IAAM Center for Family History Launches United States Colored Troops Pension Collection

New from the IAAM Center for Family History: USCT Pension Files. “As Bernice Bennett notes in her article USCT Pension Files: A Rich Resource for African American Genealogy, pension files can reveal many biographical details about ancestors who served in the United States Colored Troops (USCT). Because events in USCT veterans’ lives before the Civil … Continue reading IAAM Center for Family History Launches United States Colored Troops Pension Collection

North Carolina Offering Virtual Family History Fair on November 4

North Carolina will be holding a virtual “family history fair” on November 4th. From the home page: “Presented by the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina. This year the presentations will be focusing on local collections and resources for local and family history research. Local records, libraries and … Continue reading North Carolina Offering Virtual Family History Fair on November 4

Family Search Blog: New French Census Records Aid Family History Research

Family Search Blog: New French Census Records Aid Family History Research. “How can these records help you if you have French ancestry? These census records are valuable because they provide a snapshot of families at a specific time—in this case, 1876, 1891, and 1906. As you find your family in multiple census records, you will … Continue reading Family Search Blog: New French Census Records Aid Family History Research

GeneaPress: Announcing The Journal of Genealogy & Family History (PRESS RELEASE)

From GeneaPress: Announcing The Journal of Genealogy & Family History (PRESS RELEASE). “Launching in April 2017, the new Journal of Genealogy and Family History (JGFH) will address the current need for a high quality, peer reviewed publication, covering broad scholarly research in genealogy and family history in a 21st century online format. The journal will … Continue reading GeneaPress: Announcing The Journal of Genealogy & Family History (PRESS RELEASE)

Free Access to Early New England Family History Research Resources, October 18-25

Genealogists! Do you have ancestors in New England? here’s a freebie for you through October 25th. “From October 18 to October 25, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is offering FREE access to essential resources for early New England family history research…. During a special free access week, family historians can search nearly 300,000 records … Continue reading Free Access to Early New England Family History Research Resources, October 18-25

Digital footprints of the past: An online archive of Native history (Pasatiempo)

Pasatiempo: Digital footprints of the past: An online archive of Native history . “What if you could view a vast archive of your family’s history and your cultural records from your living room? What if you could talk back to that archive and correct its spellings, annotate its histories? What if you could share your … Continue reading Digital footprints of the past: An online archive of Native history (Pasatiempo)

FamilySearch: #NotAtRootsTech 2018? Here’s How to Participate Virtually

FamilySearch: #NotAtRootsTech 2018? Here’s How to Participate Virtually. “…the world’s largest family history conference isn’t just for those who live close enough to go. In fact, many of the sights and sounds and much of the learning from the conference will be streamed live online for free. Over the years, this live stream has made … Continue reading FamilySearch: #NotAtRootsTech 2018? Here’s How to Participate Virtually

New York Times: How to Preserve Your Family Memories, Letters and Trinkets

New York Times: How to Preserve Your Family Memories, Letters and Trinkets. “Recently, someone wrote to Mary Oey, a conservator at the Library of Congress, asking for help archiving her father’s personal papers. He was a Holocaust survivor, and he had used his diaries and papers as primary sources to teach schoolchildren about his experience. … Continue reading New York Times: How to Preserve Your Family Memories, Letters and Trinkets

Sherbert Dab: An Oral History of the London Taxi (Black Cab London)

Black Cab London: Sherbert Dab: An Oral History of the London Taxi . “Organised by the educational charity, Digital Works in conjunction with Unite and the London Transport Museum, this ambitious venture introduced 26 London cabbies to pupils from St George the Martyr school, Holborn and Westminster Cathedral school, Pimlico. The children conducted in-depth interviews … Continue reading Sherbert Dab: An Oral History of the London Taxi (Black Cab London)

What’s New: FamilySearch Places (FamilySearch)

FamilySearch: What’s New: FamilySearch Places. “Anyone who has tried to uncover his or her family history knows that place is an integral part of every family’s story. The places our ancestors lived shaped their lives and experiences. They also determined what records were created about them. It makes sense, then, that to find our ancestors … Continue reading What’s New: FamilySearch Places (FamilySearch)

Deseret News: New Missionary Database finds early Church missionaries in your family tree

Deseret News: New Missionary Database finds early Church missionaries in your family tree. “The Missionary Database is a new service from the Church History Department and FamilySearch that helps members of the Church discover early Church missionaries in their family tree. The experience is made up of two parts: Church History’s Early Mormon Missionaries database, … Continue reading Deseret News: New Missionary Database finds early Church missionaries in your family tree

KUTV: Family tree website reveals personal address, family information

A genealogy Web site is causing a lot of privacy concerns. “A site advertised as a family history and genealogy site known as FamilyTreeNow.com has been online since 2014, but is suddenly getting a lot of buzz on social media about all the personal information it publishes – but there is good news, you can … Continue reading KUTV: Family tree website reveals personal address, family information

New Project Hopes to Crowdsource the History of Jews in London During World War I

A new project hopes to crowdsource the history of Jews in London during World War I. “It is estimated 40-50,000 British Jews served in Britain’s armed forces in the First World War, while thousands more were involved in war work and support roles near to the battlefields and on the home front. We Were There … Continue reading New Project Hopes to Crowdsource the History of Jews in London During World War I

Vincennes University Digitizes Three Regional History Collections

Vincennes University has digitized three large regional history collections. (VU is in Indiana.) “The digitized collections include the papers of John Badollet and his family, one of the earliest French families in the area, which span from 1780 to 1878; the early years of the VU Board of Trustees minutes, starting in 1806; and Knox … Continue reading Vincennes University Digitizes Three Regional History Collections