#NAA60 – the National Archives' diamond jubilee... On 23 March 1961, the Commonwealth Archives Office was officially established as a Commonwealth agency. It had been a division of the National Library since 1944, when the inaugural Chief Archives Officer, Ian Maclean, began wrestling with departments to relinquish valuable records dating back to 1901.
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A resolution in the Tennessee Legislature to make the bible the official state book has passed the House 55-28 and now goes to the Senate. The resolution is House Joint Resolution 150. The legislative author is a preacher. The House sponsor has unsuccessfully introduced the same measure as a bill in the previous two sessions. The first time it was vetoed by the then Governor as the Attorney General’s opinion was the bill violated the Establishment Clause of the US Constitution and Article 1, Section 3 of the Tennessee Constitution.
The resolution cites the Bible's "great historical and cultural significance in the state of Tennessee as a record of the history of Tennessee families that predates some modern vital statistical records”. The Tennessee State Library and Archives “holds hundreds of family Bible records in several formats and within many collections” because they include “vital records” of births, marriages, and deaths. “These Bibles contain a history of Tennessee families that may not be found otherwise,” the resolution says. According to the documentation, the Bible has had a significant impact on the State’s economy and has aided in maintaining vital records.
To read more see:
Jan Meisels Allen
Chairperson, IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee
THAT MOMENT IN TIME
FRIDAY FOSSICKING 2nd Apr 2021, Navajo physicians battling COVID, Fingal's cave, identity theft, Black Death & pubs, female convicts, festival of small halls, grave tales, Norfolk BDMs, Jewish cookbooks, Essex monumental inscriptions, Society newsletters, talk about things that hurt, vaccine passports, Ireland’s forgotten female rebels, great and interesting blogs, book reviews, and so much more…Feel free to share… the title is the link…
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AS THEY WERE
ADDITIONS to IGP Archives March 2021, Clare, Down, Galway, Sligo..
We have new photos from County Down and County Clare this month.. also Encumbered estate (Sales) for Galway, and we have transcribed some old sets that didn't get transcribed at the time.
HEADLINES OF OLD
MISSING FRIENDS & CONVICTS... Trove Tuesday 6th Apr 2021, great descriptions, places last seen, some alternate names, some relatives names, only a few listed as being found…
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