Thursday, October 31, 2013

FamilySearch Collection Update October 30, 2013


FamilySearch has added more than 135 million indexed records and images from Brazil, Canada, England, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,227,603 indexed records from the new Canada Census, 1911, collection, the 949,214 indexed records and images from the Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900–1965, collection, and the 132,330,416 indexed records from the United States Public Records Index. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900–1965 334,188 615,026 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Canada Census, 1911 1,227,603 0 New indexed record collection.
Canada, Ontario, Toronto Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1989 96,228 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671–1900 14,673 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895–1980 0 40,475 Added images to an existing collection.
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Kebumen, Naturalization Records, 1951–2013 0 14,330 Added images to an existing collection.
Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, Wonogiri District Court Records, 1925–2013 0 137,465 Added images to an existing collection.
Italy, Trieste, Trieste, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1924–1939 0 97,505 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Indiana, Marriages, 1811–1959 468,724 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, 1820–1945 51,232 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., North Carolina, Wilmington and Morehead City Passenger and Crew Lists, 1908–1958 88,345 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
United States Public Records Index 132,330,416 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Book Talk: Exploring Women's Lives At Vassar College in the 1880s


THE QUACK’S DAUGHTER
A True Story about the Private Life of a Victorian College Girl


“Readers hit the jackpot.... Cora and her friends defy the Victorian stereotype.”
Kate Kelly, The Huffington Post

“It’s really a work of art…written exactly as Prof. Lucy Salmon would have recommended, and will be of great interest to generations of Vassar students and alumnae.”
Prof. Emer. Elizabeth Daniels, Vassar College Historian

“I loved reading this family saga…Treat yourself to this great book on your summer vacation, and you’ll be in such a good mood at the airport, you’ll hug the TSA guy.”
Bobbi King, Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter


NEW YORK, NY – Author Greta Nettleton has been invited by the New York Vassar Club and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society to speak about her book, The Quack’s Daughter: A True Story about the Private Life of a Victorian College Girl. Nettleton, a resident of Palisades, NY, will be speaking and signing first edition copies of her book on November 14th at 6:00 p.m. at the NYG&B headquarters at 36 West 44th Street. Nettleton extols, “I am excited to be speaking to an audience that treasures New York City history as much as I do. This is a time-traveler’s trip back to the Gilded Age, based on years of research and lavishly illustrated with hundreds of images.”

In The Quack’s Daughter, Nettleton tells for the first time the story of her great-grandmother Cora Keck (1865-1921), a precocious musician sent to Vassar College in 1884, and of Cora’s mother, the notorious “quack,” who was a wealthy self-made physician and the proprietor of Mrs. Dr. Keck’s Palatial Infirmary for All Chronic Diseases in Davenport, Iowa. While struggling to overcome her inglorious social background, Cora earned top billing as a brilliant concert pianist in Vassar’s professional-level music conservatory program. Her classmate Kitty, the daughter of a Tweed Ring teamster, lived in a mansion at 134th Street and Broadway where Cora spent her vacations exploring New York’s best-loved landmarks and partying until 4 a.m. with “sporting men” and social strivers well-known to everyone in the audience. Another classmate made national headlines by marrying one of the convicted Haymarket bombers in Chicago in 1889.

“As I set out on a purely personal journey to discover my great-grandmother’s coming of age story, I realized that her quest touches many themes that are crucial to the wide study of 19th century women’s history in America,” writes Nettleton, “The fundamental similarities between Cora’s life and our own times were so striking that I have begun to see the 1880s as a departure point for understanding modern America. We need to own these stories in order to understand ourselves.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Greta Nettleton has edited and written for a variety of clients ranging from software startups on New York’s Seventh Avenue to the World Bank. This is her first book. She holds a B.A. in History from Duke University and an M.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and is currently at work on a biography of Cora’s mother, Mrs. Dr. Rebecca J. Keck, about 19th century women physicians and the tumultuous early years of America’s medical profession.

ABOUT THE BOOK

Title: The Quack’s Daughter: A True Story about the Private Life of a Victorian College Girl
Author: Greta Nettleton
Published: December 2012
Paperback, 6x9, 355 pages, fully illustrated with 150 images, $24.95, ISBN 9781300334002
Kindle e-book, $8.99
Available on www.gretanettleton.com or Amazon.com

On Facebook, friend Cora Keck for a sneak peek into her “current” activities. New images are being posted from Cora’s scrapbooks and diaries in the order that she collected and wrote them.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Heartbreak & Hope: New Blog Launched to Tell the Stories of Ellis Island Immigrants


New York, NY – In honor of the reopening of Ellis Island on Monday, October 28, 2013, Statue Cruises is pleased to announce the launch of a new blog to tell the stories of the immigrants who came to the United States through Ellis Island.

Inspired by the stories of their own employees’ families, Statue Cruises has launched Heartbreak & Hope: The Stories of Ellis Island to tell not only those stories but the stories of the many descendants of over 14 million people who found their way to the U.S. through the Ellis Island Immigration Station.

Anyone with an Ellis Island story is welcome to submit their story through the blog for publication. The blog will also feature those stories of the employees of Statue Cruises, and its parent company Hornblower Cruises.

