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Findmypast.com, a UK-based website specializing
in British genealogical records, recently added 31 million new records spanning 38
US, UK, Irish and Australian collections. Included are British Army service and pension
records spanning 1760-1902 from two British hospitals, as well the War Office; US
military records, including Korean War POWs and casualties, and Vietnam War casualties;
Irish Catholic Church directory records from 1836-1837; and Australian “Northern Territory”
records from 1884-1968.
Genealogy software company RootsMagic, Inc. has
released a free RootsMagic app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. The
app, available at the Apple App Store, is a companion to RootsMagic desktop family
tree software and the free RootsMagic Essentials software. Features include access
to your personal RootsMagic files via iTunes or Dropbox; family tree search and explore
capabilities; pictures, notes and sources; lists; and tools and calculators. For
more information, click here.
Users of genealogy software such as PAF, Family Tree Maker and Legacy
Family Tree can convert their files into viewable RootsMagic files with RootMagic’s
free desktop software.