Published by Dick Eastman: Attention Wisconsin and northern Illinois Genealogical and Historical Societies: Marquette University is Throwing Away Large Microfilm Collections!

The Wisconsin Genealogical Society’s Facebook page states: “Attention Wisconsin and northern Illinois genealogical and historical societies with your own libraries!! Marquette University is discarding large microfilm backruns of the Chicago Tribune (1849-2009), the New York Times (1857-2009), the Washington Post (1978-2009), and the Times of London (1785-2015). Rather than just dumping these films into a…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/08/14/attention-wisconsin-and-northern-illinois-genealogical-and-historical-societies-marquette-university-is-throwing-away-large-microfilm-collections/

Published by TheAncestorHunt: Wisconsin and Delaware Join the National Digital Newspaper Program and 9 States Add to Chronicling America

Source: National Endowment for the HumanitiesGreat news for United States Historic Newspaper researchers! The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has issued its 2015 grants, and now Wisconsin and Delaware are joining the program. Not only that, but 9 states and Puerto Rico received awards, which means that these states will add to their Chronicling…

http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/wisconsin-and-delaware-join-the-national-digital-newspaper-program-and-9-states-add-to-chronicling-america

Published by GenealogyBlog: Divers Raise Wreckage of Confederate Warship CSS Georgia

The following headlines are from a fascinating AP article posted at dailymail.co.uk about the raising of the CSS Georgia. Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship CSS Georgia in 5-ton chunks after vessel was sunk by its own crew 150 years ago Navy divers began working in late June to recover cannons, unexploded shells and other…

http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=36111

Published by Dick Eastman: NGS Announces a New Course in the American Genealogical Studies Series: Beyond the Basics

The following announcement was written by the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society: ARLINGTON, VA, August 17, 2015: The National Genealogical Society proudly announces the release of its newest American Genealogical Studies course, Beyond the Basics. This course joins The Basics and Guide to Documentation and Source Citation in the series of online courses developed by NGS…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/08/17/ngs-announces-a-new-course-in-the-american-genealogical-studies-series-beyond-the-basics/

Published by Dick Eastman: Tom Bergeron on Who Do You Think You Are? Sunday on TLC

This Sunday, August 30 at 9/8c TLC will air TV host’s Tom Bergeron’s episode of Who Do You Think You Are? In the episode, Tom Bergeron sets out to unravel the murky history of his paternal roots. Tracing back over 400 years, he uncovers the dramatic story of his 10x great-grandparents, who endured brutal warfare…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/08/28/tom-bergeron-on-who-do-you-think-you-are-sunday-on-tlc/