American Ancestors has introduced a a beautiful, content-rich site, with significant resource material for genealogists and those who believe they may be descendants of one of the GU272. The following announcement was written by American Ancestors / New England Historic Genealogical Society:
American Ancestors Launches a Database of Men, Women, and Children Sold by the Jesuits of Georgetown College in 1838
The WWI Genealogy Research Guide helps trace American military and noncombatant ancestors. It is provided courtesy of the Doughboy Foundation and the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission. It is authored by Debra M. Dudek, with a foreword by Col. Gerald York, grandson of Medal of Honor recipient Alvin York. As well as over 100 pages of information and guidance, it features over 250 links to resources on the Web.
The guide is available in PDF form free of charge to the first 5,000 people who download it at https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/commemorate/family-ties/wwi-genealogy-research-guide.html. After the download limit has been reached, it can be purchased in book form online or wherever books are sold. Contact David W. Hamon, VSO/military director for the commission, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The following announcement was written by Ancestor Network Ltd:
Dublin, Wednesday, 29 May 2019
Ancestor Network Ltd has been awarded the contract to support and assist the genealogy advisory service at the National Library of Ireland in 2019, following a public tender competition.
This is the 8th consecutive year that the National Library of Ireland has selected Ancestor Network to provide this unique genealogy advisory service. It is also the tenth anniversary of the founding of Ancestor Network Ltd in May 2009.
The following announcement was written by Library and Archives Canada:
As the new Librarian and Archivist of Canada, and the first woman to take this role, Leslie Weir will help to acquire, preserve and encourage access to documents that tell our collective history.
GATINEAU, QC, May 27, 2019 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, announced today the appointment of Ms. Leslie Weir as Librarian and Archivist of Canada for a term of four-year term, effective August 30, 2019. Ms. Weir will be the first woman to become Librarian and Archivist of Canada since the merging of these two institutions.
Ms. Weir was the university librarian at the University of Ottawa from 2003 to 2018. Prior to her tenure at the university, she held positions at the National Library of Canada and the Statistics Canada Library.
Association of Professional Genealogists Now Accepting Applications for Young Professional Scholarship, 1st of July Deadline
The following announcement was written by the Association of Professional Genealogists:
APG to Honor Student or Young Professional with Strong Interest in Developing a Career in Genealogy
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 24 May 2019 – The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) is now accepting applications for the APG Young Professional Scholarship. The scholarship goes to a young professional or a student who aspires to a professional career in genealogy. The scholarship awards a registration for the APG Professional Management Conference (PMC) and a stipend of up to $1,000 to defray costs of travel and lodging at the conference. The winner will be announced in July 2019 for attendance at the APG PMC 2019, which will take place in Salt Lake City, Utah, on 19–21 September 2019.
“Young professionals help bring energy and new ideas to the genealogy field,” said Billie Stone Fogarty, APG President. “As this is APG’s 40th anniversary, it is appropriate that we offer an up-and-coming genealogist this opportunity to learn more about the field at the premier conference for genealogy professionals. The winner will have the chance to delve into advanced genealogical business topics, as well as network with a wide variety of professionals.”
APG Young Professional Scholarship Eligibility and Application Details
The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:
Twenty years ago, global nonprofit FamilySearch launched an innovative new website, a free internet genealogy service. Two decades later, FamilySearch is a leader in the rising tide of popular ancestry-related services online. During that time, FamilySearch has expanded and evolved its free mix of online offerings, holding true to its purpose to provide economical access to the world’s genealogical records and create fun family history discoveries for everyone.
On May 24, 1999, FamilySearch.org took the online genealogy world by storm, offering free access to hundreds of millions of historical records online—a treasure for those seeking to make family history connections. For perspective, online broadcast news, e-trading, and downloadable music services were the rage at the time. Google, ranked 93rd of top websites, was still an up-and-coming service that was attempting to redefine the role of a search engine by indexing the web to make results junk free and more consumer relevant.
