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The following news release comes from the National Genealogical Society(NGS): “Registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society’s thirty-seventh annual family history conference, Crossroads of America, which will be held 13–16 May 2015 at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri. Conference highlights include a choice of more than 150 lectures, given by nationally known speakers and subject matter […]

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The National Genealogy Society (NGS) has released the following information on its full conference program on the 2015 conference in St. Charles Missouri from 13-16 May, titled Crossroads of America: “ARLINGTON, VA, 12 November 2014: The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is pleased to announce the 2015 Family History Conference program is now available in a sixteen-page […]

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The National Genealogical Society (NGS) on how family photos can undercover rare genetic disorders. There is also a link to a Newsweek article. See below: Though many of us research our ancestry to learn about whom we come from and the circumstances of their life, another aspect can be to compile a health history.  Whether we […]

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The latest news from the National Genealogical Society (NGS) is as follows: “Arlington, VA, 5 February 2014: The National Genealogical Society proudly announces the release of its newest American Genealogical Studies course, Guide to Documentation and Source Citation. This course joins The Basics in the series of online courses developed by NGS to help those interested in finding their family. In […]

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Below is an up-to-date announcement from the National Genealogical Society (NGS): “ARLINGTON, VA, 2 DECEMBER 2013: Registration is now open for the National Genealogical Society’s thirty-sixth annual family history conference, Virginia: The First Frontier, which will be held 7–10 May 2014 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center and the Marriott Hotel in Richmond, Virginia. Virginia was home to an […]

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The latest announcement from NGS regarding the 2014 Family History Conference is as follows:  “NGS is pleased to announce the program for the 2014 Family History Conference is now available in a sixteen-page Registration Brochure, which can be downloaded at http://goo.gl/KwHTix. The online version of the program is also available on the conference website at conference.ngsgenealogy.org. Conference […]

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The 2013 NGS Family history Conference is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas from 8–11 May, as follows: “Registration is now open for the NGS 2013 Family History Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. The conference will take place 8–11 May 2013 at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino. For additional information and to register […]

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The National Genalogical Society (NGS) very recently announced a new partnership with Funium owner of the Facebook game Family Village. Players will be able to explore their family trees by accessing NGS resources and research aids. I previously wrote about Family Village in my article Family Village new Facebook® Platform game now open to public. […]

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The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is in celebration of the July 4 weekend with an announcement of attractive member benefit. Fold3 is offering NGS members a great price-break when they purchase a Fold3 Annual Membership: “The National Genealogical Society is proud to announce a partnership with Fold3, the premier military history website. NGS has worked […]

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I’m sure the venue for next year’s National Genealogical Society’s in Las Vegas will be a popular one. The press release is as follows: “Arlington, VA, 17 May 2012. The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announced at their Family History Conference in Cincinnati last week that the 2013 NGS Family History Conference, Building New Bridges, will be […]

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What can you do with 1000memories Shoeboxes? A lot. You can preserve your photos sitting in your old albums and, yes, you can find additional backup for your more recent projects when you spent countless hours storing precious memories on your hard drives or flash drives. Virtual shoeboxes store your photos created around an event […]

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The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is cracking down, with good reason, on folks recording presentations at the NGS Family History Conference. Without prior written permission, the NGS will not allow “audio recordings, still photograph, video recordings, or written transcripts”. You can still communicate via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, or blog at the conferences, but only to […]

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Sandy on November 2nd, 2011

Here’s another useful resource for family history researchers passed along by the National Genealogical Society (NGS): “The Georgia Historic Newspapers Collection (part of the Digital Library of Georgia) has a nice South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive. The South Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive spans the years 1845-1922 and includes the following titles: Albany News, 1870-1883 Albany Patriot, 1845-1866 Americus Times Recorder, […]

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I’d like to share yesterday’s post by Diane L. Richard on the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Blog. As I’ve mentioned many times on this blog NGS is a tremendous resource for anyone interested in family history research.  This particular blog post is about JSTOR, which is a service provided by a non-profit organization called  ITHAKA. […]

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Being a member of The National Genealogical Association (NGS) is a real learning experience and a fountainhead  of information for anyone interested in family history research and genealogy.  A few days ago NGS  announced the appointment of  Teresa Koch-Bostic of Mineola, New York, to the Board of Directors. Terry is a professional genealogist who specializes […]

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The following is an informational announcement from the National Genealogical Society (NGS) about a new project funded project by The National Endowment for the Humanities: “The National Endowment for the Humanities has funded the project, “Biographies: The Atlantic Slaves Data Network” (ASDN). The ASDN will provide a platform for researchers of African slaves in the […]

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Sandy on August 21st, 2011

I’ve seen many comments stating that genealogy has become one of the most popular hobbies around today and, in spite of this, the word genealogy is also reported to have an identity crisis. For many people the word conjures a picture of senior citizens sharing conversation starting with “In my day…” According to a quote […]

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The National Genealogical Society says: “The National Genealogical Society proudly announces the release of its newest American Genealogy Studies course, Introduction to Civil War Records,developed by renowned military expert Craig Roberts Scott, cg. Craig Roberts Scott is a nationally recognized lecturer, educator, and genealogical and historical researcher with more than thirty years’ experience. He is a member of […]

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The following is a communication from the National Genealogical Society: ‘The NGS 2011 Family History Conference will be held 11–14 May 2011 at the Charleston Area Convention Center, 5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418. More than seventy-five nationally recognized speakers will provide over 180 lectures on a wide variety of topics including research in South […]

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The following is an interesting announcement from the National Genealogical Society: “Did you know that at the NGS 2011 Family History Conference, Charleston, South Carolina from 11-14 May 2011, the exhibit hall is free to the public? This is a great opportunity for non-conference-attending companions or local community members to experience an exciting element of the annual conference – […]

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Sandy on January 7th, 2011

Technology has radically transformed world communication during the last few years and consequently the changes in the rapidly expanding field of genealogy are also radical. For most people the changes at the personal level are significant since it’s now much easier and faster to document family histories using online databases that only a short while […]

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