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After the initial articles and blog posts, nothing much has been said recently about the removal from public view of the Social Security Death Index (SSDI). With no hearings recently on Capitol Hill recently, one might wonder what they’ve been doing. Not much, unless it’s covert. Are we losing ground on SSDI? The recent article […]

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CeCe Moore who writes the Your Genetic Genealogist blog and Richard Hill of DNA Testing Adviser have both drawn attention to somewhat duplicitous Terms of Service (TOS) changes for v3 customers at well-known genetic testing company 23andMe. I would certainly take note of the censure since both Moore and Hill are known for giving sage advice […]

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The World Memory Project was created by The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum and Ancestry.com, to allow the public free online access to records so that families and victims of the  can discover what happened to their loved ones as a result of one of the worst events in the history of the world. This […]

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Sandy on May 2nd, 2011

The following information from the National Archives and Records Administration was posted on their blog NARAtions: “We are excited to announce new features that have been rolled out into our Online Public Access catalog! If you haven’t already tried our new search interface, now is a great time to test our some of the new features.   […]

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Gale is Celebrating National Library Week from 10-24 April by giving you free access to select Gale resources as follows from NGS: “Gale NewsVault — access to more than 10 million digitized pages. This collection includes: 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers 19th Century British Library Newspapers 19th Century U.S. Newspapers 19th Century UK Periodicals: Empire 19th Century UK Periodicals: New Readerships

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The following copied from the National Archives and Records Administration website to help spread the word  about a media conference scheduled by the NARA to take place on April 12. The discussion is one on how technology could improve access to government information for all. It’s  free and open to the public but registration is required. […]

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Sandy on March 22nd, 2011

For my readers in the United Kingdom the following offer from Ancestry.com.uk  is offering free access for 24 hours to their English, Welsh and Scottish census collections to commemorate Census Day 2011: “Get ready! To mark Census Day 2011, we’re letting you access all our UK census record indexes, from England, Wales and Scotland, completely FREE, for […]

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