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FREE Access -- Ancestry.com Military Records

Ancestry.com has FREE access this weekend.

Honor your military heroes by taking advantage of free access to more than 200 million military records

Military

FREE Access to Select Military Databases at American Ancestors (now through 27 May 2015)

As we get ready to celebrate the Memorial Day, it’s a great time to think about our ancestors who served – many of them in conflicts decades or …

Databases

NGS Introduces Four New Research in the States Books: California, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Nebraska

ARLINGTON,VA, 21 MAY 2015—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is pleased to announce the publication of four, new books as part of its Research …

Research

News Alert: Hotel Accommodations for 2016 NGS Conference in Fort Lauderdale Will Open 27 May 2015

Last week at the NGS Conference in St. Charles, NGS announced that hotel accommodations for the 2016 NGS Conference inFort Lauderdale,Floridawould …

Hotels

Excellence in Genealogy Scholarship and Service Honored by National Genealogical Society Awards

Arlington, VA, 19 May 2015—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) held its annual banquet on Friday evening, 15 May, at the NGS 2015 Family History …

Genealogy

2015 William Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship Awarded at National Genealogical Society Family History Conference in St. Charles, Missouri

Scott Holl, MLIS, Manager of teh HIstory and Genealogy Department, St. Louis County Library
Winner -- 2015 William Filby Award for Genealogical …

Genealogy

SCGS Offers Two Streaming Options for Those Unable to Attend in Person (5-7 June 2015)

In a few weeks, the popular Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree will take place (5-7 June 2015). For those unable to attend, there will …

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Smithsonian + Conveyor Belt = Excellent Digital Imaging System

JUST AN IMAGE -- WORKING LINK TO VIDEO IN BODY OF ARTICLE

Digitizing is very important to family history researchers. We are often unable to …

Conveyor Belt

National Genealogical Society Presents Awards Honoring Excellence in Newsletter Editorship and Service to NGS

ARLINGTON, VA, 13 May 2015—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) honored excellence in the categories of newsletter editorship and service to the …

Awards

Veterans History Project -- Let's Make Sure That No More of Their Stories are Lost!

As the Library of Congress reminds us, “with Memorial Day approaching, you can help us save the story of a veteran you might know, through our …

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Avotaynu Online -- Wonderful Jewish (and Eastern European et al) Genealogy & Family History Resource

Though I do not have any Jewish ancestry, the announcement below from Avotaynu greatly excited me! This is because I have always found its published …

Genealogy

WDYTYA Live (UK) Speakers' Handouts Available Online for FREE

In the US, when one thinks of WDYTYA, you think of the TV show. In theUK, besides there being a TV show, there is also an associated conference held …

United Kingdom

Genealogy + Journalism = ISFHWE Excellence-in-Writing competition (Deadline is 15 June 2015)

The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) is sponsoring its annual “Excellence-in-Writing” competition. This contest …

Genealogy

Cinco de Mayo - Let's Research Hispanic Heritage!

Cinco de Mayo is TODAY. Many will celebrate this holiday even if not of Mexican heritage!

That doesn’t mean though that those of Mexican heritage …

Cinco de Mayo

FREE WWII Records Access at Fold3 (through 15 May)

Through 15 May you can have FREE access to the World War II collection at Fold3.

Visit http://www.fold3.com/ for details.

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Annual Awards for Federal Librarianship are Announced!

Federal libraries and their employees are invaluable resources as we research our ancestors.

Award winning ones even more so in the sense that their …

Librarianship

FamilySearch Indexing Holds First Worldwide Arbitration Event Starting Tomorrow!

Salt Lake City, Utah, April 21, 2015—More than six million indexed images containing valuable genealogical information are waiting to be arbitrated

FamilySearch

Scholarship + Genealogical Education = Wonderful Opportunity

The 2016 American Society of Genealogists (ASG) Scholar Award is open to those interested in applying.

Established in 1996, the ASG Scholar Award is

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Let's celebrate Preservation Week -- We all benefit!

This week is Preservation Week. This week is always a great opportunity to think about what you, or a local organization or archive or library or …

Preservation

Three Days Left to Register for The NGS 2015 Family History Conference and All Ticketed Events

Arlington,VA, 27 APRIL 2015—Have you registered for the NGS Family History Conference inSt. Charles? The deadline for pre-conference registration is …

Genealogy

American Numismatic Society Partners with HathiTrust

Growing up I was a stamp collector. I spent many many hours trying to find inexpensive stamps from around the world for my albums. They were a great …

Coin Collecting

Disappearing History ... Post Civil War Black Towns are Dying

I always hate to hear about the loss of history – be it documents, memories, stories, buildings, communities, and more.

This was reaffirmed as I read …

Civil War

National Endowment for the Humanities announces new “Common Heritage” grant program

Neat news out of Washington! NEH has announced a grant program called “Common Heritage” that will have our genealogical community rummaging through …

Humanities

Surprise -- Rental Property Actually Oldest House in NC (almost 300 years old)

It’s not unusual to hear stories when someone is renovating a home or building that they find hidden documents or that a neat bit of architecture has …

Ancestry.com Introduces Ancestry Academy

Ancestry.com has announced the launch ofAncestryAcademy.

We are excited to announce the launch of Ancestry Academy, a new educational website that

Newest Edition of NGS Magazine Available to NGS Members Now!

The Jan/Feb/Mar 2015 issue of the NGS Magazine (PDF 6.2 MB) is now online in the Members Only section of the website.

Features

Meet us at the Crossroads …

2015 "Safe Day" (16 May 2015) -- Woodland Cemetery (Newark NJ) -- Family Gravesite Visitation & Tombstone Recording Day

Cemeteries represent our history. They are also places to celebrate the lives of our ancestors.

In a month there will be a special day held …

Cemeteries

ScotlandsPeople -- Get 20 FREE Credits!

You can get 20 credits for FREE at ScotlandsPeople. These must be used by the end of April.

SCOTLAND NOW, the website for Scots everywhere, has teamed

FREE Access to Fold3 Civil War Collection

Through the end of April you can have FREE access to the Civil War Records collection at Fold3.

Visit http://www.fold3.com/ for details.

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