29 May 2015

It's not too late -- FREE access to Toronto Star (ends 31 May 2015)



Just learned that the Toronto Star Archives has been offering FREE access since May 17!

It’s not too late to check out this neat newspaper!


Free Access To Toronto Star Archives

The Toronto Star is offering free access to their archives May 17-May 31.

The archive dates covered are January 1, 1894-December 2011 for images.

Searches are by date or subject.  To access the archives go to: http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/thestar/search.html  ...
  
Read the full blurb here.





Editor’s Note:  This really caught my eye as my daughter and I have been watching Murdoch Mysteries (via Netflix) which happens to be set in Toronto and revolves around a lot of true historical events.  With every episode we are always vetting some element of historical context.  It’s been fun.





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Library of Congress Magazine -- a FREE Gem Overlooked by Many!




Have you been taking advantage of the FREE Library of Congress (LOC) Magazine?  This delightful magazine started publication in the fall of 2012.  You can access the entire archive.

It’s very visual magazine with excellent fun and informative context.  Each edition typically focuses on a theme topic with regular reports from various LOC departments.  I regularly check out “For You at the Library”, “Online Offerings” and “News Briefs.”  Sometimes we don’t know what we would like to search for though we do know what might have relevance when we see it.

Regardless, it’s just fun to read!

Are there other FREE publications produced by a branch of the Federal Government that you find informative and which may have also assisted you with your genealogical research?



Editor’s Note: We previously blogged about this publication in The Library of Congress -- a NEW & FREE Magazine!





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28 May 2015

What Places Matter to You?



This Place Matters is a campaign by the National Trust for Historic Preservation where everyone can share a “This Place Matters” sign superimposed on an image or in a photo taken of a place that matters to you.  You can share these places online with the hashtag #ThisPlaceMatters.  Your photos might show in the gallery on this page or on Instagram or Twitter.

Full details can be found here (same link as above).

What a great way to participate in National Preservation Month by sharing an image of a place that matters to you and which hopefully will be preserved for future generations.

What place(s) that matters did you post an image of?





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27 May 2015

Reserve Your Hotel Room for the NGS 2016 Family History Conference


ARLINGTON, VA, 27 MAY 2015:  The 2016 NGS Family History Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 4-7 May, is less than one year away, but it is not too soon to think about hotel reservations. Attendees have a choice of three different hotels in the area with a variety of room rates. The conference, which will be held at the Greater Ft. Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, will be well attended, so plan to make your reservations early.

The three conference hotels are the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina (Conference Hotel), Renaissance Fort Lauderdale Cruise Port Hotel, and Fort Lauderdale Embassy Suites. They will apply the special conference rates for three days before and after the conference.  Each hotel offers a variety of amenities and dining options, so choose the one that best fits your needs. You may book your hotel rooms beginning 27 May 2015 through the Greater Ft. Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). Reservations must be made through the CVB to receive the NGS rate. Visit the NGS Accommodations page to begin booking your hotel reservation.

The conference theme, Exploring the Centuries: Footprints in Time, will delve into the records and history that define the ethnic diversity of Florida, as well as the records that have been created because of the migrations into, within, and out of the state.

The four-day conference will include more than 150 lectures by nationally recognized experts on topics including the history, records, repositories, and ethnic and religious groups in Florida and the neighboring areas of the Caribbean, Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, North Carolina, and South Carolina. The program will also feature broader genealogical categories including military and other federal records, the law as it relates to genealogy, methodology, analysis, problem solving, and technology.

An Exhibit Hall with more than 100 vendors will be free and open to the public from Wednesday through Saturday at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center, directly across from the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina hotel. Exhibitors will include genealogy database and software providers, booksellers, genealogy societies, providers of genetic testing, and much more.

Sign up for the NGS Conference Blog so you do not miss any of the conference news or announcements. Conference registration opens 1 December 2015.

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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26 May 2015

FREE Live Streaming from SCGS Jamboree (5-7 June 2015)




Last week we mentioned that the SCGS Jamboree would have two live streaming options, SCGS Offers Two Streaming Options for Those Unable to Attend in Person (5-7 June 2015).

The news from SCGS about what will be available via FREE live streaming is now here!

Last week, we announced the schedule for the pay-per-view live streamed sessions from Genetic Genealogy: DNA Day. Thank you to genealogists from around the world who have already registered for the DNA pay-per-view sessions.  

Now it's time to release the rest of the news. Here is the schedule for the FREE live streaming from the 46th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree. 

