Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Thus, I follow my favorite resources by signing up for their newsletters or following them on Facebook. This allows me to keep up to date when Archives or other large databases update their materials. Yesterday, the Archives "Today's Document" posted on Facebook was a link to the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum in Independence, MO as well as a link to Truman's presidential photo archive. The National Archives digital catalog is a great resource. Bookmark it today.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Saturday, August 13, 2016
The 35th Annual MoSGA Conference held on August 5-6 at the Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center in Columbia, MO, was hailed as a success by all those who attended. Conference Keynote Speaker John Philip Colletta entertained and informed participants with his presentations on immigration that focused on passenger arrival records and using unusual source repositories to trace your ancestors.
MoSGA awarded several individuals and organizations for their contributions to genealogical research and advancement in the past year. Award recipients are listed below.
|Award Recipients, 2016 Luncheon|
Tuesday, August 02, 2016
The Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA) recognizes individuals, groups and organizations that have put forth that extra effort to support genealogical research, activities, and publications in the Show-Me State.
Join us in recognizing the 2016 Award winners at the August 6th Awards Luncheon at our Annual Conference at Stoney Creek Conference Center, Columbia, MO.
Monday, August 01, 2016
A recent post by Genealogist Amy Johnson Crow offered an option for historical currency conversion that would assist a researcher in determining, "How Much Was That Back Then?" Amy suggests the site Wolfram Alpha. It got me thinking about other facts in our ancestors lives and how we can truly understand what their lives were like. I have used the site historicalstatistics.org a few times and have found it useful. The site is located in Sweden which means it has some great European resources, but it lists North American sources as well.
This site includes conversions such as measurements, calendar, clock, birthday, world population, foreign exchange rates and many more.
Sometimes understanding more about how our ancestors lived is only a matter of converting present day statistics and concepts back to a specific time or place.
We are really excited about this year's conference with our guest speaker John Philip Colletta. I saw Dr. Colletta in June at the IGHR in Birmingham and he said he was looking forward to coming back to Missouri.
Dr. Colletta is an excellent speaker and will assuredly provide insights into genealogy that beginners and experts will find useful and interesting.
We hope to see you Friday and Saturday, August 5-6 in Columbia! There is still time to register online at mosga.org.