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Aaron Holt, archives technician at the National Archives Fort Worth, said it is not unusual for genealogists today to have conflicting stories about an ancestor if oral history was not passed down in a deliberate way through the generations.
The following announcement wasa written by the Dallas Genealogical Society:
Dallas, TX—December 19, 2013--The Dallas Genealogical Society presented the winners of their 2013 Writing Contest with certificates of recognition and prize checks at their Annual Awards Luncheon on December 14, 2013. Among the judges reviewing the contest entries was J. Mark Lowe, a professional genealogist.
The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.
Many of today's genealogy programs will create web pages that you can upload to a web hosting service in the Internet. This allows you to share your genealogy information with everyone on the World Wide Web, or (optionally) you can restrict access to those you allow by using a password. Genealogy programs that will generate web-ready HTML files include RootsMagic, Legacy Family Tree, AncestralQuest, Second...
Bad news: The Records Preservation and Access Committee of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies reports that another step has been taken to restrict access to the Social Security Death Index. Details may be found on the Records Preservation and Access Committee Blog at http://www.fgs.org/rpac/2013/12/18/dmfssdi-senate-passes-bipartisan-budget-agreement/.
FamilySearch Adds More Than 10.6 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from Brazil, China, England, Italy, Peru, South Africa, and the United States
The following announcement was written by FamilySearch: