Category Archives: SCVGS

Keeping your roots buried

PBS has announced that it is “postponing the third season of FINDING YOUR ROOTS” which was to have aired this fall. Ben Affleck allegedly persuaded the show’s producers to omit mention of a slave-owning ancestor from an episode last season. … Continue reading

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Summers hours starting July 1

Joan Allen and I thought we’d try an experiment. For July and August, I’ve changed our club’s room calendars at SignUp Genius so that: There are two morning slots, 8 to 10 and 10 to noon; The afternoon is unchanged … Continue reading

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Changes to Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com has made some changes to its user interface. If you just use Ancestry to search its databases, the changes are minor and cosmetic. If you have a subscription to Ancestry and keep your family tree there, you’ll see major … Continue reading

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NGS Book Loan Collection

I requested a genealogy book via interlibrary loan from the Oro Valley Public Library. It’s here on my desk now. What surprised me is that it’s from the National Genealogical Society collection at the St. Louis County Public Library: The … Continue reading

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NEHGS Books on Sale

The New England Historical & Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is offering 20% off on its “Experts’ Choice” collection from now through the end of June, while supplies last. Click here to see the collection. Caveat: the one book I checked is … Continue reading

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