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FamilySearch added to collections from seven
countries, including 6 million record images from Mexico. Other additions include
parish register records from Belgium and England, and church book records from Russia.
New records were added from eight US states: Maryland, Montana, New York, North Carolina,
Ohio, Tennessee, Vermont, and Virginia. Click
through to the new and updated collections from here.
UK family history site Genes Reunited has
released a variety of military records from WW1 and the Second Anglo-Boer War. Collections
include Royal Naval Officers’ Medal Roll 1914-1920, New Zealand WWI Soldiers, Soldiers
Died in the Great War 1914-1919, and records with 258,800 names of men and women who
fought during the Second Anglo-Boer War, 1899-1902.
Subscription genealogy site Ancestry.com has
expanded its US school
yearbook collection, adding nearly 25,000 new yearbooks. It now totals more than
35,000 books with 155 million records from 1884 to 2009. The books come from high
schools, junior highs, academies, colleges and universities. They’re also are available
on the Canadian-focused Ancestry.ca.
Jill Barone of St. Petersburg, Fla., won the Red
Star Line Museum’s “Do
You Know This Girl?” social media contest. Barone wins a trip to Antwerp, Belgium,
for the official pre-opening festivities of the Red Star Line Museum in May 2012,
and a $1,000 shopping spree at Diane Von Furstenberg’s Antwerp boutique. The museum
will open in spring 2013.