Month: September 2012

Ronald Ames Hill, PhD, CG, FASG: “Research Adventures in England” New Release in Voices of Genealogy Video Series

ARLINGTON, VA, 28 SEPTEMBER 2012: The National Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the September video release honoring the 100th anniversary of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly (NGSQ): Ronald Ames Hill’s recollections of “Res…

New to the National Wills Index – Lancashire Wills Index (1457-1748 & 1793-1812) and Surrey PCC Will Abstracts (1736-1794)

Lancashire Wills Index (1457-1748 & 1793-1812)

Over 32,600 testators are now available for searching online within the Lancashire
Wills Index. The Archdeaconry of Richmond comprised that part of Lancashire north of the River Ribble, and parts of …

Announcing Call for Papers – 2013 Genealogy Jamboree

For immediate release 24 Sep 2012

The Southern California Genealogical Society announces a Call for
Proposals for the 44th Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, to
be held at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel, Burbank,

Genealogy and cheetahs

In August we got to visit the Cheetah Conservation Fund near Otjiwarongo, Namibia.  The day was the highlight of our trip to Southern Africa for me, as I got to see cheetahs and learn a lot about them.  One part … Continue reading

Calico Pie Limited leads the UK as a Founding Member of FHISO

London (United Kingdom) and Gilbert, AZ (USA) — September 24, 2012 — Calico Pie Limited and Family History Information Standards Organisation, Inc. (FHISO) announced today that Calico Pie has finalised its plans to become a founding member of the o…

Celebrating Ten Years of Tracing Scottish Ancestors – the 10th Birthday of the ScotlandsPeople Website

The family history website,, celebrates its tenth
birthday in September 2012.

Officially launched in mid-September 2002, ScotlandsPeople was one of the first
genealogy sites to arrive on the web. The site now contains over 90 mi…

Mocavo Announces Acquisition of ReadyMicro

Today represents an
exciting milestone at Mocavo.  Over our years in both the genealogy and technology industries, we have had few occasions to meet an engineer as
talented as Matt Garner.  Matt has deep expertise in the genealogy
industry …

Royal Greenwich burial records, London on Deceased Online

Two cemeteries’ data in historic London borough available now, three more to follow soon

Burial records for the five cemeteries managed by the Royal Borough of Greenwich in South East London are being added to 
All rec…

New York State’s Curious, Century-Old Law Requiring Every City and Town to Have a Historian – Arts & Lifestyle – The Atlantic Cities

New York State’s Curious, Century-Old Law Requiring Every City and Town to Have a Historian – Arts & Lifestyle – The Atlantic Cities. I learned something I didn’t know, that each city and town has to have a historian.  A … Continue reading

NEHGS Announces New Assistant Vice President

Boston, MA – Sept. 5, 2012 – Brenton Simons, President and CEO of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS), announced today that staff member Ryan Woods, has been promoted to NEHGS Assistant Vice President for the Website and Library. …

1940 United States Federal Census Indexing Wraps Up

Volunteers have completed the final indexing batches for the 1940 United States Federal Census! The completed census for all states—132 million people—now fully searchable by name at and 1940 Census Community Project partners’ we…

Association of Professional Genealogists Recognizes Five Members for Achievements in the Genealogy Profession

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., and WESTMINSTER, Colo., 31 August, 2012−Today at the 2012 Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference in Birmingham, Alabama., the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) honored five of its members for their cont…

ISFHWE Excellence-in-Writing Competition 2012

The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors is pleased to announce the winners in this year’s Excellence-in-Writing Competition. Any questions, please contact

Category I – Columns

1st – A Big Game for …