04 May 2016

National Genealogical Society Presents Awards Honoring Excellence in Newsletter Editorship and Service to NGS



Arlington, VA, 4 May 2016—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) honored excellence in the categories of newsletter editorship and service to the Society with the presentation of several awards at the Opening Session of the NGS 2016 Family History Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on 4 May 2016. The Opening Session keynote speaker, Connie Lester, PhD, spoke on the topic “Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives” after which NGS President Jordan Jones presented the following awards.

Each year, the NGS Newsletter Competition recognizes the hard work, long hours, and creativity that editors devote to their newsletters. A panel of three judges reviews each newsletter on material interest, variety, organization, quality of writing and editing, readability, and attractiveness. This year’s categories and winners are:

Family Association Newsletter:
Winner: The Timen Stiddem Society Newsletter, the newsletter of the The Timen Stiddem Society, edited by Richard L. Steadham.

Honorable Mention: About Towne, the newsletter of the Towne Family Association, Inc., edited by Rae Russell Johnson.

County/Local Genealogical and/or Historical Society: for societies with less than 500 members:
Winner: GRIVA News & Notes, the newsletter of the Genealogical Research Institute of Virginia, edited by Sharon Barden Garber.

Honorable Mention: The Newsletter of the Irish Family History Forum, the newsletter of the Irish Family History Forum, edited by Patricia Mansfield Phelan.

Major Genealogical and/or Historical Society: for societies with more than 500 members:
Winner: The New York Researcher, the newsletter of the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, edited by Susan R. Miller.

The President's Citation
The President's Citation is given in recognition of outstanding, continuing, or unusual contributions to the field of genealogy or the society.  This year, the President’s Citation honors two individuals, Cyndi Ingle of Milton, WA, and Dick Eastman of Orlando, FL, who have given generously of their time and talents to benefit the genealogical community.

Since 1996, Cyndi Ingle has published and maintained Cyndi’s List, a free, categorized, and cross-referenced online listing of genealogical sites. Cyndi’s List quickly became an indispensable resource for genealogists worldwide.

In addition to running her website, Cyndi has also found time to volunteer. She served as a board member of the NGS for five years, and is involved in other genealogical societies, such as the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), where she currently serves on the technology and awards committees. She has published three books, and is an internationally renowned speaker about genealogy and technology. Her generosity and dedication have greatly benefited the genealogical community.

Also in 1996, Dick Eastman launched the Eastman Online Genealogy Newsletter.  EOGN covers genealogy news, as well as issues of technology, privacy, digital rights, and access as they relate to genealogy. A trailblazer in the use of technology, Dick was an early promoter of the use of online forums to advance genealogical research.  Today more than 75,000 people read his newsletter and benefit from his reviews and tutorials.

Dick’s dedication to clear writing and independent opinion has made his periodical a sought-after source of information, commentary, and discussion for twenty years. Dick is also an internationally renowned speaker on the broad array of topics he covers in his newsletter.

NGS also recognized several individuals for their dedicated efforts in support of the NGS 2016 Family History Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

The Award of Honor
The Award of Honor was presented in recognition of dedication and sustained service in support of the conference. Recipient of the award was the Florida State Genealogical Society, Inc., Marlis Humphrey, president.

Certificates of Appreciation
Certificates of Appreciation were given to recognize the committee chairs who spent countless hours preparing for the conference. NGS is aware that there could be no conference if it were not for the volunteers’ efforts and commitment. So honored were Conference Chair, C. Ann Staley, CG; Conference Vice Co-Chairs, Amy Larner Giroux, PhD, CG, CGL and Margo Fariss Brewer; Local Host Committee Chair, David W. Dellinger, PhD; Librarians' Day Chair, Drew Smith, MLS; Registration Chair, John F. Laurent; Local Publicity Chair, Marlis Humphrey; Vendor Support Chair, Jean Foster Kelley, CG; Vendor Support Assistant Chair, Denise Manning; Volunteer Chair, Susan Luce; Volunteer Assistant Chair, Cheryl Shaughnessy; and Youth Camp Chair, Margo Fariss Brewer.

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogical education, exemplary standards of research, and the preservation of genealogical records.  The Arlington, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, and guidance in research. It also offers many opportunities to interact with other genealogists.


