Genealogy News Corral, March 10-14

Genealogy News Corral, March 10-14

Don't forget to check out the various free genealogy records offers available over the weekend, including at Ancestry.com, Irish Origins, Mocavo and Sweden's ArkivDigital. Orders for FamilySearch microfilm and microfiche numbered above 1,881,705 will be restricted for a two-week period in early April. Half a million...

  • Orders for FamilySearch microfilm and microfiche numbered above 1,881,705 will be restricted for a two-week period in early April. Half a million rolls of film plus numerous microfiche cabinets at the Granite Mountain vault will be relocated into newly renovated space. As a result, the Family History Library won’t be able to order the affected film and fiche. Film and fiche numbered below 1,881,705 can be ordered as usual. Read the notice on the FamilySearch blog.
  • Planning research at the National Archives in Washington, DC, or College Park, Md., in April? You might be able to plan your itinerary around one of the archives’ free genealogy programs, such as an introduction to research in the archives’ records (April 2), nonpopulation censuses (April 16), tracing immigrants from the West Indies (April 17), or a “Help! I’m Stuck” consultation (April 26). Find times and locations on the National Archives’ website.

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