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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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Indiana Considers Downtown Indianapolis Site for State Archives

The following teaser is from an article posted in the August 4, 2014 edition of ibj.com: [Indiana] State officials are investigating creating a $17 million headquarters for the state archives on downtown’s American Legion Mall as part of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration. In a “request for information,” the Indiana Department of Administration has asked real estate […]

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Massachusetts to Install New Vault at the Archives

The following excerpt is from an article by Joshua Miller, posted in the July 29, 2014 edition of bostonglobe.com A top [Massachusetts] state official today defended the $6.2 million the Legislature has set aside to be spent for the engineering, design and construction of a new vault in the state archives building. Secretary of State […]

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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 PRWeb.com: 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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The Alaska State Archives Has Accepted the Alaska Railroad and Territorial Court Records from NARA

On Friday, the Alaska State Archives took official ownership of about 3000 cubic feet of records from the now-closed National Archives branch in Anchorage. This was done in a signing ceremony attended by court officials, judges, lawmakers, state historians, and museum volunteers. Since the records are being transferred from one archive to another, they all […]

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Illinois Archivists & Volunteers Offered a Chance at Scholarships

The following excerpt is from Joan Griffis’ Illinois Ancestors column posted in the May 14, 2014 edition of the News-Gazette. According to the most recent issue of the Illinois State Archives Newsletter, “For the Record” (Spring 2014), the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board “is offering scholarships to Illinois archivists and archival volunteers to attend […]

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Washington State Archives Flood Found “Just in time.”

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the April 25, 2014 edition of The Olympian. An employee discovered a flood that started in a break room at the Washington State Archives about 7 a.m. Friday, and state officials scrambled to save priceless historical documents. Archivist Steve Excell said the state is lucky that […]

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New North Dakota Heritage Center to Open Two Galleries April 28, 2014

I’ve blogged previously about the planned North Dakota Hertiage Center. The following excerpt is from an article posted in the Bismarck Tribune. North Dakotans will be able to get a look at two new galleries at North Dakota Heritage Center starting April 28. The expansion project is winding down and remains on target for completion […]

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Alaska Will be Keeping Some of Its Federal Records After All

A few days ago, I blogged about the closing of several National Archives branches. One of those included the branch in Anchorage, Alaska. Now it looks like some of the records will be staying in Alaska. The following teaser is from an article by James Brooks, posted in the April 4 edition of juneauempire.com: Alaska’s […]

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Library and Archives Canada Launches Portal for Residental Schools 1885-1996

The following is from the Library and Archives Canada website: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is launching a single portal to provide access to photos related to Residential Schools, taken between 1885 and 1996. Some 150,000 Aboriginal children attended over 130 residential schools located across the country. The first set of published photos comprises about […]

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Genealogical Resources in English Repositories – 70% Off – Just $13.50

While the information so nicely gathered into this single book, Genealogical Resources in English Repositories, can be found in many other locations; sometimes, it is nice to have this type of information in one place, as a quick and easy reference. This book represents an exhaustive listing of available genealogical resources available in Britain. Listed […]

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