We are very grateful to our Diamond Sponsor, Ancestry, which is underwriting the cost of the Jamboree live stream. With their support, SCGS is able to bring you 14 hours of high-quality family history education absolutely free. Handouts will be provided with each session. 

The live-streamed sessions from Jamboree are listed below. Session descriptions, speaker bios, suggested experience levels and schedule details are provided on the registration site and will soon be posted on the Jamboree website..  

Friday, June 5
FR007: Be Prepared with a Genealogy Disaster Plan - Denise May Levenick.
FR018: Five Tips for Successful Research in a New Location - J. H. "Jay" Fonkert, CG.
FR019: Genetic Genealogy and the Next Generation - Blaine T. Bettinger, PhD, JD and Paul Woodbury.
FR032: Finding and Utilizing German Church Records - Dr. Michael D. Lacopo.
Saturday, June 6
SA007: Google Tools and Procedures for Solving Family History Mysteries - Lisa Louise Cooke.
SA014: Tho' They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich in Records - Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.  
SA021: No Easy Button: Using Immersion Genealogy to Understand Your Ancestors - Lisa A. Alzo, MFA.
SA033: Plotting, Scheming and Mapping Online - Cyndi Ingle.
SA035: Midwestern and Plains States Level Census Records - Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA.
SA047: Update: Google! Everything New that You Need to Know for Genealogy - Lisa Louise Cooke.
Sunday, June 7
SU005: Family History Adhesive: Science and Simple Tech 4 Binding Families - Janet Hovorka, MLIS.
SU015: The Hidden Web: Digging Deeper - Cyndi Ingle.
SU022: Who, What, When, Where? Using Journalism Techniques to Write Your Story - Anita Paul.
SU030: Get to Know Your Geezers - Matthew Hovorka.

You can read the full details on the SCGS Jamboree blog.


















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23 May 2015

The NGS 2015 Family History Conference in St. Charles, Missouri wrap up!



by NGS Conference Committee

The NGS 2015 Family History Conference in St. Charles, Missouri was a success! 

Attendance
The final registration was 2,189 which included conference attendees, speakers, exhibitors, and volunteers.

Demand Recordings of Live Streamed Presentations is Still Available
In addition, 423 people signed up for live streaming. If you are interested in signing up for on-demand viewings or if you have a friend who missed the conference, you still have a chance to view ten of the conference presentations. The on-demand recordings will be available for viewing through 10 August 2015 and include a full downloadable version of the syllabus. The details and costs for the recordings, previously offered as ten live-streaming sessions, are available here.

NGS Members may use the following codes for the member discount at checkout:
Bundle            ($30 off) = NGSMBR30
Track 1 or 2    ($15 off) = NGSMBR15

Awards Presented
A number of awards were presented at the conference. Details about the 2015 awards and the recipients can be found at:

2016 Awards Competition
We encourage you or your society to enter the 2016 competitions and awards. Details about the awards and submission deadlines can be found here.

NGS 2016 Family History Conference
We hope to see you next year 4–7 May at the NGS 2016 Family History Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Details will be available on the NGS 2016 Family History Conference website. Conference hotel details and booking will become available 27 May 2015.






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22 May 2015

FREE Access -- Ancestry.com Military Records


Ancestry.com has FREE access this weekend.

Honor your military heroes by taking advantage of free access to more than 200 million military records thru Memorial Day, search now.






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FREE Access to Select Military Databases at American Ancestors (now through 27 May 2015)



As we get ready to celebrate the Memorial Day, it’s a great time to think about our ancestors who served – many of them in conflicts decades or centuries before we were born.  If you have New England colonial or revolutionary war era ancestors, this FREE access offer might interest you.

To commemorate Memorial Day and make your ancestral research more memorable this holiday, American Ancestors and NEHGS are offering FREE ACCESS to two of our most important military databases NOW through Wednesday, May 27 to Guest Users, available exclusively on AmericanAncestors.org.

Access requires your registration as a FREE Guest User. If you are already a Guest User, sign in to start using these databases now. Read about the benefits.


Read more about the offer and databases here.





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21 May 2015

NGS Introduces Four New Research in the States Books: California, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Nebraska



ARLINGTON, VA, 21 MAY 2015—The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is pleased to announce the publication of four, new books as part of its Research in the States series, which now covers research in more than twenty-two states. The newest volumes are Research in California by Sheila Benedict; Research in Missouri, 3rd edition, by Ann Carter Fleming, CGSM, CGLSM, FNGS; Research in Oklahoma by Kathy Huber, MLS; and Research in Nebraska by Roberta “Bobbi” King. The books are now available in the NGS store in both PDF and print versions. The print versions will ship after 31 May.