Reopening almost exactly one year after Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, Ellis Island’s reopening is a symbol of the recovery effort. The goal of this new project is to bring attention to the valuable resources offered by the Ellis Island Foundation, and their mission, in partnership with the National Park Service, to preserve and share immigration history. The Ellis Island Foundation estimates that it will cost them $2 million to replace and install the destroyed computer equipment that runs the American Family Immigration History Center at the museum.

Visit Heartbreak & Hope at http://blog.hornblower.com/heartbreakandhope.

About Statue Cruises

Statue Cruises, the official concessioner to the National Park Service, is the premier harbor cruise operator in New York Harbor, sharing the sights of New York with almost 4.0 million annual visitors from around the world. For more information visit: http://www.statuecruises.com/press.aspx. It is a subsidiary of Hornblower Cruises, which has been the leading charter yacht and public dining cruise company in California for over 32 years. The company operates 32 vessels in San Francisco, Berkeley, Sacramento, Long Beach, Newport Beach, Marina del Rey and San Diego, and an office in New York City.

About The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. is a non-profit organization founded in 1982 to raise funds for and oversee the historic restorations of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, working in partnership with the National Park Service/U.S. Department of the Interior. Its endowment has funded over 200 projects at the islands.

About Ellis Island Immigration Museum

Ellis Island was the former federal immigration processing station which processed over 12 million immigrants between 1892 and 1954. A 1965 presidential proclamation added the island to the National Park Service as part of Statue of Liberty National Monument. After years of neglect, major restoration work on the Main Building took place in the 1980s, opening as the Ellis Island Immigration Museum in 1990. The National Park Service works with its partner organizations, The Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation and Save Ellis Island, to improve and enhance operations at the park.

Association of Professional Genealogists Opens Registration for 2014 Professional Management Conference


Expert Genealogists to Address “Embracing Innovation and Opportunity” in Genealogy

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo.,24 October 2013−The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) today opened registration and announced the theme and speakers for the 2014 Professional Management Conference (PMC). Genealogical speakers with wide-ranging expertise will address this year’s theme, “Embracing Innovation and Opportunity.” The event will feature 10 speakers covering topics of importance to professionals, including brand and business building, professional-grade DNA studies, writing for a variety of audiences, working with entertainment and corporate clients, and more. Professionals and those interested in advancing their genealogy skills will enjoy the networking and discussion opportunities, as well as the lectures. The event will be held the 10th and 11th of January 2014 at the Radisson Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.

“The 17th annual PMC offers an exciting slate of speakers who will address key practical areas of professional genealogy,” said APG President Kenyatta D. Berry. “Last year’s two-day format, as well as the virtual option, were well received by our members and will be offered again this year.”

Register Now for APG PMC 2014

Attendance at PMC is open to APG members and to non-members. Attendees may choose to attend the full conference or a single day. Early-bird pricing ends 6 January 2014. Details on pricing and the conference sessions are available at www.apgen.org/conferences. Virtual registration for the event will be open later this year.

Speakers and topics include:

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS—New Industries, New Worlds: Working for Entertainment and Corporate Clients

Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL— “Good Name in Man or Woman”: Protecting a Professional Reputation

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA—Lights! Camera! Connection! Will Genealogy-Based TV Improve My Business?

Claire V. Brisson-Banks, MLIS, AG—The Pursuit from Genealogy Hobbyist to Professional

Harold Henderson, CG: Workshop—The Story of Jethro's Story: The Making of a NGSQ Article

Jean Wilcox Hibben, PhD, CG—Gaining Recognition in the Genealogical Community: Climbing the Professional Ladder

Melissa Johnson—Discovering and Communicating Your Unique Value: Personal Branding for Professional Genealogists

Angela Packer McGhie—(1) Writing a Genealogy Business Plan and (2) Networking for Genealogists: Making Connections Online and In-Person

CeCe Moore—Workshop: Advanced DNA for Professionals

Mary Penner—Workshop: It’s Not a Report. It’s Not a Summary. It’s a Genealogical Narrative!

Lecture details and full speaker biographies are posted at www.apgen.org/conferences

A Week of Genealogy

PMC kicks off more than a week of genealogical activities in Salt Lake City. Beginning two days after PMC, genealogists can enjoy Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), also held at the Radisson hotel. SLIG features week-long, in-depth instruction on more than 10 genealogical subjects. More details available at www.SLIG.ugagenealogy.org.


About the Association of Professional Genealogists

The Association of Professional Genealogists (www.apgen.org), established in 1979, represents more than 2,700 genealogists, librarians, writers, editors, historians, instructors, booksellers, publishers, and others involved in genealogy-related businesses. APG encourages genealogical excellence, ethical practice, mentoring, and education. The organization also supports the preservation and accessibility of records useful to the fields of genealogy and history. Its members represent all fifty states, Canada, and thirty other countries. APG is active on LinkedIn, Twitter (www.twitter.com/apggenealogy) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/AssociationofProfessionalGenealogists).

Thursday, October 17, 2013

AncestryDNA™ Now a More Comprehensive DNA Test for Exploring Ethnic Origins



Update to AncestryDNA gives a deeper level of insight with expanded information for twenty-six regions

(PROVO, Utah) – October 17, 2013 – Ancestry.com DNA, LLC announced today an update to its popular DNA test. Armed with one of the most comprehensive collections of location based DNA samples from around the world and the latest DNA testing technology, AncestryDNA now maps a test taker’s ethnic origins to 26 global regions, including expanded regions for people of European and West African descent.

