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GenealogyBank – FREE eBooks on Select Research Topics

<b></b><br>It makes me wish I was Thomas Jay Kemp, the author of these eBooks so I could write about the juicy finds contained in newspapers!<b><br>What other</b> …

Genealogy

Did You Know That You Can Borrow Books From Internet Archive?

<b></b><br>Additionally, it’s possible to borrow books via digital offerings from your local or regional library. I do 14-day loans of fiction books using this …

Genealogy

It’s Never Too Early to Consider Writing About Your Research and Submitting it to a Contest

· Category 1 – Published Columns· Category 2 – Published Articles· Category 3 – Genealogy Newsletters· Category 4 – Unpublished Material by …

Writing

Speaking of the Internet Archive – Claims Libraries Can Sometimes Legally Scan and Make Available Materials Published 1923-1941

<b></b><b><br>What book containing genealogically relevant material published 1923-1941 and that is no longer sold would you like to see digitized?</b>

Genealogy

OCLC and Internet Archive Collaborating

<b></b><i></i><i><br>OCLC and Internet Archive are working together to make the Archive's collection of 2.5 million digitized books easier to find and access online and</i> …

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> …

History

#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 …

Archives

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 …

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

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> …

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

<b></b><i><br>The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.</i><i>Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by</i> …

The Arts

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

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

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

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

Genealogy

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 …

Atlas Obscura

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 …

Genealogy

Visualize Chronicling America News via US News Map

<b></b><i><br>Editor’s Note: Thanks to the Polish Genealogical Society of America (PGSA) for including a mention of this database and the video from Lisa Louise</i> …

Genealogy

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

https://openclipart.org/detail/236387/detective-with-magnifying-glass<b></b><i><br>1</i><i> Do consider this exact phrasing Copyrighted 2017 by Diane L. Richard.</i>

Genealogy

Recovering Water Damaged Documents, Photographs & Heirlooms

<b></b><br>Though we cannot always predict a catastrophic storm or protect everything from damage, do take a moment to think about disaster preparedness both …

Water

New Georgia Grant Program Seeks to Increase Digital Participation

<i>ATHENS, Ga — The Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace, the Johnny Mize Collection at Piedmont College, and town films and home movies at the University of</i> …

University of Georgia

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

<b></b><br>For the first time in ages, I got a new library card recently. I have long-held cards to several libraries and starting on 1 September, the State …

Genealogy

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

<b></b><br>I learned how to sew as a child. I still have some of the items I made decades (though I won't reveal how many!) ago. My mom used to make us matching …

Sewing