Month: October 2012

Federation of Genealogical Societies to be FHISO Founding Member

Austin, TX and Gilbert, AZ (USA) — October 29, 2012 — The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and Family History Information Standards Organisation, Inc. (FHISO) announced today that the Federation of Genealogical Societies has finalized …

Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces 2012 Award Winners

Awards Announced At ISGS Annual Conference in Rockford, IL

October 29, 2012 – Springfield, IL. On Saturday, October 20, 2012, five individuals were honored by the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) with awards for their outstanding achi…

Frederick C. Hart Jr., CG, FASG: Becoming a Genealogist

Frederick C. Hart Jr., CG, FASG: “Becoming a Genealogist”

New Release in Voices of Genealogy Video Series

ARLINGTON, VA, 26 OCTOBER 2012: The National Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the October video release honoring the 100th…

BCG IN THE NEWS: Trustees and Website Changes Announced

Elissa Scalise Powell, CG, CGL, President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, announced trustee changes to the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG), effective 14 October 2012. Yearly elections bring new or incumbent trustees to …

Association of Professional Genealogists Announces Details for 2013 Professional Management Conference

All-Star Speakers to Address Strategies for Building a Successful Business

WESTMINSTER, Colo., 24 October 2012−The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) today unveiled the details of its upcoming Professional Management Conference (P…

Ancestry.com Inc. Reports Q3 2012 Financial Results

—Ancestry.com Subscriber Growth up 19% year-over-year—

— Q3 Total Revenue $128 million, up 24% year-over-year —

PROVO, Utah, Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOM), the world’s largest online family history re…

Ancestry.com Inc. Reports Q3 2012 Financial Results

—Ancestry.com Subscriber Growth up 19% year-over-year—

— Q3 Total Revenue $128 million, up 24% year-over-year —

PROVO, Utah, Oct. 24, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOM), the world’s largest online family history re…

Familyrelatives ring new changes with the release of Telephone Directories from Africa and the Caribbean

Discovering Nuggets of Gold

Are telephone directories just about numbers
or are they a window into the past?  If we take a closer look they reveal
so much that is interesting from a historical aspect.

Familyrelatives is delighted to add…

Webinar to Give Crash Course in Iowa Genealogy

Diana Crisman Smith and Gary Smith share hints for tracing Hawkeye State family history in Family Tree University program

Have Hawkeye heritage? Well, then you’ve lucked out: Iowa state censuses are an especially lucrative resource for genealogis…

Genealogy & Family History Question & Answer Site Now in Public Beta

Over 200 Avid Genealogists Have Worked for Almost 2 Months to Make This Site Possible

After 20 days in “Definition” phase, 31 days in “Commitment” phase, and 7 days in Private Beta, a new resource for genealogists and family historians worldwide is…

Heirloom Registry Partners with Family Tree Magazine, Family Heirlooms Expert for New Promotion

Heirloom Registry Partners with Family Tree Magazine, Family Heirlooms Expert for New Promotion

The Heirloom Registry™ – a new service that helps its users save and share the stories behind their family heirlooms – has partnered with Family T…

Woolwich Cemetery records now on Deceased Online

Nearly 80,000 Woolwich records complete Royal Greenwich database

Woolwich Cemetery, the last of five cemeteries managed by the Royal Borough of
Greenwich in South London, has had all records digitised and added to
www.deceasedonline.com.

In total…

Four Tips for Researching Military Ancestors Online

Veterans’ Day is coming up—have you given any attention lately to researching relatives who served in the military?

Most genealogists have ancestors who spent some part of their lives in service to our country. Today these individuals are immorta…

DuPage County Genealogical Society Announces New "Improved" Website

The DuPage County Genealogical Society welcomes you to visit our “new” improved website. The web address is the same, http://www.dcgs.org, but the look and features have changed.

There is a new Members section, with secure access by members onl…

FamilySearch Adds New Collections and Millions of New Records from England, Italy, and Wales

FamilySearch recently added over 70 million indexed records and digital images to its growing collection. The new searchable collections online this week are from Brazil, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Germany, India, Ind…

FGS Announces 2012 Election Results

D. Joshua Taylor Elected President; New Board Members and Directors Include Cherie Bush, Kris Rzepczynski, and Melissa Shimkus

October 12, 2012 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the results of its recent elect…

Explore the Census During Family History Month with Archives.com

The 1940 Census is now fully indexed just in time for October’s Family History Month! To commemorate these two great occasions, Archives.com created a fun and informative interactive graphic showcasing all 23 Censuses! The interactive graphic can be fo…

Over 56 Million New Australian and New Zealand Genealogy Records

Grow your family tree with millions of new records to search

Over 56 million new Australian & New Zealand records
24 million passenger list records available to Australia/New Zealand subscription holders
New World Collection brings the total rec…

Genes Reunited Launces Unique Keepsafe

At launch 2.7 million private images uploaded to keepsafe
Over 260 million relation profiles already created
New, fresh and easy to use design
New relation profiles where details can be see all on one page

Today leading family history website Genes…

"A Day of German Family History Research" with Dr. Roger Minert, Brigham Young University

DATE: Saturday, October 27, 2012
TIME: 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION: The Ritz Charles Event Center
9000 West 137th Street, Overland Park, KS 66221

Johnson County Genealogical Society presents its 2012 Annual Seminar with Dr. Roger Minert for an all…

Learn to Preserve Family Keepsakes in New Book

In every family, someone ends up with Mom’s and Dad’s “stuff” – a lifetime’s worth of old photos, letters, papers, and memorabilia packed into boxes, suitcases, closets, and trunks. In How to Archive Family Keepsakes: Learn How to Preser…

Boston Chef Puts Family History Into His Recipes

Executive Chef Jeremy Sewall to talk about his New England roots and his passion for cooking.

Boston, MA – October 4, 2012 – The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) in Boston is pleased to welcome Executive Chef Jeremy Sewall on …

WikiTree Reopens Member Registration

WikiTree.com is now inviting all genealogists and family historians to register for a free membership.

WikiTree closed registration in January 2012. This was done to give the WikiTree community time to absorb the flood of information that had be…

MyGenShare.com Supercharges the Discovery of Your Family Tree

October 3, 2012-Riverton Utah

MyGenShare.com, announces launch of MyGenShare.com

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MyGenShare.com Supercharges the Discovery of Your Family Tree

MyGenShare.com is a powerful research tool instructing you…

Ancestry.com Acquires 1000memories

1000memories’ Online Photo Digitizing Technology Brings New Sharing Capabilities to Ancestry.com Users

PROVO, Utah, Oct. 3, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOM), the world’s largest online family history resource, announced today i…