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To celebrate the 225th anniversary of the ratification of the US
Constitution, the National
Archives is featuring a “Tweet the Preamble” contest now through Sept. 17 on
Twitter (@usnatarchives). The
archives’ Twitter followers can enter by summarizing the Preamble of the Constitution
in 140 characters (using #Constitution225). The Archivist of the United States will
choose the winner, who will receive a pocket Constitution from the Foundation for
the National Archives. Get more
contest details here.
The Kansas Historical Society (KHS) has announced
that 250,000 images from its record collections have been uploaded uploaded to Kansas
Memory, KHS’s online archive of photographs, letters, government records, newspapers
and objects. You can search teh collections or browse by place, date, topic,
record type or any number of other ways. You
can see the 250,000th image on the KHS blog.
Genealogy website ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk is celebrating
its 10th birthday this month. Since its launch in mid-September 2002, the site
has grown to more than 90 million digital records and more than one million registered
users from across the world,making it the biggest online resource for Scottish census,
birth, marriage and death records. British company brightsolid, which also owns findmypast.com,
enables ScotlandsPeople for the National Records