Arkansas and Georgia Join the National Digital Newspaper Program

From the National Endowment for the Humanities:

We are happy to announce the addition of two new partners to the National Digital Newspaper Program: Arkansas and Georgia.  NEH recently made awards to the Arkansas State Archives and the University of Georgia to digitize their historic newspapers.  Forty-five states and one territory now participate in the program.  Soon, we hope to have every state and U.S. territory represented in Chronicling America, the open access database of historic American newspapers jointly created by NEH, the Library of Congress, and state partners across the U.S.

NEH awards have also been issued to partners in Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Dakota, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin to continue their contributions.  You can read more about all of the awards in NEH’s press release.

Source: Arkansas and Georgia Join the National Digital Newspaper Program | National Endowment for the Humanities

Legacy Family Tree Merges With MyHeritage

Legacy Family Tree has just announced their merger with MtHeritage. To celebrate the acquisition, we are offering a limited time, never-offered-before discount on Legacy 9 software and annual webinar memberships. Through Sunday, August 13 (Geoff’s birthday), take 50% off:

Legacy 9 software – goes from $34.95 to $17.48.

1 year webinar membership (or extension) – goes from $49.95 to $24.98.

Click here for details.

Source: Legacy News

Free Family History Webinars for August 2017

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, has announced its free family history classes and webinars for August 2017. Participants can attend in person or online. Many of the August classes teach how to research recordsin Great Britain, China, and Prussian Poland, to understand DNA, and to use documents and photos to preserve memories.

Schedule and details at: Free Family History and Library Classes and Webinars for August 2017