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NEW from NGS -- Research in Florida & Research in TX -- get a copy starting TODAY at the NGS Exhibit Booth #NGS2016GEN

 

New & Available NOW for purchase at NGS Conference

The attendees of this week’s NGS conference will find some exciting new Research in the States publications available for sale starting Wednesday.

Research in Florida

Created under the co-authorship of Ann Staley, CGSM, CGLSM, and Amy Giroux, PhD, CG, CGL, Research in Florida joins the NGS Research in the States series as its twenty-fourth volume. Boasting the earliest permanent white settlement in the United States, Florida’s early boundaries stretched along the Gulf coast to the Mississippi River. Sources and guides to records of its early history under the British, French, and Spanish governments, which are found in specialized collections or in the archives of those governments, are discussed. From the time of its establishment as a territory of the United States, Florida has suffered little record loss resulting in a rich array of records for the researcher. In addition to a discussion of general record groups, emphasis is placed on Special Archives publications detailing Florida’s military history including its Indian wars, which, along with school, tax, and voter records, provide focused sources for research. Sources for information on Florida’s Sunshine Law are also provided.

Authors Ann Staley and Amy Giroux will be signing copies of Research in Florida on Friday from 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm at the NGS booth in the exhibit hall.






Research in Texas

Written by Kelvin L. Meyers, Research in Texas begins with a brief review of Texas’s rich history from early exploration and settlement to the Battle of the Alamo. It continues with an overview of the major research facilities including the well-known Texas State Library and Archives, the Dallas Public Library, and Houston’s Clayton as well as lesser known but equally important smaller collections. Resources for major research categories from atlases, maps, and gazetteers to women are also provided. Researchers will also find a discussion of differences in probate law under the Spanish and Mexican governments and the English common law adopted by the Republic of Texas, as well as topics specific to Texas including cattle brands and the Texas Rangers.

Author Kelvin Meyers will be signing copies of Research in Texas on Saturday from 10:30 am to 11:30 am at the NGS booth in the exhibit hall.








During the run of the conference, the NGS booth will be stocking ALL of the Research in the States series of books.

Starting May 10th, the two newest Research in the States books -- Florida and Texas -- will be available for purchase online in the NGS Store.







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03 May 2016

The Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship



Arlington, VA, 3 May 2016— Drew Smith, MLS, is the 2016 recipient of the Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship. Smith, an Assistant Librarian in the Academic Services department of the University of South Florida Tampa Library, received his award and its $1,000 prize, which is underwritten by ProQuest, at the opening session of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) 2016 Family History Conference in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The Filby Award is named for the late P. William Filby, former director of the Maryland Historical Society and author of many core genealogical reference tools that genealogists have relied on for decades.  Created in 1999 by NGS, the award has been sponsored by ProQuest and Mr. William Forsyth since 2006.

Smith joined the University of South Florida Tampa Library and Information Science (now the School of Information) as an instructor and held that post to 2007. During that time, he taught undergraduate-level courses in library/Internet research skills and website design, and graduate-level courses in genealogical librarianship and indexing/abstracting.  He is the founder and administrator of the GENEALIB mailing list, a service for librarians serving genealogists.

He has written articles on genealogy for Genealogical Computing, Digital Computing, and NGS NewsMagazine (now NGS Magazine) and currently writes Rootsmithing with Technology column for FORUM, published quarterly by the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS).  In 2009, Genealogical Publishing Company published his first genealogy book, Social Networking for Genealogists. His second book, co-authored with George G. Morgan, is Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, published in 2013 by McGraw-Hill.

Smith regularly speaks at conferences and meetings of national, state, and local genealogy societies, especially on topics linking genealogy and technology.  Together with George G. Morgan, he has been the co-host of The Genealogy Guys Podcast, the longest-running regularly produced genealogy podcast in the world, since 2005.  Smith presented “Genealogy Programming at Your Library” at this year’s NGS Conference Librarians’ Day.

Smith served nine years as the president of the Florida Genealogical Society of Tampa, two years as secretary of the Association of Professional Genealogists, five years as a Director of FGS, and is current chair of the Family History Information Standards Organization. 

Founded in 1903, the National Genealogical Society is dedicated to genealogical education, exemplary standards of research, and the preservation of genealogical records.  The Arlington, Virginia, based nonprofit is the premier national society for everyone, from the beginner to the most advanced family historian, seeking excellence in publications, educational offerings, and guidance in research. It also offers many opportunities to interact with other genealogists.

