21 November 2010

UpFront with NGS -- What we let you know about!

To help us help you, we want to let you know what kinds of information NGS posts via this Upfront with NGS blog. This way, if you haven’t been sending us material that meets the requirements for what we do post, we hope you will start doing so.  Additionally, if you have been asking us to post notices and have been wondering why they haven’t been showing up, now you know why not.

1. Any NGS news – new courses, new videos, new publications, new events, etc.

2. Conference announcements, call for papers, etc., for subscribing organizations.  This means that your organization must have an active NGS membership if it wants us to post items about its upcoming events.  Membership will be verified before such notices are published.  If your organization is a member, please send requests to be published to upfront@ngsgenealogy.org and put NGS Member in the header. All general press releases will be ignored unless they fall under categories 3 and 4 below.  The blog editor receives too many such notices to try and determine which notices are from NGS members.

If your organization is not yet an NGS member, consider an “Organizational Subscription.”

Did you know that NGS members and subscribing organizations can also have event listings posted to http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/cs/event_calendar?  Follow the guidelines on that page to start having your events listed.

3. Posts about pending legislation at the state or federal level that would impact access to and preservation of records used by genealogists.

4. Announcements from NARA and state archives and libraries.

5. General news of interest to the genealogy community as identified by the blog editor.  If you have a news item you would like to suggest, please drop a note to upfront@ngsgenealogy.org.

I hope this gives you a better sense of the types of material that are posted at Upfront with NGS.


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