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<b></b><b><br>Daylight Savings Time … an interesting history</b><br>Has your community every "tried" something and then tried to "turn the clock back?" Raleigh NC tried …

Daylight Savings Time

FREE Access -- British & Irish Records -- FindMyPast (22-26 June 2017)

<b>FREE Access -- British & Irish Records -- FindMyPast (22-26 June 2017)</b><p>From our friends, at FindMyPast, we learn that from today through the 26th you …

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What Upfront with NGS is all about …

<b>What Upfront with NGS is all about …</b><p>Good morning, afternoon, evening, or maybe even the middle of the night! That’s the great thing about the …

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History Unfolded -- US Newspapers and the Holocaust

<b>History Unfolded -- US Newspapers and the Holocaust</b><p>From our friends at Newspapers.com … Learn about this newspaper-related project run by the …

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Newest Edition of NGS Magazine Available to NGS Members, Digital Version Now IN FULL COLOR! (Apr/May/June 2017)

<b></b><b><br>Newest Edition of NGS Magazine Available to NGS Members, Digital Version Now</b> <b>I</b><b>N</b><b></b> <b>F</b><b>U</b><b>L</b><b>L</b><b></b> <b>C</b><b>O</b><b>L</b><b>O</b><b>R</b><b>! (Apr/May/June 2017)</b><br>The Apr/May/June issue of the NGS …

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Sometimes it takes awhile …

<b>Sometimes it takes awhile …</b><p>After almost 200 years (well, 183 years to be precise), a slave who unwittingly changed law via a NC Supreme Court case, …

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Digital Maine & More – Crowdsourcing to Make History More Accessible!

<b>Digital Maine & More – Crowdsourcing to Make History More Accessible!</b><p>We always love to hear about records being digitized and when crowdsourcing is …

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Father’s Day Sales, History & Ancestry Sweepstakes

<b>DNA News – Father’s Day Sales, History & Ancestry Sweepstakes</b><p>With Father’s Day just around the corner, some of you will consider “gifting” Dad a DNA …

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Read Worthy Stuff Posted to NGS FB Page That is NOT Blogged About on Upfront with NGS!

<b>Read Worthy Stuff</b> <b>Posted to NGS FB Page That is NOT Blogged About on Upfront with NGS!</b><p>Hello, everyone …<p>I like to periodically remind Upfront with NGS …

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Is There an App?

<b></b><b><br>Is There an App?</b>Reading the newspaper, I learned that the North Carolina Museum of Art now has an app full of information. My mind immediately …

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What language or slang did your ancestors use?

<b>What language or slang did your ancestors use?</b><p>History trivia is just so much fun!<p>I also discovered The Endangered Languages Project.<p><i>Humanity today is</i> …

Language

Digging for Genealogy Gold -- New Resources, 2017 Edition -- Part #4

<b></b><b><br>Digging for Genealogy Gold -- New Resources, 2017 Edition</b><br>My present continued …<br>AUSTRIA• Austrian National Archives (Postcards, Books, Newspapers and …

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Digging for Genealogy Gold -- New Resources, 2017 Edition -- Part #3

<b></b><b><br>Digging for Genealogy Gold -- New Resources, 2017 Edition</b><br>My present continued …<br>AUSTRALIA• The Prosecution Project -- The Prosecution Project is …

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Digging for Genealogy Gold -- New Resources, 2017 Edition -- Part #2

<b>Digging for Genealogy Gold -- New Resources, 2017 Edition</b><p><b>Part #2</b><p>My present continued …<p>AUSTRIA-HUNGARY<p>CANADA<p>FINLAND<p>Digihakemisto (Digital Index) …

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Digging for Genealogy Gold -- New Resources, 2017 Edition -- Part #1

<b>Digging for Genealogy Gold -- New Resources, 2017 Edition</b><p><b>Part #1</b><p>I have my annual present for you ...<p>For the last couple of years, I have created, …

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Probing the Past -- Chesapeake Region of VA & MD Probate Inventories 1740-1810

<b></b><b></b><b><br>Probing the Past -- Chesapeake Region of VA & MD Probate Inventories 1740-1810</b>This is an interesting database. The contents were collected for a …

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UpFront with NGS

<b>Have you Thought to Look to Brazil for Missing Confederate Descendants?</b><p>My daughter, always keeping her eyes open for topics that might interest …

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Another platform for sharing ... Medium.com

<b>Another platform for sharing ... Medium.com</b><p>I stumbled across this the other day. That the Library of Congress is now also found on Medium.com …

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Let us remember ... Memorial Day 2017

29 May 2017<p>Let us remember ... Memorial Day 2017<p>◦<p>Posted by Diane L Richard at Monday, May 29, 2017<p>Reactions:<p>Labels: Memorial Day<p>Subscribe to: Post …

ConferenceKeeper’s “Fill The Calendar” Contest [Most Kinds of Genealogy Events]

<b>ConferenceKeeper’s “Fill The Calendar” Contest</b><p><b>[Most Kinds of Genealogy Events]</b><p>From our friends at ConferenceKeeper.org …<p><i>To enter, just submit a 2017</i> …

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Library of Congress has put Sanborn Insurance Maps Online (FREE for anyone to access!)

From our friends at the Library of Congress we learn …<p><i>The Library of Congress has placed online nearly 25,000 Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps, which</i> …

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Registration Now Open For Live Streaming of FREE SCGS Jamboree 2017 Sessions

<i>The live-streamed sessions from Jamboree are listed below. Session descriptions, speaker bios, suggested experience levels and schedule details are</i> …

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#52Stories

<b>#52Stories</b><p>FamilySearch has an initiative where you are encouraged to write one story every week for a year, thus completing 52 stories.<p>To add some …

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The Legal Genealogist and Ancestry.com weigh in on a recent controversy & MyHeritage is running a father's day contest

<b>DNA news -- The Legal Genealogist and Ancestry.com weigh in on a recent controversy & MyHeritage is running a father's day contest</b><p>Here are a couple …

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NGS Conference ... Attendance, Video and Audio Recorded Options ...

<b>NGS Conference ... Attendance, Video and Audio Recorded Options ...</b><p><b>#NGS2017GEN</b><p>Here are some snippets from an email received by those who attended the …

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Attending A Genealogy Conference – Something Inexplicable Happens When a Large Group of Genealogists Get Together …

Everyone Heading to the Vendor Hall for the First Time at NGS 2017<br>by Diane L. Richard<p><b>Attending A Genealogy Conference – Something Inexplicable</b> …

Archive About Eyeglasses, A Place to "See" the History of What Has Aided Our Vision Through Time!

<b>Archive About Eyeglasses, A Place to "See" the History of What Has Aided Our Vision Through Time!</b><p>As someone who has worn glasses since she was 5 …

FREE Access to ALL Pennsylvania Resources on AmericanAncestors.org (16-23 May 2017)

<b>FREE Access to ALL Pennsylvania Resources on AmericanAncestors.org (16-23 May 2017)</b><p>From our friends at American Ancestors …<p><i>May 15, 2017—Boston,</i> …

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

Excellence in Genealogy Scholarship and Service Honored by National Genealogical Society Awards<p>#NGS2017GEN<p>Arlington, VA, 12 MAY 2017—The National …

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