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Ordnance Survey – Great Britain's national mapping agency

From the Get-A-Map website... "free improved mapping service from Ordnance Survey. You can search for maps anywhere in the UK simply by entering the place name, full postcode or National Grid reference - and print the maps or copy them for use on your personal or business website*." (*Terms and Conditions apply) Excellent genealogy resource for UK research.

National Archives Releasing Military Records

Military Personnel Records of servicemen prior to 1946 are now beginning to be released to the public in stages. Eventually, over 57 million individual records will be available. Read the news release on the National Coalition for History website.

Google Docs

If you're not already aware, Google is offering a new service that will offer an exciting new dimension to genealogical research. The service is Google Docs and will allow genealogists greater options for exchanging information with other family members and researchers who are working on the same family surnames.

 Just visit the Google Docs Help Center to find out more or to get started. Read more »

Genealogy News

October is Family History Month. Here’s some food for thought . . .

Exciting News from FamilySearch.org

If you're like many researchers, you want to know more than just names and dates(birth, marriage and death) about ancestors. Or, you may be compiling a family history book to be published about a particular family and desiring more information.

Then be sure to visit the Mormon church website on major news concerning local and county histories!

Go to FamilySearch.org News and read about the latest and greatest news!

2007 Student Library Excellence Awards

Student Library Excellence Award Winners

Meet author Sena Jeter Naslund (2007)

Author Sena Jeter Naslund: Live @ the Library!

Welcome, Friends!
Are you new to the Friends? Or have you just renewed your membership for another year? Either way, we'd like to say thank you, and invite you to a Friends-only event full of the things you love: music, libations, and books!
(Of course, any day is a great day to become a Friend -- you can even join at the door and still get access to this event!) Read more »

Meet author Kimberla Lawson Roby (2007)

Meet the author Kimberla Lawson Roby
The HMCPL and its Sister 2 Sister / Brother 2 Brother Book Club are pleased to present the New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby!
Roby's novels deal with real-life issues in compelling, readable ways. No topic is too sensitive to speak of: domestic violence, church issues, discrimination, and infidelity have all come up in her writing. Her warmth comes through in her writing; her characters become as personal and familiar as friends to her readers. Read more »

Museum Scavenger Hunt (2007)

This Friday: Museum Scavenger Hunt Are you ready to 'chase Vermeer'? Then spend an hour on an artistic scavenger hunt in the Huntsville Museum of Art! Children in grades 4-6 can participate by becoming a "Detail Detective" to find the paintings that match the clues they're given. They'll be able to tour the museum in small groups with their own personal docent.

Tickets are free, but to keep it fun and make sure everyone has a docent, only a limited number of tickets will be given out. Read more »

Happy Birthday, Main Library! (2007)

The Huntsville-Madison County Public Library is having a birthday party and the public is invited! Drop by Thursday, April 26 at the Main Library and celebrate 20 years at the 915 Monroe Street location.
The celebration will last all day and into the night with special programs highlighting the library and all of the wonderful things it has to offer. Mark your calendar for: Read more »

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