23 February 2016

Some Trending Family History Posts on Facebook (FB)

In the last few days, I’ve posted a few very popular links to interesting articles on the NGS FB page. This is material not usually published as part of the blog and supplements the content available to FB members.

That said, I wanted to share these with the wider Upfront with NGS readership. 

Remember that you can “like” the NGS FB page and have the posts appear in your news feed or not (and with or without notifications turned on).  This way you will see news items like this.  There are probably 5-15 such posts added every week.

These can all be accessed from the NGS FB page or via the links provided here.
  1. This sounds like a fun event for a local genealogy society. Has yours ever done a "swap" event or something similar? http://mtairynews.com/news/37368/folks-flock-to-genealogy-swap
  2. A 3 part series about Finding Burials for Formerly Enslaved People. This link is to part 3. The bottom of the article has links to parts 1 & 2, http://www.examiner.com/article/part-3-finding-burials-for-formerly-enslaved-people
  3. Even genealogists today still have a need to access a card catalog composed of index cards -- I will be doing just that tomorrow at the NC archives. This is an interesting read of the evolution of these invaluable finding aids and their contribution to the www. http://www.popularmechanics.com/culture/a19379/a-short-history-of-the-index-card/
  4. Always neat when something is re-discovered such as this photo [Frederick Douglass]! http://wxxinews.org/post/frederick-douglass-photo-resurfaces-after-century
  5. Some more feel good news for this Friday. A man purchases an old monuments works building, finds some tombstones on the property and has been working to repatriate them to where they belong, http://www.post-gazette.com/local/west/2016/02/19/Stowe-firm-discovers-abandoned-headstones/stories/201602120041
  6. Neat map showing country and state creation through time of the North American continent ... https://media.giphy.com/media/l4Kia1ePs6RLmEARq/giphy.gif

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