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Ancestry.co.uk has released a new collection of Clandestine
Marriage and Baptism Registers, 1667-1754, revealing the details of 900,000 unlicensed
ceremonies taking place outside the restrictions of the church. An area surrounding
London’s Fleet prison was home to disgraced clergymen and criminals overseeing speedy
nuptials. Read more
about this fascinating-sounding data set, searchable to subscribers, here.
Online registration ends Aug. 14 for the 2013
Federation of Genealogical Societies conference, taking place Aug. 21-24 in Fort
Wayne, Ind. (which is also home to the well-known Genealogy Center of the Allen County
Public Library Genealogy Center). If you miss the online registration deadline, you’ll
still be able to register at the door. Register
online for the 2013 FGS Conference here.
FamilySearch has reached a milestone in its online family history books collection,
with 100,000 scanned and searchable
online at FamilySearch.org.
The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, a weeklong genealogy education
event nicknamed GRIP, is expanding with a GRIP
on the Road course Aug. 3-8, 2014, in Orchard Lake, Mich. The institute will be
conducted in conjunction with the Polonica
Americana Research Institute, located on the campus of the Polish Mission in Orchard
Lake. Learn more about GRIP on the Road on
the GRIP website.