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- Genealogy website MyHeritage announced this week that its searchable records collection has surpassed the 5 billion milestone, including birth, marriage, death, census, immigration, military and other records. You can read more about this milestone on the MyHeritage blog.
- Ancestry.co.uk has added The Collection which details the crimes of thousands of boys admitted to three institutions for children in West Yorkshire, England. The records, which date between 1779 and 1914, also contain information on nearly 400,000 adult offenders. You can find them in separate collections of reformatory school records, prison records and police records.
- Also from Ancestry.com: If you’ve been thinking about incorporating DNA testing into your genealogy strategy, AncestryDNA is offering a Mother’s Day sale$89 for its autosomal test.
- The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) is seeking genealogy bloggers, societies, writers and editors to be ambassadors for its 2014 conference, happening Aug. 27-30 in San Antonio, Texas. You can see the requirements and benefits, and register, on the FGS conference website.