Ancestry.com's sale to
Permira Advisors, LLP, was concluded on December 31, 2012.
announced the release of of significant records from 1790 to
present for the U.S., the UK, Ireland, and Australia.
announced release of records concerning "The Green Redcoats" and
RootsTech has announced the
addition for its 2013 conference of Story@Home with a full
selection of classes and workshops.
The Israel Genealogy Research
Association (IGRC) has announced that it has released a new
search engine for their AID (All Israel Database). While each
database is presented in the language of the material found, the
search engine can understand both Hebrew and English, thereby
making the search more effective than ever.
The North Carolina
Genealogical Society announces its first full webinar,
Tarheels in the Family Tree, presented by Helen F. M. Leary,
CG Emeritus, FASG, FNGS, to be released on the NCGS website. It is
free to all from 18 to 20 January 2013. It will be available after
that to NCGS members for free.
Carolyn provides a number of suggestions to Evan in South
Africa for his search as described in our 26 September 2012
Timothy asks if there are any widespread problems or gaps
within the 1940 census. He is having difficulty finding his
grandfather, Eugene Langford Padgett (b. 1894). He also asks for
suggestions concerning source citations for vital records materials
found in his family's possession.
Matthew shared information about a new application under
development called "Storied" at kickstarter.com.
Tom discusses errors that result and are perpetuated from
people accepting without question information on online family
trees. He urges the use of "critical thought and evaluation" before
accepting such information as definitive.