Free weekend at Findmypast!

 From a Findmypast press release:  Explore Findmypast’s billions of historical records for FREE this Veterans Weekend   Free access to all Findmypast’s historical records throughout Veterans Weekend and a Live Broadcast to be held on Saturday afternoon featuring an expert panel of historians and genealogists   This Veterans Weekend, we want to help everyone find their […]

Findmypast only $5 for October, Family History Month

This information was received in a press release from Findmypast.com:  Celebrate Family History Month with a special offer from Findmypast 2014 has already been a record breaking year at Findmypast, and we’re ready to celebrate! Family History Month 2014 is an opportunity for us to share our amazing collection of records, significant moments in history, […]

Findmypast launches new Irish and British collections: 14,000 records

Findmypast launches over 14,000 new records as the first installment of their new Findmypast Fridays. This press release was received from Findmypast.com today. We are proud to announce the launch of our first ever Findmypast Friday! Every Friday from now on, we will be bringing you thousands of new records to explore over the weekend […]

Press Release on PERSI and periodicals digitization

Five days ago I blogged about a newspaper article discussing a project that would revolutionize our access to the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) and the articles that the index covered. Today I received the official press release about the project. I am excited about this. For many years I have promoted PERSI and all those […]

FGS 2013 Conference Week Overview

Are you planning on attending the 2013 Federation of Genealogical Societies 2013 Conference this coming August? As one of the conference co-chairs, I am excited to share this 2013 FGS Conference Week Overview. The actual conference website debut is just days away. Be sure to check www.fgsconferenceblog,org for big announcements! The conference hotels are filling […]

Family History Month tips from findmypast.com

This press release shares some great tips and links to more.  Happy Family History Month from findmypast.com! To celebrate our favorite month of the year, findmypast.com has compiled the following advanced search tips to help your readers uncover their storied pasts and keep growing their family trees.  Expert tips from genealogist D. Joshua Taylor include: […]

MGS 2 day family history conference in Minnesota

If you have an interest in family history, you shouldn’t miss the 2012 Minnesota Genealogical Society North Star Conference on October 5 & 6. It’s being held in Edina, Minnesota, a Minneapolis suburb.  The headline speaker is D. Joshua Taylor and additional sessions will be presented by 12 other speakers. Add vendors, door prizes, silent […]