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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, NGS members should visit
this members-only page of the NGS website and log in with their member information.
Ancestry.com announced it has added its 2 millionth
active current subscriber. Ancestry.com has given that lucky person, Yvonne Ocheltree
of Collierville, Tenn., a complimentary lifetime subscription. Learn
more about this milestone and Ocheltree in Ancestry.com’s press release.
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.