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BCG's FREE Day of Quality Genealogy Education (7 October) ... in person and broadcast online

<b>BCG's FREE Day of Quality Genealogy Education (7 October) ... in-person and broadcast online</b> <br>From our friends at the Board for Certification of …

Genealogy

Win Door Prizes -- WikiTree Source-a-Thon to kick off Family History Month (1-3 October 2016)

<b>Win Door Prizes -- WikiTree Source-a-Thon to kick off Family History Month (1-3 October 2016)</b> <br>WikiTree will be holding a source-a-thon this coming …

Genealogy

The Wait is OVER -- NMAAHC Opens TOMORROW, 24 September 2016

<b>The Wait is OVER -- NMAAHC Opens TOMORROW, 24 September 2016</b> <br>Tomorrow the newest Smithsonian Museum opens! Though the passes for visiting in-person …

Snapchat

Some Genealogy Fairs You HAVE to Attend from Home (Jammies Optional)!

<b>Some Genealogy Fairs You HAVE to Attend from Home (Jammies Optional)!</b><p>The National Archives (NARA) is again hosting a Virtual Genealogy Fair (26-27 …

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 &‪ #‎HHM</b><p>It’s time to celebrate …

Alaska, Colorado, Maine, and New Jersey Join the National Digital Newspaper Program (aka Chronicling America)

<b>Alaska, Colorado, Maine, and New Jersey Join the National Digital Newspaper Program (aka Chronicling America)</b> <br>More news about more digitized content …

$21 Million Awarded to Help Museums Improve Service to Public -- of interest to genealogists is the grant to the Preservation Society of Newport County (Rhode Island)

<b>$21 Million Awarded to Help Museums Improve Service to Public -- of interest to genealogists is the grant to the Preservation Society of Newport</b> …

County Historians -- Are You "Taking Advantage" of them?

<b>County Historians -- Are You “Taking Advantage" of them?</b> <br>Normally, when we talk of “taking advantage” of someone, we don’t usually mean that as a …

Cotton Feed Bags as Fashion and Embroidered Flour Sacks as a Form of Thanks

<b>Cotton Feed Bags as Fashion and Embroidered Flour Sacks as a Form of Thanks</b> <br>I often write about adding “color” to the lives we research. If you are …

Ghost Towns -- Ancestors DID live in them

<b>Ghost Towns -- Ancestors DID live in them</b> <br>Before doing genealogy research, when I used to think of Ghost Towns I always thought of movies made out …

It's not just OK and it's essential that you correct known errors in your genealogy tree

<b>It's not just OK and it's essential that you correct known errors in your genealogy tree</b> <br>We’ve all been there … you create your family tree and post …

Genealogy

MO Adoptees born before 1941 can NOW access original birth certificates

<b>MO Adoptees born before 1941 can NOW access original birth certificates</b> <br>Effective late last month, Missouri adoptees born before 1 January 1941 can …

Birth Certificate

Once So Common, TB Sanitariums Dotted the Landscape

<b>Once So Common, TB Sanitariums Dotted the Landscape</b> <br>Many of us find ancestors who died of Tuberculosis (TB), also often referred to as Consumption. I …

Tuberculosis

Wayback Machine ... Time Travel for Genealogists!

<b>Wayback Machine ... Time Travel for Genealogists!</b> <b><br>If you are not using to revisit old websites, you are missing out!</b> <br>I love the Wayback Machine! I …

Travel

ISFHWE Announces Winners of Excellence-in-Writing Competition

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

Genealogy

National Genealogical Society Publishes The First Workbook on Genetic Genealogy

<b>National Genealogical Society Publishes The First Workbook on Genetic Genealogy</b><p>ARLINGTON, VA, 1 September 2016—The National Genealogical Society …

Genealogy

RPAC shares -- Striking a Balance Between Records Access and Privacy

<b>RPAC shares -- Striking a Balance Between Records Access and Privacy</b> <br>Records Preservation and Access is so critical to genealogists, family …

Privacy

Preserve the Pensions (War of 1812) Fundraising is COMPLETED! Let's Celebrate

<b>Preserve the Pensions (War of 1812) Fundraising is COMPLETED! Let's Celebrate</b> <br>I received some great news in my inbox this morning from our friends at …

The Right to Privacy – Personal Correspondence

Letter from John Richard Fountain to Margaret (Fountain) Acey, his daughter, 27 January 1967.<br>This letter was written shortly before he died on 27 …

Rights & Freedoms

Digital Estate Planning Laws -- Relevant to Preserving "Your" Digital Genealogy Assets!

<b>Digital Estate Planning Laws -- Relevant to Preserving "Your" Digital Genealogy Assets!</b> <br>What’s the saying? “‘Tis impossible to be sure of any thing …

Genealogy

Does Your Historic House Hold Family Secrets?

Image from Houzz<br>http://www.houzz.com/photos/4715404/Renovation-Finds [accessed 082916]<p><b>Does Your Historic House Hold Family Secrets?</b> <br>Late last year we …

Genealogy

The Right To Privacy – Care & Selectivity in What You Publish About Others

Created by Josh Hallett, https://www.flickr.com/photos/hyku/368912557/.<p>[CC-BY-ND-2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)], via</b> …

The National Map and Its New Mapping Editor for USGS Volunteer Map Editors

<b>The National Map and Its New Mapping Editor for USGS Volunteer Map Editors</b><p>Maps are so important to our research – they help establish a context we …

Early Bird Registration for NGS Research Trip to SLC ENDS 1 September!

<b>Early Bird Registration for NGS Research Trip to SLC ENDS 1 September!</b><p>Have you ever visited the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah?<p>If …

National Genealogical Society Releases Research in Pennsylvania, 3rd Edition

<b>National Genealogical Society Releases Research in Pennsylvania, 3rd Edition</b><p>ARLINGTON, VA, 23 August 2016—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) …

Research

Libraries Are Helping Patrons Digitize!

<b>Libraries Are Helping Patrons Digitize!</b><p>We all hear how important it is to digitize items as a means of preservation and sharing and yet, we can be …

Are You Aware of The Mini Page Archive?

<b>Are You Aware of The Mini Page Archive?</b><p>Keeping with our theme of youth, I thought it quite neat when I discovered that there is an archive of <i>The Mini</i> …

Genealogy

Using the Model of Horrible Histories Might We Create Ghoulish Genealogies?!?!

<b>Using the Model of Horrible Histories Might We Create Ghoulish Genealogies?!?!</b> <br>If I wanted to get my kids to read when they were young, nothing was …

NGS Announces a New Course in its American Genealogical Studies Series: Branching Out

<b>NGS Announces a New Course in its American Genealogical Studies Series: Branching Out</b> <br>Arlington, VA, 16 August 2016—The National Genealogical Society …