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Be Sure to Celebrate Electronic Records Day (October 10, 2017)

<b>Be Sure to Celebrate Electronic Records Day (October 10, 2017)</b><p>From The Council of State Archivists …<p><i>The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) will once</i> …

Genealogy

BCG Offers Six Free Lectures (Live or by Webinar) on 6 October 2017

<b>BCG Offers Six Free Lectures (Live or by Webinar) on 6 October 2017</b><p>From our friends at BCG …<p><i>Top genealogists Jeanne Bloom, Martha Garrett, LaBrenda</i> …

Genealogy

Museum Day Live! Join in the Fun -- It's FREE! (23 September 2017)

<b>Museum Day Live! Join in the Fun -- It's FREE! (23 September 2017)</b><p>Though the below information is not directly genealogically-related, I haven’t yet …

Museums

Let's Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! ¡Celebremos Mes de la Herencia Hispana! #‎HispanicHeritageMonth &‪ #‎HHM

<b>Let's Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! ¡Celebremos Mes de la Herencia Hispana! #‎HispanicHeritageMonth &</b>‪ <b>#‎HHM</b> <br>It’s time to celebrate …

Genealogy

ISFHWE Announces Winners of 2017 Excellence-in-Writing Competition

<b>ISFHWE Announces Winners of 2017 Excellence-in-Writing Competition</b> <br>Our friends at International Society of Family History Writes and Editors (ISFHWE) …

Genealogy

Newest Edition of NGS Magazine Available to NGS Members (July-September 2017)

<b>Newest Edition of NGS Magazine Available to NGS Members (July-September 2017)</b><p>The July-September 2017 issue of the NGS Magazine (PDF 3.6 MB) is online …

Genealogy

Greenhouses – a means to grow crops out of season or which aren’t suited to a certain climate

<b>Greenhouses – a means to grow crops out of season or which aren’t suited to a certain climate</b><p>Sometimes we seek to consume food that is not grown …

Genealogy

WikiTree 2nd Annual Source-a-Thon (30 Sept-2 Oct 2017)

<b>WikiTree 2nd Annual Source-a-Thon (30 Sept-2 Oct 2017)</b><p>Last year WikiTree sponsored it’s 1st Source-a-Thon and we reported on it via Win Door Prizes …

Google Hangout

Visualize Chronicling America News via US News Map

<b>Visualize Chronicling America News via US News Map</b><p>Chronicling America (via the Library of Congress) is a wonderful FREE historic newspaper …

Genealogy

Just as speaking/writing satisfies a “hidden” teacher, genealogy research satisfies my “inner” sleuth

https://openclipart.org/detail/236387/detective-with-magnifying-glass<p><b>Just as speaking/writing satisfies a “hidden” teacher, genealogy research</b> …

Genealogy

Recovering Water Damaged Documents, Photographs & Heirlooms

<b>Recovering Water Damaged Documents, Photographs & Heirlooms</b><p>As our thoughts are with those affected by Harvey and as Irma approaches and many still …

Genealogy

New Georgia Grant Program Seeks to Increase Digital Participation

<b>New Georgia Grant Program Seeks to Increase Digital Participation</b><p>Some great news from the Digital Library of Georgia …<p><i>ATHENS, Ga — The Juliette</i> …

Education

September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Do you have one or maybe more library cards in your wallet?

<b>September is Library Card Sign-up Month! Do you have one or maybe more library cards in your wallet?</b><p>For the first time in ages, I got a new library …

Libraries

Sewing Patterns … Not just nostalgia and a way of life for over a century!

<b>Sewing Patterns … Not just nostalgia and a way of life for over a century!</b><p>I learned how to sew as a child. I still have some of the items I made …

Sewing

Stop by Booth #628 at FGS And Say Hi!

<b>Stop by Booth #628 at FGS And Say Hi!</b><p>Much of the genealogy world will descend on Pittsuburgh, PA, 30 August – 2 September, to attend the FGS Annual …

Genealogy

National Genealogical Society - June 2017 Quarterly Now Online

<b>National Genealogical Society - June 2017 Quarterly Now Online</b><p>Volume 105, No.2, June 2017 (PDF 2.4MB) of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly …

Genealogy

Genealogical Ethics – A Must Read from The Legal Genealogist

<b>Genealogical Ethics – A Must Read from The Legal Genealogist</b><p>Please read today's post from The Legal Genealogist – Ethical guidance.<p>It references …

Genealogy

Yummy Food for the Tummy – Dining Out & Sweet Memories

<b>Yummy Food for the Tummy – Dining Out & Sweet Memories</b><p>Just about a year ago, I mentioned my Auntie Edith in the post, The Right to Privacy – Personal …

Mail Order Kit Houses – Not just Sears sold these!

<b>Mail Order Kit Houses – Not just Sears sold these!</b><p>This post starts in MS. The Preservation in Mississippi blog has once again introduced me to …

Telephone Booths … Going, Going, Almost Gone!

<b></b><b><br>Telephone Booths … Going, Going, Almost Gone!</b><br>Let me say up front that I “think” we always had a phone in our house, even when we lived in several …

Etiquette

Hotel Reservations Now Open for the National Genealogical Society's 2018 Family History Conference

<b>Hotel Reservations Now Open for the National Genealogical Society's 2018 Family History Conference</b><p>Arlington, VA, 15 AUGUST 2017— Effective 15 August …

Though 95% Said Heritage Is White British, The Average Villager is Just 42% British

<b>Though 95% Said Heritage Is White British, The Average Villager is Just 42% British</b><p>Angie Bush (our NGS DNA expert), shares her thoughts “DNA testing …

UpFront with NGS

17 August 2017<p><b>Mail Order Kit Houses – Not just Sears sold these!</b><p>This post starts in MS. The Preservation in Mississippi blog has once again …

Commonly Used Word Translation Lists – still invaluable even in our increasingly digitized world!

<b>Commonly Used Word Translation Lists – still invaluable even in our increasingly digitized world!</b><p>Though I now have ready access to Google Translate …

Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives – some great resources for those researching immigrant ancestors

<b>Gjenvick-Gjønvik Archives – some great resources for those researching immigrant ancestors</b><p>As usual, something stumbled across led to further …

Dictionary of American Regional English (DAR) Recordings Now Online

<b>Dictionary of American Regional English (DAR) Recordings Now Online</b><p><i>Thanks to ResearchBuzz, an always great place for news about online databases,</i> …

That Time of Year Again – Family Tree Magazine’s 101 Best FREE Website for Genealogy in 2017

<b></b><b><br>That Time of Year Again – Family Tree Magazine’s 101 Best FREE Website for Genealogy in 2017</b><br>Every year Family Tree Magazine creates a list of 101 …

Genealogy

A 100-year-old mystery solved by DNA testing!

<b></b><b><br>A 100-year-old mystery solved by DNA testing!</b><br>DNA testing can reveal surprises. Some we might be prepared for and some maybe not.<br>The story of Alice …

DNA

NGSQ Archives Complete!

<b>NGSQ Archives Complete!</b><p>What a milestone and great members-only benefit!<p><b>FULL</b> access to <i>National Genealogical Society Quarterly</i> via its online …