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  • Digitizing American history
    Library of Congress gets $2 million grant to scan 'brittle books'. Network World (US), January 31, 2007.

  • History Award Nominations Sought
    The East Tennessee Historical Society is seeking nominations from across East Tennessee for awards of excellence in the field of history. The Weekly (GA), January 31, 2007.

  • Hidden treasures brought to life
    British Library announces national search for the greatest hidden treasures in UK public libraries. British Library Press Release (UK), January 30, 2007.

  • He labors to keep history of Amelia Island in future
    Florida : Since 1984, Hal Belcher has quietly labored to preserve Amelia Island's history. Florida Times-Union (FL), January 31, 2007.

  • Jesse and Frank James had strong connections to Grayson County
    The name Allen Parmer may not mean anything to anyone now living in Grayson County (Texas), but it was Mr. Parmer — or rather his wife, Susan, who frequently attracted Jesse and Frank James to this area. The Herald Democrat (TX), January 31, 2007.

  • Tattooed Maori Heads Return To New Zealand From Aberdeen Museum
    A museum’s collection of tattooed Maori heads is returning to its ancestral home, more than 180 years after being taken from New Zealand. 24 Hour Museum (UK), January 29, 2007.

  • Abandoned cemetery found, reclaimed
    Tennessee : The Moore County cemetery contains the final resting place of a man who was lifelong friends with Davy Crockett, fought at the side of Gen. Andrew Jackson and was one of the first settlers of Bedford County. Shelbyville Times-Gazette (TN), January 27, 2007.

  • Mayflower link
    Man traces family history back to country's earliest days and has been awarded membership in the Society of Mayflower Descendants. The Morning Sun (MI), January 28, 2007.

  • How Orange County's places got their tags
    California : A new book, “Orange County Place Names A-Z” spans the O.C.’s history from when the first settlers founded towns like Anaheim and Santa Ana in the mid-1800s, to more recently established cities. OCRegister (CA), January 25, 2007.

  • Scotland puts Burns' birth and marriage certificates online
    Scotland's Old Parochial Records, which range from 1553 to 1854, are the last records to be transferred into digital images as part of a project to make all records held by the General Register Office for Scotland available online. (UK), January 26, 2007.

  • Monumental Improvement
    Nampa, Idaho is using GIS to locate the final homes of its nonliving residents., January 27, 2007.

  • Ethnic Fraud?
    Tribal scholars say some faculty are falsely claiming American Indian heritage to boost their job prospects. Diverse (VA), January 25, 2007.

  • £500,000 For New Liverpool Slavery Museum
    In a show of support for Liverpool’s new International Slavery Museum (ISM), the government has presented the development with a £500,000 capital grant. 24 Hour Museum (UK), January 24, 2007.

  • Major work updates Fort Wayne history
    The two-volume, 1,677-page "History of Fort Wayne & Allen County, 1799-2005" should become the most comprehensive chronicle of the city - and Allen County - for many years to come. (IN), January 25, 2007.

  • Brushing up on past
    Joan Jones returned to her ancestral roots last August after countless hours poring over her Norwegian genealogy. Lompoc Record (CA), January 26, 2007.

  • In Search of Jewish Roots?
    How many lost Jews are there? No one knows, but speculation is that the numbers are huge. A new organization is going to help people uncover lost Jewish roots. Chabad-Lubavitch Global Network, January 23, 2007.

  • Grandpa was a mule skinner and other family factoids
    Genealogical research brings life to history. Peninsula Clarion (AK), January 23, 2007.

  • Perrymans Leave a Fascinating History to Greater Tulsa
    This article is the third in a Centennial year-long series saluting families who were in Oklahoma about the time of statehood. The author is a direct descendent of the Perryman family. Greater Tulsa Reporter (OK).

  • Case Study [e-Government National Awards winner]: National Archives
    UK : The National Archives' digitisation programme was a winner in the Award category of Central e-Government excellence: Take-up in the e-Government National Awards 2006. It is a case study in best practice. (UK), January 22, 2007.

  • Neglected Indiana pioneer cemeteries need preserving
    The goal of the Indiana Pioneer Cemeteries Restoration Project is to identify, protect, restore, and preserve as many of these cemeteries as possible. Tribune Star (IN), January 20, 2007.

  • County mourns loss of historian
    Pike County (Alabama) is mourning the death of Margaret Pace Farmer, agreat lady who was arguably the most influential woman in Troy and Pike County history. The Messenger (AL), January 21, 2007.

  • Uff da! Discover your genealogical roots
    Deb Nelson Gourley has published the English-language version of “History of the Norwegian Settlements” about the early Norwegian settlers in the Coulee Region (Wisconsin). The Onalaska Life (WI), January 18, 2007.

  • Historical society works to preserve county’s past
    Founded by a small group of Itawambians in 1982, in 25 years the Itawamba Historical Society has grown into the single largest source of information on Itawamba County, Mississippi. Itawamba County Times (MS), January 17, 2007.