Please visit the NGS Pressroom for further information.









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COMING SOON from NGS -- Genetic Genealogy in Practice #NGS2016GEN


Coming Summer 2016!

The attendees of this week’s NGS conference will find some exciting news at check-in tomorrow. There will be a flyer in their bags to announce a new NGS book coming this summer.

Genetic Genealogy in Practice

This is a handbook family historians have been waiting for to give them practical, easy to understand information that they can apply to their personal genealogical research.  This new book offers an up-to-date account for the testing and application of Y-DNA, X-DNA, mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), and autosomal DNA (atDNA) to reach and support genealogical conclusions. Genetic Genealogy in Practice is the first genetic genealogy workbook and it was created in an educational format that allows hands-on practice and instantaneous feedback using the answer key.  Each chapter includes exercises that involve the reader in applying the concepts presented to clarify their understanding of the material. 

The book is authored by Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD, and Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL. Since 2007 Blaine has authored The Genetic Genealogist, a long-running blog dedicated to personal genetics. Debbie Parker Wayne is the author of the NGS Continuing Genealogical Studies: Genetic Genealogy, Autosomal DNA course.

Blaine and Debbie share a bit more insight with us about this highly anticipated workbook ...

No matter how clear DNA concepts seem as you hear a lecture, true knowledge only comes with practice in analyzing DNA test results and correlating the data with a family tree. Whether you attend a one hour lecture, an all-day seminar, or a week-long institute, there never seems to be enough time to cover everything and allow plenty of time for hands-on practice. When practicing on your own, it can be difficult to get feedback as to the validity of your conclusions.

Genetic Genealogy in Practice presents the biological underpinnings needed by genetic genealogists and the concepts used to analyze DNA test results for genealogical research. Typical genealogical questions are presented as exercises at the end of each chapter. An answer key provides immediate feedback to the reader as to whether he or she arrived at the expected conclusion and what concepts should have been considered while working the problem. Readers will then be able to apply the knowledge gained to their own family history to make better conclusions using DNA test results.

This book provides the most current understanding of using all types of DNA tests for genealogy beginning with the basics and moving into intermediate and advanced concepts. Genetic genealogy is a rapidly changing discipline, but the concepts and techniques presented here are those that will stand the test of time. An in-depth list of resources includes places where the reader can find step-by-step guides for transitory procedures that change frequently.

The researcher who is new to genetic genealogy may want to come back to the book and review more advanced concepts after gaining some experience with the basic techniques. DNA can seem complex to many of us, but this book will guide you and help build your knowledge level one step at a time.










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02 May 2016

Don't Miss a Session! Playback Now Recording 140+ Lectures & You Can Purchase These Online Now! #NGS2016GEN


Can’t make it to the NGS 2016 Family History Conference? Torn between two (or more) sessions happening at the same time? Just want to hear a lecture again?

Playback Now will record more than 140 lectures on a wide range of topics at the conference!

Explore topics such as:
- Across the Pond,
- African American Research,
- BCG Skillbuilding,
- British Isles,
- Cemeteries Research,
- Changing Places,
- Context in Research,
- Courthouse Research,
- DNA,
- Florida and Florida Military,
- Gulf Coast and Caribbean,
- Internet and technology,
- Jewish Research,
- Land Records,
- Methods for Success,
- Military Records,
- New York Research,
- Organizing and Planning,
- Resources and Repositories,
- Sharing Your Research Stories,
- Starting Off,
- State Research,
- Tips and Techniques, and
- Researching Women.

Purchase sessions a la carte, bundles of sessions, a subscription to the Live Stream sessions (live and 
you to listen or watch them as many times as you want for three months after the event!), or the entire conference (6 month, 12 month or the works access options). 

Individual sessions start at $10 (audio only download) or are $13 (mailed CD).

If you're on-site in Fort Lauderdale, keep a note of sessions you've missed and stop by the Playback Now booth for information details and to order. Or purchase online.

Special pricing ends when the conference does!

View available sessions by presenter or topic here:
http://www.playbackngs.com/2016-family-history-conference.  You can also download a brochure of available topics here, http://www.playbackngs.com/media/files/7760-NGS_Interactive_GuideComplete1.pdf






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NGS Exhibit Booth Events -- Don't Miss Out! #NGS2016GEN


It’s almost here!  The NGS 2016 Family History Conference starts Wednesday (on-site registration starts Tuesday).

