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Donation to Conserve & Digitize Documents From the 1911 New York Capital Fire

In the very early morning hours of March 29, 1911, a fire got started in the 3rd floor Assembly Library of the New York Capital Building. The fire quickly spread throughout the third floor, then on to the fourth floor and both towers. Many thousands of manuscripts and books went up in flames. However, there […]

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Thoughts on the Elimination of the Indiana State Library #Genealogy Department

I posted a blog about the elimination of the genealogy department at the Indiana state archives earlier, but didn’t comment much on it. In reading further, it looks to me like the money is available to save the library budget – it’s just going to be used for other stuff – like 55 million bucks […]

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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 cornwallseawaynews.com: 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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Indiana Contracts With Ancestry.com to Digitize 13M Vital Records

The following excerpt is from an article written by Bill McCleery, at the October 23, 2014 edition of indystar.com: The Indiana Commission on Public Records has approved a contract with Ancestry.com to digitize more than 13 million birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday. The birth and death certificates date […]

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The Sam Houston Regional Library & Research Center Closed for Renovations Nov 3 thru January 1

The following teaser is from the thevindicator.com: Liberty, TX- The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center will be closed for renovations from November 3, 2014 through January 1, 2015 as part of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s (TSLAC) multi-year plan to address critical safety and security needs at the 127-acre museum complex […]

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Detroit News Archival Materials Moving to the State Archives of Michigan

If you have Detroit-area ancestry, you’ll be interested to know that The Detroit News is moving their archival collections to the Michigan State Archives. These collections include items that Michigan researchers will want to check out. The following teaser is from the October 20, 2014 edition of detroitnews.com: As The Detroit News packs up for […]

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Juneau Archives Named for William L. Paul, Sr.

It’s been announced that the Juneau Alaska archives at the new Walter Soboleff building will be named for Tlingit Native rights champion, William L. Paul, Sr. The following excerpt is from an article posted in the October 19, 2014 edition of JuneauEmpire.com: The archives facility at the new Walter Soboleff building will be named for […]

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Connecticut State Library Digitizing WWI History

The following excerpt is from an article by David Drury, posted at courant.com: The now century-old conflict known to its contemporaries as the Great War left an indelible imprint on Connecticut. For those who lived through it, on the battlefield or the home front, it was a life-defining event, and the Connecticut State Library wants […]

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Hawaii State Archives Makes Documents More Accessible Online

For several years, the Hawaii State Archives has been diligently working to make the Archives documents more accessible to the public. The Archives was rather forced into it since many documents created today are in a digital form only, and they just weren’t set up to deal with them. Now we’re seeing both digital documents […]

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Tennessee K-12 Students Get Free Classroom Access to Ancestry.com

According to an AP article posted on October 8 at the ksl.com website, the Tennessee State Library and Archives has further collaborated with Ancestry.com, offering all K-12 classrooms in the state free access to Ancestry.com. Hmmm… smart move on Ancestry’s part. Get ‘em hooked early-on and they just may be hooked for life… Read the […]

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Volunteers Needed for Massive Smithsonian Digitization Project

The following is from the Smithsonian website: New Website Allows Anyone with Internet Connection to Help August 12, 2014 – Today the Smithsonian launches its Transcription Center website to the public. The website is designed to leverage the power of crowds to help the Smithsonian unlock the content inside thousands of digitized images of documents, […]

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The Butte-Silver Bow Montana Public Archives

The following excerpt is from an article posted at the Montana Standard website: The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, which occupies the former city fire station at 17 W. Quartz St., is where the city/county government record is kept, along with Anaconda Copper Co. papers, labor union papers, Sanborn survey maps and donated family collections. The […]

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The Idaho State Historical Museum Closes for Renovation

The following teaser is from the ktvb.com website. Click on the link to view the full article, as well as a video. BOISE — Museum-goers got one last chance to visit the Idaho State Historical Museum before it closes for an extended, three-year renovation and expansion project. The museum hosted a “One Last Look” event […]

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Early Oregonians Database added at Ancestry.com

The following teaser is from an excellent article written by Hannah Hoffman for the Statesman Journal, and posted August 5, 2014 on their website. A database of Oregon residents before it became a state has been picked up by Ancestry.com, the primary genealogy website in the country, giving people across the country searchable access to […]

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Delaware Public Archives Produces Online Guide to WWI Records

The Delaware Public Archives (DPA) is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of World War I by offering a new reference guide to resources that can be found at the Archives relating to the “war to end all wars.” Director of the Delaware Public Archives and State Archivist, Stephen Marz, states that “with the […]

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