Sunday, March 6, 2016

Received at the Library

The National Genealogical Society will be holding its 38th annual conference in Fort Lauderdale May 4-7.  The NGS magazine for Jan.-March 2016 showcases records which are not available online; for example, employment records for the WPA and for a mining company provide rich information for genealogists.  Pension laws affecting military widows are explained, as well as Naval Armed Guard veterans' records.  One woman's quest to allow digital cameras in her courthouse to facilitate genealogy could be helpful to others.  An organization called Coming to the Table is described, its purpose to bring together the descendants of slaves and slave owners to promote healing.

Ancestry Academy, founded in April 2015 to present online genealogy education, is described at length in the Oct./Nov. 2015 issue of Internet Genealogy.  Irish researchers may be aware that the National Library of Ireland released 375,000 newly digitized Catholic parish registers last July, available on its website.  An overview of "Online Jewish genealogy sources" is provided. "Soldiers' and Sailors' Widows' Homes" have records that can be useful for genealogists.  Other articles showcase North Carolina, and World War II service.

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