“We are rapidly advancing DNA testing for family history,” said Dr. Ken Chahine, Senior Vice President and General Manager of AncestryDNA. “The greatest benefit of this test is that it provides an easy way to help explore one’s ancestral background and discover your family’s past in amazing detail never before available.”

Whether you’re just getting started researching your family history or you are an advanced genealogist tracking down a specific portion of a family tree where records are going cold, the new update to AncestryDNA can help people explore their ancestry beyond historical records.

The new update to AncestryDNA includes:
  • Increased number of ethnic regions to 26 from across the globe.
  • More detailed African ethnicity – a total of 10 African regions, including 6 different countries/regions within Western Africa including Benin/Togo, Cameroon/Congo, Ivory/Ghana, Mali, Nigeria and Senegal.
  • More detailed European ethnicity, including Ireland, Great Britain, the Iberian Peninsula and Italy/Greece.
  • A complete user interface redesign with improved visualization tools, regional educational materials and a detailed description of the science behind the results.
  • Improved science, including extensive testing, validation and an increase in the number of reference populations.
  • A database of more than 200,000 customers.
“Five years ago, a genealogical DNA test would predict the rough proportions of a person’s ancestry from Europe, Asia, or Africa – but most people could determine that without the aid of a DNA test,” said Dr. Catherine Ball, Vice President of Genomics and Bioinformatics for AncestryDNA. “Today, the AncestryDNA science team has examined more than 700,000 DNA markers to create a genetic portrait for groups of people around the world. By comparing someone’s DNA to this core reference set, we can calculate an ethnicity estimate based on 26 global populations.”

Updates to AncestryDNA Further Advances Family History Exploration

Last year, with the initial launch of AncestryDNA, a test taker was able to receive results that mapped back to 22 different ethnic regions. Today’s announcement marks an expanded range of genetic ethnicity and geographic origins that is currently not available in other consumer DNA tests on the market.
  • The journey of many African American’s ancestors can be difficult to research using historical records alone, as most lose the paper trail around the 1870s or before. But now thanks to expanded capabilities that detail African ethnicity into 10 regions, including 6 different countries/regions within Western Africa, AncestryDNA will help people of African descent better understand where their ancestors came from and the cultures of those places, in a way never before possible.
  • Previously identified as one ethnicity group, the British Isles is now broken down to expanded regions, divided into Great Britain and Ireland. This development provides additional insight to the approximately 21% of Americans who claim Irish or English heritage.
  • Southern Europe is also now separated into two groups including, the Iberian Peninsula (Spain and Portugal) and Italy/Greece, providing more detail for those with Mediterranean heritage where historical records are less likely to be available.
In May 2012, Ancestry.com launched AncestryDNA, a service that analyzes a person’s genome at more than 700,000 marker locations. It is available at www.ancestrydna.com for $99, plus shipping and handling. The price includes a DNA testing kit, genetic lab processing, online results delivered in a private and secure account, as well as continual ethnicity and cousin matching updates. Additional information on AncestryDNA can be found at www.ancestryDNA.com.

About Ancestry.com DNA LLC and Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com DNA is a subsidiary of Ancestry.com, the world's largest online family history resource with approximately 2.7 million paying subscribers across all its websites. More than 12 billion records have been added to the Ancestry.com sites and users have created more than 50 million family trees containing more than 5 billion profiles. In addition to its flagship site www.ancestry.com, the Company operates several Ancestry international websites along with a suite of online family history brands, including AncestryDNA, Archives.com, Fold3.com and Newspapers.com, all designed to empower people to discover, preserve and share their family history.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause the Company's actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on information available to the Company as of the date of this press release. Such forward looking statements include statements concerning the benefits we expect customers to gain from access to AncestryDNA’s service offering and related database of genetic information, and the anticipated growth in interest of consumers in family history and genealogy services including genetic genealogy. Risks and uncertainties include the ability to make our new products and services easy to use, and accurate, the success of the DNA service in attracting and satisfying customers, our ability to retain existing and attract new subscribers by introducing new or improved services as well as our ability to integrate new products and services into Ancestry.com’s on-going business. Information concerning additional factors that could cause events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements is contained under the caption “Risk Factors” in Exhibit 99.2 to our Current Report on Form 8-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on September 10, 2013, and in discussions in other of our Securities and Exchange Commission filings. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any subsequent date and we assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements.

DC Thomson Family History and FamilySearch.org to Make Billions of Records Available for People to Search


DC Thomson Family History and FamilySearch.org to make billions of records available for people to search 

More than 13 million records launched today on findmypast.com

LONDON, England and SALT LAKE CITY, Utah--Annelies van den Belt, the new CEO of DC Thomson Family History, the British-based leader in online family history and owner of findmypast and Genes Reunited, has announced a major new partnership with US-based FamilySearch.org that will give family history enthusiasts access to billions of records online and new technology to collaboratively research their family roots.

DC Thomson Family History, formerly known as brightsolid online publishing, is collaborating with FamilySearch, which has the largest collections of genealogical and historical records in the world, to deliver a wide range of projects including digital preservation, records search, technological development and the means to allow family historians to share their discoveries.

More than 13 million records from FamilySearch.org launched today on findmypast.com, including major collections of births, marriages and deaths covering America, Australia, and Ireland. Around 600 additional collections, containing millions of records, will follow.

