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Did you know the Federation of Genealogical Societies has a student rate for its 2013
conference in Fort Wayne, Ind.?. Students can register for $40 for the entire
conference, or $25 for a single day. Students of all ages qualify, from elementary
school to graduate school, and attending public, private or parochial institutions. For
more information, check the FGS Conference blog.
If you’re not a student, you still can save $50 on FGS conference registration
with the early bird discount—but it ends July 1, so get a move on. Click
here to register.
FamilySearch’s recent additions to the free genealogy collections at FamilySearch.org
include 200,000 record images in the Confederate
Officers Card Index Collection, which contains the Military Order of the Stars
and Bars’ index cards listing Confederate officers. The collection isn’t yet indexed
so you can’t search it, but you can browse by alphabetical surname range.
Other recent additions include 1.1 million images from Austria, England,
Ivory Coast, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, and the United States. The US additions include
the Wisconsin state census
for 1865. See all the updated collections
and click through to them here.
Don’t forget to take advantage of the free
Irish vital records offer from findmypast.ie before it expires June 30. Learn