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At the new, free website from Herthstone Legacy Publications called My
Genealogy Hound, you can access thousands of biographies extracted from pre-1900
county history books. Biographies from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee are
available now, with more states to come. Search the site or browse biographies by
surname or state and county. The site also has a selection of free, old county
maps from Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kanasas, Missouri, Oklahoma (including Indian
nations) and Tennessee, with more to be added.
The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has implemented student discounts for registration
to its 2013 Family History Conference, May 8-11 in Las Vegas. Students can register
for the full conference for $50 (NGS members) or $60 (nonmembers), nearly 75 percent
off regular rates. To qualify, students must submit a letter on college or university
letterhead from the dean or department chair. See
the NGS blog for additional details and qualifications.
FamilySearch has added 8.5 million new records to its free FamilySearch.org.
The new records come from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands
and the United States. You can find
the full list of updated collections and click through to each collection here.
Note that some of the collections aren’t yet indexed; for these, you’ll need to browse
records by place, date or however they’re arranged.
MyHeritage.com has added millions of records including
military records, yearbooks, mugshots and wanted posters from partnerships with Interment.net, Genealogy
Today, CanadianHeadstones.net and
others. The new records are available to subscribers through the site’s SuperSearch
out more about the additions on the MyHeritage blog.