The two organisations have a long history of working together on historical projects, including indexing 132 million records of the 1940 US census and two hundred years of British Army Service Records (Chelsea Pensioners) in a joint digitisation project with The National Archives.

Van den Belt said: “This is fantastic news for our customers all over the world. As a leader in online family history we will be able to offer access to a much wider variety of records dating back hundreds of years and the first batch are ready to search on findmypast. The convenience of searching many treasures from FamilySearch.org along with our own extensive collections will provide rich new insights for our customers.

“This partnership with FamilySearch will accelerate the momentum of our next phase of global growth into new non-English-speaking markets and give more people more access to more records to uncover their family history. This really cements our position as a market leader.”

“We are excited to work with DC Thompson Family History on a vision we both share,” said Dennis Brimhall, CEO of FamilySearch. “Expanding online access to historical records through this type of collaboration can help millions more people discover and share their family’s history.”

DC Thomson Family History is the British-based leader in online family history, which operates major online sites including findmypast, Genes Reunited and the British Newspaper Archive. It launched in America last year with its findmypast brand.

DC Thomson Family History has a strong record of partnerships with non-profit and public sector organisations such as the British Library and The National Archives among many other major archives and organisations around the world.

About DC Thomson Family History

DC Thomson Family History, is a British-owned world leader in online genealogy, with a record of online innovation in the field of family history.

  • It boasts 18 million registered users across its family of online genealogy brands
  • It hosts over a billion genealogical records across its family of brands including Genes Reunited and findmypast

DC Thomson Family History helps partners to digitise their precious collections, providing them with an archival quality digital surrogate of their records, or publishing existing indexes and transcriptions.

Several successful partnerships with DC Thomson Family History include (but are not limited to):

1911census.co.uk with The National Archives; comprising 36 million records, this is one of the largest online family history projects undertaken by The National Archives and a commercial partner.

ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk is a pay-as-you-go e-commerce site operated by brightsolid as a partnership between the National Records of Scotland (NRS) and the Court of the Lord Lyon. The site allows searches of 50 million names, has more than 30 million images and over one million registered customers.

The British Newspaper Archive (BNA) is a 10-year partnership project between the British Library and DC Thomson Family History. The content for the website comes from the newspaper collection at Colindale Library, and the plan is to have 40 million, fully-searchable pages on the website by 2021, with at least 8,000 pages being added to the site every day.

About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International (online at FamilySearch.org) is the largest genealogy organization in the world. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch has been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. FamilySearch is a nonprofit organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 4,800 family history centers in 70 countries, including the renowned Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

FamilySearch Collection Update October 16, 2013


FamilySearch Adds More Than 2 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from Canada, England, and Russia

FamilySearch has recently added more than 2 million indexed records and images from Canada, England, and Russia. Notable collection updates include the 1,164,586 indexed records and images from the England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685–1941, collection, the 353,648 indexed records from the Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869–1927, collection, and the 462,714 images from the new Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721–1935, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869–1927 353,648 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
England, Norfolk Bishop's Transcripts, 1685–1941 1,161,877 2,709 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Russia, Simbirsk Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1782–1858 0 114,324 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Russia, Tatarstan Church Books, 1721–1935 0 462,714 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Time Is Running Out To Register for the SLIG American Research and Records: Focus on Families Course


Early-bird registration ends on October 31, 2013. Don't miss out on the opportunity to take this intermediate-level course that provides in-depth learning on 19th-21st century U.S. resources and the methodology for using them.

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG; Debra Mieszala, CG; and D. Joshua Taylor will focus on topics more related to researching families and individuals. Informative and interactive classroom hours delve into significant records and strategies that take you beyond basic research tools both online and off.

On-site Family History Library support and a computer lab from course instructors provide one-on-one assistance and guidance with your own research. This course alternates years with a course focused on localities.

The following topics will be covered:

  • From Clues to Records: Step-by-Step Planning
  • Vital Records – Strategies and Substitutes
  • US Census Records – Beyond the Basics: Non-Population and Special Schedules
  • U.S. Passport Applications
  • Church Records: Locating and Excavating
  • Institutional Records: Extensive Family Details
  • Clustering and More: Maximizing Your Online Searches
  • More than Just People: Lessons and Hints from Public Directories
  • Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Research: Resources, Methods, and Skills
  • The Grey and the Blue: Beyond Pensions
  • Optional time in classroom for groups to discuss their project
  • The Write Stuff: Family Histories with Substance and Appeal
  • Researching the Occupations of Our Ancestors
  • The Three Rs: Reading, 'Riting, and Research In School Records
  • Finding Family Gems in Manuscript Repositories and Special Collections
  • Computer Lab at the Family History Library
  • One-on-one consultations at the Family History Library

Don't delay--register now! The registration page can be accessed at http://www.infouga.org/aem.php?lv=r&eid=8.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

National Archives (UK) burial records from closed cemeteries added to Deceased Online


The first tranche of burial records from another set of data held by The National Archives has been added to the Deceased Online website, www.deceasedonline.com.

The dataset of transcriptions, RG37 ‘Removals of graves and tombstones’, comprises records from over 200 closed cemeteries and burial ground across many areas of England and Wales. The total records will comprise over 175,000 names/burials, with the first 105,000 now available on the website, dating back to the 17th century. Full details can be found on the website at this link:
https://www.deceasedonline.com/servlet/GSDOSearch?AcctView=Login&SrchView=Basic&DetsView=Content&ListSource=Contributors&section=CONTRIBUTORS&context=NATIONALARCHIVERG37&lang=E&sessionid=1140754211.

