- Heredis 2014 for Windows is now available, with highlights including a Search Wizard that lets you display known information about a relative and those around him, helping you note areas where more research is needed. A new Migrations map displays ancestral migrations with numbered pins and lists of life events that happened in each place. See all the new 2014 Heredis for Windows features here.
- The National Genealogical Society has released the program of classes and special events for the 2014 Family History Conference, May 7-10, in Richmond, Va. Conference registration opens Dec. 1. If you rregister before March 21, registration costs $195 (NGS members) or $230 (non-NGS members) for the full conference, or $105 for one day. After March 21, full conference rates will go up by $35 and the day rate rises to $115.
- Ancestry.com has a collection of data from Associated Press news articles. The collections include a name index to AP stories (1905-1990), a subject index to AP stories (1937-1985), and AP stories and news features (1937-1985) that were selected by news libraries as being “of national or international importance.” The latter two collections are searchable by keyword.
Two additional collections, which you can browse, the AP Service Bulletin (1904-1927) and The AP World (1943-2001) are publications for news organizations and journalists. These may be most useful if you’re researching someone who worked in the media. See more details on the Ancestry.com blog.