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Kodak has sold assets of its microfilm products and equipment business to Eastman Park Micrographics. Kodak will continue supplying current microfilms, as well as to provide service and support for microfilm equipment and Eastman Park Micrographics will take over Kodak’s data conversion services business, which converts data between analog and digital formats. Read
more on Kodak.com.
The Cincinnati Railroad Club is digitizing its 70,000-item collection, a project estimated
to take three years to complete. Most non-copyrighted materials will be available
online, including geomapping of the library’s thousands of original photographs. Read
more on BizJournals.com.
Newport Beach Library is considering a revamp that would maintain the most of the
library’s current services, but ditch the books. The proposal is a reflection of the
economy and patron habits. Read
more on the LATimes.com.
The city of Chicago is relocating about 1,200 graves from the 161-year-old Bensenville
cemetery to expand O’Hare International Airport, but not without controversy. The
city hired a genealogist to track down the closest living relative for those currently
occupying the graves, but isn’t contacting every descendant, leaving some family members
in the dark about their ancestor’s final resting place. Read
more on the ChicagoTribune.com.
Season one of “Who Do You Think You Are?” is now available on DVD. Re-watch all your
favorite celebrities discover their roots on NBC’s family history hit. Read
more on BroadwayWorld.com.
If you missed any of the simulcast RootsTech conference sessions, you can now watch
them on-demand at RootsTech.org. Bonus video
interviews with conference speakers are now on the Genealogy
Gems YouTube channel.