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(+) How to Become an Accredited Genealogist

The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman. 

In this newsletter you frequently see letters appended after the names of individuals, such as CG, CGL or AG. This means that the individual has received a genealogy accreditation of some level. This week I thought I would describe the various certifications and tell why perhaps you might be interested in obtaining accreditation.

Accreditation is valuable in many fields. We have CPA ratings for accountants...

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Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research to Relocate in 2017

The following announcement was written by Samford University:

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Samford University has announced that the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) will relocate after the June 2016 institute. The university is working with the IGHR advisory board and other organizations to find a suitable host.

The growth in Samford’s academic programming has resulted in demands on necessary resources that exceed the university’s ability to meet both...

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Call for Presentations at the Ontario Genealogical Society’s 2016 Conference

The following was written by the Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society, hosts of the 2016 OGS conference:

The Ontario Genealogical Society’s Toronto Branch will host the Society’s annual conference on June 3-5, 2016. The Society (OGS) enjoys the largest membership of any Canadian family history organization. The conference theme, “Genealogy on the Cutting Edge”, has been selected to inspire excitement among speakers, exhibitors and attendees alike.

In keeping with...

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Family Historians Go Online to Identify Unknown Soldiers and You Can Help

The Commonwealth War Graves Commission says it has seen a steep rise in cases where amateur genealogists and historians believe they have solved the mystery of unidentified war graves. Similar efforts are underway in the U.S. and in European countries that were the scene of World War I and World War II battles.

The ability to search old war records easily online and the popularity of family history programs such as Who Do You Think You Are? and the the Missing In Action Recovery and...

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Make Your Reservation NOW for the NGS 2016 Conference in Fort Lauderdale

If you have ever attended one of the larger national genealogy conferences, you may already know that nearby hotels often are fully booked months in advance of the event. Experienced attendees know they need to make their room reservations months in advance, even a year in advance is a good idea. Next year’s annual conference of the National Genealogical Society will be held in Fort Lauderdale, a very popular vacation resort in the springtime. You might want to make your reservations now....

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