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After skipping last week’s news corral due to the Federation of Genealogical Societies conference, I’m back in the saddle and rounding up genealogy news items:
- The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has launched a blog called UpFront With NGS, which will complement the societys monthly e-mail newsletter of the same name. News will be posted regularly on the blog, so you dont have to wait for the e-mail, and you can leave comments on the blog posts.
- Ancestry.com is hosting a free webinar to demo its recently released Family Tree Maker 2010 genealogy software. The webinar is Sept. 30 at 8pm EDT. Learn more about the webinar and link to the registration on Ancestry.coms blog.
- The McMullen Museum of Art at Boston College has a Web site companion to its special exhibit of the Becker Collection: Drawings of the Civil War Era. The drawings by Joseph Becker and others from Frank Leslies Illustrated Weekly depict the Civil War, construction of railroads, Chinese in the West, Indian wars, the Chicago fire and more. You can browse drawings by date, place, subject, artist or reference number.
- Irish-ancestored people, take note: As posted by Dick Eastman, all counties have been added to the National Archives of Ireland’s 1911 census Web site. Later this year, youll start seeing 1901 census records. The 1901 and 1911 censuses are the only surviving full Irish censuses open for research. Read whats special about Irish censuses on Dicks blog.
- Last, I wanted to point out this fun post by Randy Seaver (a re-post of his earlier post, which I missed the first time around) with links to lists of funny/strange place names.