Friday, November 21, 2014

5 Reads Friday: Free webinars, Ellis Island, & more!

5 Reads Friday: Free webinars, Ellis Island, & more! via

Here is our quick round up of genealogy news that trended this week on social media — a little bit of this, a little bit of that. Get in the know for the weekend with these 5 reads from FGS:

The Role of Grandparents in the Modern Family — In both the blog post and the short video, they stress how grandparents tend to be the keepers of the family history and how they are able to "mesmerize" their grandchildren with the family stories.

Illinois State Genealogical Society  Announces 2015 FREE Webinar Lineup — a great lineup of family history education for 2015 provided by ISGS.

Ellis Island, Past and Present: Tracing the First Steps of Millions to America from The Washington Post — These creative photos tell an incredible story of America's past.

Why do you love to #explorearchives? — Read Steven McGann's passionate explanation of why he loves to explore archives. Lots of good reasons for family historians as well.

Watch FGS Ambassador & Genealogy Vlogger Caitlin Gow's enthusiastic video response to this month's November Ambassador prompt. She reveals why she's going to FGS 2015, which sessions she plans to attend, and more!

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