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- Fold3 is offering free access to the site’s WWII Collection through November 30. This includes Missing Air Crew Reports, US Air Force photos, Old Man’s Draft cards and WWII diaries. You’ll need to set up a free basic account when prompted to view records that match your search. Start searching here.
- FamilySearch International, an important driver of progress in genealogy research, is celebrating its 120th anniversary. Nov. 13, 1894, the Genealogical Society of Utah held its first meeting. It became the Genealogical Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1944. It was later renamed as the church’s Genealogical Department, then the Family History Department. In the 1990s, as the concept of the FamilySearch.org website was being developed, it became known as FamilySearch.
- MyHeritage has formed strategic partnerships with Dutch genealogy services Aldfaer and Coret Genealogy. You can read more about the details of the partnerships on BusinessWire. MyHeritage also has launched a national TV advertising campaign in the Netherlands, where the site has 850,000 users. Watch a commercial with English subtitles here.
The company has launched another advertising campaign in Norway.
- The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) presented a lifetime achievement award in the performing arts to actor Dame Angela Lansbury. She received a custom genealogy researched by NEHGS staff, as well as a family tree. You can read more about Lansbury’s family tree, which includes American relatives, in the press release on GeneaPress.