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Without further ado, our genealogy news roundup for the week:
- Subscription site Ancestry.co.uk (sister site to the US-focused Ancestry.com) has added London parish records, which among other events cover deaths from the bubonic plague and the 1666 Great Fire of London. Theyre part of a collection of London records from 1538 to 1980.
- Google Books, where you can search millions of out-of-print books, is partnering with On-Demand Books to let you use any Espresso Book Machine to print books in the public domain that Google has digitized from. (There arent a lot of places to find these book machinesclick here for locations.) Learn more on the Google Books blog.
- Visit the Family History Expos blog for a list of 10 great tips for using social networking sites to do genealogy research and connect with your family.
- FamilySearch Indexing has launched new indexing projects from Indiana, Idaho, Canada, Spain, Guatemala, and Peru. The 1920 census index for Ohio is undergoing preparation for publication on the free FamilySearch site. Hooray! (Were from the Buckeye State.) The 1920 census for Texas; Carroll County, Ind., marriages; and several international collections also are being readied for release.
- World Vital Records lowered the price of its World Collection subscription to $99.95 (from $119.95). This collection gives you access to all the sites US records, plus those from Canada, the UK, Ireland and other countries. See the November 2009 Family Tree Magazine for our guide to using World Vital Records.
- Dont forget to visit the Michigan Genealogical Council Web site for information on an online petition in support of the Library of Michigan, as well as links to news of budget-related library cuts across the country.