Published by Genealogyblog: The Queen Mother’s Brother Was a Genuine WWI Hero

The following teaser is from the September 27, 2015 edition of DailyMail.com. Fergus Bowes-Lyon, son of the 14th Earl of Strathmore, elder brother to the Queen Mother. The Prince of Wales stood in solemn silence yesterday as he took part in a centenary memorial service in Dundee to honour the British troops who lost their…

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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 Dick Eastman: Requesting Public Records? Depending on the State, That Could Cost Money

This will be an issue for genealogists. Tennessee may become the latest state to start charging a fee for the time it takes to fulfill a public records request, a practice that’s emerging in some states and one that opponents say simply aims to discourage requests. This fall, the Tennessee Office of Open Record Counsel…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/08/19/requesting-public-records-depending-on-the-state-that-could-cost-money/

Published by TheLegalGenealogist: Do we really want to know…?

That odd term in the statute Ew… Ew ew ew… The things you learn reading old statute books. Ew. So it’s off to the Pacific Northwest today and the Northwest Genealogy Conference 2015 in Arlington, Washington. And in preparation for this three-day conference, The Legal Genealogist was poking around in old statute books. And found…

http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2015/08/12/do-we-really-want-to-know/

Published by Dick Eastman: Index to French Canadian Revolutionary War Patriots

American schoolchildren all learn about our glorious ancestors who fought for American independence in 1776 and for a few years following the Declaration of Independence. However, the history books published in the U.S. rarely mention that the desire for independence was not unanimous. Many Americans and Canadians wanted to remain loyal to the King of…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/07/13/index-to-french-canadian-revolutionary-war-patriots/

Published by DearMyrtle Blog:HOW to participate in the DiscoverFreedmen.org Indexing Challenge

DearREADERS,”We are all an extension of those that came before us. So it’s vitally important that we understand how they lived, what their thought process was, what life was like for them so that we in turn can appreciate the type of life that we’re living now, and understand that everything that we have accomplished,…

http://blog.dearmyrtle.com/2015/07/how-to-participate-in.html