On Saturday, during the Association of Professional Genealogists luncheon at the FGS 2014 Conference, the recipients of the APG Achievement & Service Awards were announced. Congratulations to Laura Prescott, Claire Mire Bettag, Donn Devine, Carol Bannister, Melanie Holtz, and Harold Henderson. Details included in the press release below.
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Weekly column sharing genealogy-related things that I’ve found, such as new blogs, interesting posts/articles, useful websites and resources, and of course upcoming webinars.
Earlier this month, the Dallas Genealogical Society announced the winners of their 2014 Writing Contest. Details below in the press release issue on August 1st.
Dallas Genealogical Society Announces Winners of 2014 Writing Contest
Dallas, TX—August 1, 2014—The Dallas Genealogical Society announces the winners of their 2014 Writing Contest, the husband and wife team of Deborah Harvey and Gary Wood, for their article “As the Angus Roam.”
Many of you may recall that last September I took on the position of managing editor for the Illinois State Genealogical Society Quarterly (see previous post if you missed this news). I am currently working on my fourth issue…it’s hard to believe it’s been a year already!
But what you might not have know, is that earlier this year, I accepted the editor position for the Dallas Genealogical Society’s biennial publication, Pegasus. I am happy to report that my first issue is out! In fact, you can see a preview version of the issue, which includes one full article and the name index. I have had a lot of fun working on the publication and with the Publications Committee.
Should you be interested in writing for Pegasus, check out the Writer’s Guidelines for more information. Note that DGS does pay its authors upon publication, one of only a few societies that do so.
Both publications keep me pretty busy these days. And on top of that, I’ve been working on various articles, which should be published later this year. I am also still working on a new course for the National Institutes for Genealogical Studies. All of these things, along with client work, have kept me away from the blog lately. Hopefully, as I wrap up some projects and get caught up, you’ll see more posts from me…believe me, I have a lot to share!
Weekly column sharing genealogy-related things that I’ve found.
Earlier this week, I received the following press release that I thought I’d share with my readers. I know the author worked very hard on this publication and I’m sure it will be of great help to those researching in this area of Germany.
Lind Street Research Publishes a New Guide for finding German Military Records for the former Kingdom of Hanover
INVERNESS, ILLINOIS, August 1, 2014 – Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Certified GenealogistSM and German research expert, is proud to announce the publication of Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514–1866, on Microfilm at the Family History Library. Military records for the former Kingdom of Hanover in Germany can include a soldier’s date and place of birth, his father’s name, and widows’ pensions. This publication is the only English-language guide to this gold mine of information for genealogists. With this guide, a researcher can quickly determine all available records for a regiment and time period and know where to find them in the Family History Library’s (FHL) microfilm holdings in Salt Lake City, Utah.