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Danish Immigrant Museum Changes its Name

Word has been received that the Danish Immigrant Museum of Elk Horn Iowa has changed its name to Museum of Danish America. They have stated that while their name is changing, their mission will still the same. The only national institution of its kind with a professionally-trained curatorial staff, The museum has a 30 year […]

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ProQuest Lays Off About 40 Employees

The following excerpt was from the January 15, 2013 edition of AnnArbor.com: Ann Arbor-based information IT company ProQuest laid off about 40 employees on Tuesday, a spokeswoman confirmed. Ah… I see my old employer is making some changes… These things always make empolyees nervoud, especially if that employee happens to lose their job. ProQuest just […]

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10.3 Million Records in 24 Hours Indexed by 46,000 Vounteers – Mainly for the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Online volunteers surpassed the previous one-day mark for indexing (transcribing) genealogical records, including the 1940 U.S. Census, as part of the “Five Million Record Challenge” issued by the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project. Aiming to propel volunteer contributions past the previous high of nearly 4.9 million records set April 30, the challenge […]

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Major Changes in the 1940 Census Indexed States!

Both Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.com have made major progress this week in posting of Indexes to the 1940 Census. The following info includes indexes that are currently being posted the night of Thursday, June 28-Friday June 29, 2012. Ancestry.com Ancestry.com – As of tonight (Thursday-Friday June 28-29) the following sites can be searched by name at […]

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ProQuest Names Kurt Sanford as CEO

While I was working for HeritageQuest in North Salt Lake in 2002, we were acquired by ProQuest – who now continues to own HeritageQuest, but is itself owned by Cambridge Information Group. The HeritageQuest Online that you may access through your local library today is the firm whose parent company has named Kurt Sanford as […]

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