Thursday, June 18, 2015

Received at the Library

NGS Magazine (Apr.-June 2015) announces the May 2016 National Genealogical Society conference in Ft. Lauderdale FL.  For folks interested in German genealogy, Jim Beidler describes the characteristics of the two great waves of German migration.  Sources for locating Washington DC ancestors are reviewed. Two articles deal with researching family stories.  Case studies discuss female name changes; and finding a wealth of genealogical information with very little starting information.  A column announces the availability of new Genetic Genealogy Standards.  Another advises on Cyber Security.

Your Genealogy Today (May/June 2015) features "Organizing and caring for old family photographs", plus a column on photographic calling cards which were popular around the turn of the last century.  An extensive article treats heirloom timepieces.  The Writing SIG may be interested in "Writing your family history in five steps."  World War II rationing may be a first-hand memory for some, but you'll probably learn something from "Sacrifice for victory."  Other articles treat a visit to a Croation island, Austrian birth records, and time management.

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