This morning we had tons of booth visitors, fresh from the opening presentation by actor Ira David Wood III. Hes played Sir Walter and Old Tom in The Lost Colony, an outdoor show since 1937 produced by Roanoke Island Historical Association.
A few news bits so far:
- Look for subscription historical records site Footnote to make its 1930 US census free for a limited time later this summer. The site also will come out with a collection of American Indian records within the next few months.
- Swedish church records subscription site Genline is introducing a transcription feature. Once you find an ancestors record, you can easily transcribe the name and make it available to other users. As names are transcribed, theyll be available for searching. Right now, you browse Genline by parish, but this means that eventually, youll be able to find ancestors without knowing their parish first.
- FamilySearch indexers have finished the New York 1892 and Rhode Island 1925 state censuses; these will be posted soon on FamilySearchs record search pilot site.
- We heard about some changes coming soon for genealogy resources catalog directory site Live Roots. One sounds really useful: A way to save online searches to a project so youll know which sites youve checked, when, and how many results were returned, and you could easily repeat searches. You could create as many projects as you wantone for each county, say, or each surname.