TheGenealogist is Expanding its Occupational Records with over 300,000 Records of Masters and Apprentices included in a Nautical Set of Apprenticeship Records
The following announcement was written by TheGenealogist:
These BT 150 records from The National Archives comprise of an index that had been compiled by the Registrar General of Shipping and Seamen and its predecessor. It consists of apprentices indentured in the Merchant Navy between 1824-1910.
Family historians can use these records to:
- Find ancestors who had learned the trade of a professional merchant seaman
- Discover the age of an ancestor at the time that he went to sea and his year of birth
- Find the name of the company and the port that he was registered as an apprentice
- In some cases also learn the name of the ship that your ancestor sailed on
The following is an announcement written by Findmypast:
- 20 European nations now available to search at Findmypast
- Over 114 million new birth, marriage and death records will automatically generate hints on your Findmypast family tree
- Huge release mark’s latest step in Findmypast’s massive global expansion to connect the world
In celebration of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, leading Family History website, Findmypast, have added over 114 million European births, baptisms, marriages, banns, deaths and burials to their growing collection of International records.
The new additions consist of transcripts of original civil and church documents sourced from the International Genealogical Index, a database compiled from a variety of sources from around the world. They span nearly five centuries (1502 to 1960) of European history and cover 20 nations across the continent, including:
The following announcement was written by the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society:
At our annual banquet on Friday evening on 10 May at the 2019 Family History Conference in St. Charles, Missouri, NGS presented awards that acknowledge and honor genealogical scholarship and service. The banquet speaker, David E. Rencher, AG, CG®, FIGRS, FUGA, spoke about the precarious future of tombstones in his presentation, “If Carved in Stone, Your Epitaph is Already Disappearing!” Awards Committee chair Janet L. Bailey opened the awards portion of the banquet.
Each year, NGS presents awards to organizations and individuals who have made outstanding contributions to NGS programs or have done outstanding work in the field of genealogy, history, biography, or heraldry.
National Genealogy Hall of Fame
The following announcement was written by the Board for Certification of Genealogists:
The Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) has announced the first three recipients of the Donn Devine Award for Extraordinary Service. The award, established in honor of longtime BCG trustee Donn Devine, recognizes those who have made important and lasting contributions to the Board for Certification of Genealogists.
Named at a luncheon held in St. Charles, Missouri, as the first recipients, were:
The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:
The FamilySearch Family History Library, one of Salt Lake City’s top attractions and the world’s largest genealogy library, will extend its hours of operation beginning Sunday, June 2, 2019. For the first time, the main floor of the library, including the FamilySearch Discovery Experiences, will be open on Sundays, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m., and extended to 9:00 p.m. on Mondays. Regular library hours will be Monday through Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. The library is free to the public.
The addition of Sunday hours and extended Monday hours will allow more individuals and families to take advantage of the library’s rich, fun, and interactive discovery activities. On Sundays, services will be limited to the main floor of the library, with its immersive, interactive discovery experiences and 68 computers that provide free access to premium family history websites and digital collections. Guest support will be provided by a research specialist and local consultants. On Monday through Saturday, the library will be fully staffed and will continue to offer full services on all floors.
Genealogical Forum of Oregon Challenges Other Societies to Help Rebuild the Paradise Genealogical Society’s Library
The following is an announcement from the Genealogical Forum of Oregon:
GFO Challenge: Let’s Help the Burned Genealogy Library in Paradise, California
Our hearts go out to the Paradise Genealogical Society whose library burned to the ground during California wildfires last year. They’ve found a new location to rent and have decided to rebuild their collection from scratch.
The Genealogical Forum of Oregon is in a good position to help. Here’s what we’re doing:
The following announcement was written by the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society:
The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is pleased to announce that Susan Kaufman, manager of the Houston Public Library’s Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research, is the winner of the NGS Filby Award for Genealogical Librarianship. The award, along with its $1,000 prize, was presented to Kaufman today at Librarians’ Day, an event held a day in advance of the NGS 2019 Family History Conference in St. Charles, Missouri.
