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FREE Access to the Great Migration Databases on AmericanAncestors.org – July 1-8, 2015

The following was received from NEHGS: Family Historians May Commemorate Independence Day by Searching FREE on AmericanAncestors.org for America’s Earliest Settlers, July 1 through July 8 June 29, 2015—Boston, Massachusetts — In a salute to the anniversary of our nation’s independence, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is granting FREE access to all online searchable […]

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The New England Historical and Genealogical Register – Spring 2015 Electronic Issue Now Available

My electronic copy of The New England Historical and Genealogical Register came popping into my inbox today. I like get the Register in electronic format. I can just blow up the copy and flip through the pages on my big computer monitor – making it easy on old eyes… What’s really cool is that the […]

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2015 William Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship Awarded to Scott Holl at the NGS Conference in St. Charles, Missouri

The following is from the National Genealogical Society: ARLINGTON, VA, 19 May 2015—The National Genealogical Society’s William Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship is presented yearly to a librarian whose primary focus is genealogy and local history and who is employed in a public, academic, or special library. The 2015 award was given at the National […]

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Excellence in Genealogy Scholarship & Service Honored by National Genealogical Society Awards

The following is from the National Genealogical Society: ARLINGTON, VA, 19 May 2015—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) held its annual banquet on Friday evening, 15 May, at the NGS 2015 Family History Conference in Saint Charles, Missouri, to present awards that acknowledge and honor genealogical scholarship and service. Each year, these awards are presented to […]

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Free Live Streaming Sessions from The 46th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree

The upcoming SCGS Genealogy Jamboree promises to be better than ever! Bill Dollarhide and I look forward to seeing many of you there. We will be working in exhibit booths 706-709 (the same area as last year). The following information is from SCGS: Following is the schedule for the FREE live streaming from the 46th […]

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On the Way Home from the NGS Conference

Bill Dollarhide and I are currently on the road heading back to Orting, Washington, having spent much of last week at the NGS Conference in St. Charles, Missouri. On Sunday we drove from St. Charles to Fort Collins, Colorado. This morning we are meeting with my neice and cousin, then going to see my sister, […]

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The NGS Conference in St. Charles, Missouri

Bill Dollarhide and I drove about 2200 miles to arrive in St. Charles, Missouri just in time to set up as a booth in the exhibit hall at the NGS conference. Family Roots Publishing has only one booth this year, exhibiting mostly our books – Hansen’s German Map Guide books, Minert’s German Place Name Indexes, […]

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News from the Utah Genealogical Association

The following is from the Utah Genealogical Association: The DNA Interest Group will meet virtually on Thursday, May 7th and June 4th at 7:00 pm. Angie Bush will present AncestryDNA: Matches Circles and NADs in May, and First Steps for Adoptees in June. Complete information is posted on the UGA DNA Interest Group page, but […]

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2015 Excellence-in-Writing Competition – Open for Entries

The following press release is from Tina Sansone with ISFHWE: May 1, 2015 – The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) is reminding writers IN ALL MEDIA (magazines, newspapers, journals, websites, blogs) that the 2015 Excellence-in-Writing Competition is now open for entries through 15 June 2015. The International Society of Family History […]

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Association of Professional Genealogists Announces Membership Discounts

The following is from APG: Support for Younger and Retiring Generations of Professional Genealogists WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 15 April, 2015 − The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) today announced membership discounts for younger and retiring professionals. Individuals under the age of 30 are eligible for a 50 percent discount on the yearly membership price. Those […]

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NGS 2016 Family History Conference Call for Papers Closes 1 April 2015

The following is from the National Genealogical Society: ARLINGTON, VA, 26 MARCH 2015 — Time is running out to submit lecture proposals for the NGS 2016 Family History Conference. Speakers and sponsoring organizations must submit their proposals by 1 April 2015. The conference, entitled Exploring the Centuries: Footprints in Time, will be held 4–7 May […]

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FEEFHS Announces a Change in their Name & Focus

It’s recently been announced that the Federation of East European Family History Societies, founded by my friend, the late Charles Hall, has had a change in its name – although not its acronym! FEEFHS is still FEEFHS. It’s now the Foundation for East European Family History Studies. This makes a lot of sense – although […]

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Call for Papers for FGS Conference in Springfield, Illinois in 2016 – Deadline is April 10, 2015

The following is from Thomas McEntee, National Publicity Chair for the conference: February 10, 2015 – Austin, TX – The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces that presentation proposals are now being received for its 2016 Conference, “Time Travel: Centuries of Memories,” to be held in Springfield, Illinois, Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2016. The […]

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The New NEHG Register #Genealogy

I got my copy of The New England Historical and Genealogical Register today. No – not in the mail, but as an online magazine. After getting The Register for eons as a print publication, I finally decided that I’d rather get it online. First off, I don’t have room for the publications anymore. Secondly, I […]

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2016 FGS National ​C​onference Call for ​P​resentation P​roposals​

The following news release is from FGS: Deadline for Submissions is 10 April 2015 February 13, 2015 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces a Call for Presentation Proposals for the FGS 2016 Conference, “Time Travel: Centuries of Memories,” to be held in Springfield, Illinois, Aug 31 – Sept 3, 2016. The […]

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