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FamilySearch Online Film Ordering

Beginning Oct. 19, 2011, all films will need to be ordered online through:
Films will no longer be ordered by librarians at the center.
Patrons will be able to order from ANY computer, using a credit card or debit card.
Order from a FHC computer, from home, a public library, etc.

Second-largest U.S. Indian tribe expels slave descendants

The nation’s second-largest Indian tribe formally booted from membership thousands of descendants of black slaves who were brought to Oklahoma more than 170 years ago by Native American owners.

Cherokees May Reconsider Expelling Descendents of Black Slaves

International Black Genealogy Summit 2012

IBGS 2012

Pennsylvania Family History Day Featuring Ancestry.com

Pennsylvania Family History Day
November 5, 2011
Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, PA

The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania invites you to Pennsylvania Family History Day to take place on November 5, 2011 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Exton, Pennsylvania. This all-day event will include several nationally-known experts.
In support of the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania’s Family History Day, Ancestry.com is presenting a track of four classes designed to help you get the most out of your Ancestry.com membership.
Ancestry classes on Saturday, November 5th include:

9:30–10:30 AM
Getting Started with Ancestry.com with Juliana Smith

11:00 AM–Noon
Dead Men Do Tell Tales with Loretto (Lou) Szucs

Finding Your US Military Heroes on Ancestry.com with Juliana Smith

Hidden Treasures at Ancestry.com with Loretto (Lou) Szucs

Registration is $95 for GSP members, and $115 for non-GSP members.

Are your genealogy files in your will?

By Kenneth H. Thomas Jr.

For the AJC

Genealogists, researchers and writers can spend a lifetime pursuing their interests, but have they made any real plans for their valuable files after they are gone?

An article by Patti Albaugh addressing this point, “Writing a Codicil to Protect Your Genealogy Collection,” appears in the September/October issue of Family Chronicle magazine, available at bookstores or at http://www.familychronicle.com.

The author covers the idea of making a list of genealogy papers as well as family heirlooms, and who should get them. If you can’t leave it to a family member who will care — and for many people there just isn’t anyone to leave things to — then pick an institution.

With papers, you should specifically mention the repository to which you wish the materials to be donated, and it’s always best to check ahead of time to make sure they will take them. Most archives will not take unorganized papers; some will not take genealogy papers or notes, but others will.

You also should name someone in your will to make sure these wishes are carried out. Even if your executor is your child, a sibling or a spouse, that does not mean they will do the right thing when the time comes, so pick someone who will follow through.

from The Atlanta Journal – Constitution, September 21, 2011

Digital Scrapbook for Saving Family Memories

Capture your family memories in chronological order & share them on a timeline, enriched with your photos & words.