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Weekend Update- This Week's Genealogy News Oct 10th-17th

This week news worthy events in the genealogy world.
Blog Action Day
First Blog Action Day was a success with a last count over 31,000 blogging in on Global Warming.
I'm curious how many genealogy bloggers were among that group. Keep you posted if I here.

NGS Announces Blog
The NGS sent out a newsletter informing its members it has joined the blogging community. It will no longer keep members upto date with their newsletter Upfront. Now you can subscibe to the NGS blog, click here to subscribe to their feed.

Speaker Announced for OGS Conference 2010

John Philip Colletta, PhD, will be a mainstay of the Ontario Genealogical Society’s Conference 2010.
Based in Washington, DC, John taught classes for the National Archives and Smithsonian Institution for 21 years. He lectures nationally and teaches at Samford University and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. We will all get to hear John’s humour and wisdom during the closing plenary on Sunday afternoon. His topic promises to be quite a sensation: “Hacks and Hookers and Putting Up Pickles: Snares of Yesteryear’s English”.But John’s contribution to Conference 2010 actually begins on Friday afternoon when he will present two lectures in the Professional/Advanced stream: “Stories that Instruct: Using Case Studies to Teach Genealogy Methodology” and “Principles of Good Writing and Good Storytelling”. Then on Saturday, for a special group of family historians, John will be hard at work providing the backbone of the Italian ancestry program. After all, he literally wrote the book on researching Italian ancestry. Sunday won’t be a day of rest, however. In addition to the closing plenary in the afternoon, John will give a two-part morning lecture on “Writing a Narrative History”.

Genealogy Bank Expands Database
At GenealogyBank.com and ObitsArchive.com have in the past month added more than 36 newspapers from 2 states - over 13 million new articles. This new coverage is detailed by website and outlined by state and title.