This is the third set of data from The National Archives now available on Deceased Online the others being the historic Brompton Cemetery in London and a collection of military burial records from many sites across the UK.

You can also read about the RG37 collection in Emma Jolly’s latest blog at:
http://deceasedonlineblog.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/tna-records-of-burial-ground-removals.html

Deceased Online will be adding another burial records data collection for a North East Yorkshire council area next week.

Finding your Immigrant Ancestor - FEEFHS Fall Workshop


Genealogists with ancestors from Eastern European countries often get stumped before they even begin. To assist them, the Federation of East European Family History Societies (FEEFHS) has developed a new workshop, “Finding your Immigrant Ancestor”. The program will be held November 12-15, 2013 at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel in Salt Lake City, with research, labs, and consultations conducted at the nearby Family History Library.

“In order to successfully research your ancestors in Eastern Europe, you must first know their village of origin,” reports Peg Ivanyo, a genealogist researching her husband’s ancestors from Slovakia and administrator of the annual FEEFHS research workshops. “Until you know the name and location of the village your ancestor came from, was born in, it is impossible to find them in the records overseas.”

This new fall offering by FEEFHS will focus on the US and Canadian records that will help researchers identify that village, the methodologies for such research, and the geography-related basics required to place the village once a name is obtained. Professional genealogists specializing in both immigrant research and East European records will provide instruction. The three-day workshop includes classes each morning, with computer lab assistance and one-on-one consultations daily each afternoon. An optional pre-workshop orientation of the Family History Library will be offered on Tuesday, November 12th, and the program will close with dinner and a presentation by Milan Pohontsch, “Chasing the Elusive Ancestor.”

A detailed schedule, speaker biographies, travel information, and online registration are available at feefhsworkshop.org. Class size is limited to assure adequate personal assistance.

FEEFHS was founded in 1992 as a non-profit umbrella organization for related societies. It continues to provide information and access to genealogical resources and educational workshops relating to Eastern European family history research. Additional resources and information may be found at feefhs.org.

2014 Forensic Genealogy Institute Adds Michael Ramage, JD, CG as Instructor


Michael Ramage, JD, CG, a practicing forensic genealogist, will present several blocks of instruction in the upcoming Forensic Genealogy Institute’s “Foundations in Forensic Genealogy” course. Topics include forensic genealogy fees and contracts, missing and unknown heirs, adoption, and mock trial witness examination.

The Forensic Genealogy Institute is being presented in Dallas, Texas from 24 March through 29 March 2014. The prerequisite “Foundations in Forensic Genealogy” will be presented from 24 March through 26 March with the “Advanced Forensic Evidence Analysis” following from 27 March through 29 March 2014. Additional information may be viewed at:

http://www.forensicgenealogists.com/forensic-genealogy-institute.html

Association of Professional Genealogists Announces New Chapters


APG Celebrates its First Chapters Outside of North America, Offers Members a New, Virtual Option

Anastasia Harman and Corinne Knasinski Bring Broad Event-Planning Experience to Premiere Professional Genealogy Event

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 11 October 2013−The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) today announced that it added seven new chapters in 2013. The new chapters will provide underserved geographic areas with programs aimed at the professional genealogist. APG now boasts 29 chapters worldwide.

“It’s so exciting to see our members recognize the value of chapter membership, at home and abroad,” said Diane Gravel, CG, chair of the APG Chapter Review Committee. “Over the past year, APG has made tremendous strides in providing educational and professional development opportunities to its members. But chapters can address local issues and offer a variety networking opportunities not possible at national and international levels.”

The new chapters are:

Australasian Chapter: This chapter will serve Australia and New Zealand. The group plans to meet regularly by web conference, with possible face-to-face meetings and programs.

Britain, Ireland, and the Isles Chapter: Beyond serving its members, this chapter is uniquely positioned to work with and assist colleagues and clients from North America and Australasia.

Chicago Chapter: The chapter officially formed in early 2013 (as a relaunch of an inactive chapter) and has already met in person at genealogy conferences and workshops. It is holding a meeting 16 November with the Chicago Chapter of the Association of Personal Historians.

Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter: The new chapter replaces the inactive Philadelphia chapter, expanding its geographic boundaries to support more members in eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. The chapter meets quarterly at the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, with remote options available for members unable to attend in person.

Kentucky Chapter: The chapter began meeting early this year and has attracted more than 30 members from Kentucky and neighboring states. The group meets by web conference and, when possible, in person. The chapter will exhibit at the 2014 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference.

New Jersey Chapter: The chapter formed in August and will meet each year in January, April, July, and October at the Grabas Institute for Continuing Education in Edison, NJ. The chapter maintains a Google Groups mailing list for 43 members.

Virtual Chapter: The APG Virtual Chapter offers another opportunity for chapter involvement to those for whom traditional chapters are not an option. Chapter members communicate via email, hangouts, webinars, and other means which eliminate the geographical boundaries usually associated with chapter membership.

APG members may belong to more than one chapter, and may join a virtual one such as the Virtual Chapter or the Second Life APG chapter. Members interested in joining these or any APG chapters will find more information on the APG website: http://www.apgen.org/chapters/index.html.

