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NGS Announces a New Cloud-Based Course: Researching Your World War I Ancestors

The following is from NGS: ARLINGTON, VA, 01/27/2016 — The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the release of its newest Continuing Genealogical Studies course, Researching Your World War I Ancestors. In this cloud-based, nine-module, self-paced course, genealogists obtain an introduction to WWI research. Modules cover topics such as “Locate and Understand Records of Units,” “Serial […]

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GCO has a new website!

The following is from the Genealogical Council of Oregon (GCO): GCO has a new website! – www.gcoconference.com July 28 & 29, 2016 – Western Institute of Genealogy and July 30, 2016 – Summer Genealogy Fest We are having two events and each has it’s own registration page. They are individually listed under the tabs of […]

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Patricia Moorhead Appointed Emeritus Member of AGI

The following is from AGI: Accredited Genealogists Ireland (AGI) is pleased to announce that its very first Emeritus Member is Patricia Moorhead. She is a popular figure in Irish genealogy, known particularly for her witty and entertaining talks. Pat, as she is familiarly known to her friends, has been involved in family history research for […]

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Curt DiCamillo Appointed Curator of Special Collections at NEHGS

The following is from Henry Hornblower at NEHGS: Boston, Massachusetts, January 11, 2016 ― Curt DiCamillo, the internationally recognized authority on English country houses and the decorative arts, has been appointed the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s (NEHGS) first Curator of Special Collections, a new position commencing February 29, 2016. A longtime member of NEHGS, […]

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Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy Announces 2016 Election Results

The following news release is from the Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy: The CAFG Board of Directors is pleased to announce the results of both the December 2015 Board of Directors and the January 2016 Officers elections. The board has five members: Juli Whittaker, Sheila Benedict, Bethany Waterbury, Charles McGee, and Helen Daglas. […]

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NEHGS Partners with the Congregational Library & Archives to Digitize Early Church Records

The following news release is from NEHGS: New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) Partners with the Congregational Library & Archives to Digitize Early Church Records January 7, 2016—Boston, Massachusetts — New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is pleased to announce its participation in New England’s Hidden Histories: Providing Public Access to the Manuscripts of New […]

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NGS Launches Its Newest Course – Genetic Genealogy: Autosomal DNA Course

The following news release is from the National Genealogical Society: ARLINGTON, VA, 9 DECEMBER, 2015— The National Genealogical Society (NGS) proudly announces the release of its newest Continuing Genealogical Studies course, Genetic Genealogy:Autosomal DNA. Autosomal DNA comprises twenty-two of the twenty-three pairs of chromosomes, excluding the one pair of sex chromosomes. These matched pairs of […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: South Carolina

“Let there be no illusions: Southern genealogy is difficult–especially in remote areas and among ‘plain folk’ who resisted paper trails as fiercely as they did meddling governments. Add to this problem a legion of burned courthouses. … In truth, evidence does often exist; it just come in forms one does not expect and is found […]

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APG 2015 Election Results

The following is from APG: Association of Professional Genealogists Elects Billie Stone Fogarty President Executive Committee, Board Members, and Nominating Committee Elected for the Next Term WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 6 November 2015 – Today the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) announced election results for its 2016-17 executive committee, as well as for nine board members, […]

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Free Cemetery Records Databases at AmericanAncestors.org October 30 through November 7, 2015

The following was received from NEHGS: October 30, 2015 — Boston, Massachusetts — “Your ancestors have been dying for you to uncover them. NEHGS has opened the cemetery gates so you can start digging!” Just in time for the Halloween celebrations and to add some fun to ancestral research this holiday, AmericanAncestors.org and New England […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: California

I doubt anyone would question the fact that California is a unique state. Third largest in territory, largest in population, known around the world, for good or bad, for entertainment, earthquakes, technology, agriculture, and much more. California offers some of the most unique natural features from the redwoods to Yosemite; from Mt. Whitney to Death […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Nebraska

“Early native inhabitants roamed the tall-grass prairie, establishing camp villages along the clear streams and leaving behind anthropologic traces of their homes. The wide Platte River carried the early fur traders and foreign explorers, and the nineteenth-century pioneer wagon trains traveled along its grassy banks. Agriculture has led Nebraska’s economy since the state’s beginning. Ranching […]

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The ISFHWE 2016 Excellence-in-Writing Competition is Now Open for Entries

The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) is reminding writers IN ALL MEDIA (magazines, newspapers, journals, websites, blogs) that the 2016 Excellence-in-Writing Competition is now open for entries through 15 June 2016. The competition is open to both MEMBERS and NON-MEMBERS of ISFHWE; both published and non-published authors may enter (see category […]

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NGS Releases Two-minute Video To Promote 2016 Conference

The following is from the National Genealogical Society: ARLINGTON, VA, 30 September 2015 — The National Genealogical Society releases today a video promoting its 2016 Family History Conference, which will be held 4–7 May 2016 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Produced in collaboration with Playback Now, the video is available on the NGS YouTube channel at […]

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Numerous NEHGS Databases FREE to ALL at AmericanAncestors.org Through Sept. 9

Family Historians May Commemorate Labor Day by Working FREE on Family History on AmericanAncestors.org September 2 through September 9 September 2, 2015 — Boston, Massachusetts — To commemorate the Labor Day holiday, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is granting FREE Access to a large group of databases within its popular Census, Tax, and Voter […]

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