Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Folks Huxford and Elmer Spear Genealogical Library

The following is from a posting that appeared in GSGC Tips and Treasures earlier this year:

The Folks Huxford and Elmer Spear Genealogical Library will result from the merger of Elmer's Genealogy Library previously located in Madison, Florida with the Huxford Genealogical Library located in Homerville, Georgia. The merger will be completed sometime in 2010 and the combined library will be housed in Homerville (a small town located between Waycross and Valdosta, Georgia on U.S. Highway 84).
When the merger is completed, the combined library may be the largest and finest private genealogical library in the southeastern United States. The library will be managed by The Huxford Genealogical Society.

The following announcement has been received from Elmer Spear regarding the opening of the merged library:

February l3, 2011 will be the Grand Opening of the new Huxford-Spear Genealogy Library at the Municipal Complex in Homerville, GA. Elmer Spear will speak about the new additions (28,000+ books and other materials) to the library.

Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be awarded. And the best treat is you get to see and research in the new library. R.S.V.P. to Elmer Spear at

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

More Newspapers Coming to World Vital Records

The following newspapers are coming soon to paid-subscription site,
  • The Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Texas)
  • The Abilene Semi-Weekly Reporter (Abilene, Texas)
  • Advertiser (LaGrange, Illinois)
  • Advocate (Victoria, Texas)
  • Anderson Herald (Anderson, Indiana)
  • Chester Times (Chester, Pennsylvania)
  • Clerkenwell Watchman and Reformer's Gazette (London)
  • The Herald-Press (St. Joseph, Michigan)
  • Idaho Citizen (Twin Falls, Idaho)
  • Joplin News Herald (Joplin, Missouri)
  • Kern County Californian (Bakersfield, California)
  • Lawrence Morning News (Lawrence, Kansas)
  • Norway News (Norway, Kansas)
  • Paris Le Temps (Paris, France)
  • Rio Rancho Observer (Rio Rancho, New Mexico)
  • Syracuse Post-Standard (Syracuse, New York)
  • Temperance Caterer (London)
  • Winona Daily News (Winona, Minnesota)
To see a complete listing of World Vital Records’ newspaper collection, copy and paste the following URL into your web browser:

Friday, December 17, 2010

“Who Do You Think You Are?” - Season 2

Mark your calendars. The second season of NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” will begin on Friday, February 4, 2011 at 8 p.m. EST.

Celebrities exploring their ancestry during the upcoming season:
  • Steve Buscemi - Actor, Writer, Film Director
  • Kim Cattrall - Actress
  • Ashley Judd - Actress
  • Tim McGraw - Country Singer, Actor
  • Rosie O’Donnell - Stand-up Comedienne, Actress, Singer, Author, Media Personality
  • Gwyneth Paltrow - Actress
  • Lionel Richie - Singer-Songwriter, Record Producer
  • Vanessa Williams - Singer, Actress