Genealogy Roundup

We’re excited to launch this new series called the “Genealogy Roundup.” Most weeks, we’ll share a handful of articles related to genealogy research, family history preservation, and North Carolina happenings. We hope you’ll enjoy connecting with additional genealogists, projects, and organizations!

Connecting the Docs Podcast– The States Archives of North Carolina recently started a fantastic podcast called, “Connecting the Docs” which archival materials to introduce listeners to fascinating and true stories from around the Old North State. This season’s theme is “Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem.” Eight episodes have been released so far and successfully show the fascinating nature of original records housed in the archives.

Updated Faces of Margraten Map– Last month we shared about an ongoing effort to locate pictures for all U.S. soldiers buried in Margraten Cemetery. This updated map offers the ability to zoom in on a specific area to determine who is still missing a picture.

Are you DNA Testing the Right People– Roberta Estes, our fantastic Fall Conference keynote speaker, just posted this great article illustrating how to pick the right family for DNA testing. This insightful information will help you create a stronger DNA strategy for your research.

Are you going to RootsTech 2020? Head to ConferenceKeeper.org to find all of the contests being held for free 4-day passes.

USCIS Proposed Fee Hikes– On 14 November 2019, U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services (USCIS) proposed a sudden and unprecedented 492% increase in fees required to access historical records held by the USCIS Genealogy Program. If access to these records concerns you, head to Records Not Revenue for more detailed information and suggestions on how to voice your concern.