2010 NGS Conference – Early Bird Registration Ends 8 March

This press release was received today from the National Genealogical Society: This year the annual NGS Family History Conference will be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, 28 April─1 May 2010. Whether your family helped settle the nation, migrated across the country, stayed in the same place, or recently arrived in America, this conference has […]

Valentine’s Sale — Maia’s Books

I receive this press release today and though readers might like to know about this sale. Valentine’s Sale! 20% off! Everything on-line & in retail store thru 23 February at Maia’s Books. – Sale prices are limited to items in stock – and everything on-line is in stock though some in very limited quantities.– Items […]

National Genealogical Society Awards and Competitions

This press release was sent by the National Genealogical Society (NGS). DEADLINE for entries is 31 January 2010. Please click here for full award information, submission details, and entry forms. NGS Rubincam Youth Award This award recognizes youth in two categories based on age and grade level. Senior – Students in grades 10 to 12, […]

January, January — what to do?

Once the holidays are over what are you going to be doing? Use the genealogy books, memberships, and subscriptions you received for Christmas? How about these other ideas for the beginning of the New Year? Hmmm, a last minute trip to Salt Lake City might be fun. The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy takes place […]

Records Preservation and Access Committee

Where would we be without records to research? What if we lost access to the probate or land records of our ancestors? What if the birth or death records were suddenly closed to all except the person the record includes? What if the state legislature did not provide for retention of records before 1920 for […]

Irish Newsletter Septs Wins NGS Award

At this month’s National Genealogical Society Conference in Kansas City, winners were announced for many special awards. Among the winners was the Irish Genealogical Society International, which is based here in Minnesota. The IGSI quarterly journal, the Septs, won first place in the NGS Newsletter Competition under the category of Major Genealogical or Historical Society […]