Genealogical Organizations

Genealogical organizations exist for various reasons: from helping and supporting genealogists to providing classes and workshops. Some organizations provide informative newsletters to members, allow members to submit queries about surnames they are researching, or have genealogical libraries. I have provided information about some of the more major organizations here. Keep in mind that many more exist, and a quick Google search can lead you to many of them. National Genealogy Society: The National Genealogy Society was founded in 1903 and offers access to genealogical records, training, and education. Members receive subscriptions to the organizations three periodicals, access to several genealogical … Continue reading

Free Genealogy Events in Texas, Delaware, and Mississippi

Have you ever attended a genealogy workshop, class, course, or event? It can be really fun to get together with a group of other genealogists and learn something new about genealogy. It is possible to find fun genealogy events that are free to attend. Here are some free genealogy events. On August 28, 2012, the Stephens Central Library, which is located in San Angelo, Texas, will hold a free Genealogy Fair. It will include 45 exhibits that feature historical and genealogical organizations. There will be door prizes that include subscriptions to and, a membership to SAGHS, and coupons … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of February 27, 2012

Once a week, the Genealogy Podcast Roundup brings you brand new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts. Sometimes, it also has episodes of podcasts that do not always talk about genealogy related topics, but who have devoted a random episode to it. Here is what is new this week! Genealogy Gems released episode number 127 on February 21, 2012. This episode is called “Nick Barratt of the UK Who Do You Think You Are?” This episodes features an interview with UK presenter and historian Nick Barratt. Other topics include: the first ever Story@Home conference, and how a listener uses host … Continue reading

Genealogy Podcast Roundup – Week of January 2, 2012

This is the very first Genealogy Podcast Roundup for 2012! This is where to look for new episodes of your favorite genealogy podcasts, as well as genealogy related episodes of podcasts that do not always focus on genealogy. Genealogy Guys released a new episode on December 28, 2011. This episode is number 229. In this episode, the genealogy guys sadly announce the death of their cat, Fletcher, who is very much missed. They also share genealogy news about organizations that will join forces to create an index of the 1940 U.S. Federal census images, a new app and new software … Continue reading

Genealogists Who Quilt Have a New Project

Here is an exciting opportunity for genealogists who have a talent for sewing, quilting, or other fiber based arts. It is a fundraising project that is designed to help get the images in the FGS 1812 Preserve the Pensions digitization project online, (so that many genealogists can use those images as a resource). You can help! The FGS 1812 Preserve the Pensions digitization is a joint effort from several prominent genealogy organizations. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), the National Archives, and are all involved. People who are “Genea-Quilters” can help, too. There exists a series of around 180,000 … Continue reading

Sons and Daughters of World War II Veterans

Do you have an ancestor who served in World War II? There is now a lineage based genealogical society that you can join. The Sons and Daughters of World War II Veterans was designed for people who can prove family ancestry and lineage from an American WWII Veteran. There are some genealogical societies that require members to prove that their ancestor served in a certain war. The Daughters of the American Revolution is one example of these types of organizations. The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) will only accept members who are female, and who are at least eighteen … Continue reading

There are Genealogy Societies on YouTube

There are some big genealogy groups and organizations that have created their own channel on YouTube. This means that genealogists can go to YouTube, view the videos, and learn more about the organization. This can be helpful if you are considering joining it someday. We are in the age of social media. Businesses, politicians, and even genealogy organizations have started working on establishing a presence on Twitter, Facebook, and other forms of social media. If the group has created information in the form of video, then it makes sense to put it someplace online where interested people can view it … Continue reading

Glossary of Genealogy Abbreviations

I sometimes look back at my previous posts for inspiration for new posts, or sometimes to see which topics may need a bit more elaboration. Today I want to create an extension from my genealogy glossary post from a few weeks ago. However, rather than providing you, my readers, with more genealogy terms, I want to help you understand the many genealogy abbreviations that are often used. General Genealogy Abbreviations abt. – about (sometimes also abbreviated as a. or ab.) ad. – adopted (sometimes adCL for adopted child, adD for adopted daughter, or adS for adopted son are also used) … Continue reading

Genealogy Volunteerism

There are many ways to better yourself at genealogy. One way is to volunteer your services to others. There are several ways for a genealogist to volunteer. Genealogical or Historical Societies Many (if not all) historical and genealogical societies need volunteers to help keep them going. Volunteer opportunities at these organizations may be helping visitors with their genealogical research, working in the administrative offices, cleaning, gardening, filing, etc. Transcribe Data for Genealogy Trails If you have access to non-copywritten genealogical records, and the time to transcribe them, you may want to consider hosting a state or county on Genealogy Trails. … Continue reading

Genealogy for Kids

I want my children to share my passion for genealogy, and I try to share my research with them whenever I think I may have grabbed their attention. My three-year-old son accompanies me on most of my cemetery visits, and actually gets excited when I ask him if he wants to go for a walk in the cemetery. My nine-year-old daughter enjoys looking through my old family photos with me. I am always looking for ways to involve my children in my genealogy, and often come up short when looking for ideas online. However, I have managed to come across … Continue reading