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Registration is open for the Illinois
State Genealogical Society (ISGS) 2013 Fall conference, happening Oct. 25 and
26 in Sandwich, Ill. Family
Tree Magazine’s Document Detective George G. Morgan is the featured speaker. In
line with the conference theme, “The Way They Were,” lectures will focus on identifying
the “they” in genealogical research and capturing family stories to round out a family’s
history. Learn more on the ISGS
The 33rd annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, taking place Aug.
4-9 in Boston, will stream about 50 sessions online in what’s being called IAJGS
Conference LIVE! You can sign up to view sessions for a full day for $49, two
days for $98, or the whole week for $139. LIVE! viewers can ask questions during the
sessions via Twitter. Learn more on the
IAJGS Conference LIVE! website.
IAJGS is the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.
News that findmypast.com will host the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) has already circled
the blogosphere, and findmypast.com recently formally
announced its partnership with PERSI’s creators at the Allen County Public Library
(ACPL) Genealogy Center. Findmypast.com’s enhancements to PERSI will include links
to thousands of individual genealogical periodicals and resources. See
the full announcement on the findmypast blog.
Royal genealogy has been a hot topic on the interwebs since the birth of Prince George
of Cambridge Monday bumped his Uncle Prince Harry out of the No. 3 spot in the line
of successtion to the British throne. MyHeritage
has the Royal Family Tree here. I found the Modern View easier to use; you can
use the tabs at the bottom of the page to toggle between this and the Classic View.
Click on a person to see details about him or her on the left.
Ancestry.com has updated its free Shoebox Mobile
App (for Android and iPhone), acquired along with 1000memories in 2012. The photo
“scanning” app lets you take high-quality photos of your family photos and documents,
map their location, and edit, date, and tag them. If you have an Ancestry Member Tree,
you can then upload the images to the profile of someone in your tree. Learn
more about the app here.