About the Association of Professional Genealogists

The Association of Professional Genealogists (www.apgen.org), established in 1979, represents more than 2,700 genealogists, librarians, writers, editors, historians, instructors, booksellers, publishers, and others involved in genealogy-related businesses. APG encourages genealogical excellence, ethical practice, mentoring, and education. The organization also supports the preservation and accessibility of records useful to the fields of genealogy and history. Its members represent all fifty states, Canada, and thirty other countries. APG is active on LinkedIn, Twitter (www.twitter.com/apggenealogy) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/AssociationofProfessionalGenealogists).

Thursday, October 10, 2013

FamilySearch Collection Update October 9, 2013


FamilySearch Adds More Than 9.5 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from Argentina, BillionGraves, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and the United States

FamilySearch has recently added more than 9.5 million indexed records and images from Argentina, BillionGraves, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Italy, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,399,826 images from the new Denmark, Church Records, 1484–1941, collection, the 1,734,150 indexed records and images from the Canada Passenger Lists, 1881–1922, collection, and the 2,171,641 images from the new Italy, Campobasso, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1918, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635–1981 539,210 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737–1977 682,002 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
BillionGraves Index 407,422 407,422 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Canada Passenger Lists, 1881–1922 1,673,051 61,099 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
Denmark, Church Records, 1484–1941 0 2,399,826 New browsable image collection.
Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Landkreis Ostprignitz-Ruppin, Miscellaneous Records, 1559–1945 0 9,569 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Campobasso, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809–1918 0 2,171,641 New browsable image collection.
Italy, Napoli, Fontana, Parrocchia di Santa Maria della Mercede - La Sacra, Catholic Church Records, 1659–1929 0 54 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Illinois, Northern District (Eastern Division), Naturalization Index, 1926–1979 0 214,094 Added images to an existing collection.
U.S., Ohio, County Marriages, 1789–1994 980,427 951 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Conference Keeper announces additional #genchat’s in 2013


2014 promises to bring more engaging conversations, with a more diverse topic schedule.

Colorado, Oct 9, 2013: In 2013, the genealogical community enjoyed the addition of #genchat, a twice-monthly twitter chat. These hour-long sessions proved to be quite popular, and we are excited to announce additional chats for the last two months of 2013, and the topic schedule for 2014.

November will see the addition of our geography based topics. We have added two additional chats to the 2013 schedule, and these geography specific chats will continue throughout 2014.
  • November 13, 2013: 11am central, “researching at the county level.”
  • December 18, 2013: 11am central, “researching the southwest states.”
The 2014 geography chat dates and times will fluctuate, information on the specific topic will be available on Conference Keeper two weeks prior.

Additionally, the full 2014 schedule has been released on the Conference Keeper website. You will find topics for all planned 2014 #genchat sessions. You can look forward to such topics as DNA, utilizing NARA, the naturalization process and transcribing.

Participants of all chats are encouraged to use www.twubs.com/genchat. This platform provides a cleaner interface with the twitter stream and creates a much more user-friendly atmosphere during twitter chats and parties. For those new to twitter, or twitter chats, we have provided resources on the #genchat page at Conference Keeper; you may also contact Jen Baldwin directly for one-on-one assistance.

For the most current information on #genchat, follow @confkeep and @ancetryjourney on Twitter.

Conference Keeper announces additional #genchat’s in 2013


2014 promises to bring more engaging conversations, with a more diverse topic schedule.

Colorado, Oct 9, 2013: In 2013, the genealogical community enjoyed the addition of #genchat, a twice-monthly twitter chat. These hour-long sessions proved to be quite popular, and we are excited to announce additional chats for the last two months of 2013, and the topic schedule for 2014.

November will see the addition of our geography based topics. We have added two additional chats to the 2013 schedule, and these geography specific chats will continue throughout 2014.

  • November 13, 2013: 11am central, “researching at the county level.”
  • December 18, 2013: 11am central, “researching the southwest states.”


The 2014 geography chat dates and times will fluctuate, information on the specific topic will be available on Conference Keeper two weeks prior.

Additionally, the full 2014 schedule has been released on the Conference Keeper website. You will find topics for all planned 2014 #genchat sessions. You can look forward to such topics as DNA, utilizing NARA, the naturalization process and transcribing.

Participants of all chats are encouraged to use www.twubs.com/genchat. This platform provides a cleaner interface with the twitter stream and creates a much more user-friendly atmosphere during twitter chats and parties. For those new to twitter, or twitter chats, we have provided resources on the #genchat page at Conference Keeper; you may also contact Jen Baldwin directly for one-on-one assistance.

For the most current information on #genchat, follow @confkeep and @ancetryjourney on Twitter.

International Society of Family History Writers and Editors 2014 Excellence-in-Writing Competition Now Open


The International Society of Family History Writers and Editors (ISFHWE) is reminding writers IN ALL MEDIA (magazines, newspapers, journals, websites, blogs) that the 2014 Excellence-in-Writing Competition is now open for entries through 15 June 2014.

The competition is open to both MEMBERS and NON-MEMBERS of ISFHWE; both published and non-published authors may enter (see category list below). We have also added a NEW category – Poetry! Members of ISFHWE receive a discount on the entry fee (after logging in to the ISFHWE members’ corner; new members allow up to ten days to receive login information).

