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- About 100 years after the opening of the Panama Canal, the US National Archives is moving personnel records related to the canal’s construction from the research center in College Park, Md., to the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. You can see a list of the record series to be moved here. They’ll be unavailable at College Park after Aug. 1, 2014, and available in St. Louis starting Sept. 8.
- In another archival move, the Mahoning Valley Historical Society library in Youngstown, Ohio, will be closed from July 28 through this November in preparation for its relocation to Youngstown’s new Tyler Mahoning Valley History Center. You still can mail or email reference questions, though staff will have limited ability to respond. You can learn more about the move here.
- In this week’s FamilySearch Worldwide Indexing Event on July 20 and 21, 66,511 record indexing and arbitration volunteers submitted more than 5.7 million records in a 24-hour period. You can read more about this monumental crowdsourcing effort on the FamilySearch blog.
- This Sunday, July 27, the National World War One Museum in Kansas City, Mo., will broadcast online a “One Century Later” panel discussion about the ways World War Iwhich started 100 years agocontinues to shape our world. The discussion takes place at 11 a.m. Central Time, so be sure to translate that into your local time. You can watch at www.theworldwar.org. Learn more about this event here.