21 June 2017

What Upfront with NGS is all about …

What Upfront with NGS is all about …

Good morning, afternoon, evening, or maybe even the middle of the night!  That’s the great thing about the internet and blogs, they are available 24/7 around the world!

Today I want to share with you an updated version of something written back in 2010 about this blog – about its purpose.  Though the purpose has remained largely the same, I’ve expanded on some of the details …

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.

REMEMBER – Upfront with NGS is FREE and available for anyone to read!

1. Any National Genealogical Society (NGS) news – research trips, courses, videos, publications, conference news, etc.

2. News about “sales” on DNA test kits and FREE periods offered by subscription (aka limited access) resources (e.g. Ancestry.com, My Heritage)

3. Posts about pending legislation at the international, state or federal level that would impact access to and preservation of records used by genealogists and historical landmarks.  Reports on successes achieved in creating records access or successful preservation efforts.

4. Information on genealogical standards to ensure excellence, either their creation or when updated.

5. Announcements from the National Archives (NARA), the Library of Congress (LOC), state archives and libraries, and more.

6. NEW resources to assist in your family history research.  With many sources of news on the latest additions to existing resources such as Ancestry.com, FamilySearch, etc., we do NOT blog about these updates.

7. Recognition of various holidays, celebrations, and xxx Month (e.g., Black History Month, American Archives Month, Women’s History Month)

8. 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 [email protected].

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

A reminder that ALL Upfront with NGS blog posts automatically cross-post to the NGS Facebook page, Twitter feed, Google +, and with some help to Flipboard.  Additionally, you can subscribe via email (main blog page, left column) to receive a daily email on days when new material is posted. Hence, you have many different platforms where you can get this news.

What different types of “news” or “features” would you like to see included in Upfront with NGS in the future?

Which platform do you find best suits your needs?  Daily email? Directly visiting the blog? FB page? Twitter feed? Google+ ? Flipboard?

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