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Indiana House Bill 1001 Proposes to Wipe out the #Genealogy Department at the IN State Library

The following excerpt is from the Indiana Genealogical Society Blog. If you have Indiana Ancestors, you better read the FULL blog – not just my teaser. This is important! Indiana House Bill 1001 – the State Budget Bill – includes a proposed 24% cut in funding to the Indiana State Library. According to State Librarian […]

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Genealogy Archives Opening at Cornwall Public Library, Ontario

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the November 12, 2104 edition of CORNWALL, Ontario – Local genealogists are getting an early Christmas present. The official opening of the Généalogie et archives Saint-Laurent, at its new location at Cornwall Public Library, will take place Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. Généalogie et […]

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Declining Funding of Libraries & Archives in the USA Directly Tied to the Recession

The following news release from IBISWorld was published on The Libraries and Archives industry has suffered from declining government funding over the past five years. According to the Institute of Museum and Library Services, state and local governments account for more than 90.0% of public library revenue, and struggling state and local government budgets […]

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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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Genealogists Can Now Find FamilySearch & WorldCat Records Through Both Online Resources

The following press release is from PRLog: PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 4, 2014 – DUBLIN, Ohio – OCLC and FamilySearch International are working together to share data between WorldCat and the FamilySearch Catalog to provide more resources for improved genealogy research. More than 1 million FamilySearch genealogical records are now discoverable in WorldCat, the […]

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Four Things To Do Before You Donate Your Genealogy

Amy Johnson Crow wrote an excellent blog at the blog site detailing four things that we need to do before we donate out genealogy. Check it out.

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PERSI Finds New Home at findmypast

The following is from Partnership with the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center adds 2.5 million records dating back to 1800 LOS ANGELES –, an international leader in online family history, … announced a partnership with the Allen County Public Library (ACPL) Genealogy Center to revolutionize the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI), the world’s […]

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Conner-Bishop Historical Resource Center to Open at the Utah Genealogy Library Center, Inc. in 2015

I’ve written about the planned Conner-Bishop Library in the past. My dear friend, Ruth Bishop, has been planning to open a genealogy library in the Portland, Oregon area for many years. She’s been collecting books for as long as I’ve known her, which is about 25 years. During the last decade or so, Ruth purchased […]

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FamilySearch WorldCat Partnership

The following excerpt is from an article posted January 8, 2014 at Nearly a year ago FamilySearch and OCLC announced a partnership to exchange services. Search results from the OCLC catalog,, would include the holdings of the FamilySearch Salt Lake City Family History Library (FHL). Search results from the FamilySearch catalog (formerly the […]

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FamilyHistory Catalog a Part of OCLC

The following teaser is from an article posted on 28 December 2013 at Items in the FamilyHistory card catalog now appear in OCLC–which is accessible through This is only the catalog of materials in the FamilySearch collection–their microfilm, books, and other print materials. This does not change how we access materials via the […]

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Laurel Delaware Public Library has Terrific Genealogy Collection

The following teaser is from the Sept. 18, 2013 edition of LAUREL [Delaware] — Searching for cemetery records, census information, old deeds or probate abstracts? Your quest ends with the Laurel Public Library’s little-known but highly regarded Delaware Collection. Sixty years strong with 2,376 print and non-print items, the collection is housed on the […]

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Visit the New Clallam County Genealogical Society Research Center

The following excerpt is from the August 5, 2013 edition of the Sequim Gazette. From a bright and airy building, Clallam County residents and visitors can dig into the dark recesses of their family roots at the new Clallam County Genealogical Society Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles [Washington]. CCGS president Virginia Majewski […]

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PERSI Finds New Home on findmypast & This Will Not Be Easy!

I wrote a few days ago about the move of PERSI from HeritageQuest to findmypast. This move could be a good one for the genealogical community if Brightsolid is actually able to accomplish what HeritageQuest initially set out to do – and that was to digitize the massive periodical collection at the Allen County Public […]

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Brightsolid to Take Over PERSI Publication

This may be common news, but I certainly hadn’t heard it before. Brightsolid – the British company behind is taking over the publication of PERSI. In fact, according to Michael Clegg and Jeff Krull, Brightsolid plans to go ahead and jump through the hoops allowing this invaluable periodical index to link to the actual […]

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Grand Opening of the San Diego Genealogical Research Library September 28, 2013

The following was received from Penny McBride, with the San Diego Genealogical Society: Discover your family history in downtown San Diego! The San Diego Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the grand opening of the combined genealogical research collections of the San Diego Central Public Library and the San Diego Genealogical Society. With these merged […]

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