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As part of its annual conference next week in Charleston, SC, the National Genealogical
Society will offer a one-day Genealogy
101 session on Saturday, May 14, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Registration
costs $50. Online registration is closed, but you can register at the door. Space
is limited, so get there early.
A new organization has formed with the goal to provide in-depth genealogical education
in the Mid-Atlantic region and nationally. The Genealogical
Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) is planning a weeklong genealogy seminar
for Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27, 2012, in Pittsburgh. Learn more on GRIP’s
If you’ll be in the Washington, DC, are next week, you can learn how to research the
National Archives’ records of Union and Confederate Army units and Navy ships at
one of two free workshops: May 10, 11 a.m. at the Washington, DC, Research Center;
or Thursday, May 12, 11 a.m. at the College Park, MD, research center. Learn
more on the National Archives’ events page.
FamilySearch has added more than 2 million digital images to its record collections
come from Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Switzerland, U.S., and Wales.
More than 1.7 million of those images were added to the Brazil Civil Registration
collection, and 346,000 church records were added for Honduras. The record images
aren’t yet indexed, so you’ll need to navigate to the collection of interest on FamilySearch
and browse the images. You can see
the list of updated collections and link to each one here.