Drew, an official RootsTech 2013 blogger, reminds listeners that
Early Bird Registration for RootsTech 2013 ends on February 15th.
Drew invites our listeners to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
with suggestions for interviews while he's at RootsTech 2013.
Other news includes:
- RootsMagic announces a free
viewer app for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
- BillionGraves has been
acquired by Otter Creek Holdings.
- Findmypast.com adds 21
million new Irish birth, marriage, and death records.
- The "Find My Past" TV show from the UK, seasons 1 and 2, is
available for viewing online at http://www.findmypast.com/articles/find-my-past-tv/series-two.
- Ancestry.com has updated
the 1850 and 1940 U.S. federal censuses online.
- The Federation of Genealogical Societies has launched a new
blog for the War of 1812 fundraising at http://www.preservethepensions.org/blog/.
- MyHeritage has launched
a special campaign offering deep discounts on DNA tests through
Family Tree DNA. They
also have released a new version of the free MyHeritage app that
allows you to "edit on the go."
Suzanne Winsor Freeman Grant Committee has announced that
applications are being accepted for the 2013 student grant. Contact
Denise Levenick at email@example.com
for more information.
- Saving Memories
Forever announces the first community outreach by starting a
fundraising campaign on February 11, 2013, on behalf of the
American Widows Project.
- OCLC and
announced a combination of resources. FamilySearch's catalog will
be incorporated into OCLC's WorldCat and WorldCat will be linked
into the FamilySearch catalog.
- Drew discusses the FamilySearch announcements of
new records added to their site.
Chartmasters has announced announced a new book, Zap the
Grandma Gap: Connect with Your Family by Connecting Them to Their
Family History. The book is available at https://zapthegrandmagap.com.
- Drew suggests using Blogtrottr to notify you when there's
a new episode of the podcast. Add the RSS address and an email will
be sent to your mailbox.
Listener email includes:
- George provides more information about locating Boer War
records to Jane, a follow-up to the discussion on episode
- Michelle asks for advice about obtaining Railroad Retirement
- Rich identified an interesting site, WhatWasThere at http://www.whatwasthere.com.
- Ann recommends Google Picasa for organizing digital
- John makes multiple copies of the same digital photo and stores
a copy with each person's record.
- George has bought a new CanoScan scanner and is busy digitizing
all his documents and photographs.