Created in 1999 by NGS, the award is named for the late P. William Filby, former director of the Maryland Historical Society and author of many core genealogical reference tools that genealogists have relied on for decades. It is presented annually at the NGS Family History Conference and has been sponsored by ProQuest and William Forsyth since 2006.
This is an unusual project: transcribing the records of persons imprisoned. If you have Australian ancestry, you undoubtedly already understand the importance of this project. However, Australian ancestry isn’t required to volunteer for this worthwhile project. The following announcement was written by the organizers of the project:
The following announcement was written by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) and the Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB):
The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (PHMC) and the Pennsylvania State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB) are now accepting applications for the Historical & Archival Records Care (HARC) grant program. The application deadline is August 1, 2019.
Funding is available to historical records repositories, such as: historical societies; libraries; universities; local governments; and school districts for collections care, including surveying; inventorying; preserving; arranging; and describing historical records significant to Pennsylvania, as well as for records reformatting and equipment. Applicants may apply for up to $15,000 with a 50/50 cash or in kind match. Smaller grants in amounts up to $5,000 are available with no match required. Funding is provided by PHMC.
The following announcement was written by George G. Morgan and the other people listed below:
Tampa, Florida – 1 May 2019 – A new Facebook group for genealogy, The Genealogy Squad, is being launched at https://www.facebook.com/groups/genealogysquad on Monday, 6 May 2019. The mission of the Genealogy Squad Facebook group is to provide a positive space for the sharing of appropriate and reliable methods and resources to assist genealogists at all levels in their research activities. The principals and administrators are:
Press Release: Association of Professional Genealogists Selects Judy Nimer Muhn as Coordinator for 2020 Professional Management Conference
The following was written by the Association of Professional Genealogists:
Muhn Brings Extensive Nonprofit Experience to Premiere Professional Genealogy Event
WHEAT RIDGE, Colo., 22 April 2019—The Association of Professional Genealogists (APG®) today announced the appointment of Judy Nimer Muhn as coordinator for the 2020 Professional Management Conference (PMC). Muhn, of Milford, Michigan, brings decades of nonprofit-management and genealogical leadership to this annual conference that serves the professional genealogy field.
Muhn joins Annette Burke Lyttle, who has served as APG PMC Coordinator since 2017 and will continue in her role. Muhn will rotate management of the conference with Lyttle each year. “With Annette’s help, we’ve grown APG PMC’s program and offerings over the past few years,” said APG President Billie Stone Fogarty. “We realized that much of the planning for the next conference needed to take place while we were working on the current conference. Having two professionals in this role addresses this issue, while augmenting creative planning and giving each coordinator a needed break between conferences.”
Fans are getting ready for Eurovision 2019, while music lovers spend the night in the pub.
MyHeritage’s Eurovision Bus has begun its tour of Europe, attending major pre-parties, hosting celebs and give Eurovision fans chances to win Eurovision tickets. The bus began its journey on April 6th in Amsterdam heading yesterday to Hamburg. It will be spending today in Copenhagen, however Brits wanting to get on board will need to head to London on April 14th.
The following announcement was written by the U.K. Military Genealogy website, Forces War Records:
Forces War Records is delighted to be partnering with Remembered, the charity behind the There But Not There campaign which saw their Tommy statues appearing all over the UK and around the world in 2018.
The following announcement was written by the Bode Forensic Genealogy Service:
Bode Technology’s Forensic Genealogy Service, an offering to law enforcement investigators and crime laboratories, combines advanced DNA testing and genealogy to develop ancestral relationships between samples and deliver leads.
The FGS program is a logical expansion of its service offerings to support the law enforcement community. By incorporating Bode’s accredited forensic laboratory, accredited clinical testing laboratories, and board certified and experienced genealogists, Bode has developed a high-quality, turn-key solution for our clients from sample submission through confirmation testing.