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.
Volume 103, No.3, September 2015 (PDF 2.7MB) of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly is now available online in the Members Only section of …Genealogy
I don’t know about you and with me, when there is a constant stream of new websites, databases, and more being created, I sometimes (okay) often wait …Google
Arlington,VA, 30 September 2015—The National Genealogical Society releases today a video promoting its 2016 Family History Conference, which will be …Genealogy
We are fortunate that family history books per se don’t seem to make it to lists of banned books. We posited last year, What if Genealogy Books Were …Banned Books Week
Electronic records are becoming more and more prevalent in our life. Just as paper records are critical and need to be preserved, the same holds true …Digital Preservation
Sarah N Dippity(*) (aka serendipity) is such a part of the fabric of our family history research.
I will be doing researching on one thing and stumble …Genealogy
Preserve the Pensions is all about preserving the War of 1812 pensions. These are invaluable documents rapidly deteriorating with use.
Did you know …War of 1812
We are ALL archivists. Our collections may not all be large or open to the public and they are still an archive. Archives need to be preserved. …Archives
The Social Networks and Archival Context (SNAC) Project is in its infancy and it has the potential to become another tool in our genealogist …Research
It can be hard to visit a library, archive, courthouse, or other repository that we are not familiar with.
In fact, sometimes it creates such anxiety, …Research
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) will once again be hosting a FREE Virtual Genealogy Fair. It will be held 21 & 22 October …Genealogy
Explore Findmypast, absolutely free this weekend!
From 7am EDT Friday, September 18th to 7am EDT on Monday, September 21st, you’ll be able to access a …Genealogy
From FamilySearch ...
SALT LAKE CITY, 15 September 2015—FamilySearch announced today that registration for RootsTech 2016 is now open. RootsTech is a …Mormonism
National Hispanic Heritage Month runs 15 September through 15 October annually. Let’s Celebrate!
There is a whole website dedicated to paying tribute …Genealogy
Many of you know that the Internet Archive is one of my favorite resources, Internet Archive -- a FREE gem that just keeps getting better!
It was …Internet Archive
Back in July we discussed that the Arizona State Genealogy Library was in jeopardy.
... FamilySearch is providing scanning and digital hosting …Genealogy
Thanks to Jan Alpert of the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) for sharing this piece written by Jan Meisels Allen and sent out as an …New York State
We love our records access! It’s great to walk into a building, request some documents and then have them at our finger tips.
Sometimes, due to the …British Library
The U.S. Marine Corps History Division has Casualty Card Databases
... for World War II, War Dogs, Interwar Period 1946-50,Korea, Interwar Period …Databases
Resources, Resources, Resources ... there can never be too many online ones that we know about and use!
We’ve often written about WorldCat, Google …Research
You may have seen the news in July about the Jamestown burials and also the mysterious box.
If not, here’s a bit of a recap of that news from a few …Smithsonian
FREE Access -- American Ancestors (NEHGS) to census, tax, and voter list information through 9 September 2015
Another offer of free access from a genealogical subscription service -- American Ancestors (NEHGS) ...
Your ancestors worked hard to give you this …Genealogy
Ancestry.com will offer FREE access to its new Wills collection and allUSbirth, death and marriage records this weekend!
Access available starting …Genealogy
NextGen – are you?
We first shared with you about NextGen back in 2013 via a guest post, The NextGen Genealogy Network (NGGN) -- Guest Post by Kassie …Genealogy
Have you checked out the vertical files held in the community where you are doing research?
One of my earliest and best finds were tax lists for Wake …North Carolina
We are often greatly challenged to determine where information of interest to us can be found! Because of this, websites or services that aggregate …Google Scholar
New Funding support for Digital Public Library of America facilitates a push to serve all 50 states by 2017!
It’s always nice to read about how Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) keeps growing! Digital Public Library of America makes push to serve all …Genealogy
Crowdsourcing continues to be a popular way to get lots of work done in a short period of time by involving individuals from around the world to …Crowdsourcing