Contest Winners and Friday Favorites for April 24th-May 1st

Genealogy News

First up, some posts/webinars/new resources that I wanted to share with everyone and then I’ll get to the winners of the book contest!




  • EOGN posted a book review on Historic German Newspapers Online compiled by Ernest Thode – check it out here.
  • New FindMyPast records for this week: England & Wales, Society of Friends (Quaker) Births, Marriages, and Burials; Surrey, Southwark St. George the Martyr Workhouse records; New South wales, Returned Soldiers Settlement Loan Files 1906-1960; New South Wales, Closer Settlement and Returned Soldiers Transfer Files 1907-1936 and 1951; and Queensland Wills Index 1857-1940. Check it out here!

Now for the two winners of the Dear Mother, Love Daddy book giveaway!

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crimsonspiral82 and ritabishop25!!

Congratulations to you both! I have already emailed the winners and their prizes will be sent out quickly.


Thank you to everyone who participated! Have a great weekend 🙂


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  1. I agree with the points in the Open Letter to the Genealogy Societies. I would also add that they need to actively recruit younger members. I went to the Spring Seminar of my local society. In a room full of 200 people, I could count maybe 5 people that were younger than 50, myself included. While their monthly meeting is on a weeknight, so it is beneficial for members who work during the day, it is still impossible for me to attend the meeting (distance, school/work night, etc.)

    • Nichelle Barra

      I completely agree! We also have a similar problem. Not to mention that our meeting room isn’t in the most easy to find place. It’s a church, yes, but I had no idea where to go for my first meeting! Getting younger people in to societies was the topic of conversation at the IGS society management seminar. 🙂

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