17 May 2016

FB Post-a-palooza Post NGS Conference ... lots of neat news you might have missed!

While in FL for the NGS 2016 Family History Conference and then as I recovered (so much to do and many people to meet!) during the subsequent week, many interesting news items were suited to cross-posting on the NGS Facebook (FB) page.

Here is a recap of some of what was posted.  Have you “Liked” the NGS FB page? Besides having a link to every Upfront with NGS blog post, the NGS FB page feed is also chock full of news of interest to genealogists and family historians.  Do check it out if you already haven’t.

o      SCGS Jamboree 2016 Announces Live Streaming of Genetic Genealogy, http://genealogyjamboree.blogspot.com/2016/05/jamboree-2016-announcing-live-streaming.html
o      Planning to attend MAAGI (Midwest African American Genealogy Institute) or would like to attend? Check out these 4 scholarship opportunities. Deadline is May 30th for scholarship submissions. http://www.maagiinstitute.org/scholarships.html
o      This was fascinating to watch. It gave me an overall and obviously simplified perspective on the Civil War on the whole, something that I'd never quite grasped before. The Civil War in Four Minutes, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JN1VX_g8JZM
o      Great article on Personal Archiving. The video included is well worth the watch (it runs about 35 mins or so) ... Your Personal Archive Project: Where Do You Start? http://blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2016/05/how-to-begin-a-personal-archiving-project/?loclr=fbdig
o      Speaking of personal archiving ... Are you leaving a legacy...or a mess? Do we sometimes spend so much time on researching that we don't stop and document, share, and more, the research we've already done? https://www.americasfootprints.com/blog/detail.php?Are-you-leaving-a-legacy...or-a-mess-397
o      An interesting post about handwriting through time.  The Hidden Messages of Colonial Handwriting, http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-hidden-messages-of-colonial-handwriting
o      Opening September 24th. Click the video link in the referenced Washington Post article and you will be taken on a 1 minute behind the scenes tour ... A first look inside the Smithsonian’s African American Museum: Stunning Views, grand scale, https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/a-first-look-inside-the-smithsonians-african-american-museum-stunning-views-grand-scale/2016/05/10/80ac784e-160e-11e6-9e16-2e5a123aac62_story.html?tid=sm_fb
o      Do you have Expired Credits with ScotlandsPeople? I did and until 22 May you can reactive such credits -- go tohttp://www.scotlandspeople.gov.uk/Content/Help/index.aspx…, visit the shopping basket page (you do NOT need to purchase anything) and put spring2016 in the voucher code box. The "life" of your credits will automatically be extended.
o      Interesting ... with new information, the history of President Monroe's home will need to be revisited ... "At Virginia home of President Monroe, a sizable revision of history": http://ow.ly/tyeU3003qR1   
o      What to do with inherited letters, photo albums, stamps and more, http://www.thedenverchannel.com/lifestyle/what-to-do-with-inherited-letters-photo-albums-stamps-and-more
o      A lawsuit we, as genealogists, need to be aware of – Google Image Search and the Misappropriation of Copyrighted Images, http://cpip.gmu.edu/2016/05/03/google-image-search-and-the-misappropriation-of-copyrighted-images/
o      Whether you have or haven't been to the National Archives to do research, you will want to participate in this chance to win a trip to DC (and a VIP experience at the National Archives) for July 4th! You must enter by June 10th. The winners package is for 4 individuals, http://www.archivesjuly4.org/giveaway/win-a-trip
o      Great historical look at ways to get into and out of New York City. Anyone who has ever worked or lived in the area are familiar with these bridges and tunnels and others might just marvel at the engineering involved! A look at the history of New York City’s tunnels and bridges, http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/bridge-pics-article-1.2576529
o      I wonder if the school still has records that go back that far? Shakespeare’s school to open to visitors to celebrate 400th anniversary, http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/apr/20/shakespeares-school-to-open-to-visitors-to-celebrate-400th-anniversary
o      Sorry to read this news. Australia's Trove is a wonderful resource! (via ResearchBuzz News) – National Library of Australia’s Trove stops adding items to its collections, http://buff.ly/1WdJk6M

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