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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> …

Genealogy

#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 …

Genealogy

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 …

Genealogy

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> …

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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 …

Genealogy

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 …

Genealogy

NGS Releases Two Newly Revised Guide Books for Tennessee and North Carolina

<b>NGS Releases Two Newly Revised Guide Books for Tennessee and North Carolina</b><p><b>#NGS2017GEN</b><p>Arlington, VA, 10 MAY 2017— The National Genealogical Society …

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

<b>National Genealogical Society Presents Awards Honoring Excellence in Newsletter Editorship and Service to NGS</b><p><b>#NGS2017GEN</b><p>Arlington, VA, 10 MAY …

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National Genealogical Society Announces The 2017 Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship

<b></b><b><br>National Genealogical Society Announces The 2017 Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship</b><b>#NGS2017GEN</b><br>ARLINGTON, VA, 9 MAY 2017— Larry W. Cates is …

Genealogy

NGS Releases Two New Research Guides: American Indians of Oklahoma and Mississippi

<b>NGS Releases Two New Research Guides:</b><p><b>American Indians of Oklahoma and Mississippi</b><p><b>#NGS2017GEN</b><p>Arlington, VA, 9 MAY 2017— The National Genealogical …

Genealogy

Persuasive Cartography (Cornell)

Distribution of Crime & Drunkenness in England & Wales, https://digital.library.cornell.edu/catalog/ss:19343585<p>The title definitely caught my …

Maps

Mastering Genealogical Documentation To be Released at National Conference 10 May 2017

<b>Mastering Genealogical Documentation To be Released at National Conference 10 May 2017</b><p><b>#NGS2017GEN</b><p>Arlington, VA, 4 MAY 2017— On 10 May, the National …

Genealogy

Can’t Attend NGS 2017 Next Week! No Worries. NGS To Stream 10 Genealogy Lectures LIVE

<b>Can’t Attend NGS 2017 Next Week! No Worries. NGS To Stream 10 Genealogy Lectures LIVE</b><p><b>#NGS2017GEN</b><p>Sometimes we just cannot attend a conference, no …

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Victorian Slum House Premieres Tonight (2 May 2017) (PBS)

<b>Victorian Slum House Premieres Tonight (2 May 2017) (PBS)</b><p>With a title like that, I had to check out this new TV show on PBS.<p><i>"Victorian Slum House"</i> …

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Atlas Obscura is just plain fun and a wealth of obscure information often important to genealogists …

<b>Atlas Obscura is just plain fun and a wealth of obscure information often important to genealogists …</b><p>Atlas Obscura lives up to its name. It is …

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Genealogy Indexer – Do NOT let its simplicity fool you!

<b>Genealogy Indexer – Do NOT let its simplicity fool you!</b><p>Just over 3 years ago, I introduced you to Genealogy Indexer -- a neat little website that …

Genealogy

Last Chance for online registration and meal registration -- Pre-Registration Closes Tomorrow 27 April For the NGS Conference and All Ticketed Events

<b>Last Chance</b> <b>for online registration and meal registration!!!</b><p><b>Pre-Registration Closes Tomorrow 27 April for the NGS Conference and ALL Ticketed …

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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 …

May 1

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> …

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. …

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 …

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> …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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> …

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> …