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PBS has gathered its African-American
history content into one place to help you celebrate Black History Month. Watch
programs including Freedom Riders and Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr.,
take a quiz about miletones in African-American history, get ideas for celebrating
the month with kids and more.
Know a young genealogist who could use $500 toward genealogy education, plus a free
registration to attend the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree? Applications
are being accepted for the 2013
Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant, created to honor the
mother of The Family Curator blogger Denise
Levenick. It’s open to any genealogist who is between the ages of 18 and 25 and has
attended school in the last 12 months. The recipient must attend the 2013 Jamboree
in Burbank, Calif., to receive the award. Application deadline is March 18, 2013,
at midnight PST. Learn more here.
MyHeritage offering deep
discounts on genetic genealogy tests, provided in partnership with Family Tree
DNA. The Family Finder autosomal test, for example, is $169 (instead of $289) for
a limited period on MyHeritage.com and its websites World Vital Records and Geni.com.
Subscribers can get an additional discount. See
all the details and available tests on the MyHeritage blog. (And learn more about
how autosomal DNA testing can advance your research in the December
2011 Family Tree Magazine)
Findmypast.com is giving its registered users the opportunity
to watch the BBC show Find My Past, which reveals how ordinary individuals are
related to people from significant historical events. With a free findmypast.com
registration, you can watch episodes that first aired during the past 30 days. Thereafter,
episodes will be available to the sites subscribing members. Learn
more on findmypast.com.
Also new in findmypast.com’s World subscription is a collection
of 200 British newspapers from England, Scotland and Wales from 1700 to 1950.