Besides the workshops, lectures, luncheons, banquet, and more, don’t forget to check out the Exhibit Hall.

There are many events scheduled by various vendors and the NGS Exhibit Hall booth will be quite busy!

In fact, you can meet me!  On Wednesday, 4 May 2016, 3-4 p.m. there is a “Meet and Greet” scheduled with me.  Please stop by the NGS booth.  Tell me what you like or don’t like about Upfront with NGS, offer some suggestions, or just stop by and say “Hi.” 

Can't make it to the booth, just "Friend" me via the conference mobile app.  I am listed as Diane L. Richard

Here is a full list of NGS Exhibit Hall booth events (the schedule is as we go to press and do check the posted schedule in the exhibit hall in case of last minute changes) ...

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Wednesday, 4 May 2016

3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Meet and Greet
Diane L. Richard, editor of UpFront with NGS

4:45 p.m.
NGS Daily Raffle Ticket Drawing*
PRIZE: Free conference registration to the NGS 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina

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Thursday, 5 May 2016

9:00 a.m. − 12 noon
Information Session
Pat Stamm, NGS Education Manager, answers your questions about NGS Online Courses

3:00 p.m. − 4:00 p.m.
Book Signing
Thomas W. Jones, author of Mastering Genealogical Proof, published by NGS

4:45 p.m.
NGS Daily Raffle Ticket Drawing*
PRIZE: Choice of one volume from the Research in the States series, published by NGS

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Friday, 6 May 2016

9:00 a.m. − 12 noon
Information Session
Pat Stamm, NGS Education Manager, answers your questions about NGS Online Courses

3:00 p.m. − 4:00 p.m.
Book Signing
Author of the latest release in Research in the States series, published by NGS—Ann Staley and Amy Giroux, Research in Florida; (Kelvin Meyers moved to Saturday)

4:45 p.m.
NGS Daily Raffle Ticket Drawing*
PRIZE: Choice of one volume from the Research in the States series published by NGS

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Saturday, 7 May 2016

9:00 a.m. − 12 noon
Information Session
Pat Stamm, NGS Education Manager, answers your questions about NGS Online Courses

10:30 a.m. − 11:30 a.m. (UPDATED—Moved from Friday)
Book Signing
Author of the latest release in Research in the States series, published by NGS—Kelvin L. Meyers, Research in Texas

9:00 a.m.
Conference Print Syllabus Sales
NGS will sell any surplus printed syllabi at the NGS Booth in the Exhibit Hall

1:30 p.m.
Announcement of NGS Tweeting Challenge Winner
PRIZE: Free conference registration to the NGS 2017 Family History Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina

2:00 p.m.
NGS Daily Raffle Ticket Drawing*
PRIZE: Genetic Genealogy in Practice, by Blaine Bettinger and Debbie Parker Wayne, published by NGS

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*NGS Daily Raffle Ticket Drawings:
A new ticket needs to be filled out for each drawing so stop by every day. Include your name and phone and/or email on the ticket. One winner will be chosen at random from each day’s entry—you must enter on the day of the drawing only. NGS reserves the right to invalidate any winning ticket for any reason. One entry per person, per day. Winner does not need to be present at the time of the drawing. NGS membership or conference registration not required to win.










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01 May 2016

Today is May Day -- Emergency Preparedness & Saving Our Archives IS IMPORTANT!



Today is May Day (1 May)

Per the Society of American Archivists ...

Protecting our collections is one of our fundamental responsibilities as archivists. The Heritage Health Index, released in 2005 soon after hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma struck the Gulf Coast, reported that few institutions have disaster plans and for those that do, often the plan is out of date. It’s easy to put off emergency response planning as we devote our attentions to tasks with more immediate “payback.”

But on May 1 – this year and every year – you can do something that will make a difference when and if an emergency occurs. That’s the purpose of MayDay – a grassroots effort whose goal is to save our archives.

MayDay is a time when archivists and other cultural heritage professionals take personal and professional responsibility for doing something simple – something that can be accomplished in a day but that can have a significant impact on an individual’s or a repository’s ability to respond.


What are you or the archives and libraries near you doing to celebrate May Day and ensure that if disaster strikes, there is an emergency response plan in place to preserve and protect at risk collections?









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