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New StoryCorps App (FREE) -- Your "story" could end up archived with the Library of Congress

StoryCorps has released an app. You can read more about it here.
The StoryCorps app—a free mobile application—seamlessly walks users through an

StoryCorps

NGS 2016 Family History Conference Call for Papers Closes 1 April 2015

ARLINGTON,VA, 26 MARCH 2015—Time is running out to submit lecture proposals for the NGS 2016 Family History Conference. Speakers and sponsoring …

Genealogy

The People of the British Isles Project Announces a Genetic Map of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Guest Blogger, Blaine Bettinger, PhD, JD is the author of www.TheGeneticGenealogist.com, one of the longest-running blogs devoted to genetic

Genealogy

Early Bird Discount for NGS Conference Ends 30 March

Arlington,VA, 23 March 2015—If you are planning to register for the NGS Family History Conference inSt. Charles, be sure to take advantage of its …

Genealogy

20 Free and (Relatively) New Genealogy and Family History Resources, Part 6

My present continues ... 20 more FREE resources ....

British Library – Digitised Manuscripts
• Adobe PDF Guide – Everything You Wanted to do with PDFs – …

Genealogy

Ohio opens adoption records for Jan 1964 - Sep 1996 this Friday (20 March 2015)

It was great to see the headline Ohio set to open adoption records sealed for 50 years. As we continue to read about threats to records access, it’s …

Ohio

NGS Announces Research Trip to Salt Lake City [January 2016]

Source: https://familysearch.org/locations/saltlakecity-library

Arlington,VA, 18 March 2015—Registration is now open for the National Genealogical …

Genealogy

Be a Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA) Star -- TLC sweepstakes running now!

Many of us watch Who Do You Think You Are? (WDYTYA).

How would you like to have an experience like the celebrities do?

Now is your chance as TLC is …

Sweepstakes

Cleaning Out a Parents House After Their Death -- Genealogically Speaking

Some time in our future, we may each find ourselves cleaning out the house of a deceased parent (though the same would apply for anyone’s household …

Cleaning

20 Free and (Relatively) New Genealogy and Family History Resources, Part 5

My present continues ... 20 more FREE resources ....

Merton [UK] Photo Archive
• Héritage (Canada) -- a 10-year initiative to digitize and make …

Genealogy

National Genealogical Society’s Publication Genealogy and the Law Now Available on Kindle


Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian
by Kay Haviland Freilich, CGSM, CGLSM, FNGS, and William B. Freilich, Esq., …

Genealogy

FREE Resources for Online Digitized Genealogy & Family History Books

Blog post about The Midwest Genealogy Center's involvement with the Family History Books Book Digitization Project, …

Genealogy

RootsMOOC is Coming -- Free online intro to genealogy course

RootsMOOC [Massive Open Online Course] is a free, open, online course and a friendly introduction to family history research in the U.S. using …

Genealogy

Ancestor's Mental Health or Any Medical Records Can Be Very Hard to Come By!

Created by darkday, https://www.flickr.com/photos/drainrat/14381555070/sizes/l. [CC-BY-ND-2.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/)], via …

Genealogy

National Genealogical Society Announces Live Streaming Broadcast -- 2015 Family History Conference (St. Charles, Missouri 13–16 May 20115)

Arlington, VA, 9 March 2015 —The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the live streaming of ten lectures from its 2015 Family History …

Genealogy

20 Free and (Relatively) New Genealogy and Family History Resources, Part 4

My present continues ... 20 more FREE resources ....

WWI Portal (The National Archives –UK)
• Hoosier State Chronicles (Indiana’s Digital Historic …

Genealogy

FREE Weekend (starts NOW) at Findmypast

Findmypast has announced ...

We’re delighted to announce that this weekend we are opening up our archives and giving unlimited free access to our

Genealogy

50% off MyHeritage (Offer Good through 16 March 2015)

• PremiumPlus family site
• Start a new tree or import GEDCOM
• Unlimited storage for your family tree and photos
• Apps for iPhone, iPad & Android
• Smart Matches …

Genealogy

Genealogy + Elitism Does NOT Benefit Anyone!

Continuing the thread on conferences ... The Chart Chick (Janet Hovorka) wrote An Open Letter to the Genealogy Community last month. She mentions …

Genealogy

NGS Announces Research Trip to Washington D.C.

Arlington,VA, 4 March 2015 — Registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society’s guided research trip toWashingtonD.C., which will take …

Research

Copyright + Conference Lecturer = Respect + Law

Talk about a hot topic after Rootstech/FGS!

Talk about an important topic!

Whether you are attending a large national conference such as the NGS 2015 …

Genealogy

The Book of Negroes

BET broadcast in February (16th-18th) The Book of Negroes. This show raised incredible interest in the basis for this show, the actual Inspection …

Upfront

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) Continues to Expand

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) continues to expand!
DPLA welcomes four new Service Hubs: Tennessee, Maryland, Maine, and the Caribbean. …

Librarianship

Copyright + You -- YES, you as in genealogists and family historians!

Copyright is important. It is important to any family history works we author and want to copyright as well as those writings, photographs or …

Genealogy

National Genealogical Society Launches NGS Monthly -- A New Digital Publication

ARLINGTON,VA. 23 FEBRUARY 2015. The National Genealogical Society (NGS) today launched NGS Monthly, a new digital publication that, each month, will …

Upfront

20 Free and (Relatively) New Genealogy and Family History Resources, Part 2

My present continues ... 20 more FREE resources ....
• Marriages, Baptisms, Deaths (St. Columbian,Quebec,Canada)
• Recorded Cases of Black Female Lynching …

Genealogy

National Genealogical Society Appoints New Executive Director

ARLINGTON,VA 19 February 2015. The Board of Directors of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) announced the appointment of Edward Grandi as the …

Nonprofits

National Genealogical Society Announces Official Media Registration For 2015 Family History Conference

Arlington,VA, 19 February 2015: The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announced today the opening of official media registration for the 2015 …

Genealogy

NGS Announces Research Trip to Allen County Public Library -- Fort Wayne, Indiana 18-22 August 2015

Arlington,VA, 18 February 2015: Registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society research trip to the Allen County Public Library …

Research