1940 Census Progress

For those interested — The progress on 1940 census images as of Friday afternoon of the first week is reported at the following link by Diane Haddad in the Genealogy Insider blog of Family Tree Magazine at this link: http://blog.familytreemagazine.com/insider/2012/04/06/1940CensusStatusUpdatePMEdition.aspx.


National Family History Month Ideas, Resources

From the newsletter of the National Genealogical Society comes these tips and ideas. You can subscribe to this newsletter at this link: http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/. When you arrive at the linked page, scroll down near the bottom of the page to the narrow left hand column for chances to subscribe by email or by RSS reader.

The Blog of the National Genealogical Society
10 OCTOBER 2011
October is Family History Month! Let’s Celebrate …
Special events and activities abound. Do check out if your local society, library, archive, etc have any special events planned!

Some of what has crossed our desk includes:
o Kimberly Powell, About.com talks about how you might celebrate Family History Month
o Family Tree Magazine is offering some Free Webinars:
o Start Writing Your Life Stories with Sunny Jane Morton, author of the book My Life & Times: A Guided Journal For Collecting Your Stories, takes place Thursday, Oct. 13 at 1 pm Eastern Time (noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT). Click here to sign up for this webinar.
o Be a Family History Detective: Secrets to Starting Your Genealogy, with Desmond Walls Allen, author of the book Family History Detective, is scheduled for Oct. 26 at1 pm Eastern Time (noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT). Click here to sign up.
o The State Library of North Carolina has created a page with many tips and great resources for either starting or pursuing your Family History

What is happening in your community or state? Please let us know!
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“What Made America?” on PBS in February

A potentially powerful short series on PBS next month explores “What Made America?” through a look at the family trees of a number of Americans.

Thanks to Diane Haddad on her Family Tree Magazine blog for bringing this to our attention.

The program will be on Wednesdays from Feb. 10 to March 3 at 7.p.m. CST.

An excellent video preview is available at http://www.pbs.org/wnet/facesofamerica/.

This is one of the programs PBS is presenting about the heightened interest in genealogy in this country. It might present opportunities for local tie-in activities by our society.