Upfront with NGS

By Diane Acey Richard | THIS IS THE BLOG FOR THE NATIONAL GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY. IT PUBLISHES BOTH SOCIETY NEWS AND ARTICLES OF GENERAL INTEREST TO ITS MEMBERSHIP.

NEW from NGS -- Research in Florida & Research in TX -- get a copy starting TODAY at the NGS Exhibit Booth #NGS2016GEN

<b>New & Available NOW for purchase at NGS Conference</b><p>The attendees of this week’s NGS conference will find some exciting new <i>Research in the States</i> …

COMING SOON from NGS -- Genetic Genealogy in Practice #NGS2016GEN

<b>Coming Summer 2016!</b><p>The attendees of this week’s NGS conference will find some exciting news at check-in tomorrow. There will be a flyer in their bags …

Genealogy

Don't Miss a Session! Playback Now Recording 140+ Lectures & You Can Purchase These Online Now! #NGS2016GEN

<b>Can’t make it to the NGS 2016 Family History Conference? Torn between two (or more) sessions happening at the same time? Just want to hear a lecture</b> …

NGS Exhibit Booth Events -- Don't Miss Out! #NGS2016GEN

<i>———<br>Wednesday, 4 May 2016</i><p><i>3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.<br>Meet and Greet<br>Diane L. Richard, editor of UpFront with NGS</i><p><i>4:45 p.m.<br>NGS Daily Raffle Ticket</i> …

American South

Today is May Day -- Emergency Preparedness & Saving Our Archives IS IMPORTANT!

Today is May Day (1 May)<p>Per the Society of American Archivists ...<p><i>Protecting our collections is one of our fundamental responsibilities as</i> …

National Genealogical Society - March 2016 Quarterly Now Online

Volume 104, No.1, March 2016 (PDF 1.6MB) of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly is now available online in the Members Only section of the …

Washington DC NGS Research Trip Still Has Openings -- And not for long!

Have you ever been to WashingtonDCand visitedNARA, the DAR or the Library of Congress?<p>If not, consider joining the NGS Research trip there, 1-6 …

Washington D.C.

Israel State Archives Putting Collection Online

The Israel State Archives is in the process of putting its entire collection online.<p>You can currently search the archive. Sometimes you will get an …

Israel

Let's Celebrate Preservation Week! #preswk

<b>It’s</b> <b>Preservation Week</b> <b>#preswk -- Are you celebrating?</b><p><i>In 2005 the first comprehensive</i> <i>national survey</i> <i>of the condition and preservation needs of the</i> …

Arts and Crafts Movement

WDYTYA? Live speaker handouts and some lectures FREE to access

Event is now past and you can still learn from it! Read below about how.<p>Many are familiar with WDYTYA? Did you know that it started as a UK series on …

Pre-Registration for the NGS Conference and All Ticketed Events Sales Closes 22 April 2016

ARLINGTON,VA, 20 APRIL 2016: It’s not too late to register for the NGS Family History Conference inFort Lauderdale. <b>The deadline for pre-conference</b> …

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Wayne NGS Research Trip Still Has Openings -- And not for long!

Have you ever been to the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne,Indiana?<p>If not, consider joining the NGS Research trip there, 15–19 August …

Research

Things are a Changin' -- AncestryDNA Will Be Updating Its Matching Algorithm

The news all over Facebook (FB) yesterday and today is AncestryDNA’s plans to change its matching algorithm.<p>Blaine T Bettinger, The Genetic …

Programming

Red Cross -- Invaluable Service & Extensive Archives -- Have you checked these out?

Today I woke up thinking about The Red Cross and the unimaginable scale of humanitarian aid provided by it since its founding.<p>Many of our ancestors …

Red Cross

FOIA Mapper -- FREE tool to facilitate making FOIA requests

Earlier this week we posted New York City marriage Records Indexes 1908-1929 online & FREE to access which was about the eventual success of a …

Genealogy

NGS Conference is now just around the corner (less than three weeks away!)

The NGS 2016 Family History Conference #NGS2016GEN kicks off in just under 3 weeks in Fort Lauderdale,Florida!<p>I hope you are able to attend, if so, …

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><i>First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the</i> …

Genealogy

New York City marriage Records Indexes 1908-1929 online & FREE to access

I’m happy to report that the “fruits” of that victory are starting to show up on the Internet Archive.<p>As reported in the most recent newsletter …

Marriage

NGS Releases Mobile App for 2016 Family History Conference

Arlington,VA, 11 APRIL 2016—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the release of its mobile app for the NGS 2016 Family History …

Mobile

Notice of NGS Annual Meeting & List of Nominating Committee Nominations

The Annual Meeting of the National Genealogical Society will be held at the NGS 2016 Family History Conference at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward …

Genealogy

A Billion Records FREE via American Ancestors (NEHGS) [Ends 13 April 2016]

<b>American Ancestors by NEHGS Announces an Unprecedented, Historic Event for Genealogists: A BILLION Records FREE!</b></i> …

New England

Some "Rich" Folklife Archives

Since UNC Chapel Hill has a Southern Folklife Collection, I read with great interest Alan Lomax's Massive Archive Goes Online (housed on the website …

Genealogy

FREE Access -- Fold3 Civil War Collection [ends 15th April 2016]

Civil War research has just gotten easier, at least for the next 10 days or so. Do you have ancestors who served in the Civil War? Fold3 will be …

Civil War

SC adds a new online electronic records archive

Besides the South Carolina Department of Archives and History and its online records, which is always a favorite place of mine to do online SC …

Dive into Genetic Genealogy at the NGS 2016 Family History Conference

<b>Dive into Genetic Genealogy at the</b><p><b>NGS 2016 Family History Conference</b><p>Family historians interested in learning more about DNA testing and genetic …

Genealogy

Early Bird Discount Ends 31 March -- NGS 2016 Family History Conference Ft. Lauderdale, FL

<b>NGS 2016 Family History Conference</b><p><b>Ft. Lauderdale,FL</b><p>Arlington,VA, 29 March 2016—Time is quickly running out on the <b>early bird discount</b>for the National …

Genealogy

Call for Proposals Deadline is 1 April 2016 -- National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina

<b>Call for Proposals Deadline is 1 April 2016</b><p><b>National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference inRaleigh,North Carolina</b><p>Arlington, VA, 29 …

Freedmen’s Bureau records are “color blind” – why everyone should check these records!

<b>Freedmen’s Bureau records are “color blind” – why everyone should check these records!</b> <br>The records of the Freedmen’s Bureau have been frequently in …

Oral History -- Exploring African American Credit Unions

We often think of Oral History as focusing on people and families and their stories.<p>I read with great interest a recent Southern Oral History Program …