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California Genealogical Society Jamboree is going on now in Burbank, Calif. Visit
the Geneabloggers blog for links to the latest blog posts and tweets about the conference.
GenDetective, a trip-planning
and reporting tool for genealogists (see
our initial report about GenDetective here), is now available
for download as a 10-day free trial or for purchase.
The Red Star Line Museum (set to open in 2013) and its hometown of Antwerp, Belgium,
are trying to identify a young passenger in one of the museum’s photographs. The “Do
You Know This Girl?” campaign has a blog, Facebook
page and a contest you can enter to win a trip for two to Belgium. See
the mystery photo and learn more about the “Do You Know This Girl?” campaign here.
The National Archives is holding a “I
Found it in the National Archives” contest from now until Aug. 9. Just submit
an essay or video about an important document you discovered at a National Archives
how to enter and get the contest rules on Archives.gov.
the Allen County (Ind.) Public Library Genealogy
Center are holding an Ancestry
Day genealogy fair in Fort Wayne, Ind., July 22-23. You can consult with experts
from Ancestry.com and attend classes on using the site. Registration costs $20. Learn
more on the Genealogy Center’s blog.
Manassas, Va., is commemorating the 150th anniversary of the First Battle of Manassas (also
called Bull Run) with an event
July 21-24 featuring battle re-enactments, living history demonstrations and more,
including an appearance by Patrick Gorman (Confederate Gen. John Bell Hood in the
2003 film Gods and Generals). Learn
more and purchase tickets at ManassasCivilWar.org.