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MyHeritage announced that it has reached the
milestone of one billion MyHeritage.com profiles. The billion profiles are in nearly
23 million family trees. MyHeritage.com has more than 63 million registered users
who add about a million new profiles every day. About half of the billion profiles
belong to living people.
Elyse Doerflinger of Los Angeles and A.C. Ivory of Salt Lake City, both college students,
have received the Suzanne
Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant.
Each received a $500 award. Family
Tree Magazine interviewed both in an article highlighting young genealogists.
Freeman’s family and friends established the grant program after her death in 2010
to assist young students in advancing their genealogical education.
Virtual pin map website Uencounter.me, which
lets you “pin” residences, vacation spots and other places to a map you can share
with others, has created a Genealogy pin. You can use it to pin ancestral hometowns
and migrations on an Ancestry map, and see others’ nearby pins. Read
the full announcement from Uencounter.me here.
Department of Education and the Michigan
Department of Natural Resources have agreed to move selected Family Heritage Collections
currently housed in the Library of Michigan into the reading room of the Archives
of Michigan. The move will take place this summer.
The Library of Michigan was dissolved in 2009 along with the rest of the state’s Department
of History, Arts and Libraries. The library’s functions became part of the Department
of Education, and the Archives of Michigan is now part of the Department of Natural
can read more about the move in the Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ announcement.