Month: August 2012

National Genealogical Society Partners with Family Village Facebook Game to Help Players Build Family Tree

Players of Free Family History Facebook Game Now Have Access to a NGS Custom Tutorial

BIRMINGHAM, AL (30 August 2012)–Funium and the National Genealogical Society (NGS) today announced a partnership that will allow players of Family Village, Funium

Federation of Genealogical Societies Announces New Website

More Than a New Look . . . An Engaging New Site for FGS Members and the Genealogy Community

August 29, 2012 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the debut of its newly revamped website to better serve FGS member…

New Gale Genealogy Connect Resource

ARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Aug. 27, 2012 — /PRNewswire/ — Gale, part of Cengage Learning and a leading publisher of research and reference resources for libraries, schools and businesses, today announced the launch of Gale Genealogy Connect, a new onlin…

A New App from ThinkGenealogy

The ThinkGenealogy app is a valuable reference to guide you through the research process and help you do professional quality research — whether you are a professional genealogist or a family historian. The app is currently available for Windows Phone…

Henry B. Hoff, CG, FASG, FGBS: “Becoming a Genealogist” New Release in Voices of Genealogy Video Series

ARLINGTON, VA, 24 AUGUST 2012: The National Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the August celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ) with the release of Henry B. Hoff’s story of “Becoming a G…

Upcoming Events at NEHGS

September 2012 New Visitor Welcome TourWhere: 99-101 Newbury StWhen: September 5, 2012 10:00AM – 11:00AM Description: Starting your family genealogy can seem a little daunting. There is so much information to be found in a variety of locations. Let NE…

New Live Radio Show to feature Authors and Historians with a Passion for New England History

MILLS, M.A. (August 20, 2012) – Professional genealogist and house historian, Marian Pierre-Louis has developed a new history and genealogy radio show called Fieldstone Common. The live 60-minute show will feature authors, historians, curators and …

Speaker George G. Morgan coming to the VCGS Fall Seminar

The main speaker for the Ventura County Genealogical Society’s (VCGS) Fall Seminar to be held Saturday October 20 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3501 Loma Vista Rd (at Mills Rd.) Ventura, California.

George G. Morgan is the auth…

North American Indexing Volunteers Invited to Join New US Immigration & Naturalization Community Project

More than 160,000 volunteer indexers made the 1940 U.S. Census available for searching in just five months. The project was an unprecedented success that dramatically illustrated what the genealogical community can accomplish when united in a common ca…

ArkivDigital for Free August 25-26, 2012

The Swedish genealogical records site, ArkivDigital, is offering free access to their image database containing over 36 million images this coming weekend, August 25 and 26, 2012. They are also offering a discount on a one-year subscription to thei…

FamilyRelatives re-launches with beta site

From FamilyRelatives (www.familyrelatives.com):

This week sees the exciting re-launch of our upgraded and much improved Familyrelatives.com website – which is in Beta testing.

It is packed with many new features and information to help you discove…

Federation of Genealogical Societies Announces New Publication

Bylaws Workbook: A Handbook for New & Established Societies, Second Edition
August 22, 2012 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the publication of the second edition of Bylaws Workbook: A Handbook for New …

Federation of Genealogical Societies Debuts New Conference App

For Immediate Release
August 20, 2012

FEDERATION OF GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES DEBUTS CONFERENCE APPOffers Updated Information On FGS 2012 Conference

August 20, 2012 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the debut of it…

NGS Statement on the Death of John T. Humphrey, CG

ARLINGTON, VA 16 AUGUST 2012: The genealogical community and the National Genealogical Society have lost a dear friend and scholar with the death of John Thomas Humphrey on 12 August 2012. John’s work in our field is some of the most important and…

Ancestry.com Inc. Completes Acquisition of Archives.com

PROVO, Utah, Aug. 17, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOM) today announced the completion of its acquisition of Archives.com, a leading family history website, for approximately $100 million in cash and assumed liabilities.

“Archiv…

Win a Family Tree University Virtual Conference Registration

Online learning program will give away one three-day pass for Sept 14-16 event in sweepstakes
CINCINNATI, Aug. 16, 2012—Family Tree University’s Fall 2012 Virtual Conference will feature three days of online genealogy learning, with 15 downloadabl…

Elgin Genealogical Society (EGS) announces the 2012 Chester A. Bowser scholarship recipients

Two $1000 scholarships provided this year

August 15, 2012 – Elgin, IL. From the many excellent scholarship applications received this year, EGS proudly awards 2012 Chester A. Bower scholarships to Madonna Davis Marks and Jesse Nasta.

Madonna is c…

WikiTree joins the growing list of FHISO Founding Members

Croton-on-Hudson, NY and Gilbert, AZ — August 15, 2012 — WikiTree.com and Family History Information Standards Organisation, Inc. (FHISO) announced today that WikiTree has finalized its plans to become a founding member of the organization. As par…

‘Meet The Presenters’ of the Fall Virtual Genealogy Conference

Take part in pre-scheduled social media Q&A’s to get to know your experts

For a fraction of the cost it takes to travel to–and attend–a live event, Family Tree University’s Fall 2012 Virtual Conference provides attendees with an all-acces…

Using the Internet to find your family tree? ISGS Fall Conference speaker to share technology tips

Thomas MacEntee wants to usher genealogy researchers into the world of the Internet.

The Chicago resident who worked for more than 25 years in the information technology field before beginning his own business, High-Definition Genealogy, in 2008 will…

Saving Memories Forever Launches Free Genealogy App for iPhone

Combined SMF iPhone app and SMF website provide a new approach to saving and sharing family history and stories through audio recordings.

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ —  Saving Memories ForeverTM  (SMF), has just launched its …

Register Now to Save $50 on Family Tree University’s Fall 2012 Virtual Genealogy Conference

Family Tree University’s Fall 2012 Virtual Genealogy Conference gives family historians around the world a chance to improve their research skills, consult with genealogy experts and connect with each other—all online, from the convenience of home…

APG Roundtable – Records Access: the Art of Advocacy

Join us for the APG Roundtable immediately following the Annual Meeting, on Tuesday, August 28, 2012, at 7:00 PM in the Sheraton Birmingham Hotel, Ballroom XII.

Learn what you and/or your chapter can do to help preserve the records so crucial to ou…

Military Records with Craig Scott, September 29, 2012

Military Records
A Wealth of Information

War and peace—there are military records for individuals throughout history regardless of whether there was a war being waged. Sometimes, it’s only a military registration form, but it is still a record tha…

Thomas MacEntee Announces New Genealogy Presentation Topics

Over 55 Topics Now Available Via Webinar or Lecture Format

August 3, 2012 – Chicago, IL. Educator and author Thomas MacEntee announces a variety of new genealogy presentation topics available for delivery in the form of in-person lectures and on-li…

Girlsʼ names change 7 times more than boysʼ since 1940 Census: study by findmypast.com

Baby names reflect revolution in womenʼs role (and maybe also Darryl Hannahʼs mermaid in Splash)
“Madison” (the biggest riser since 1940) is the new “Betty” (the biggest faller) “Names can be to genealogy what carbon-dating is to …