Thursday, October 24, 2013


NGS Magazine

Quarterly publication of the National Genealogical Society. Their July-September 2013 issue features these articles:

Online Newspapers (covers both free and subscription sites featuring digitized newspapers)

Creating Memoirs (as the author notes, if you don’t stop researching long enough to write up the story of your own life, you will deprive your descendants of this important record)

Finding Facts to Support a Family Tradition (many families have a family “legend”—and these family traditions are sometimes [at least partially] true)

Five Tips for Starting Research in a New Locale (a little time spent researching that new locale can save you hours of dead-ends and genealogical dry wells)

Native Americans on the Trail of Tears, Part I—Census Rolls Relating to Indian Removals, 1817-1857 (information about existing records of these removals)

Headstone Records for US Military Veterans, Part II—Records for Headstones Requested 1925-1985 (article about government headstones requested for veteran burials in private cemeteries during the period noted)

Family Bible Collection (transcribed entries from Riggs; Blane; Clarke; Allen; Sykes; Bates; Hindman; and Herbert family bibles)

It You Build It… (creating genealogical websites, blogs, and online family trees)

German Town Anniversary Books (there may well be a celebratory book about a significant anniversary of the German town your ancestors came from—article describes five such books the author has managed to acquire)

History, Content, and Format of German Church Records (church records are often the only sources of information about the lives of German commoners prior to 1800)

Big Data and Genealogy (what Big Data is, and why it’s going to be increasingly important to anyone with an interest in genealogy)

You can read this magazine (and other issues of this title) in the Genealogy Room at Central Library (1301 Olive Street, St. Louis, MO 63103).

Genealogy pages on the SLPL website

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