ACROSS MY DESK: NGS DATABASES
OPEN FOR THANKSGIVING
NOTE: The following is just in from the National Genealogical Society. All
inquiries should be addressed to the Society at
NOTE: The servers are already swamped and it took me three tries to get the main
page to load before it "timed out" so try your research at an odd time in the
middle of the night.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Arlington, VA. 21 November, 2006
The National Genealogical Society opens the "Members-Only Data Section" of its
www.ngsgenealogy.org for the Thanksgiving Holiday!
In recognition of the number of families that will be together over the
Thanksgiving Holiday, the National Genealogical Society will open its
"Members-Only Section" from November 23 through November 26, 2006 free of
Thanksgiving is a wonderful opportunity to ask questions about your
grandparents, great grandparents, and great, great grandparents. Where did they
live? How long had they lived in the community? Who were their brothers and
sisters? What did they do for a living? Did your ancestors immigrate to the
United States in the 19th or 20th Century? What was their country of origin? Did
your ancestors serve in World War I, World War II, the Civil War, the War of
1812 or the Revolutionary War? There are records about your family waiting to be
The National Genealogical Society has many resources to assist you in your
family history research.
. Our Members Ancestry Charts contain more than a million names, with more
than 800,000 names already online. Additional names are being added monthly.
. Our Bible Collection includes more than 3,000 Bibles with more than
50,000 names online.
. Our bookstore includes popular genealogical publications, Genealogy 101,
Online Roots, The Organized Family Historian, and Unlocking Your Genetic
History. A great Christmas gift for the genealogist in your family.
. Members receive a quarterly NewsMagazine with articles about record
sources and methodology to improve your research.
. Members receive the NGS Quarterly four times a year, a scholarly
publication which includes compiled genealogies, case studies, essays on new
methodologies, critical reviews of current books and previously unpublished
. An Annual Conference in the States and Family History Fair held this
year on May 16-19, 2007 in Richmond, Virginia, will feature "400 Years of
Virginia History" along with 150 exhibitors and over 140 lectures, workshops,
luncheons and networking events.
For those ready to take the next step, check out our Learning Center where you
can sign up for "Introduction to Genealogy" - an online course available at a
discounted price for members. If you are an experienced family researcher, our
"Home Study Course" may help take your research to the next level.
To access the NGS Members Only Section, click on
http://www.ngsgenealogy.org/Members/promotion.cfm and enter the
member and password: ngspromo in the respective textboxes when prompted for
credentials. Upon successful login, please feel free to browse our website
including the Members Only Section.
If you are already a NGS member, we hope that this
brief open access will enable a family member to make contact with you via the
National Genealogical Society and perhaps solve a missing link in your
Come, take a look at our website at
http://www.ngsgenealogy.org over the Thanksgiving Weekend and consider
membership in NGS.