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September 22, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
Connecticut Records Online
From the Facebook page: Another victory by Reclaim the Records. They've now created a free database of births, marriages, and deaths in Connecticut. Click here to explore.
September 14, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
Why Don't They Respond?
From the Facebook page: Frustrated by the lack of responses to messages on the DNA sites? Genealogy Amy Johnson Crow has some ideas why test-takers don't answer and suggestions to improve the odds in her quick (6 minute) video on YouTube.
September 7, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
Anglo-Saxon Place Names
From the Facebook page: Dive into the fascinating world of place names in England. Click here to explore.
September 2, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
FPAN September
For updates on archaeology events, visit our Events Calendar page.
Labor Day Holiday
FPAN Offices Closed
UWF Historic Trust Open House and Community Day
Zaragoza Street between Jefferson and Adams Streets
10:00am-4:00 pm CT
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Pensacola Archaeology Society Meeting
with guest speaker Mike Thomin (FPAN)
Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3400 Bayou Blvd, Pensacola
7:00-8:00pm CT
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Kayak Tour: A Spanish Legacy along Pensacola Bay
FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 E Main St, Pensacola, FL
9:00-11:30am CT
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Archaeology on Tap: Joint Recovery Team
with guest speaker Dr. Jennifer McKinnon (East Carolina University)
Odd Colony Brewing Co., 260 N. Palafox St, Pensacola, FL
6:30-7:30pm CT
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First Conference on Public Archaeology
FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 E Main St, Pensacola, FL
Registration Required; More information
Archaeology Story Time: The Pot That Juan Built
written by Nancy Andrews-Goebel
FPAN Coordinating Center, 207 E Main St, Pensacola, FL
3:30-4:30pm CT
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September 1, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
New Florida Records on Ancestry
If you have access to Ancestry, there's a new, interesting set of records available: Early Auto Registrations, 1905-1917. 
Click here to view (subscription or library access required).
August 25, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
Strategies for African American Research
Vinegar Hill Magazine features an article by Dr. Shelley Viola Murphy, Descendant Project Researcher, University of Virginia with big-picture strategies for researching African American ancestors.
August 16, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
Ethics in DNA Research
9 million people who tested at 23andMe and allowed research use of their DNA are part of a study identifying remains from a 19th century cemetery. This article has more on the people buried there and the ethical questions surrounding the research.
August 11, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
Quick tips for scanning photos
Storyworth's latest newsletter provided some quick and easy-to-remember tips for scanning old photos. For example, you should scan black-and-white and sepia images in full color - unless there are stains on it, in which case, scanning in grayscale makes them easier to digitally "clean up" later. Check them out here.
August 6, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
Free 5-Part course from KYGS
The Kentucky Genealogical Society five-session virtual course "Becoming a Genealogist & Family Historian" is being offered by the Society as a public service throughout the month of September. If you're new to genealogy, just completed a DNA test, are self-taught, or wanting to learn more about genealogy and family history, you're invited to register.
August 1, 2023 By: Erin Renfroe
FPAN August 2023
Archaeology on Tap: "Underwater Archaeology of Saipan"
St. Michael's Brewing Company, 2199 FL-87, Navarre, FL
7:30-8:30 pm CT
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"Shipwrecks of Pensacola"
Gulf Breeze Area Historical Society Meeting
with FPAN's Nicole Grinnan
Gulf Breeze Community Center, 800 Shoreline Dr, Gulf Breeze, FL
6:00-7:00 pm CT
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