Dec 11, 2012
The news includes:
- FamilySearch.org has
contributed $250,000 to the Federation of Genealogical Societies'
War of 1812 Pensions Digitization Project.
- RootsMagic has just
released Version 6 of its family tree software program. A new video
is available at their site, and the software is on sale through
December 20, 2012.
- MyHeritage.com has
announced its purchase of Geni.com.
- Origins.net announced 169,100
burial indexes (1560-1909) and 140,000 baptism indexes (1538-1882)
covering Middlesex and London.
- Ancestry.com has announced the launch of its new newspaper
- The University of Indianapolis is teaming up with Ancestry.com
to encourage students to explore and reflect on their family
- Ancestry.com has announced the launch of two new collections at
their website: U.S. Headstone Applications, 1825-1963 and U.S.
Burial Registers, Military Posts and National Cemeteries,
- Ancestry.com has announced a new Community Support site at its
- WikiTree announces "Cousin Bait" Toolkits.
- FamilySearch.org continues its digitization and indexing
projects. Learn more on the podcast.
- The Association of Professional
Genealogists (APG) has announced their election results.
- The New England Historic Genealogical Society has announced
that their organization has won the 2012 Society for the Study of
American Women Writers (SSAWW) "Edition Award" for its book
Reminiscences and Traditions of Boston by Helen Mather
Crocker, edited by Eileen Hunt Botting and Sarah L. Houser.
George reviews three new publications:
- Family History Library Research (At a Glance sheet) by
Carolyn L. Barkley
- Birth, Marriage & Death Records: A Guide for Family
Historians by David Annal and Audrey Collins
- Marriage Law for Genealogists: The Definitive Guide by
Drew mentions his upcoming appearance at the FGS-sponsored lunch
at RootsTech 2013, and discusses a new Google+ facility called
Listener email includes:
- Jonelle responds concerning her poor experiences with obtaining
records assistance from the U.S. Department of Veterans
- David updates us on the passage of legislation in Northern
Ireland to bring access to its BMD registers in line with the
practice in Scotland.