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Congratulations to Lisa Louise Cooke on the 100th
episode of her Genealogy Gems podcast! This special episode celebrates the first
100 with a look at some of Lisa’s favorite gems, interviews and milestones, plus some
messages from listeners.
Season 2 of Brigham Young University’s genealogy show, “The Generations Project,”
airs Monday, Jan. 3 at 7 pm Mountain time on BYUtv. You can stream
the channel online, or look for it
on cable for your area. Learn more about the show on
FamilySearch Beta has added
or updated 34 collections of genealogical records—that’s 15 million indexed records
and 2.5 million images. The information covers 13 countries: Mexico, Chile, Colombia,
Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Jamaica, Canada and
the United States. Click
here to see a list of the new/updated collections.
New York’s Larchmont Historical Society has created an online Photo
Index of Fallen World War I Soldiers from New York State. The images, digitized
from the book Soldiers of the Great War, don’t show all the state’s fallen
soldiers, including those whose photos weren’t available and those who grew up in
New York but enlisted elsewhere. You
can read more about the site and get search tips from the ResearchBuzz blog.
The New England Historic Genealogical Society is holding a technology-focused Weekend
Research Getaway Jan. 27 to 29, 2011. The weekend will combine guided research at
the NEHGS Research Library in Boston with educational lectures about using technology
in your family search. Registration costs $300, or you can buy a day pass. See
the program and register at AmericanAncestors.org.
Ancestry.com and National Geographic Digital Media have developed an online family
history “experience” on the National
Geographic Genographic Project website where visitors can learn more about researching
genealogy and search their roots. They’ll be able to start an online family tree,
get tips on doing family history, and links to Ancestry.com’s subscription record
collections. The Genographic Project is a DNA study of the genetic makeup of populations
around the world in order to chart the migration history of the human species.