Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Happy new month for genealogists

October is Family History Month. Let me count the ways:

* The Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center is having a program every single day, including an introduction to the new PERSI Thursday morning. (This image is theirs from 2011.)

* Heritage Books is having a 20% off sale through the 5th.

* The Board for the Certification of Genealogists has added three documents to their web site on which to practice transcribing and abstracting (which make up part of one of the seven portfolio requirements for certification). They have also added audio files of two guys who had to go through the certification process twice in order to succeed. BCG is celebrating the 50th year of its age this month as well.

* In case you doubted it, FamilySearch has plans for 2014 and beyond.

* An economist takes the long view of his genealogy and how related we all are. No, it's not footnoted.

Harold Henderson, "Happy new month for genealogists," Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 1 October 2013 (http://midwesternmicrohistory.blogspot.com : viewed [date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]

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