28 September 2017

#AskAnArchivist Day (4th October 2017)


#AskAnArchivist Day (4th October 2017)

This annual event is sponsored by The Society of American Archivists and will be held on October 4th to kick off Archives Month.  Ask An Archivist Day is an opportunity to respond to questions from the public tweeted with the hashtag #AskAnArchivist

Read more in the official news release about this day.

This day-long event, sponsored by the Society of American Archivists, will give you the opportunity to connect directly with archivists in your community—and around the country—to ask questions, get information, or just satisfy your curiosity.

As professional experts who do the exciting work of protecting and sharing important historical materials, archivists have many stories to share about the work they do every day in preserving fascinating documents, photographs, audio and visual materials, and artifacts. Increasingly, archival work extends beyond the physical and includes digital materials. #AskAnArchivist Day will give you a chance to connect with archivists who are tackling the challenges of preserving our digital heritage for the future.





What question can't you wait to ask an archivist?






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27 September 2017

Genealogy Library or Society Lock-In … Is there one happening near you?


Genealogy Library or Society Lock-In … Is there one happening near you?

Unfortunately, I had to miss the one local genealogy library lock-in that occurred many years ago and I still considered it one of the “missed opportunities” that I kick myself over.

I was reminded of these fun events when ConferenceKeeper.org posted about recently adding a bunch of these events to the site, Looking for a Local Library Lock-In? and includes several flyers for the newly added events (I love seeing how a group visually entices us to attend their genealogy-related event).

There is a large lock-in event spearhead in Waco, TX which provides programming to participating libraries and genealogical societies …

The Waco-McLennan County Library Genealogy Center, in cooperation with the Central Texas Genealogical Society, will host the 17th Annual Genealogy Lock-In in celebration of Family History Month. This event takes place Friday, October 20 from 11:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. at the West Waco Library & Genealogy Center (5301 Bosque Blvd).

State-wide other libraries/societies, 26 plus to date http://bit.ly/2ukKrpU, will be celebrating with their own events and activities as part  of the Genealogy Network of Texas (GNT). This state-wide initiative to connect libraries / societies and provide educational and research opportunities for the public is spearheaded by the Genealogy Center of the Waco-McLennan County Library.  The GNT will provide a series of eight live streamed programs with up-to-date topics accessible at participating libraries and genealogical societies. See the “hours hosting” http://bit.ly/2ukKrpU.



Have you participated in a library lock in? What is your favorite memory from it?

Is there a genealogy lock-in coming soon where you live?  If so, share the details.






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26 September 2017

digital panopticon -- Tracing London Convicts in Britain & Australia, 1780-1925


digital panopticon -- Tracing London Convicts in Britain & Australia, 1780-1925

digital panopticon is a neat new website which “allows you to search millions of records from around fifty datasets, relating to the lives of 90,000 convicts from the Old Bailey. Use our site to search individual convict life archives, explore and visualise data, and to learn more about crime and criminal justice in the past.”

Please read this post by Chris Paton which goes into some detail on this new project, Digital Panopticon: London convicts database project



Was your ancestor a convict and transported?






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25 September 2017

Be Sure to Celebrate Electronic Records Day (October 10, 2017)


Be Sure to Celebrate Electronic Records Day (October 10, 2017)

From The Council of State Archivists …

The Council of State Archivists (CoSA) will once again sponsor Electronic Records Day on October 10, 2017 during the annual celebration of American Archives Month Electronic Records Day highlights the importance of electronic records and digital preservation issues in government and in our lives as a whole.  We invite you and your organization to join with CoSA to use this opportunity to reach out to colleagues and constituents to share information on the critical challenges of and solutions to managing electronic government records and information.  

…  See CoSA’s Electronic Records Day page, and check back often for updates, including upcoming additions on disaster preparedness for electronic records, managing personal digital information, managing electronic communications in government, and the difference in IT backups and digital preservation processes.

Also, please plan on joining us on social media on October 10 using the hashtag #ErecsDay.

Some resources available are:
·        10 Reasons for E-Records
·        Electronic Records Emergency Planning and Response
·        Why You Need More Thanks Backups to Preserve Records
·        Person E-Records Tips

At a basic level, in our modern lives, every day is a day to have awareness about electronic records and their preservation. Most of us are creating electronic records on a daily basis whether personally, professionally, or related to our genealogy research.





How will you celebrate Electronic Records Day?







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21 September 2017

BCG Offers Six Free Lectures (Live or by Webinar) on 6 October 2017


BCG Offers Six Free Lectures (Live or by Webinar) on 6 October 2017

From our friends at BCG

Top genealogists Jeanne Bloom, Martha Garrett, LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, Jill Morelli, Ann Staley, and Tom Jones will present six one-hour lectures held at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City Friday, 6 October 2017 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Mountain U.S. time. The lectures are free and open to the public (registration is not required), sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. All will be broadcast online (free registration is required, see below). The Board is an independent certifying body and author of the updated 2014 Genealogy Standards.

Times, topics, and speakers:

9:00 a.m. - "Sweden's Multiple Naming Systems and How They Changed in the 1800s." Martha Garrett, CG
10:15 a.m. - "Past Conflict Repatriation: The Role of Genealogists and Methodology in Fulfilling Our Nation’s Promise." Jeanne Bloom, CG
11:30 a.m. - "Reasonably Exhaustive Research of African American Families That Came Out of Slavery." LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG
1:30 p.m. - "Using Timelines for Correlation and Analysis." Jill Morelli, CG
2:45 p.m. - "Land, Licenses, Love Gone Wrong, and Other Assorted Courthouse Records." Ann Staley, CG, CGL
4:00 p.m. - "Systematically Using Autosomal DNA Test Results to Help Break Through Genealogical Brick Walls." Tom Jones, Ph.D, CG, CGL

“Whether you stop in for the lectures or join online, you will learn more about how to apply good methodology to your family research,” said President Jeanne Larzalere Bloom, CG. “The Board for Certification of Genealogists strives to foster public confidence in genealogy by promoting an attainable, uniform standard of competence and ethics. Educating all family historians of every level is part of this mission.”

For questions or more information contact office@BCGcertification.org.

Register for the Online Broadcasts
All six classes will be broadcast online by BCG's webinar partner, Legacy Family Tree Webinars. BCG receives a commission if you register by clicking our affiliate links: http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=2619 to sign up individually (free), or http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=3049 to sign up for multiple classes at once.

View BCG’s past Legacy webinars using our affiliate link at http://legacy.familytreewebinars.com/?aid=2619 and http://bcgcertification.org/blog/bcg-webinars. Again, BCG receives a commission if you register by clicking and buying via our affiliate link. For more information on educational opportunities, please visit: http://www.BCGcertification.org/certification/educ.html.

Certified Genealogist is a trademark and CG is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by board-certified associates after periodic competency evaluations. The Board name is registered USP&TO.






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20 September 2017

Museum Day Live! Join in the Fun -- It's FREE! (23 September 2017)


Museum Day Live! Join in the Fun -- It's FREE! (23 September 2017)

Though the below information is not directly genealogically-related, I haven’t yet met a genealogist who doesn’t have an insatiable curiosity and loves museums!

From our friends at the Smithsonian …

The Museum Day Live! ticket provides free admission for two people.
Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket. 

Where will your curiosity lead you on Museum Day Live!? 




HOW MUSEUM DAY WORKS:
STEP 1: Find a participating museum here
STEP 2: Download your ticket here
STEP 3: Head to the museum on Saturday, 9/23/17! 








Give a shout out to your favorite museum?

Planning to a visit a museum new-to-you on Museum Day Live!? Tell us which one.







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19 September 2017

Let's Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month! ¡Celebremos Mes de la Herencia Hispana! #‎HispanicHeritageMonth &‪ #‎HHM


Let's Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month!  ¡Celebremos Mes de la Herencia Hispana! #‎HispanicHeritageMonth & #‎HHM

It’s time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month which runs September 15-October 15, 2016.

During National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) we recognize the contributions made and the important presence of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States and celebrate their heritage and culture.

… The term Hispanic or Latino, refers to Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin regardless of race.

Don’t forget that the Library of Congress (LOC) has a Hispanic Reading Room with a lot of helpful resources, and, there are many events planned (which you can attend in person or virtually) and so check out, The Library Celebrates Hispanic Heritage.

A Google search on Hispanic Genealogy or Hispanic Genealogical reveals several societies that may prove useful to your research – Hispanic Genealogical Research Center of New Mexico, Hispanic Genealogical Society, Hispanic Genealogical Society of New York, Genealogical Society of Hispanic America, Society of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral Research, and more.

There is also a FamilySearch FB page for Hispanic Genealogy Research and a print publication (since 2000), Somos PrimosTM -- a publication dedicated to past and present articles, events and information concerning Hispanic heritage issues.

So, let’s ¡Celebra!




What is your favorite resource for researching Hispanic ancestry?


Editor’s Note: Check out past Upfront with NGS posts about Hispanic Heritage here.






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