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  • The British Library, Part IV: Royal Libraries
    The British Library, Part IV: Royal Libraries
    Founded in 1753, The British Museum’s Department of Printed Books received donations from royalty, nobility, gentry, and affluent commoners. In 1757, George II Augustus (lived 1683-1760, reigned 1727-1760), King of Great Britain, King of...
  • Records among manuscripts the document the former owner and enslaved
    Records among manuscripts document the former owner and enslaved
    Manuscript collections probably stand first in line among records least utilized in genealogical research. Two reasons for this could be:Researchers do not know how to access manuscript collections.Researchers do not understand the types of...
  • Part Two:  More long shots to identifying your ancestor’s parent
    Part Two: More long shots to identifying your ancestor’s parent
    In Part One, you learned four avenues to take to identify your ancestor’s parent. Here are three more:ChurchChurch records can be helpful if vital records (birth, marriage death) do not exist. The first thing that you need to know is the...
  • South Carolina Historical Society
    Seven highlights of historical societies that boost genealogy
    Do you need a little boost in your genealogy research? Every state has a historical society, and if you are lucky you may find one in the county or parish where you are researching. It may be difficult at first to understand how to glean the...
  • Find an agent for your YA Manuscript
    Literary agents seeking YA Manuscripts
    Completing your manuscript is a monumental task and something worth celebrating, but don't forget about the bigger picture.If you are serious about your writing, you might want to consider getting a literary agent who will represent you and...
  • Editing
    Should writers hire an editor to review their work before submission?
    “No passion in the world is equal to the passion to alter someone else's draft.”
–H.G. WellsWriters frequently make the assumption that once you get your manuscript into the hands of a publisher, editing will commence to...
  • Historic KJV Bible
    "Eat, drink, and be merry!" Exhibit Opening at Harry Ransom Center UT- Austin
    The Harry Ransom Center's (HRC) latest exhibit celebrates the 400th anniversary of the first printing of the King James Bible. In conjunction with the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Bodleian Library of the University of Oxford, the HRC...
  • The Morgan Library and Museum
    The Morgan Library and Museum is worth the annual membership
    When J.P. Morgan, the wealthy banker and noted manuscript collector, died in 1913, he left his son, J.P. Morgan, Jr., in charge of his estate. The only direction Morgan left for his son was to make the collection "permanently available for...
  • "Search the Scriptures"
    Do old manuscripts disprove God's promise?
    There is a claim that the King James translators did not have access to the oldest and best manuscripts. It is true that they did not have the oldest manuscripts, but they did have the best ones.These older manuscripts were either lost, hidden or...
  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen: Handwritten unpublished manuscripts now on line
    Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility are among two of Jane Austen’s greatest works. Word that hand written manuscriptsavailable in line is hot Internet trend. The handwritten manuscripts are part of a three-year project to digitize...
  • Give your manuscript a chance by knowing the facts and following the rules.
    Schmoozing editors: 8 ways to avoid the slush pile
    Dealing with editors can be confusing and frustrating, especially for those who are new to the business. You might be the next JK Rowling, but if your schmoozing skills aren't up to snuff, your manuscript will probably end up at the bottom of...
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