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Searching for an ancestor’s marriage in England or Wales from 1837 to 2005? This is
your week. To mark the occasion of Britain’s royal wedding, Ancestry.co.uk is
offering free access to its
English and Welsh marriage indexes through April 30. The records from 1837 through
1915 already were free, but this is a good chance to search for 20th-century marriages.
You’ll need to set up a free registration with the site to access search results.
The Federation of Genealogical Societies is debuting
an Internet radio show dedicated solely to genealogy societies. It’s called My
Society, and it’ll air every Saturday from 2-3pm Eastern (1-2pm Central, 12-1pm
Mountain, 11am-12pm Pacific) starting tomorrow, April 23. To listen, go to www.blogtalkradio.com/MySociety (under
Upcoming Broadcasts, if you click the blue “more” link, you’ll see a phone number
you can use to call into the show).
The Southern California Genealogical Society has created an interactive smart phone
app for the Genealogy Jamboree conference, taking place June 10-12 in Burbank, Calif.
The app lets you review lecture sessions and add them to your calendar, search for
exhibitors on a trade show floor map, get news updates and more. Download
it using the links provided in the conference blog.
Genetic genealogy testing company GeneTree.com has introduced a series of specialty
DNA tests including Extended Y-Chromosome Haplotype, X-Chromosome, Autosomal STR,
and Y-Chromosome SNP test for Haplogroup Classification. Click
here for more information about what each test can do.