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Feb 24, 2016

The news includes:

  • Aha! Seminars, Inc., celebrates its 20th anniversary.
  • Findmypast announces a number of partnerships as part of its U.S. growth strategy.
  • Findmypast announces the beginning of the release of the largest online collection of U.S. marriages from 1650 to 2010.
  • Findmypast announces the launch of 10 million Irish parish register records.
  • Findmypast has made its 1939 U.K. National Register browsable; announces 6.4 million new British newspaper articles; and more than 45K new images in its PERSI collection.
  • RootsMagic has announced that its software will be able to display Ancestry.com hints, search for Ancestry records, and share data with your Ancestry tree, all from within RootsMagic.
  • RootsMagic has also announced that it will be adding the ability to include hints from Findmypast.
  • MyHeritage introduces a new Family Tree Builder software version 8.0 that includes rewritten internal infrastructure that supports very large family trees (up to 500,000 individuals) and accelerates performance.
  • The Suzanne Winsor Freeman Grant Committee and the Southern California Genealogical Society have announced that applications are being accepted for the 2016 Student Genealogy Grant. Applicants between the ages of 18 and 23 and a current student are eligible for the $500 cash award and a full registration scholarship to the 2016 SCGS Jamboree to be held in Burbank, California, on 3-6 June. Application deadline is midnight PDT on 20 March 2016. Full details are available at http://thefamilycurator.com/swf-grant/.
  • Ancestry.com announces the launch of 10 million Irish parish register records.
  • Drew recaps the recent releases of records by FamilySearch.
  • A new family history-related reality show titled Relative Race premieres on Sunday, 28 February 2016, on BYUtv.
  • An eight-episode docu-series, Long Lost Family, will premiere on Sunday, 6 March 2016, on TLC.

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The Guys discuss RootsTech 2016.