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September 19, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
The Baldwin County seat
September 14, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
Ancient DNA and Native Americans
From the Facebook page: Ancient DNA adds to evidence for Native Americans' east Asian ancestry. Click here to read more on this fascinating subject. 
September 9, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
Help design the 2030 census
From the Facebook page: The U.S. Census Bureau is in the early stages of designing the 2030 census questionnaire and is inviting public input. Click here to learn more.
September 4, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
Webinar on Digital Photos
From the Facebook page: We've all been grateful for the names written on the backs of photos and the edges of slides and lamented their absence on others. Most of us have probably wondered how best to add names, dates, and context to digital photos. The secret is metadata. Join this free webinar on September 8th at 1pm central time to learn more about efforts to improve and standardize writing on the back of our digital photos.
August 31, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
SAR PRS Database: Free resource
The Sons of the American Revolution PRS database is a great place to get started with your Revolutionary War-era ancestors. And it's free!
 
August 27, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
Allen County YouTube Channel
From the Facebook page: Watch and learn anytime! The Allen County Public Library has a collection of genealogy-related videos on YouTube. Topics include DNA, naming patterns, migration, and photo preservation.
 
August 19, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
Lost Cousins database
From the Facebook page: Lost Cousins is a database site that helps users connect with relatives. Enter information for your ancestors from Census records (US, UK, Ireland, and Canada). If any other Lost Cousins members add the same people, the database automatically adds them to your cousins list. Click here to explore.
August 11, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
8/20: Shipwrecks of the Blackwater River
DATE: Aug 20th, 2022  
TIME: 1:30 PM - 2:30 AM CDT

LOCATION:
Baker Block Museum
1307 Georgia Ave Baker, FL 32531 
 

Join FPAN Northwest Public Archaeologist Nicole Grinnan at the Baker Block Museum to explore “Shipwrecks of the Blackwater River!”

A major tributary of Pensacola Bay, the Blackwater River flows through the pine forests and fertile uplands of Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties. Historically, commerce along the river included shipyards, brick kilns, and lumber mills, all of which used the river for transport of supplies and products. The remains of many of the watercraft engaged in these industries lie hidden in the dark water, some of which have been archaeologically investigated. This lecture describes these vessels, ranging from lumber schooners to steam tugs to snapper smacks.

Get more information by clicking here.
 
 
August 7, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
GenealogyTV on YouTube
Just found this channel today. The latest episode is an interview with a rep from Ancestry at NGS in June 2022, with the latest from Ancestry. But not all the videos are about Ancestry - a lot contain just general good practices and tips. Here's the link to the June video, and you can subscribe from there or just pick and choose which videos you're interested in. Enjoy!
August 2, 2022 By: Erin Renfroe
Catholic News Archives
From the Facebook page:  The Catholic News Archive has thousands of newspaper pages, from different cities, over multiple years, and the collection is fully text searchable. Click here to explore.