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Subscription genealogy site Ancestry.com announced
that its 1940 census index for
the state of Maine is now searchable free on the site. The site also has 1940 census
indexes for Delaware, the District of Columbia and Nevada.
In addition to its six state indexes for the 1940 census (Colorado, Delaware, Kansas,
Oregon, Vermont, Virginia), the free FamilySearch.org has
added online records for Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic,
England, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal,
South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United States, Venezuela and Wales.
US records come from Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Iowa,
Maine, Maryland, Montana, New York, Ohio, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. You
can see all the new or updated collections and link to them here.
The Southern California
Genealogy Jamboree is coming up June 8-10 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank
Airport Hotel. Besides the classes and the free exhibit hall, highlights include one-on-one
consultations with members of the Southern California Chapter of the Association for
Professional Genealogists, three-hour Genealogy World roundtable discussions and a
DNA Interest Group that can help you interpret genetic genealogy test results.
The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has
announced that the 2013 NGS Family History Conference, will take place in Las Vegas,
Nevada, May 8–11. The conference hotel and venue will be the LVH−Las
Vegas Hotel & Casino (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton). Online conference registration
isn’t yet open.