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  • 7 FamilySearch Record Collections You Shouldn’t Miss
    The wealth of records on FamilySearch is constantly growing—sometimes so quickly that even experienced researchers aren’t aware of everything that’s available. There’s no way one article could cover all of FamilySearch’s record collections. Instead, I’ve chosen to highlight a few of the most exciting collections: some are newly released and growing collections, and some are […]
  • It’s Complicated: Unique Relationships in Historical Records
    Relationships can be complicated. Everyone knows that. There are many songs, movies, and plays out there detailing the tangles and twists of relationships, each with their own dose of dramatic flair. And despite what anyone might say about life being simpler in the good old days, complicated relationships are nothing new—as demonstrated by Shakespeare’s Romeo […]
  • Share Your Family’s Food Story
    Did you realize that you’re creating family history every day just by preparing food and eating it together? Good food has a way of bringing families together, and anytime families gather—even to eat—family history is made. What are your family’s favorite meals? Do you make certain foods for special occasions? Do you make recipes you […]
  • Share Your Inspiring Family History Moments
  • 13 Classes Focused on African Heritage at RootsTech 2017
    By Falande Swain World-renowned experts in African-American genealogy and family history will be on hand at RootsTech 2017 to teach you how to unlock your family’s past and make connections with your heritage. Classes on topics such as getting started, how to use technology in your research, and overcoming genealogical challenges will be explored over […]
  • Post-WWI and Post-WWII Immigration to the United States
    This year, 100 years have passed since the U.S. entered World War I, and 75 years have passed since the U.S. entered World War II with the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Each day, more people begin investigating their family’s role in these wars by researching their American soldier. One area of American military research that Read More
  • TLC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” Returns March 5
    Get ready for a brand new season of TLC’s hit show “Who Do You Think You Are?” with an inspiring celebrity lineup that includes film and TV stars Jessica Biel, Courteney Cox, Jennifer Grey, John Stamos, Liv Tyler, Noah Wyle, Julie Bowen and music icon Smokey Robinson. The show follows the emotional journey as they Read More
  • Does Distance Make the Heart Grow Fonder?
    With modern technology like dating apps, quick cross-country flights, FaceTime and more, it’s easy for us to find our soulmate across the country, or even across the world.  For Valentine’s Day, the team at Ancestry did a little digging into the history of international –or even just inter-county– couples to discover that over time, couples’ Read More
  • Debbie Mieszala, CG℠ Shares Her Love of Midwestern Family History Research
    We caught up with Debbie Mieszala, CG℠ at Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference 2016 to ask her why Midwestern family history research is so exciting. Midwestern Libraries to visit, Newberry Library (Chicago, IL) Wisconsin Historical Society (Madison, WI) Connect with Debbie on her blog and enjoy more short videos from genealogy experts in our Read More
  • Nature Communications Publishes AncestryDNA Breakthrough on Genetic Communities
    What if from your DNA, you could find out that you’re not just Irish, but related to the Ulster Irish who migrated in droves to the U.S.? Or descended from a group of African Americans in Maryland who left rural areas to put roots in cities. Or maybe the Acadians, who brought the French language Read More
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  • McCormick, Green, and Shaw Private Collection
    [This blog post was written by Elizabeth Crowder with the Private Collections of the Special Collections Section of the State Archives of North Carolina.] Under the supervision of Fran Tracy-Walls, Private Manuscripts Archivist at the State Archives of North Carolina, I have arranged and described the McCormick, Green, and Shaw Collection (PC.2130). This work was made […]
  • Liberty or Death! Finding Revolutionary War Era Sources at the State Archives of North Carolina
    Saturday, April 1; 9:00 a.m.—3:30 p.m. Liberty or Death!: Finding Revolutionary-Era Resources at the State Archives of North Carolina Plan to join us for this day-long workshop that reviews the types of records—county, state, military, and private—held at the State Archives and how to identify and locate them. This workshop is limited to 30 participants […]
  • Albert Barden Photograph Collection Finding Aid Online
    [This blog post was written by Kim Andersen, Audio Visual Materials Archivist in the Special Collections Section of the State Archives of North Carolina.] Audiovisual Materials staff Kim Andersen, Ian F. G. Dunn, and Karl Larson are very excited to announce that the finding aid for the Barden collection has been completed and published online! […]
  • Tax Lists and Records
    With tax season fast approaching, North Carolina State Archives unveils a new digital collection, entitled Tax Lists and Records, drawing from General Assembly, Treasurer & Comptroller and Secretary of State records.  The bulk of the records are from the Colonial and Revolutionary War eras, but some lists date from as late as 1853. Lists sent […]
  • Troop Returns Digital Collection Complete
    [This blog post comes from Olivia Carlisle, Digitization Archivist at the State Archives of North Carolina.] The Troop Returns Digital Collection is now complete via the North Carolina Digital Collections. This collection includes lists, returns, records of prisoners, and records of draftees, from 1747 to 1893. The majority of records are from the Revolutionary War […]

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