Genealogy News Corral: June 23-27

Genealogy News Corral: June 23-27

Family tree wiki WikiTree is now offering a DNA Ancestor Confirmation aid, which, if you have ancestor profiles on WikiTree, can help you confirm your research findings about who your ancestors are. The tool shows you how to confirm parent-child relationships and helps you find other descendants of your...

  • In happier news, the Arkansas History Commission will relaunch its online digital archive with new collections, including maps, postcards, WWI materials and state constitutions. More material will be added, too, including Civil War documents and oral history interviews with veterans of World War II and the Korean War. The online archive will be available through the Arkansas History Commission website.
  • FamilySearch this week announced the online publication of its one billionth historical record image at the free FamilySearch.org website. It took seven years to reach the one billion mark; FamilySearch Records Division director Rod DeGiulio estimates the next billion record images will be published within three to five years. Read more about this milestone on the FamilySearch blog.

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