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- Recent records updates to FamilySearch.org bring the site’s free Slovakian records collection to more than 5 million searchable records. Plus, you can browse the Slovakia 1869 census on FamilySearch.org. Other record additions come from South Africa, Canada, Poland, Portugal and the United States.
- The National Archives and records Administration has posted videos of some of its most popular genealogy workshops on its YouTube channel. The videos, selected by researcher and NARA staff votes, cover NARA’s Access to Archival Databases tool, Freedmens Bureau marriage records, National Archives Records on Ancestry.com and more. Click here to start watching the videos.
- Researchers from genealogy website findmypast.com have concluded that girls’ names change in popularity much faster than boys’ names do. According to their analysis of Social Security Administration records, the top 10 girls’ names in 1940 have fallen in popularity rankings by more than 700 places. The top 10 boys’ names in 1940 have fallen about 100 places. Three of the top 10 girls’ names in 1940Betty, Carol and Shirleyaren’t even in today’s top 1,000 names.