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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.
Happy 4th July ...
The above fun facts come courtesy of the National Archives FB page.
copyright © National Genealogical Society, 3108 Columbia Pike, …Declaration of Independence
From Fold3 ...
As we celebrate America’s independence this month, learn more about the people who made it possible by exploring Fold3’s Revolutionary …Genealogy
From the Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) ...
Did you know that a date of death is no longer added to the Social Security Death Index …July 4th
Okay fans of WDYTYA, the new summer season starts 26 July 2015. Read more about the new season and the planned celebrities at TLC Reveals Celebrities …Upfront
News from NEHGS ...
Since 1988 NEHGS has sponsored the Great Migration Study Project. The results are yours to research FREE all week. To salute the …Migration
Webinars have been such a great technological boon to our family history community!
Now you don’t necessarily have to live (or be able to visit) where …Webinars
A news release from the Board for the Certification of Genealogists (BCG) ...
18 June 2015
At the May meeting, the trustees of the Board for …Certification
Yesterday we discussed highways wiping out whole neighborhoods.
Today, let’s turn our attention to modern day newspapers disappearing and possibly …Print Media
Have you ever had an address from a directory in the first half of the 20th century and then put it in Google Maps (or something comparable) and …Google Maps
The genealogy community often talks about television programs that are about individuals researching their ancestry (e.g. WDYTYA, Finding Your Roots, …Genealogy
Above is what one currently finds when accessing Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF). Ancestry.com closed down the website last month.
A new project was unveiled on Friday in honor of Juneteenth Day – the Freedmen’s Bureau Project.
SALT LAKE CITY — FamilySearch International, the …Genealogy
Back in December, we blogged Facebook can be a genealogical goldmine or a "too much" nightmare -- taming social media. That hasn’t changed. There is …Facebook
Screen Capture for Ancestry.com Virginia Page -- note the NEW symbols next to vital records databases!
Vital records + Access = happy dance for …Virginia
As family historians we often become the keepers of invaluable family artifacts – documents, photographs, textiles and more.
Are we doing the best we …Genealogy
Time Capsules – what fun!
This has been a hot issue for one NC community!
AshevilleNCrecently opened a time capsule created in 1897 found under …Time Capsules
Many many libraries, archives, institutions and other entities have an online presence! Are you taking advantage?
I was just reminded that online archives exist for so many different institutions!
I saw a Facebook (FB) post from the Photo Detective about a photo …Archives
Screen Capture of Google Image search on the phrase "Start Here"
This post comes about based on a newspaper article and a blog post I recently read …Genealogy
Couldn't Attend the Global Family Reunion -- No Worries -- Select Sessions Recorded & Available to Watch
The Global Family Reunion took place this past Saturday (6 June 2015).
If you weren’t able to attend, many sessions were streamed and are now …Genealogy
Happy Belated National Archives Day!
Though I didn’t celebrate National Archives Day (yesterday), I did use the many online resources available for …Archives
We always like to share when NARA awards grants! Preservation and improved access benefit us al. Here is the latest news ...
Family History Library -- FREE week-long US Research Seminar; 1/2 of classes offered as FREE webinars
The Family History Library (in Salt Lake CityUT) is offering a FREE week-long United States Research Seminar (30 classes) 12th -16th October 2015. …Genealogy
Some good news from The National Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) ...
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is …
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We often talk about access to cemeteries, or just as often, lack of access to cemeteries. …
The School ofEducation at UNC (this time along with Virginia Tech) continues to create resources that both help educate on historical topics of …
There’s a new event taking place on June 6th called Global Family Reunion.
The Global FamilyReunionwill have more than 30 wonderful speakers, …
Have you been taking advantage of the FREE Library of Congress (LOC) Magazine? This delightful magazine started publication in the fall of 2012. You …
This Place Matters is a campaign by the National Trust for Historic Preservation where everyone can share a “This Place Matters” sign superimposed on …
ARLINGTON,VA, 27 MAY 2015: The 2016 NGS Family History Conference inFort Lauderdale,Florida, 4-7 May, is less than one year away, but it is not too …