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You’ll soon start seeing more records on subscription genealogy site Archives.com.
At the National
Genealogical Society (NGS) conference opening session yesterday, Archives product
director Joe Godfrey announced the site will embark on an ambitious content acquisition
and digitization plan, focusing in part on the digitization of material not yet online.
Anne Roach, who chaired FamilySearch’s
2011 RootsTech conference, will join Archives to lead the project.
“This will entail a long-term, multi-million dollar effort,” Archives.com product
manager Julie Hill told me. “Users will begin to see these records coming online in
the next couple of months.”
If you’re attending the NGS conference (going on now), you can sample the records
already available on Archives by picking up a complimentary six-month membership card
at the Archives booth (#229 and 231).
Archives also is making a special $1,000 grant award at the conference to an organization
or individual working to preserve historical records and/or advance family history
research. To apply, stop by the Archives booth for an application. Learn
more on the NGS conference blog.