Published by FamilySearch: Education Wasn’t a Consideration: #IAmAPioneer

I grew up on a coal mining town way back in the mountains of West Virginia. Life wasn’t very easy in our small town because the coal mining company owned everything; I mean EVERYTHING. They owned all the houses, all the businesses and nearly everything else. Even the school was greatly influenced by the coal…

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/education-wasnt-consideration-iamapioneer/

Published by Dick Eastman: Conference on Crypto-Jews to be Held in Miami July 19 through 21

This is short notice but I just found out about a conference that focuses on the history of Crypto-Jews. Killed, expelled and harassed by the Inquisition, Crypto-Jews secretly maintained their Jewish customs while pretending to be Catholic. Some families ended up losing their traditions and religion entirely during centuries of persecution. But in the past…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/16/conference-on-crypto-jews-to-be-held-in-miami-july-19-through-21/

Published by Stumblingpast: Aboriginal Digital Knowledge Takes Centre Stage at International Conference

Ground breaking use of technology by Australian Aboriginal people was featured at the recent Global Digital Humanities Conference held at the University of Western Sydney. In a session that captivated the attention of academics from around the world the Indigenous Digital Knowledge …

https://stumblingpast.wordpress.com/2015/07/17/aboriginal-digital-knowledge-takes-centre-stage-at-international-conference/

Published by Dick Eastman: Forces War Records Adds the Medal Rolls for the Territorial Force Nursing Service

The following announcement was written by the folks at the Forces War Records: Long-lost WW1 nursing record collection is rediscovered at the AMS Museum: (Territorial Force Nursing Service Medal Rolls) When Forces War Records Director Phil Cooper realised what he was holding, he couldn’t believe his eyes. Found in a box that had been donated…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/16/forces-war-records-adds-the-medal-rolls-for-the-territorial-force-nursing-service/

Published by Ancestry Blog: Organizing and Preserving a Family Photo Collection

This is a guest post by Denise May Levenick, The Family CuratorPhotographs are the treasures of any family history collection. Documents can verify kinship and share the details of everyday life, but photos allow us to see firsthand the same eyes or broad smile we inherited from our forebears. Organizing all those photos may seem…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/07/17/organizing-and-preserving-a-family-photo-collection/

Published by NationalGenealogySociety: One Person Can Do So Much! Virtual Volunteering (NARA)

We sometimes wonder can one person really make a difference.  I know that my belief is yes!This post on The National Archives NARATIONS blog, Virtual Volunteering, Retirement Project 2.0, seems to support my belief – Recently I met Alex Smith through an email he sent to catalog@nara.gov. Through our correspondence I learned that he began transcribing our…

http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2015/07/one-person-can-do-so-much-virtual.html

Published by FamilyLegacyTree News: Freedom Webinar Series Continues Friday with Melvin Collier

All slaves had family members who were sold away or transferred to the slave-owners’ heirs, never to be seen again. Many even took different surnames. It was not uncommon for two displaced brothers to retain different surnames after Emancipation. In this third webinar of our Freedom Webinar Series, author and researcher, Melvin Collier, will present…

http://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2015/07/freedom-webinar-series-continues-friday-with-melvin-collier.html

Published by FamilySearch Blog: Find Out What it Takes to Becoming an Accredited Genealogist

What does it take to become an accredited genealogist? Why even bother to do it? Danielle Batson provided each person in her well attended session with an excellent high level overview of the pros and cons of being an accredited genealogist and what it takes to get there. Her Tuesday morning session at the BYU…

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/find-takes-accredited-genealogist/

Published by Dick Eastman: U.S. Version of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ to Feature J. K. Rowling’s Family History

J. K. Rowling Viewers of next Sunday’s edition of the TLC genealogy show Who Do You Think You Are? will see an interesting program about J. K. Rowling’s ancestry. She is the author of the wildly popular Harry Potter stories. She learns, among other things, that a family story about a grandfather who won a high…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/29/u-s-version-of-who-do-you-think-you-are-to-feature-j-k-rowlings-family-history/