Category Archive: Genea Resources

Jun 04

Webinar

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Always eager to learn, I’m enamored with Webinars. A Webinar is the term used for a Web-based seminar, lecture, or presentation delivered via the Internet. Participants may register and attend (using their computer) from the comfort of their homes. No travel or lodging expenses incurred by participants or speakers. The Friends of the National Archives-Southeast Region, Inc., …

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May 13

Birdie Monk Holsclaw IGHR Scholarship

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Press Release by Colorado Council of Genealogical Societies at NGS 2011, Charleston SC In the summer of 2010 the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Memorial Fund Committee announced the establishment of the Birdie Monk Holsclaw Scholarship for IGHR. The scholarship is name for and in honor of Birdie Monk Holsclaw who for many years attended IGHR and …

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May 13

NGS 2011 at Charleston

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Twenty years ago I attended my first genealogical conference—that’s when I left teaching so that I could pursue genealogy full-time. With each and every adventure, there is so much to learn and so many more wonderful people to meet. The NGS conference in Charleston is no different, I’m pleased to say. On Tuesday afternoon, I was …

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Apr 26

1940 Census: Will You Be Ready?

It is almost time! The 1940 U.S. Population Schedule will be released in a little under one year (April 2012). In order to use the new record well, we need to study the parameters of the record as well as finding aids that will be available for us. Did you know that the National Archives …

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Apr 09

Whims in Wills

Curious Obligations Attached to Deeds of Property. The eccentricity of men shows itself in no more extraordinary form than in obligations attached to deeds of property by which some whim of the seller is forced upon all future owners. The Quakers who founded Philadelphia sometimes asserted themselves in this way after death. The owners of …

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Mar 09

RIGS Alliance Scheduled for Fort Worth

Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance

Jasper, Georgia (9 March 2011)—The Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance (RIGS Alliance) will present a week-long workshop at the National Archives at Fort Worth, Texas (26-30 September 2011). RIGS Alliance workshops are designed for genealogists, historians, and librarians with a general genealogical or historical grounding who want to learn skills and techniques for researching original …

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Feb 27

Making Better Order of Things

Sometimes I wonder where my blinders are… I need to put them on. I’ve never been bored in my life and have no patience for those who are. Besides reading good books, listening to great music, learning something new in the technical world, there are so many things I like to do. Some of you …

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Feb 14

Valentine’s Day

2011 Valentine's Day

The historic reasoning for Valentine’s day appears to be rather mysterious — Patron Saint? Which one of the three Saint Valentines (Valentinus)? But does it really matter? NO! Although, today Valentine’s day is associated with romance, but in addition I like to think of it as a day to reminder of loving thy neighbor!  So …

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Feb 12

Advertisement

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As a young girl I was delighted with this piece of card stock advertising that I found in Nana Perkins’ shed. It tickled me when Nana wound her first two fingers through the holes–her knuckles producing the illusions of the “old girl’s” knees. In this instance the ad was for the Wayside Country Store on …

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Feb 07

Radio and Television

Television time. What’s that? My family didn’t purchase one until after my twin and I had left home. There were probably two reasons why we didn’t have one: 1) our family was always struggling just to put food on the table and pay the mortgage and 2) Peter and I really didn’t want one. We …

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