Research in California
Research in California covers the State’s history, settlement and migrations, State and National archives, the Bureau of Indian Affairs, an overview of the county, local and religious records, its ethnic records, its Mission system, the movie industry, each county’s genealogical and historic societies, as well as more esoteric topics such as cattle brands, and much more. Author, Sheila Benedict, is a life member and former board member of NGS, a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, member of Council for the Advancement of Forensic Genealogy, a past President of the California Genealogical Alliance, and a life member of the Santa Barbara County Genealogical Society. A part-time archivist at Old Mission Santa InĂ©s in Solvang, California, Benedict is a self-employed historical and forensic genealogist.

Research in Missouri, 3rd edition
Research in Missouri, 3rd edition, contains references to digitized sources, indexes and images that have been made available online within the past seven years.  The volume also includes records that were created by the Spanish and French governments prior to the Louisiana Purchase. Other valuable information found in this book includes Missouri’s archives, libraries and societies; major resources such as atlases, gazetteers, maps, censuses, city and county directories; court, ethnic, land, military, and naturalization records, as well as newspapers, tax records, etc. Author, Anne Carter Fleming, is the 2015 Family History Conference Chair, a Fellow of NGS, and a former president, vice-president, and secretary of NGS. A writer, teacher, and lecturer, she has served on the board of several state and local organizations, including the St. Louis Genealogical Society, Missouri State Genealogical Association, and the Friends of Missouri State Archives.

Research in Oklahoma
Research in Oklahoma provides genealogical resources in the context of information on the history and settlement of the state, which was the home of Apache and Kiowa tribes. Once claimed by France and later Spain, Oklahoma was divided into two territories by the U.S. government. The Indian Territory was set aside for Indian tribes from the southern states and later the Midwest who were forcibly resettled. The Oklahoma Territory was settled by white pioneers, new immigrants, and former African American slaves. The Civil War, land rushes, and the discovery of oil all brought changes to the land and its people. Research in Oklahoma offers a wealth of records for genealogists seeking to learn about their ancestral heritage. Author, Kathy Huber, MLS, is a specialist in early Oklahoma records and the Five Civilized Tribes. She has been the Genealogy Librarian for the Tulsa City-County Library for more than twenty years and manages its Genealogy Center, one of the largest genealogy collections in Oklahoma.

Research in Nebraska
Research in Nebraska contains family history resources and information regarding the history and settlement of the state. Numerous Native American tribes were living in the Nebraska territory when the Homestead Act with its promise of cheap land drew Czechs, Germans, and Irish settlers to its lands. Others arrived to work on the railroads. The Union Pacific terminus at Ogallala brought ranchers with their herds of cattle to be shipped to the East. A guide to records for all of these people—including records for various ethnic groups and religious denominations and standard records used in genealogical research—can all be found in Research in Nebraska.  Author, Roberta “Bobbi” King, is a third generation Nebraskan, the author of numerous articles on homestead research, and the book review columnist for Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter. A member of NGS, she has contributed articles to NGS Quarterly and NGS Magazine.

The Research in the States series editor Barbara Vines Little, CG, FNGS, FVGS, is a former NGS president and editor of the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. Other titles in the series includes Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York City, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. Additional states guides are planned.

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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20 May 2015

News Alert: Hotel Accommodations for 2016 NGS Conference in Fort Lauderdale Will Open 27 May 2015



Last week at the NGS Conference in St. Charles, NGS announced that hotel accommodations for the 2016 NGS Conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida would open today, May 20th.  Unfortunately, the hotels have advised us of a few technical glitches. We are working with the Convention Visitors Bureau (CVB) in Fort Lauderdale to resolve these issues quickly.

On Wednesday, May 27th, NGS will provide the CVB direct link and all other pertinent information for making hotel reservations for the 2016 conference. Please go to the NGS homepage for that information www.ngsgenealogy.org.

In order to streamline the hotel reservation process, the CVB will offer a direct link from the NGS website for booking any of the three hotels offering NGS discounts for the 2016 conference, which are described in the NGS Announcement Brochure.   We will also have a telephone number for the CVB, if you prefer to book by telephone.  The conference hotels will not be accepting reservations for NGS discounted rooms from their hotel websites or by their regular reservation numbers.

We apologize for any inconvenience and hope that you will join us in Fort Lauderdale for Exploring the Centuries: Footprints in Time from 4-7 May 2016.







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