The categories are:
  • Category I – Columns. This is for columns of original content, published on a regular basis, in any medium, published in 2013. Each entry must consist of 2,000 words or less. These are entries from the author’s regular column-not features. Note that these may be print or online columns (including blogs).
  • Category II -- Articles. These one-time articles (not part of the author’s column) must have been published in 2013 in a journal, magazine, newsletter, blog or website. Entries cannot exceed 5,000 words. Note that these may be print or online articles, including GUEST entries on a blog. Footnotes are not included in the word count.
  • Category III –Genealogy Newsletter. This category is for society or family association newsletters published in 2013. Entries should consist of two issues, each submitted as a single file in PDF format. The judging will be based on originality, content, visual appeal, writing and editing quality, and accuracy. The award is to the editor of the publication. Note that these may also be print or online newsletters.
  • Category IV –Unpublished Authors. Entrants in this category aspire to be published writers or columnists in the field of genealogy, family or local history. The submissions in this category are original and unpublished, between 500 and 2,000 words. Since these are UNPUBLISHED, blogs are not eligible for this category.
  • Category V– Unpublished material - Published Authors. This category is for original unpublished genealogically related articles by previously published authors. Entries should be between 500 and 3,000 words. Since these are UNPUBLISHED, blogs are not eligible for this category.
  • Category VI – Poetry. This category is for original content (published in 2013 or unpublished), that is related to family history. Entries should be no longer than 1000 words and have a Title. This may include song lyrics (music is not judged).
Winners (1st, 2nd, 3rd ) in each category will be awarded a cash prize and a certificate. Certificates may be awarded for Honorable Mentions. The awards presentation will take place during the FGS Conference in San Antonio, 27-30 August 2014. (Those unable to attend will receive their awards by mail after the conference.)

Entries must be submitted in PDF, Word, WordPerfect, or JPG format by e-mail in time to meet this deadline. Please note: Footnotes will not count toward word count. Send entries to: Competition@ISFHWE.org

Appropriate entry fee(s) - and membership dues to receive the discount - may be paid via PayPal on the ISFHWE website at ISFHWE.org

Full information on the competition is available on the ISFHWE website in the “2014 Excellence-in-Writing Competition - Information and Online Entry Form” link, which leads to: http://www.isfhwe.org/competition.php

For questions, contact the Competition Coordinator at: Competition@ISFHWE.org

Monday, October 7, 2013

Chicago-area teacher and genealogist announces a project to "crowd-fund" a television documentary based on submitted family history stories


Genealogist Madonna Davis announced today she has received approval of her creative project to "crowd-fund" a television documentary based on submitted family history stories from Kickstarter.com. The fund-raising project launches on Thursday, October 10th and will run for 42 days seeking to raise enough funds to produce a quality genealogical journey of a submitted family story -- the production will feature discovery, exploration, truth and dramatic historical reenactment!

For those unfamiliar with how funding on Kickstarter works, projects are submitted for review and approval, if granted -- a project goal is set and the project published for very limited time 30-50 days. Project backers who support the project can select rewards that they wish to receive. The important thing to note is that this is an "all or nothing" proposition -- projects that fall short of their funding goal fail -- and the money is returned to the donors. Project creator Madonna Davis said, "It is vital this project be shared widely with supporters so we can reach our goal by the deadline".

Those interested in this history-making project can visit: http://www.KickingUpthePast.com for details on the project, launch and campaign updates, preview reward levels, and access additional information on how to participate in this history making event.

For additional information contact:
Ken Marks - 312 505-6193
kickingupthepast@gmail.com

Saturday, October 5, 2013

New Student Chapter - Utah Genealogical Association Is Growing


Oct 2, 2013– Salt Lake City, UT - The Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) is pleased to announce the formation of a Student Chapter to serve and support younger generations who are interested in genealogy and family history.

UGA Student Chapter participation will be open to all those 25 years old and under regardless of where they live. Also, until the end of 2013 we are offering free one-year UGA memberships to those that sign up and provide proof of age / student status. This membership is not required to be a member of the UGA Student Chapter, however there are many benefits that will be available for those that choose to do so.

The UGA Student Chapter is under the leadership of Michael Melendez, Mike Savoca, Paul Woodbury, and Trisha Faddis. They all have a passion for family history and are anxious to invite and envolve their peers in this new chapter.

There are plans for online virtual gatherings, other social media interactions and special discounts where applicable. Two Facebook pages are already in place. Anyone can like and follow the fan page - https://www.facebook.com/ugastudentchapter. The group page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/400260863429525 is restricted to those who are members.

Those 25 and under are invited to participate in the new Student Chapter, as well as become a member of UGA.

About the Utah Genealogical Association

The Utah Genealogical Association (UGA) is an enthusiastic community of researchers who desire to improve their research skills and more effectively utilize genealogical resources. UGA provides genealogical information, sources and education through personal instruction and published media on state and national family history topics, while promoting high standards and ethical practices.

UGA was formally organized September 25, 1971, and chartered December 1, 1971, by the State of Utah as a non-profit educational organization. UGA is not affiliated with any religious or political organization.

