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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.

National Genealogical Society Seeks Nominations for the 2017 National Genealogy Hall of Fame

<b>National Genealogical Society Seeks Nominations for the 2017 National Genealogy Hall of Fame</b><p>At the NGS Conference in the States, held in Fort …

Genealogy

Holiday Gifts to You -- Genealogy Style -- 15 Free and (Relatively) New Family History Resources -- Part 1

<b>Part 1</b><p>The holiday season is a period of gift giving. My gift to you is another series of editions of FREE and (Relatively) New Genealogy and Family …

Genealogy

Archival Outlook -- FREE, Fun & Informative Publication from Society of American Archivists

<b>Archival Outlook -- FREE, Fun & Informative Publication from Society of American Archivists</b> <br>Archives are so important to genealogists. There are so …

Archives

Nominations Now Being Accepted -- Award for Excellence: Genealogy & Family History Book (NGS)

<b>Nominations Now Being Accepted -- Award for Excellence: Genealogy & Family History Book (NGS)</b> <br>This post continues a periodic series where we, at NGS, …

Genealogy

Registration NOW Open for the National Genealogical Society's 2017 Family History Conference

<b>Registration NOW Open for the National Genealogical Society's 2017 Family History Conference</b> <br>Arlington, VA, 1 DECEMBER 2016— Registration is now open …

North Carolina

AncestryProGenealogists Announces Scholarship Program for Professional Genealogists

<b>AncestryProGenealogists Announces Scholarship Program for Professional Genealogists</b> <br>From our friends at AncestryProGenealogists …<p><i>Ancestry has</i> …

Scholarship

National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference Program NOW AVAILABLE

<b>National Genealogical Society 2017 Family History Conference Program NOW AVAILABLE</b> <br>Arlington, VA, 28 NOVEMBER 2016—The National Genealogical Society …

Genealogy

Thanksgiving Traditions

Source: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Thanksgiving_postcard_circa_1910.JPG<p><b>Thanksgiving Traditions</b> <br>As Kimberly Powell states in her post <i>Top</i> …

New Year's Eve

Nominations Now Being Accepted -- Rubincam Youth Awards (NGS)

<b>Nominations Now Being Accepted -- Rubincam Youth Awards (NGS)</b> <br>This post continues a periodic series where we, at NGS, highlight the various …

Awards

Researching UK Birth & Death Records Keeps Getting Easier & Easier

<b>Researching UK Birth & Death Records Keeps Getting Easier & Easier</b> <br>Back in June, I talked about some of my favorite FREE UK research websites in …

United Kingdom

MyHeritage Membership Offer for NGS Members Last Chance!

<b>Reminder, the special MyHeritage offer for NGS members will end of Monday, November 21st. Sign up before midnight on Monday, November 21st to get 50%</b> …

Genealogy

U.S. House of Representatives Launches Records Search

<b>U.S. House of Representatives Launches Records Search</b> <br>Last month the U.S. House of Representatives launched Records Search on the History, Art & …

Nominations Now Being Accepted -- NGS Newsletter Competition

<b>Nominations Now Being Accepted -- NGS Newsletter Competition</b> <br>This post continues a periodic series where we, at NGS, highlight the various …

Genealogy

Mixed Roots Foundation Officially Launches Global Adoptee Genealogy Project (GAGP) Launched

<b>Mixed Roots Foundation Officially Launches Global Adoptee Genealogy Project (GAGP) Launched</b> <br>We learn from the Mixed Roots Foundation about a new …

Genealogy

MyHeritage Membership Offer for NGS Members

The National Genealogical Society partners from time to time with companies that can offer you excellent services at a discount. MyHeritage is a …

Genealogy

Reclaim the Records -- NYC Marriage Index, 1950-1995 FREE to access

<b>Reclaim the Records -- NYC Marriage Index, 1950-1995 FREE to access</b> <br>Whereas on Friday we posted about restrictions to death records, particularly the …

New York City

Veterans Day -- Let's Honor those who have (or are) serving ...

John Richard Fountain (center front) -- My maternal grandfather -- Served in WWII<br>Copyright 2013 Diane L Richard<p><b>Veterans Day -- Let's Honor those who</b> …

Veterans Day

Capturing Stories -- A Great Holiday Tradition!

<b>Capturing Stories -- A Great Holiday Tradition!</b> <br>Since its founding in 2003, StoryCorps’ mission …<p><i>… is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in</i> …

StoryCorps

Nominations Now Being Accepted -- John T Humphrey, CG Memorial Scholarship (NGS)

<b></b><b><br>Nominations Now Being Accepted -- John T Humphrey,</b> <i>CG SM</i><b>, Memorial Scholarship</b><b></b><br>This post continues a periodic series where we, at NGS, highlight the …

Genealogy

National Genealogical Society Welcomes New Editor of NGS Magazine

<b>National Genealogical Society Welcomes New Editor of NGS Magazine</b> <br>ARLINGTON, VA, 7 November 2016—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is pleased …

Genealogy

FREE Access to Fold3 WWII Collections (Ends 8 Nov 2016)

<b></b><b><br>FREE Access to Fold3 WWII Collections (Ends 8 Nov 2016)</b><br>Veteran’s day is just around the corner. In honor of those who served during WWII, Fold3is …

Genealogy

RPAC Shares ... Closing Death Records is Just Dead Wrong!

<b>RPAC Shares ... Closing Death Records is Just Dead Wrong!</b> <br>We often talk about records access and restrictions. As part of that dialogue, we often …

Nominations Now Being Accepted -- Award for Excellence: Genealogical Methods and Sources (NGS)

<b></b><b><br>Nominations Now Being Accepted -- Award for Excellence: Genealogical Methods and Sources</b><b></b><br>This post continues a periodic series where we, at NGS, …

Awards

Let's Celebrate Native American Heritage Month + Fold3 FREE Access to its Native American Records

<b>Let's Celebrate Native American Heritage Month</b> <b>+ Fold3 FREE Access to its Native American Records</b> <br>The Library of Congress, National Archives and …

Indigenous Peoples

Records Returned -- Charles City County (VA) Record Book, 1694-1700 back home after an absence of over 150 years

A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pensilvania, New Jersey and North Carolina. Drawn …

Opinions Regarding Slavery: Slave Narratives. 1822-1865 [FREE Access]

<b>Opinions Regarding Slavery: Slave Narratives. 1822-1865 [FREE Access]</b> <br>Southern University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, Archives and …

Remembering WWI App

<b>Remembering WWI App</b> <br>From AOTUS and a post on 17 September 2016 …<p><i>Today we’re launching the public beta program for the Remembering WWI iPhone app,</i> …

Nominations Now Being Accepted -- Award for Excellence: Genealogy and Family History Book (NGS)

<b>Nominations Now Being Accepted -- Award for Excellence: Genealogy and Family History Book</b> <br>This post starts a periodic series where we, at NGS, …

FREE Emergency Response and Salvage Mobile App -- after all, genealogists often maintain priceless collections

<b>FREE Emergency Response and Salvage Mobile App -- after all, genealogists often maintain priceless collections</b> <br>Many genealogists and family …