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In commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Civil
War Trust, History,
and the Center
for Civil War Photography are calling for submissions to the 2013 Civil War Photo
Contest. Amateur photographers age 13 and older can enter in five categories by uploading
photos to the Civil War Trust’s Flickr page and tagging them for the correct category.
The deadline is August 16.
FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million index records and images to its free FamilySearch.org record
search (click on the Search link at the top of the site). The records come from Austria,
Brazil, China, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Ukraine, and the United
States. You can see
the full list of updates and click through to search or (for as-yet unindexed record
images) browse here.
Ancestry.com will hold an Ancestry Day in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 11 (the Saturday
of next week’s National Genealogical
Society conference in Vegas). Registration for Ancestry Day costs $25; you can register
and view the program here.
If you’ll be across the country in Washington, DC, during May, look into attending
one of the genealogy records workshops at the National
Archives. Topics include Civil War court martial records (May 15), nonpopulation
censuses (May 18), and a genealogy clinic (May 18). You’ll
find details here (scroll down to May).