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The big news this week, of course, was Footnote’s
new military focus and name change to Fold3, the free
1940 census images and index to hit Ancestry.com mid-April 2012, and the hullabaloo
at Geni.com. Among this week’s other happenings:
The thousands of new record images at FamilySearch.org this week include testaments
(wills) from Cádiz, Spain; US military records for Louisiana and Washington; and North
Carolina estate files. The collections for Canada, Italy and Poland also were updated. Here’s
the announcement from FamilySearch, with links to the updated collections.
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)
has a free
mobile app for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. You can use it to access information
on FGS news and events (such as the conference
coming up Sept. 7-10, in Springfield, Ill.), FGS Radio, the Voice FGS blog, and
webinars. You also can interact with other users via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail.
By the way, tomorrow, Aug. 20 is the last day to register
online for the above-mentioned FGS conference, add luncheons and dinner
events to your registration, or purchase a printed syllabus.