Northern Pacific Railway employee records on

During the railroad records webinar I did this evening under the auspices of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, I mentioned some Northern Pacific Railway employee records that were on I had several questions about where to find these and I have posted the direct link below. The originals are at the Minnesota Historical Society as […]

5 bits of recent genealogy news for 2013 and beyond

The world is full of genealogy news in the last several days. Who Do You Think You Are?” has been renewed for a second season on TLC! See the news release on Variety! FamilySearch and recently announced a joint agreement to begin a 5-year effort to digitize and index more than 1 billion records […] and FamilySearch partnership

Just in case you didn’t see this news yesterday, here is a press release from Lou Szucs at FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ANCESTRY.COM AND FAMILYSEARCH TO MAKE A BILLION GLOBAL RECORDS AVAILABLE ONLINE Groundbreaking Agreement to Deliver Valuable Historical Content Over the Next Five Years PROVO, Utah, September 5, 2013 – and FamilySearch International […]

National Archives puts more workshops online

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                July 30, 2012 National Archives Puts More Popular Records Workshops Online More “Know Your Records” videos now available on National Archives’ YouTube Channel Washington, DC… The National Archives has launched new online videos of its most popular genealogy “how to” workshops. These videos cover “hot topics” in genealogical research such as Civil […] adds mobile apps for iPhone, iPad

A neat press release from today. Doesn’t do much for my Blackberry but others will enjoy this.  New ‘ Mobile’ iOS App Gives Users the Ability to Access Billions of Historical Records to Build Their Family Tree PROVO, UTAH (November 29, 2011) –, the world’s largest online family history resource, today announced the […] marks Black History Month

This press release was just sent by Marks Black History Month with 250,000 New African American Records Nearly 35 Million Americans Can Find an Ancestor in the World’s Largest Online Collection of African American Family History Records PROVO, UTAH (February 1, 2011) – In honor of Black History Month,, the world’s largest […]