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NGS Announces a New Course in the American Genealogical Studies Series: Beyond the Basics

The following is from NGS: ARLINGTON, VA, August 17, 2015: The National Genealogical Society proudly announces the release of its newest American Genealogical Studies course, Beyond the Basics. This course joins The Basics and Guide to Documentation and Source Citation in the series of online courses developed by NGS to help those interested in discovering […]

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NEHGS Appoints Christopher C. Child as Editor of the Mayflower Descendant

The following is from NEHGS: New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) Announces Appointment of Christopher C. Child as Editor of the Mayflower Descendant August 19, 2015 — Boston, Massachusetts — Christopher C. Child, Senior Genealogist of the Newbury Street Press at New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), has been named editor of the Mayflower Descendant, […]

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PMC 2016 – Call for Speakers – Deadline 13 September 2015

The following is from APG: The Association of Professional Genealogists will hold the 18th annual APG Professional Management Conference on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 22–24 September 2016, at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. CALL FOR SPEAKERS APG is now accepting presentation and workshop proposals for the 2016 APG Professional Management Conference. […]

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National Genealogical Society Enters Partnership with Findmypast

The following news release is from the National Genealogical Society: ARLINGTON, VA, 6 July 2015 — The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has made a special arrangement with Findmypast (FMP), one of the leading genealogical records companies, to provide NGS members a free, one-year subscription to Findmypast US and Canada collection. Members can use this opportunity […]

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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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