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Archives.com is sharing an interesting infographic for Family History Month, showing US
immigration numbers through the years and stats on the origins of immigrants from
1910 to 1919 and from 2000 to 2009, among other information. Check
it out on the Archives.com blog.
The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG),
taking place Jan. 23-27, 2012, is having a contest for genealogy bloggers. Just blog
about why you would like to attend SLIG before Sat., Oct. 15 at midnight (Mountain
Time) and you could win free tuition. See
entry details here.
British genealogy site GenesReunited has
added more than 35 million baptism, marriage and burial records for England and Wales
dating back to 1538. The parish records include Boyd’s Marriage Index 1538-1840 and
Boyd’s 1st Miscellaneous Series 1538-1775, supplied by the British Society
of Genealogists. You can view the records on a pay per view basis or Genes Reunited
Platinum members can add one or more of the record sets to their package.
Blogger Dick Eastman wrote about a neat site called Old
S.F. with 13,000 historical San Francisco photos plotted on a Google map. Read
Dick’s post here and visit the site here.
The Federation of Genealogical Societies announced
its new board members and directors, including George G. Morgan (Family
Tree Magazine’s Document Detective columnist) as Vice-President Membership,
Curt D. Witcher as Vice-President Development, Loretto “Lou” Szucs as Director, Kim
Kasprzyk as Treasurer, Polly Fitzgerald Kimmitt as Director, Angela Walton-Raji as
Director and Randy Whited as Director.
The National Genealogical Society also
announced a new board member: Teresa Koch-Bostic, of Mineola, NY, a professional genealogist
in addition to her extensive background in business.