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- Congratulations to Lisa Louise Cooke on the 100th episode of her Genealogy Gems podcast! This special episode celebrates the first 100 with a look at some of Lisa’s favorite gems, interviews and milestones, plus some messages from listeners.
- Season 2 of Brigham Young University’s genealogy show, “The Generations Project,” airs Monday, Jan. 3 at 7 pm Mountain time on BYUtv. You can stream the channel online, or look for it on cable for your area. Learn more about the show on its website.
- FamilySearch Beta has added or updated 34 collections of genealogical recordsthats 15 million indexed records and 2.5 million images. The information covers 13 countries: Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Honduras, Guatemala, Brazil, France, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Jamaica, Canada and the United States. Click here to see a list of the new/updated collections.
- New Yorks Larchmont Historical Society has created an online Photo Index of Fallen World War I Soldiers from New York State. The images, digitized from the book Soldiers of the Great War, dont show all the states fallen soldiers, including those whose photos weren’t available and those who grew up in New York but enlisted elsewhere. You can read more about the site and get search tips from the ResearchBuzz blog.
- The New England Historic Genealogical Society is holding a technology-focused Weekend Research Getaway Jan. 27 to 29, 2011. The weekend will combine guided research at the NEHGS Research Library in Boston with educational lectures about using technology in your family search. Registration costs $300, or you can buy a day pass. See the program and register at AmericanAncestors.org.
- Ancestry.com and National Geographic Digital Media have developed an online family history experience on the National Geographic Genographic Project website where visitors can learn more about researching genealogy and search their roots. Theyll be able to start an online family tree, get tips on doing family history, and links to Ancestry.coms subscription record collections. The Genographic Project is a DNA study of the genetic makeup of populations around the world in order to chart the migration history of the human species.