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Tomorrow, Sept. 25, is Museum Day, when participating museums across the country give
free admission to those with a Museum Day ticket (one ticket per household). Click
here to get your ticket and find a museum near you.
The California Family History Expo is coming up Oct. 8-9 in Pleasanton, Calif. The
exhibit hall is free, but you must register ($65 in advance; $75 at the door) to attend
classes. Here’s a neat option for those who can’t go to the whole conference: If you’d
like to attend just a few classes, you can do so for $12 per class. Register
on the Family History Expos website.
The FamilySearch Beta site has
added nearly 2 million new digital images of historical records this week from the
Dominican Republic, Italy, Jamaica, Spain, and the United States.
Note that not all of the new records are indexed yet, which means that
they’re not included in the search, so you may need to browse. Use the filters on
the left side of the Collection
List page to navigate to the country, then possibly the type of record and/or
province, then select the record set you want to browse.
Starting Oct. 1, the Georgia
State Archives will change its research hours to Thursday through Saturday from
8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.—a move made necessary because of budget issues. You
can see the announcement on the archives’ home page.