Monthly Archives: October 2009

National Archives Helps Founding Fathers Go Online

Washington, DC…The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the grant making arm of the National Archives, in partnership with Documents Compass at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, is pleased to announce 5,000 previously unpublished documents from our nation’s … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: My friend’s house

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Ancestry.com Posts De-Classified Records on Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance, Now Online for the First Time

Ancestry.com Allows Americans to Investigate for Themselves, ‘What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart’PROVO, UT–(Marketwire – October 23, 2009) – There are multiple theories surrounding the mysterious disappearance of iconic aviator Amelia Earhart in 1937, but a unique case file published … Continue reading

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National Archives Statement on Improving Services to Researchers at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC

  www.archives.gov Washington, DC…The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) continually looks at ways to improve and increase our services to visitors and researchers. We conduct this review to ensure that we continue to provide the highest level of services … Continue reading

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Caution is Key at Hotspots

Caution is Key at Hotspots This excellent article from Symantec is a must read if you use your laptop in libraries and other research venues. The most important takeaway from the article: If you are, say, in the library and … Continue reading

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FamilySearch’s Record Search adds new collections

    There are some fascinating new collections in FamilySearch’s Record Search. Ten million new records and images were added this update. Some particularly interesting highlights included the 1865 Massachusetts State Census, Wisconsin 1855 State Census, and 1869 Argentina Census—all … Continue reading

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FamilySearch Indexing Projects Update

16 October 2009    New indexing projects added this week are:   ·         Argentina, Buenos Aires—1855 Censo [Parte 2] ·         Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935 (Partnered with Ontario Genealogical Society—Toronto Branch) ·         U.S., Maine—1920 Federal Census ·         U.S., New York—1920 … Continue reading

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DNA News Roundup

The DNA Ancestry Project www.DNAAncestryProject.com Discover Your Ancestry with DNA. Find Ethnic and Geographic Origins. Black genealogy conference comes to Summit City  Frost Illustrated – ‎Oct 13, 2009‎… 14—Genealogy File and Time Management by Shelley Murphy; 15—Catholic Sacramental Records: A … Continue reading

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NARA presents Taylor Branch

Washington, DC…The National Archives will host author Taylor Branch to discuss his groundbreaking new book, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History in the White House, on Wednesday, October 7, at 7 p.m. This program is presented in partnership with the William … Continue reading

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