To learn more visit – http://www.ugagenealogy.org
Also follow us on – https://www.facebook.com/ugagenealogy and Twitter: @ugagenealogy

Benefits of being a member of UGA will enable you to receive access to:

  • Virtual Chapter Meetings: Online instructional meetings held the third Thursday of each month.
  • First Families of Utah: Recognizing and documenting prominent early Utah families
  • Utah Indexing Projects including,: Births, Marriages, Death and Burial Records
  • Access to Rare Marriage records from 1851-1884 in Utah
  • Crossroads Magazine: UGA's Quarterly magazine with articles pertinent to Genealogy and related subjects
  • Discounts for Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy
  • Discounts for Semi-Annual UGA Family History Conferences
  • Discounts for various businesses and products

Thursday, October 3, 2013

FamilySearch Collection Update October 2, 2013


FamilySearch Adds More Than 10 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from England, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States

FamilySearch has recently added more than 10 million indexed records and images from England, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,829,077 indexed records from the U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891–1943, collection, the 1,452,770 indexed records from the Mexico, Distrito Federal, Civil Registration, 1832–2005, collection, and the 572,243 indexed records from the Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636–1895, collection. See the table below for the full list of updates. Search these diverse collections and more than 3.5 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
England, Lancashire, Cheshire, Yorkshire, Parish Registers, 1603–1910 35,896 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Germany, Prussia, Brandenburg, Eberswalde, City Directories, 1890–1919 0 2,836 New browsable image collection.
Hungary Catholic Church Records, 1636–1895 572,243 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Mexico, Distrito Federal, Civil Registration, 1832–2005 1,452,770 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Netherlands, Limburg Province, Church Records, 1542–1910 0 131,396 New browsable image collection.
Russia, Samara Church Books, 1869–1917 88,149 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
Ukraine, Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates, 1840–1845 129,110 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Florida, Marriages, 1830–1993 1,012,025 720,622 Added indexed records and images to an existing collection.
U.S., Iowa, State Census, 1905 1,445,414 0 New indexed record collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891–1943 2,829,077 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Massachusetts, State Vital Records, 1841–1920 755,766 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.
U.S., Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Passenger Lists, 1883–1945 874,690 0 Added indexed records to an existing collection.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The National Institute For Genealogical Studies Announces New Lecturing Course

For Immediate Release
1 October 2013





Lecturing Skills Including Preparation written by genealogy professional Thomas MacEntee, is the newest course offering at The National Institute for Genealogical Studies. Part of the Professional Development Certificate, this course provides practical suggestions for developing, offering and presenting genealogical lectures. Students receive practical real world experience with a final project that involves presenting in a webinar format to a live audience.

Director of The National Institute for Genealogical Studies, Louise St Denis says of the new course, “Lecturing is such an integral part of a professional genealogist’s life. This course seemed like a natural fit for the Professional Development Certificate. Having Thomas author the course was an easy choice considering his experience in the field.”

Course author Thomas MacEntee stated “Public speaking is not necessarily just a talent one is born with. It has to be cultivated and it is more than just standing up in front of a room and opening your mouth to speak. Good speakers know that it takes not just hard work and practice to succeed; it also requires learning the “how” of speaking about your passion and educating others.”

Whether you enroll in Lecturing  as part of the Professional Development Certificate or as a stand-alone course, you will finish it with  new skills to prefect your presentations.  

Professional Development Certificate

The National Institute for Genealogical Studies offers eleven Certificate Programs including the Professional Development Program.  Courses in this new program include, Transcribing, Abstracting, & Extracting - Career Development: Choosing a Niche - Creating Programs for Adults & the Younger Generation - Organizing a One Name Study - Lecturing - Forensic Genealogy - Genealogy and Copyright - Palaeography - Document Analysis - DNA - Marketing - House and Farm Histories - One Place Studies - Analysis and Skills Mentoring - Methodology

To learn more about The National Institute’s Certificate Programs, see their website at http://www.genealogicalstudies.com/.

Enroll Now for a Special Offer

Ongoing professional support is crucial to any career. That’s why The National Institute has teamed up with the Genealogical Speakers Guild <http://www.genealogicalspeakersguild.org/> to offer students a discount on membership.

Why join the Genealogical Speakers Guild?  Diana Crisman Smith, GSG board member explains, "GSG is dedicated to several objectives, foremost among them: To broaden the speaker base by identifying, educating and assisting promising speakers and to raise professional lecture standards.   Speakers who work to improve themselves and others are the lifeblood of GSG.”

The Lecturing course begins October 14th. Students enrolled in the Lecturing course for October receive 50% off a membership in the Genealogical Speakers Guild. Hurry! This limited time offer expires October 13, 2013.

Interested in signing up for multiple courses or a certificate program? Payment plans are available. Call at 1-800-580-0165 and learn about affordable options for any budget.

About The National Institute for Genealogical Studies

The National Institute, leaders in online genealogy education, has been offering genealogy and history courses for over 15 years. Helping genealogists and family historians build a foundation for research excellence, The National Institute offers over 200 courses in genealogical studies to help enhance the researcher’s skills.

For those looking to acquire more formal educational training, The National Institute offers eleven Certificate Programs in the records of Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Scotland, and the United States, as well as a General Methodology, Librarianship, and now Professional Development.

For more information please visit our site at http://www.genealogicalstudies.com/ or call us toll-free in North America at 1-800-580-0165 or email us at admin@genealogicalstudies.com.

Contact:
Louise St Denis
1-800-580-0165
admin@genealogicalstudies.com