I haven’t yet …

Museums

Let's Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! ¡Celebremos Mes de la Herencia Hispana! #‎HispanicHeritageMonth &‪ #‎HHM

<b>Let's Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! ¡Celebremos Mes de la Herencia Hispana! #‎HispanicHeritageMonth &</b>‪ <b>#‎HHM</b> <br>It’s time to celebrate …

Genealogy

ISFHWE Announces Winners of 2017 Excellence-in-Writing Competition

<b>ISFHWE Announces Winners of 2017 Excellence-in-Writing Competition</b> <br>Our friends at International Society of Family History Writes and Editors (ISFHWE) …

Genealogy

Newest Edition of NGS Magazine Available to NGS Members (July-September 2017)

<b>Newest Edition of NGS Magazine Available to NGS Members (July-September 2017)</b><p>The July-September 2017 issue of the NGS Magazine (PDF 3.6 MB) is online …

Greenhouses – a means to grow crops out of season or which aren’t suited to a certain climate

<b>Greenhouses – a means to grow crops out of season or which aren’t suited to a certain climate</b><p>Sometimes we seek to consume food that is not grown …

WikiTree 2nd Annual Source-a-Thon (30 Sept-2 Oct 2017)

<b>WikiTree 2nd Annual Source-a-Thon (30 Sept-2 Oct 2017)</b><p>Last year WikiTree sponsored it’s 1st Source-a-Thon and we reported on it via Win Door Prizes …

Visualize Chronicling America News via US News Map

<b>Visualize Chronicling America News via US News Map</b><p>Chronicling America (via the Library of Congress) is a wonderful FREE historic newspaper …

Just as speaking/writing satisfies a “hidden” teacher, genealogy research satisfies my “inner” sleuth

https://openclipart.org/detail/236387/detective-with-magnifying-glass<p><b>Just as speaking/writing satisfies a “hidden” teacher, genealogy research</b> …

Recovering Water Damaged Documents, Photographs & Heirlooms

<b>Recovering Water Damaged Documents, Photographs & Heirlooms</b><p>As our thoughts are with those affected by Harvey and as Irma approaches and many still …

New Georgia Grant Program Seeks to Increase Digital Participation

<b>New Georgia Grant Program Seeks to Increase Digital Participation</b><p>Some great news from the Digital Library of Georgia …<p><i>ATHENS, Ga — The Juliette</i> …

September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Do you have one or maybe more library cards in your wallet?

<b>September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Do you have one or maybe more library cards in your wallet?</b><p>For the first time in ages, I got a new library …

Sewing Patterns … Not just nostalgia and a way of life for over a century!

<b>Sewing Patterns … Not just nostalgia and a way of life for over a century!</b><p>I learned how to sew as a child. I still have some of the items I made …

Stop by Booth #628 at FGS And Say Hi!

<b>Stop by Booth #628 at FGS And Say Hi!</b><p>Much of the genealogy world will descend on Pittsuburgh, PA, 30 August – 2 September, to attend the FGS Annual …

National Genealogical Society - June 2017 Quarterly Now Online

<b>National Genealogical Society - June 2017 Quarterly Now Online</b><p>Volume 105, No.2, June 2017 (PDF 2.4MB) of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly …

Genealogical Ethics – A Must Read from The Legal Genealogist

<b>Genealogical Ethics – A Must Read from The Legal Genealogist</b><p>Please read today's post from The Legal Genealogist – Ethical guidance.<p>It references …

Yummy Food for the Tummy – Dining Out & Sweet Memories

<b>Yummy Food for the Tummy – Dining Out & Sweet Memories</b><p>Just about a year ago, I mentioned my Auntie Edith in the post, The Right to Privacy – Personal …