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Saving Memories Forever has launched
its new free Android
app designed to make interviewing and preserving stories through audio recordings
even easier. The technology allows users to build story archives they can share and
manage through the company’s website.
Archives.com has expanded its US Vital Records
Collection to include 58 million records covering birth, death and marriage information
for 21 US states. Click
here for a full list of recently added records.
FamilySearch has added 7 million new indexed
records and images to its collection. Notable additions include the 1.7 million+ indexed
records and images in the Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books collection from 1592-1910;
1 million+ records added to the United States Index to Passenger Arrivals, Atlantic
and Gulf Ports, from 1820-1874; and the 1.3 million+ records from the United States
General Index to Pension Files collection from 1861-1934.
The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces
the creation of a new society to promote the preservation of records in the National
Archives and Records Administration (NARA): The Society of Preservation Patriots.
This new group recognizes donors who have contributed $250 or more to the Stern-NARA
Gift Fund or the current Preserve the Pensions initiative, a project to digitally
capture the 7.2 million images from the 180,000 pensions of those who served in the
War of 1812.