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This Monday at 9 a.m. ET, the 1940 census will be released to the public at 1940census.archives.gov.
Archives.com, which designed 1940.census.gov, has put together a cute infographic
with information on the census and tips for finding your family. Check
it out on the Archives.com blog.
The founders of Footnote—the site Ancestry.com acquired
in 2010 and renamed Fold3—are now working for MyHeritage.
Footnote founders Russ Wilding and Roger Bell are serving as chief content officer
and VP of product, respectively, at MyHeritage.
They’ll be instrumental in the Israel-based company’s recently
announced initiative to develop its US historical records content. Read
more about the hire here.
More than a million Westminster Parish baptism, marriage and burial records dating
back to 1538 now available on subscription and pay-as-you-go site findmypast.co.uk.
The records come from 50-plus Westminster churches. More Westminster records will
go live over the coming months, along with cemetery registers, wills, rate books,
settlement examinations, workhouse admission and discharge books, bastardy, orphan
and apprentice records, charity documents, and militia and watch records.
The 2012 Houston, Texas, Family History Expo takes place Friday and Saturday,
April 6 and 7. The keynote speaker is Family Tree Magazine‘s own podcast host Lisa
Louise Cooke, and instructors include frequent contributor Lisa
A. Alzo. You can register online or at the door, for the whole conference or just
one day, or even a single class. Learn
more on the Family History Expos website.