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Genealogy and family network website MyHeritage now
has a feature that lets members easily create family calendars. You can choose
from 15 designs and 28 languages, and create a calendar in one click. It’s automatically
decorated with your family photos and populated with birthdays, anniversaries, holidays
and other events from your MyHeritage.com family site. You can add or change events
and photos, too, and purchase your calendar for as low as $19.95 plus shipping.
For anyone researching WWII servicemembers, subscription site Fold3 has added the WWII
European Theater Army Records, a collection—currently 57 percent complete—of
administrative documents dating from 1941 through 1946. They include personal accounts
and reports, phone books for US Forces in Paris, troop provisions recorded by the
Army Exchange Service and more. Search
the collection here with a Fold3 subscription.
Family tree wiki site WikiTree.com has
started a Genealogist-to-Genealogist Sharing Network (aka G2G). It’ll allow
researchers (whether or not they’re WikiTree members) to ask other genealogists for
help on topics such as general genealogy, research brick walls, or how to use WikiTree.
FamilySearch added 20 million new, free records to FamilySearch.org this week
for Canada, Chile, New Zealand, Portugal, Sweden, and 13 US states. The release includes
9 million California death records and 5 million Nevada marriage records. See
the list of updated databases and link to each one here.
Florida International University (FIU) has acquired Felix Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza’s
collection of thousands of books, handwritten and typed letters, photos and other
primary documents relating to Cuba and Cuban genealogy. They include rare 17th-
and 18th-century books, out-of-print publications, and thousands of unpublished genealogies
and family manuscripts. FIU is now raising funds to create a Cuban center for genealogy
centered around this collection. Read
more about the Felix Enrique Hurtado de Mendoza collection here.