Genealogy News Corral, July 2-6

Genealogy News Corral, July 2-6

The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has partnered with military records subscription site Fold3 to offer its members a discounted Fold3 rate: NGS members can subscribe to Fold3 for $39.95 per year, and Fold3 will donate 30 percent of the sale back to NGS. To take advantage of the offer...

  • The George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum has launched a new website hosted by Southern Methodist University, where the library will be located. The site features highlights from the library’s collections, as well as online exhibits about President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush. You’ll also get an early look at the still-under-construction library and museum, scheduled to open in Spring 2013.
  • Princeton University has posted online the Sid Lapidus ’59 Collection on Liberty and the American Revolution, more than 150 digitized pamphlets, books and prints from the American Revolution era. They include Thomas Paine’s pamphlets “The Age of Reason” and “Common Sense,” and John Adams’ essay “A defence of the constitutions of government of the United States of America.” Use arrows to turn each document’s pages like a book.

You can find Princeton’s other digitized materials (which include historical postcards and photos of the university—interesting if an ancestor went there) in its digital library, too.

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