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One of my Favorite weeks – Preservation Week (23-29 April 2017) – and days -- May 1 (May Day)!

<b>One of my Favorite weeks – Preservation Week (23-29 April 2017) – and days -- May 1 (May Day)!</b><p><b>#preswk @PreservationWk</b><p>This is a week that I like to …

Genealogy

Mobile Conference App Now Available for the NGS 2017 Family History Conference

<b>Mobile Conference App Now Available for the NGS 2017 Family History Conference</b><p><b>#NGS2017GEN</b><p>ARLINGTON, VA, 24 APRIL 2017—<b>The Mobile Conference App for</b> …

Genealogy

A Bunch of DNA Sales -- Right Now -- in Honor of National DNA Day -- They Won’t Last Long!

<b>A Bunch of DNA Sales -- Right Now -- in Honor of National DNA Day -- They Won’t Last Long!</b><p><b>#DNADay17</b><p>National DNA Day takes place on 25 April 2017. …

Genealogy

Registration for the NGS Conference and All Ticketed Events Closes 27 April 2017

<b>Registration for the NGS Conference and All Ticketed Events Closes 27 April 2017</b><p><b>#NGS2017GEN</b><p>ARLINGTON, VA, 20 APRIL 2017: Only ten days are left to …

Global Perspectives

FREE Access to 32 Probate-Related Databases on AmericanAncestors.org (18-25 April 2017)

<b>FREE Access to 32 Probate-Related Databases on AmericanAncestors.org (18-25 April 2017)</b><p>From our friends at AmericanAncestors.org …<p><i>April 18,</i> …

Genealogy

National DNA Day Contest -- Prize Possiblities for those who "connect" to Genealogy Bargains (@geneabargains)

<b>National DNA Day Contest -- Prize Possibilities for those who "connect" to Genealogy Bargains (@geneabargains)</b><p><b>#DNADay17</b><p>Our friend Thomas MacEntee, …

Genealogy

NGS To Live Stream Ten Genealogy Lectures During the Family History Conference in May

<b>NGS To Live Stream Ten Genealogy Lectures During the Family History Conference in May</b><p><b>#NGS2017GEN</b><p>Arlington, VA, 17 April 2017 — The National …

Livestreaming

A FREE App to Guesstimate How Old Someone in a Photo Is -- Let me Emphasize the Guess Part!

<b>A FREE App to Guesstimate How Old Someone in a Photo Is -- Let me Emphasize the Guess Part!</b><p>I am not a terribly good judge of age, whether in person …

Genealogy

FREE Access to FamilyTreeWebinars This Weekend (14-16 April 2016) in Celebration of Webinar #500!

<b>FREE Access to FamilyTreeWebinars This Weekend (14-16 April 2016) in Celebration of Webinar #500!</b><p>From our friends at FamilyTreeWebinars.com …<p><i>The</i> …

Genealogy

It’s National Library Week -- have you been celebrating?

<b>It’s</b><b>National Library Week</b><b>-- have you been celebrating?</b><p><b>#NationalLibraryWeek</b><p><i>First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance</i> …

Libraries

Staples – our friend and our foe!

Created by u07ch, https://www.flickr.com/photos/u07ch/3473612692/sizes/l. [CC-BY-ND-2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)], via …

Digital Media

FamilySearch -- 5 Day Western European Family History Conference (Virtual or in person) [15-19 May 2017]

<b>FamilySearch -- 5 Day Western European Family History Conference (Virtual or in person) [15-19 May 2017]</b><p>The NGS 2017 Family History Conference will …

Surname Extinction -- Might it happen?

<b>Surname Extinction -- Might it happen?</b> <br>Last month on the APG Members Only List, a colleague shared a link to this video, Surname Extinction: When …

Biodiversity

Any Watchmakers in your family tree?

<b>Any Watchmakers in your family tree?</b> <br>Just the other week I mentioned an 19th century collateral ancestor, John Ne(i)lson, watchmaker, who was …

Genealogy

Twile – new fun visual feature to help engage younger generations

<b>Twile – new fun visual feature to help engage younger generations</b> <br>Last year, after Rootstech 2016, I briefly mentioned Twile in a list of Finalists …

Infographics

ManyFoto

<b>ManyFoto</b> <br>I don’t remember how I came across this website, maybe via a Facebook post or a genealogy newsletter?!?! All I had was an email to myself …

Marketing

FamilySync to replace TreeSync in FTM 2017 [effective yesterday]

<b></b><b><br>FamilySync to replace TreeSync in FTM 2017\7 [effective yesterday]</b><br>From our friends at Software MacKiev …<b><br>Software MacKiev introduces FamilySync™</b><i></i><b></b><i><br>Last</i> …

Ancestry.com Inc.

Deadline for Call for Proposals for NGS 2018 Family History Conference 1 April 2017

<b>Deadline for Call for Proposals for NGS 2018 Family History Conference 1 April 2017</b> <br>Arlington, VA, 29 March 2017 — Time is running out for …

Genealogy

The Stars and Stripes – news for the average guy in a foxhole

<b>The Stars and Stripes – news for the average guy in a foxhole</b> <br>A few years ago, a project necessitated that I look into <i>The Stars and Stripes</i> …

History

Small Town Newspapers -- a hidden gem!

<b>Small Town Newspapers -- a hidden gem!</b> <br>So many newspapers, so little time! And, this collection is worth your time. <br>The other day I was getting ready …

News Industry

Early Bird Discount Ends 27 March for 2017 Family History Conference

<b>Early Bird Discount Ends 27 March for 2017 Family History Conference</b> <b><br>#NGS2017GEN</b> <br>Arlington, VA, 25 March 2017— Time is running out for family …

The Beyond Kin Project

<b>The Beyond Kin Project</b> <br>We are all part of one big puzzle! All families hold a piece or pieces to that puzzle. The best way to successfully research …

Photogrammar Creates Easy Access to FSA-OWI Photographs From 1935-1945

<b>Photogrammar Creates Easy Access to FSA-OWI Photographs From 1935-1945</b><p>Photogrammar is a web-based platform for organizing, searching, and visualizing …

Photography

Good News out of Virginia -- the Library of Virginia's Hours will be EXPANDED started in July

<b>Good News out of Virginia -- the Library of Virginia's Hours will be EXPANDED started in July</b> <br>All too often we are reporting reduced hours and access …

One Week Left for Early Bird Discount For the 2017 Family History Conference

<b>One Week Left for Early Bird Discount For the 2017 Family History Conference</b> <br>Arlington, VA, 20 March 2017—Family historians have one more week to …

Genealogy

Let's Get Unstuck! Time to Remove Photos From Sticky Album Pages

<b>Let's Get Unstuck! Time to Remove Photos From Sticky Album Pages</b> <br>Though Preservation Week isn’t until 23-29 April 2017, it’s NEVER too early to take …

Librarianship

Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program -- Making Sure that Valuable Records are Preserved

<b>Virginia's Circuit Court Records Preservation Program -- Making Sure that Valuable Records are Preserved</b> <br>It is always wonderful to learn about …

Plastic

International Tracing Service Expands Online Archive

<b>International Tracing Service Expands Online Archive</b> <br>From the International Tracing Service (ITS), we learn …<p><i>The International Tracing Service (ITS)</i> …

Holocaust

Explore the World’s Largest Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City, Utah

<b>Explore the World’s Largest Genealogical Library in Salt Lake City, Utah</b> <br>ARLINGTON, VA, 15 MARCH 2017—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) opens …

Genealogy