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My cousin has begun documenting our family tree, and I am going to help her document the data electronically, but we are confused as to which software to use. We both need to be able to access the software online and make changes and updates, so that is a deal breaker. We would also prefer software that allows us to link documents, PDFs, photos, etc. to individual family members in...
The National Archives and Records Administration is making historic documents accessible to everyone through social media. "We need to meet the users where they are," said U.S. Archivist David Ferriero in an interview with Federal News Radio.
Anyone who frets over organizing family records ought to consider the daily challenge facing Barbara Teague and her staff. As Kentucky's state archivist, Teague oversees 310,000 cubic feet of records stored in the Public Records Division of the State Department of Libraries and Archives — documenting the official history of Kentucky. Also under her care are about 220,000 rolls of microfilm and more data stored electronically than — were it on paper — could fit into an average Kentucky...Read the rest of the story »
Digging up family roots is going to get a little easier and cheaper for residents of the Fort Worth area. The National Archives at Fort Worth will open a family research center next year in the bustling West Seventh Street area. The Montgomery Plaza location will be a convenient upgrade from the center's current home in a dreary 1940s-era warehouse surrounded by security fences at the Federal Depot in south Fort Worth.
The following announcement was written by the Federation of Genealogical Societies:
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Selects Family History and Publishing Expert to Head its Electronic Quarterly Magazine
This is for programmers only: Genealogy web site Geni.com has released an API that allows Geni users to develop third-party tools and applications that can interact with the breadth of data that the community has contributed for the past three years. If the data is public, no API key is required to access it. Only private data requires authentication to access. Data is returned in JSON or XML format.
The Geni developers have created a sample Ruby application for reference.
Genealogical societies, historical societies, preservation groups, museums, friends of the library groups and similar 501 (c)(3) organizations that previously did not have to file annual reports with the IRS are now required to do so. The IRS had granted an extension until Oct. 1. Any tax-exempt organizations that has not filed for three consecutive years will lose their tax-exempt status.
For instance, in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts alone, more than 7,900 non-profit organizations are at...
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