Friday, April 9, 2010

NGS Magazine - January-March 2010 Issue

The January-March 2010 issue (Volume 36, number 1) of the quarterly NGS Magazine came last week in the mail, and I've been reading it when I've had time between blog posts.

The Table of Contents includes:


page 10 - NGS Board of Directors election
page 13 - Official NGS 2010 ballot
page 14 - Family History Library ready for NGS conference, by FamilySearch staff
page 16 - Research at the Family History Library during the NGS conference, by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG
page 21 - The Twittering genealogist, part 2, by Mark Tucker
page 28 - Writing for the Family History Writing Contest, by Kay Haviland Freilich, CG, CGL
page 31 - Documenting death in the Civil War with Union War Department records, by John P. Deeben
page 38 - Articles of Incorporation of the National Genealogical Society
page 40 - Bylaws of the National Genealogical Society
page 44 - Following the trails of Daniel Boone and other western travelers, by J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
page 60 - Case study: Killed off too early: William and Sarah Mason, by Charles S. Mason, CG


page 50 - National Archives, by Claire Prechtel-Kluskens (Myron E. Foster, Postmaster - A case study in using original records)
page 56 - Beginning Genealogy, by Gary M. Smith and Diana Crisman Smith (Immigration alternatives)
page 65 - Software Review, by Barbara Schenck (Review of Kith & Kin Pro 3)
page 71 - Writing Family History, by Harold E. Hinds, Jr, PhD (Mistakes and why we all make them)

This issue was chock full of information about the upcoming NGS Conference in Salt Lake City and articles about genealogy resources. Mark Tucker's article about Twitter was excellent. The wealth of information available in Government documents was described in the article by John Deeben and the column by Claire Prechtel-Kluskens. Mark Lowe's article provided me with new information about the NC/TN/VA/KY area in colonial times, and Chuck Mason's article about finding New Jersey death records was helpful also.

All in all, a wonderful issue!

1 comment:

Unknown said...

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