Month: June 2012

Ancestry.com Adds 6 More Searchable States to the 1940 US Census

At midnight June 29, 2012, Ancestry.com released six more fully indexed and searchable states to our 1940 U.S. Federal Census collection. The six new states include (with corresponding record counts): Pennsylvania – 9,900,180
Ohio – 6,907,612…

FGS Announces $135,000 Donation to War of 1812 Pension Project

Estate of Jon Stedman To Help Digitize Important Family History Records
June 25, 2012 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the donation of a generous gift in the amount of $135,000 from the estate of the late Jon St…

‘Strengthening ties’ at BYU family history conference

PROVO, Utah — Those attending BYU’s 44th annual Family History and Genealogy Conference will be able to choose from more than 130 classes, including a new hands-on workshop on how to build your own genealogy website. This year’s conference, to b…

Midwestern Roots Early Registration Ends June 27

July 20 and 21Indianapolis Marriott East, Indianapolis$125 for IHS members, $150 for nonmembers or $75 for students
Midwestern Roots 2012: Family History and Genealogy conference is presented by the Indiana Historical Society, July 20 and 21, 2012, in…

RootsTech 2013 Call for Presentations – Deadline Extended

Call for Presentations 
March 21-23, 2013 | Salt Lake City, Utah The third annual RootsTech Conference will bring together thought leaders and consumers of all skill levels who want to share and experience the latest trends in genealogy …

Walter Lee Sheppard Jr. Prize Recipient

Ginger Goodell of San Luis Obispo, California, has been named the 2012 recipient of the Walter Lee Sheppard Jr. Prize, bestowed annually upon genealogists who demonstrate sound practices and exceptional potential. Candidates for the award are drawn fro…

Victorians Smiling

Victorians Smiling | Retronaut RootsMagic posted this on Facebook, but I had to pass it along.  The web site Retronaut has a set of pictures of people from the Victorian times smiling.  It’s not that people didn’t smile back then, … Continue reading

Growing Need for International Indexers

18 June 2012
Growing Need for International Indexers
More than 120 projects are currently available from countries outside the U.S., representing 16 languages. Since the first of the year, new projects have been launched from Bolivia, Paraguay, Switzer…

ISGS Announces $10,000 War of 1812 Pension Match Challenge

The Illinois State Genealogical Society is proud to support the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ “Preserve the Pensions” campaign.

In support of this digitization project the ISGS announces the ISGS $10,000 War of 1812 Pension Match Chall…

National Genealogical Society Announces 2012 Awards

ARLINGTON, VA, 12 JUNE 2012: The National Genealogical Society presented its annual awards at the 2012 Family History Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio, 9–12 May 2012. Each year, these awards are presented to organizations and individuals who have made …

Dallas Genealogical Society Announces Annual Writing Competition

The Dallas Genealogical Society (DGS) is sponsoring the 2012 Writing Competition for original material submitted by members and non-members. Hobbyists, intermediate, and professional genealogists are invited to submit articles for consideration.

Whil…

Elyse Doerflinger and A.C. Ivory Named Recipients of Suzanne Winsor Freeman Student Genealogy Grant

College students Elyse Doerflinger of Los Angeles, California and A.C. Ivory of Salt Lake City, Utah were introduced at the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree Friday, June 8 as the 2012 recipients of the Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial S…

The Atlas of True Names

The Atlas of True Names is a set of maps with the place names translated into modern English.  For example, Dublin becomes the cool sounding “Darkpool” and New York becomes “New Yew Tree Village”.  A lot of place names don’t … Continue reading

MyHeritage hits one billion profiles

PROVO, Utah & LONDON & TEL AVIV, Israel – June 11, 2012: MyHeritage, the most popular family network on the web, today announced that it has reached the milestone of one billion profiles. The billion individuals in nearly 23 million family tr…

Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CG, FNGS: “Becoming a Genealogist” New Release in Voices of Genealogy Video Series

ARLINGTON, VA, 9 JUNE 2012: This month the 100th anniversary of the NGSQ is appropriately honored by the presentation of an interview with Shirley Langdon Wilcox, CGSM, FNGS, whose contributions over the years to NGS and the genealogy community are per…

The Genealogical Maturity Model

While writing about my improving genealogical practices yesterday, I remembered something I had read a while ago called the Genealogical Maturity Model.  The goal is to try to provide a scale for one to determine their level of genealogical practice … Continue reading

New Yorkers can now search for their roots in the newly indexed 1940 U.S. Federal Census for New York and three state censuses dating to 1892, exclusively on Ancestry.com

PROVO, UTAH – (June 6, 2012) – Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, has announced an exclusive offer for New Yorkers to jump start their family history research. Starting today, a valuable select group of record coll…

Genealogy Jamboree Streamed Sessions Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Paula Hinkel – Southern California Genealogy Jamboree

We’re making the last big reveal leading up to this weekend’s Genealogy Jamboree.

In
keeping with SCGS’s tradition of delivering exceptional genealogic…

Major New Online Database at SFGenealogy

SFgenealogy is excited to announce a new major database available online:

San Francisco Colma Cemetery Index
http://www.sfgenealogy.com/php/cemetery/cemeteryindex.php

The database currently includes over 305,000 burial records for the Holy Cross Ceme…

How is Genealogy Growing?

GenealogyInTime Magazine has just released a study that looks at how the field of genealogy is growing on the internet. Entitled “Top Trends in Genealogy”, the study provides insight into the current state of genealogy.

The study was based on a qu…

Fold3 opening War of 1812 images for free during June

On June 18, 1812, the United States declared war on Great Britain officially launching the War of 1812. In the 200 years since, it has become a forgotten war, perhaps best remembered by school children as when The Star-Spangled Banner was written. Yet,…

Royal Household Staff Records 1660-1924 now online

ROYAL HOUSEHOLD STAFF RECORDS GO ONLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME

Discover who served Britain’s Kings and Queens from King Charles II to King George V, at findmypast.co.uk
‘Chocolate Maker to the Queen’, ‘Keeper of the Lions in the Tower’ and ‘M…