I received the following reminder from NGS today, and am looking forward to visiting Charleston, South Carolina: “Countdown to the NGS 2011 Family History Conference – only 15 more days! There are over 186 lecture sessions at the NGS conference ranging in topic from technology skills; to military records; to ethnic research; to methodology and […]

Continue reading about Reminder-NGS 2011 Family History Conference – only 15 more days!

It’s 150 years since the first battle of Bull Run, one of the highlights of the anniversary  of the Civil War, which illuminated  a small band of Scottish men who played a crucial role in the most brutal conflict in the history of the United States. The group, named the 79th New York Highland Regiment, […]

Continue reading about How a tartan-wearing regiment from Scotland joined the Northern cause in American civil war.

The National Archives (UK) says: “The National Archives has won a prestigious Innovation Award, jointly with private company Tessella, for developing a system for preserving digital information which has since been adopted by libraries and archives around the world. This unique partnership has been recognised for outstanding achievement in innovation by the UK’s business awards, […]

Continue reading about The National Archives (UK) and Tessella win Queen’s Award for Enterprise