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January 11, 2011

Using the Census to find Your History

Entry Categories: Federal Documents  

Today CNN posted a heartwarming story telling how a granddaughter helped her grandmother find a long-lost brother by searching Census data on and other genealogical web sites.

What the census can teach us about ourselves

Basic population statistics are released soon after each census is tabulated. However, for privacy protection, documents with names and personal details of respondents aren't released for 72 years. The latest information available was gathered in 1930.

Nebraskans can search historical Census forms using HeritageQuest Online, a database purchasedby the Library Commission with funds provided by the Nebraska Legislature. To logon go to NebraskAccess.

Click on the blue LOGIN button on the right. Passwords issued to Nebraska libraries and media centers can be used, or a Nebraska driver's license number.


January 20, 2011

New Publications Received at the Library Commission

Entry Categories: State Documents  

Click here to see a list of publications received 11/29/10 - 12/30/10.


January 24, 2011

Mary Alice Baish new Superintendent of Documents

Entry Categories: Federal Documents   News  

The Federal Depository Library Program now has one of it's own in charge of the program.
Public Printer Bill Boarman has named librarian Mary Alice Baish as Superintendent of Documents for the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO).

Mary Alice will oversee GPO's Library Services & Content Management unit, Publication & Information Sales unit, and the management of GPO's Federal Digital System (FDsys). She will work with 1,200 Federal depository libraries through the FDLP to ensure Government information is available in all forms to the public.

I see this as good news for the future of the program.


January 31, 2011

You are What you Eat

Entry Categories: Federal Documents   News  

Today the Food and Drug Administration relased Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2010. The entire 112 page document and a 4 page summary are available at the FDA site

Executive Summary

The press release notes:

“The 2010 Dietary Guidelines are being released at a time when the majority of adults and one in three children is overweight or obese and this is a crisis that we can no longer ignore,” said Secretary Vilsack. “These new and improved dietary recommendations give individuals the information to make thoughtful choices of healthier foods in the right portions and to complement those choices with physical activity. The bottom line is that most Americans need to trim our waistlines to reduce the risk of developing diet-related chronic disease. Improving our eating habits is not only good for every individual and family, but also for our country.”

More consumer-friendly advice and tools, including a next generation Food Pyramid, will be released by USDA and HHS in the coming months. Below is a preview of some of the tips that will be provided to help consumers translate the Dietary Guidelines into their everyday lives:

• Enjoy your food, but eat less.
• Avoid oversized portions.
• Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.
• Switch to fat-free or low-fat (1%) milk.
• Compare sodium in foods like soup, bread, and frozen meals – and choose the foods with lower numbers.
• Drink water instead of sugary drinks.

Good advice for all of us.



This page contains all What's Up Doc articles for January 2011. They are listed from oldest to newest.

Many more can be found on the main page or by looking through the archives.