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Origins.net, which has genealogy
records subscription sites for British and Irish records,
plus a Scottish research site,
has launched a new records image viewer. It’ll allow easier searching, including for
users on Macs.
To test it out, Origins.net is inviting you to browse
the Children’s Employment Commission of 1842 records free. The viewer requires
the free downloadable Java plug-in, which most browsers have pre-installed. (You
can access the Origins.net image viewer Help page here.)
FamilySearch has updated the historical records search at FamilySearch.org with more
records for Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican
Republic, England, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain
and the United States. You
can check out the list of updated databases here.
Meanwhile, FamilySearch has extended the deadline to submit presentations for its RootsTech 2013
conference to June 30. If your presentation has to do with “limited, late-breaking
technology research,” you have until Oct. 15. Visit
RootsTech.org to download the submission guidelines and submit applications to present.
The Indiana Historical Society‘s (IHS)
Midwestern Roots conference takes place Friday and Saturday July 20 and 21 in Indianapolis.
Attendees can choose from more than 30 sessions from presenters including genealogy
blogger and tech guru Dick Eastman, GeneaBloggers founder
Thomas MacEntee, Hey America, Your Roots Are Showing author Megan Smolenyak
Smolenyak, findmypast.com‘s Joshua Taylor
and other well-known genealogy experts. There’ll also be a book fair and marketplace.
Full conference registration costs $150 for non-IHS members—but the early bird price
ends next Wednesday, June 27. Click
here to learn more and register.