FGS Conference Online Registration Deadline

My poor blog has been a victim of my current schedule. Between client deadlines and co-chairing the FGS Conference that begins in less than two weeks in Fort Wayne, I have no extra time to write. It’s going to be a great conference. The registration numbers are fantastic and don’t forget that conference registrants can […]

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 […]

Genealogy articles indexed in PERSI to be digitized?

I love visiting the Genealogy Center at the main Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. My first visit there was in the early 1980s and I have been back there many times. One of the joys of researching there is accessing all those current, older and out-of-print genealogy and historical periodicals that are […]

FGS 2013 Genealogy Conference Registration Opens

A great way to start Monday! The FGS 2013 conference website is now ready for conference registrations. It is easy to use. The FGS webmaster has designed a secure step-by-step system for us. This is the place to register now and save $50.00 off the full registration price. You may also purchase tickets for luncheons, […]

FGS 2013 Genealogy Conference Week

As one of the Co-Chairs of the Federation of Genealogical Societies August 2013 Conference, I am delighted to share an overview of the week with you. Please join your fellow family historians as we “Journey through Generations.” Monday, August 19 Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center open 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday, August 20  Librarian’s Day […]

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 […]

Genealogy library electronic news

These are three examples of helpful electronic publications from libraries that have extensive genealogical research collections. I have researched in all three libraries and highly recommend them and their publications. Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Missouri:   http://www.mymcpl.org/genealogy/news-bytes-newsletter  Newberry Library, Chicago, Illinois: http://www.newberry.org/genealogy/news/  Allen County Public Library, Genealogy Center:  http://www.genealogycenter.org/Community/E-zine.aspx

Preserving the records related to military service.

State archives and historical societies as well as the U.S. National Archives and Records Administration house many older records of military service, bounty land awards, and pension records. These often hold a wealth of family details including birthplaces, marriage date and place, places of residence, and many other important pieces of information. In a future […]