  • Opening the door to history
    Members of the Vandalia Butler Historical Society (Ohio) have worked for the past 30 years to preserve much more than just sterile dates and names. Vandalia Drummer News (OH), January 17, 2007.

  • Facts for Features
    Irish-American Heritage Month (March) and St. Patrick's Day (March 17) 2007. US Census Bureau Press Release. January 17, 2007.

  • The National Archives launches 1911 census Freedom of Information request service
    The National Archives (England and Wales) has launched its Freedom of Information request service to see entries from the 1911 Census. National Archives Press Release (pdf document), January 17, 2007.

  • Genealogy study examines price of parenthood
    A pair of researchers, drawing on the experience of nearly 22,000 couples in the 19th century -- has measured the "fitness cost" of human reproduction. San Francisco Chronicle (CA), January 16, 2007.

  • Launches to Create the World’s Family Tree
    Internet and entertainment entrepreneur David O. Sacks today announced the launch of a new website,, whose mission is to create a family tree of the entire world. Press release (CA), January 16, 2007.

  • 'German Milwaukee' authors hope to cook up interest in city's heritage
    "German Milwaukee" offers not just facts and photographs but recipes, each illustrated with a color photo. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (WI), January 16, 2007.
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  • State history on the march
    Genealogists, historians and seekers of family lore will have an easier time researching deaths, births and other details of daily life in New Hampshire when 350 years of state records move into a new building later this month. Concord Monitor (NH), January 13, 2007.

  • National Archives and Footnote Launch Project to Digitize Historic Documents
    Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and Footnote, Inc. CEO Russell Wilding today announced an agreement to digitize selected records from the vast holdings of the National Archives. NARA Press Release (US), January 10, 2007.

  • Records of British emigration to destinations across the globe go online for the first time
    Historical UK ship passenger records available online for the first time. News from the National Archives (UK), January 10, 2007.

  • West Blocton cemeteries rich in local history
    Bibb County, Alabama is rich in the kind of history that its old cemeteries offer. Tuscaloosa News (AL), January 14, 2007.

  • African Fusion Celebrates 200 Years Of African History In Bristol
    As part of a series of events marking the bicentenary of the act to abolish the slave trade, Bristol's Empire and Commonwealth Museum is hosting an event that acknowledges the contribution of Bristol's African community to the city in the last 200 years. 24 Hour Museum (UK), January 12, 2007.

  • Book helps with earliest land grant research of Vincennes area
    Author Clifford Neal Smith has compiled a valuable book for those researching the earliest land grants and claims in the Vincennes, Indiana area. Tribune-Star (IN), January 13, 2007.
    Read more about French and British Land Grants in the Post Vincennes (Indiana) District, 1750-1784 from the publisher's Web site.

  • Finders, not keepers
    Two local men seek out historical documents and work hard to return them to their rightful owners. The Beaverton Valley Times (OR), January 11, 2007.

  • Searching for father
    Cindy Balzer's father, Christopher Bridgeman Jr., disappeared more than 40 years ago, but new information suggests he was the victim of an unthinkable crime. (WA), January 11, 2007.

  • Searching for the soul of cyberspace
    I experienced what many genealogists will recognise - an emotional rush of affinity with the people I was researching. BBC News (UK), January 11, 2007.

  • Family should be interviewed very tactfully
    Whether you're interviewing the old relatives or the younger generations, avoid these interview snafus. The Albuquerque Tribune (NM), January 11, 2007.

  • Searching for Private Lagrotteria
    A family treasure that has been hidden away for half a century is about to be handed over to those who will greatly appreciate it. (CO), January 11, 2007.

  • PBS Celebrates Black History Month With a Slate of Special Programming
    In celebration of Black History Month, February 2007, PBS will broadcast a lineup of new and encore presentations honoring and exploring African-American history. Press Release (VA), January 9, 2007.

  • 2008 World Gathering of MacIntyres Taynuilt, Scotland
    The 2008 World Gathering of Clan MacIntyre will be the third weekend in July, 2008 in conjunction with the Taynuilt Highland Games. Electric Scotland (UK).

  • Personalizing headstones
    More personalized memorials are getting to be a big thing. Crescent-News (OH), January 7, 2007.

  • WW2 Home Guard Identity Cards Donated To Shetland Archives
    The cards feature photographs and signatures of each Home Guard member and personal details, including place of birth, rank and ‘distinguishing marks’ such as ‘scar on chin’. 24 Hour Museum (UK), January 4, 2007.

  • Internet a vast playground for amateur genealogists: Getting To Your Roots
    As the Internet grows, so grows the number of genealogical sites out there and the amount of old records now online. The Register-Guard (OR), January 1, 2007.

  • Kate's long-lost relative
    Kate Middleton, the girlfriend of Britain's Prince William, is a relative of the late children's author Beatrix Potter. (UK), January 5, 2007.

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