October 2017 Minnesota Genealogical Society Conference

Family History Crossroads 6-7 October 2017 Earle Brown Heritage Center, Brooklyn Center, MN Featuring Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA & Cyndi Ingle, creator of Cyndi’s List Set your compass to the Tenth Annual North Star Genealogy Conference. The two-day event features: Plenary lectures by nationally acclaimed genealogy educators, Paula Stuart-Warren and Cyndi Ingle (that would […]

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Arkansas newspapers to be digitized with grant from National Endowment for the Humanities

This is an exciting press release from the Arkansas State Archives. If I say please, do you think they would do Northwest Arkansas counties first? Johnson, Newton, Pope, Washington, Franklin . . . Over the last 30 years I have done much newspaper reading onsite in Arkansas, but to have them digitized and searchable on […]

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War of 1812 Pension Project to Resume!

In case you haven’t seen this press release from yesterday, I am reprinting here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2017 PRESERVE THE PENSIONS ANNOUNCES RESUMPTION OF DOCUMENT CONSERVATION AT NATIONAL ARCHIVES, DIGITIZATION SOON TO FOLLOW Austin, Texas  – The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is pleased to announce National Archives staff have recently resumed document […]

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More looming cuts to records research access for genealogists

Last week the U.S. National Archives announced big changes in hours. Now the Montana Historical Society has announced changes. We need to make our legislators at the state and national levels understand the importance of these research facilities. It’s not just for general family history research, but also affects legal research, property ownership research, Native […]

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German research conference deadline and WWI enemy alien registrations

Tomorrow, Saturday, July 1 is the final registration day for the 2017 International Germanic Genealogy Conference. You may register any time Saturday before registration is closed at midnight. Join 650+ fellow German genealogists in Minneapolis on July 28, 29 and 30, 2017! Choose from over 70 presentations! Watch these special greetings from Dirk Weissleder in […]

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FGS Genealogy Conference discount deadline is July 1

This Saturday is July 1. That means it’s the last day to get the nice registration discount for the big Federation of Genealogical Societies being held Aug 30-Sept 2 in Pittsburgh. I am signed up for luncheons, the Wednesday evening boat cruise and dinner, have a list of books I need from vendors in the […]

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