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Old Canada Road Historical Society Launches Online Database

The following teaser is from BINGHAM — The Old Canada Road Historical Society recently announced the launch of its online collections database, a new resource for those interested in the history of the Upper Kennebec Valley… The society covers the towns and plantations on both sides of the Kennebec from Bingham to Parlin Pond, […]

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The German Society of Pennsylvania Celebrates 250 Years

The following teaser is from an article written by Franziska Holzschuh, and posted in the October 14, 2014 edition of The Uleckinger family’s journey from Germany to Philadelphia ended in catastrophe. Father Jacob and three of his children died on a ship called the Charming Molly as it crossed the Atlantic in 1773, and […]

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The Ohio Historical Society to Change Its Name

According to an AP article in the April 21, 2014 edition of, The Ohio Historical Society will become the Ohio History Connection. It seems that many Ohioans saw the society as “inaccessible and antiquated,” Read the article to learn the details.

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Prince George (VA) Regional Heritage Center Transforming Old Clerk’s Office Into Genealogical Research Facility

The following excerpt is from an article by Vanessa Remmers posted in the MArch 3, 2014 edition of PRINCE GEORGE – Virginia – A building that held Prince George County records in the late 1800s will soon become the site of a new exhibit center celebrating the county’s cultural heritage. The Prince George Regional […]

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Find Your Kentucky Roots at KHS’s New Online Genealogy Magazine

The following news release is from the Kentucky Historical Society website: Monday, February 24, 2014: Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) today announced the launch of its new online family history magazine, Kentucky Ancestors Online (KAO). This free electronic magazine, or e-zine, represents the latest evolution in KHS publications and continues the long-respected legacy of the former […]

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Lake Placid-North Elba (New York) Historical Society Opens New Office

The following excerpt is from the January 22, 2013 edition of the Lake Placid News. LAKE PLACID [New York] – The Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society recently opened a new office at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts Annex on Saranac Avenue, making the organization more accessible. The society operates The History Museum at […]

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Kansas Historical Society Announces New Operation Hours at the State Archives

The following excerpt is from the October 15, 2013 edition of TOPEKA — The Kansas Historical Society announced new operation hours at the State Archives. Beginning November 1 and continuing through February 28, the facility will be open 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Wednesday – Saturday. Operating hours March 1 – October 31 remain […]

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Iowa GAR Book – Personal War Sketches of the Members of Rob’t F. Lowe Post No. 167 – Available Online

GAR Records are some of the most valuable records that descendants of Union Civil War veterans can use. However, they are often difficult to come by. Now, the White River Valley Historical Society has posted an extremely valuable GAR (Grand Army of the Republic) book. Following is their news release: “One experience of thrilling interest […]

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Kentucky Historical Society Announces Partnership with the Smithsonian Institution

The following teaser is from the July 1, 2013 edition of The Kentucky Historical Society has struck a new partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. … An affiliation with the Smithsonian will provide KHS with such opportunities as access to artifacts and traveling exhibitions. Smithsonian collections includes more than 136 million objects. Read the full […]

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Kearney, Nebraska’s Trails & Rails Museum to Build a Family History Center

The Trails & Rails Museum in Kearney, Nebraska has announced plans to build a $3.1 million family history center meant to house artifacts, offices, space for traveling exhibits, a conference room and a gift shop on adjacent land. The museum board of directors would like to break ground in September and open the building to […]

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Wantagh Preservation Society Names Poulos as Curator

Larry Benedict sent me this notice that our friend, Carol Poulos, has just landed a cool job. March 16, 2012: Wantagh Preservation Society Names Poulos as Curator At its March Board of Trustees meeting the Wantagh Preservation Society [of Long Island, New York] formally approved creation of the position of Curator, and named Carol Poulos […]

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The Cataloguing of Tippecanoe County, Indiana Artifacts

The following excerpt is from an article by Ron Wilkins, posted at the Feb. 21, 2012 edition of John M. Harris spends each Tuesday and Wednesday quietly working in a small office surrounded by shelves stacked from floor to ceiling with boxes containing … well, that’s what Harris is finding out. Outside his office, […]

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Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society Moving its Annual Meeting From July to April

The following teaser is from an excellent article about the Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society published in the September 28, 2011 edition of The Meramec Valley Genealogical and Historical Society (MVGHS) [Pacific, Missouri] voted Sept. 21 to switch the date of its annual dues/potluck meeting from July to April to get away from […]

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Cape May County (New Jersey) Historical & Genealogical Society Receives Grant

COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Freeholder M. Susan Sheppard announced that the Cape May County Historical & Genealogical Society has been awarded a General Operating Support Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State. The grant, in the amount of $9,750, will be used in part to fund […]

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The Minnesota Historical Society Reopens After State Government Shutdown

The following teaser is from an article printed in the July 23, 2011 edition of the Echo Press. The Minnesota Historical Society, its museums, historic sites and library will reopen to the public today, Saturday, July 23, following the state of Minnesota government shutdown. All programs scheduled beginning Saturday will resume as initially planned. Hours […]

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