Eastman’s is the most widely read daily genealogy newsletter in the world, offering news articles of importance to the North American genealogy community and also touching on global genealogy news. Dick Eastman originally only emailed news in the 1990’s until the Internet allowed for his current blog. “The newsletter also expanded to two versions: a free version supported by advertising at http://www.eogn.com
and a subscription-based Plus Edition at http://www.eogn.com/wp
. The Plus Edition has more articles, focusing on the more in-depth topics. The Plus Edition also contains no advertising. Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter has also expanded to offer more online services to the genealogy community, including an online genealogy encyclopedia (at http://www.eogen.com
), and an online genealogy bookstore at http://www.RootsBooks.com
. The bookstore sells thousands of genealogy and history-related books, CDs, and software.”
Along with checking Eastman’s for the latest genealogy community news, genealogists researching Chicago ancestors can benefit greatly by using the search box near the top of the EOGN blog called, “Search Past Newsletter Articles” . . . you can find articles on many Chicago genealogical topics (especially for ethnicities) and locations.
The Chicago Genealogical Society is a proud contributor to Eastman’s “Calendar of Genealogy Events” at http://calendar.eogn.com/eogn-calendar:illinois (link also found in the right sidebar).