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Got family who landed in Australia? This weekend, Ancestry.com.au (Ancestry.com’s
Australia site) is giving free access to its
Australian Birth, Marriage and Death and Cemetery indexes, containing more
than 17 million records of those who were born, married or died in Australia from
1788 until the early 20th century. The free period runs through Monday, Oct. 1, 11:59
p.m. Australian Eastern Standard Time on Monday 1 October, 2012 (that’s 9:59 a.m.
Monday EST in the United States). You’ll need to set up a free registration with the
site to search the records.
Registration is open for FamilySearch’s 2013
Rootstech genealogy conference, taking place March 21-23 in Salt Lake City.
Organizers are planning for the 2013 conference to have a 40 percent larger exhibit
hall and more classes, including a new track for those beginning their family history
research. Registration fees range from $19 for a one-day pass to the Getting Started
track ($39 for all three days) to a $149 early bird special (regularly $219) for a
full three-day pass. Click here to register
for the conference.
A new tv series aiming to document American family heritage one family at a
time is airing on some PBS stations this fall. You can preview the pilot episode of Our
American Family, which documents a family of Mississippi tenant farmers, online,
and apply to
have your family featured on the show.