Friday, November 16, 2007

Genealogy Tips from members

Stan and Harriet have been busy finding things to mention on this blog. They recommend the following genealogical resources:

1. New England Historic Genealogical Society eNews Letter
- a free publication via e-mail to anyone who registers. Or it is available for free viewing from their website: It has tons of wonderful information of importance to the genealogist, and of course, has an emphasis on New England. It is a very excellent weekly newsletter that arrives by e-mail. To subscribe or view back issues of NEHGS eNews, visit

2. UpFront with NGS - a free, monthly genealogy newsletter by e-mail, designed for members of the National Genealogical Society( website at ) and the entire genealogical community. Keep up with the news of the genealogy world, including information on their 2008 NGS Conference & Family History Fair in Kansas City, MO on 14-17 May 2008. To subscribe: Send a NEW e-mail message to: and type only one word in the body of the message: subscribe

3. Genealogy e-mail Digest/List is a free Yahoo! Group that you can subscribe to for delivery to you via e-mail on a daily or weekly basis. It is similar to RootsWeb Lists or Digests, and provides a forum for interesting topics and questions that others in the Yahoo Group might be able to answer. Yahoo Groups is also offering blogs and groups on the Beta. I'm guessing that one can subscribe by sending an e-mail message to and type subscribe in the body of the message as you do for a rootsweb subscription, but I may be wrong.

4. And from Harriet: Harriet subscribes to a newsletter (name & address to follow if she sends it to me) and she passes on this link about military information that was mentioned in the email newsletter:
Military Personnel Files Released by U.S. Government ---- The U.S. National Personnel Records Center (NPRC) for the first time has opened all of the individual Official Military Personnel Files (OMPF) of those who served and were discharged, retired or died while in the service prior to 1946. Collectively, these files comprise more than six million records. These files are open only to the veteran him/herself, if living, or next of kin, which can be father, mother, son, daughter, sister or brother. Interestingly a surviving spouse can gain access only if not remarried. To obtain copies of records, customers may write to NPRC at 9700 Page Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63132, fax a request to 314-801-9195, or submit a request through or on a Standard Form 180. Information about records available at NPRC is also posted on the National Personnel Records Center Homepage at

Thanks Stan and Harriet. Anyone, please make a comment or ask a question at the "comment" link below. --- Donna

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