Houchen Bindery Ltd. is involved in the industry of genealogy publishing through many local, county and state historical organizations, libraries, archives and publishers. We had the opportunity to exhibit at the conference.
The recent Federation of Genealogy Society Conference featured a huge amont of resources for genealogists. Here are a few tidbits I picked up from The FGS 2011 Conference Sept 7-10th in Springfield, IL that I hope you find interesting and useful.
What amounts to a really big deal in the world of genealogy publishing? It’s the release date of the 1940 US Census. Schedule for April 2. 2012. Because of confidentiality concerns, access to personally identifiable information from census records is limited or restricted by Title 13 of the U.S. Code.
On April 2, 2012 the detailed data available from the United States Census of 1940 enumeration sheets will be released to the public by the National Archives and Records Administration. Genealogists worldwide are eagerly awaiting this date.
The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7.3 percent over the 1930 population of 123,202,624 persons. The census date was April 1, 1940. A number of new questions were asked including where people were 5 years before, highest educational grade achieved, and information about wages. This census introduced sampling techniques; one in 20 people were asked additional questions on the census form. Other innovations included a field test of the census in 1939. For more information on the 1940 Census release date, click here.
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Sandra Rumble was exhibiting at a booth next to me, and had active business during the entire event. She and her husband launched the company in November of 2010.
Another really hot idea I saw was from a newer company called 1000memories.
Here ‘s what they do:
Organize your past
No more digging through messy photo boxes. On 1000memories, you can digitize, upload and organize your photos by adding dates, tags and captions to finally view your past, in the right order, in one place.
Share with family & friends
For the first time, your photos and stories will go from the dark corners of your home to a place where they are accessible to everyone you care about, whether they live down the street or thousands of miles away.
Preserve your memories
From allowing you to download unlimited copies of your 1000memories content, to keeping your information safe on the world’s best data servers, we do everything we can to make sure that your photos, stories and memories will be here for future generations.
Record your family history
What did your grandpa look like when he was your age? 1000memories is the best way to the record and share the extraordinary stories of your relatives. Our award-winning design is the missing piece you’ve always craved in a genealogy service.
Resources for Genealogists FGS 2011
In 2006, according to statistics related at the Book Expo of America in 2006, only 1,000 of the quoted 172 000 new book titles sell more than 50,000 copies through traditional retail channels. Only 25,000 of the 172,000 new publication each year sell more than 5,000 copies . In 2008, Publisher’s Weekly had a similar report indicating the average number of copies sold for all of over 176,000 some titles produced that year was 53 copies!. This totally indicates the trends put forth in books like The Long Tail
So how does all of this relate to Houchen Bindery Ltd.? Well we are specialists in short run length book binding projects. As a stand alone bindery, we serve printers thoughout the entire USA for short run length hard cover binding solutions. We normally handle projects with quantities from one to 1000.
For further information on these services, please contact Martin Pugh at Houchen Bindery Ltd.
email@example.com or 1-800-869-0420.
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