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Mail Order Kit Houses – Not just Sears sold these!

<b>Mail Order Kit Houses – Not just Sears sold these!</b><p>This post starts in MS. The Preservation in Mississippi blog has once again introduced me to …

Housing

Telephone Booths … Going, Going, Almost Gone!

<b></b><b><br>Telephone Booths … Going, Going, Almost Gone!</b><br>Let me say up front that I “think” we always had a phone in our house, even when we lived in several …

Genealogy

Hotel Reservations Now Open for the National Genealogical Society's 2018 Family History Conference

<b>Hotel Reservations Now Open for the National Genealogical Society's 2018 Family History Conference</b><p>Arlington, VA, 15 AUGUST 2017— Effective 15 August …

Genealogy

Though 95% Said Heritage Is White British, The Average Villager is Just 42% British

<b>Though 95% Said Heritage Is White British, The Average Villager is Just 42% British</b><p>Angie Bush (our NGS DNA expert), shares her thoughts “DNA testing …

Genealogy

UpFront with NGS

17 August 2017<p><b>Mail Order Kit Houses – Not just Sears sold these!</b><p>This post starts in MS. The Preservation in Mississippi blog has once again …

Genealogy

Commonly Used Word Translation Lists – still invaluable even in our increasingly digitized world!

<b>Commonly Used Word Translation Lists – still invaluable even in our increasingly digitized world!</b><p>Though I now have ready access to Google Translate …

Genealogy

Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives – some great resources for those researching immigrant ancestors

<b>Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives – some great resources for those researching immigrant ancestors</b><p>As usual, something stumbled across led to further …

Genealogy

Dictionary of American Regional English (DAR) Recordings Now Online

<b>Dictionary of American Regional English (DAR) Recordings Now Online</b><p><i>Thanks to ResearchBuzz, an always great place for news about online databases,</i> …

Genealogy

That Time of Year Again – Family Tree Magazine’s 101 Best FREE Website for Genealogy in 2017

<b></b><b><br>That Time of Year Again – Family Tree Magazine’s 101 Best FREE Website for Genealogy in 2017</b><br>Every year Family Tree Magazine creates a list of 101 …

Genealogy

A 100-year-old mystery solved by DNA testing!

<b></b><b><br>A 100-year-old mystery solved by DNA testing!</b><br>DNA testing can reveal surprises. Some we might be prepared for and some maybe not.<br>The story of Alice …

Genealogy

NGSQ Archives Complete!

<b>NGSQ Archives Complete!</b><p>What a milestone and great members-only benefit!<p><b>FULL</b> access to <i>National Genealogical Society Quarterly</i> via its online …

Genealogy

Disinterment & Reinterment Permits – Yes, Buried individuals do Sometimes Get Moved (and Legally)!

<b>Disinterment & Reinterment Permits – Yes, Buried Individuals do Sometimes Get Moved (and Legally)!</b><p>Sometimes buried individuals get moved. Sometimes a …

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Smithsonian – Artistic Expression in the First World War; Breathtaking & Moving Exhibit of Art by Those Who Lived the Experience

<b>Smithsonian – Artistic Expression in the First World War</b><p><b>Breathtaking & Moving Exhibit of Art by Those Who Lived the Experience</b><p>This past weekend I was …

World War I

Unclaimed Persons – every life is worth remembering

<b>Unclaimed Persons – every life is worth remembering</b><p>The tagline says it all. Every life IS worth remembering.<p>We first talked about Unclaimed Persons …

Genealogy

Union County Iowa Fair Accepting Genealogy & History Department Submissions!

<b>Union County Iowa Fair Accepting Genealogy & History Department Submissions!</b><p>I love this!<p>Summer is a slow time for genealogy news and so I was just …

2017 Donald Mosher Award for Colonial Virginia Research Applications Sought by BCG

<b>2017 Donald Mosher Award for Colonial Virginia Research Applications Sought by BCG</b><p>From our friends at the Board for Certification for Genealogists …

FREE Archival Magazines – Don’t Miss Out!

<b></b><b><br>FREE Archival Magazines – Don’t Miss Out!</b><br>Just like the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) has a regular features magazine, Prologue, …

Genealogy

RPAC Encourages Family Historians to Support NARA and Library of Congress

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1926 Polish Declarations of Admiration and Friendship for the United States Now Digitized and Accessible on Library of Congress Website

Schoolchildren from Deszno, Sanok, an ancestral village for my ancestors,<br>https://www.loc.gov/resource/pldec.073/?sp=71 <b></b><b><br>1926 Polish Declarations of</b> …

Genealogy

Founding Era of DC as Seen Through the Eyes (and Papers) of Women

<b>Founding Era of DC as Seen Through the Eyes (and Papers) of Women</b><p>The Library of Congress recently put online two collections that will interest not …

Find A Grave – the same and yet different!

<b></b><b><br>Find A Grave – the same and yet different!</b><br>Are you an avid fan of Find A Grave? Do you regularly add memorials to it?<br>If yes, check out the Beta …

Genealogy

Internet Archive + HathiTrust + Google Books = Digital Book-apalooza!

<b>Internet Archive + HathiTrust + Google Books = Digital Book-apalooza!</b><p>Continuing my nostalgic run through some resources that are part of my genealogy …

JSTOR … incredible resource – are you taking advantage?

<b></b><b><br>JSTOR … incredible resource – are you taking advantage?</b><br>Continuing my nostalgic run through some resources that are part of my genealogy “go to” bag, …

Genealogy

1776 – Musical Drama Film That Still Makes Me Really Think About What the Second Continental Congress Was Like

<b>1776 – Musical Drama Film That Still Makes Me Really Think About What the Second Continental Congress Was Like</b><p>As genealogists, we always have to be …

Archivegrid – The Manuscript Collection Resource You NEED to Check out!

<b></b><b><br>Archivegrid – The Manuscript Collection Resource You NEED to Check out!</b><br>Over the course of the summer, I plan to republish some older blog posts …

Genealogy

Death Online – a great resource that is not Morbid at all!

Over the course of the summer, I plan to republish some older blog posts written about some of my <b>favorite</b> resources …<br>Originally published 27 June …

Genealogy

Celebrate Independence Day with FREE Access to AmericanAncestors.org (29 June - 6 July 2017)

<b>Celebrate Independence Day with FREE Access to AmericanAncestors.org (29 June - 6 July 2017)</b><p>From our friends at AmericanAncestors …<p><i>June 28,</i> …

Linkpendium – STILL one of my favorite genealogy websites!

<b></b><b><br>Linkpendium – STILL one of my favorite genealogy websites!</b><br>Over the course of the summer, I plan to republish some older blog posts written about some …

Genealogy

Family History Microfilm Discontinuation Effective 1 September 2017 (FamilySearch)

<b></b><b><br>Family History Microfilm Discontinuation</b><b>Effective 1 September 2017 (FamilySearch)</b><br>From our friends at FamilySearch we received this news. <b>This will</b> …

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