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- PBS has gathered its African-American history content into one place to help you celebrate Black History Month. Watch programs including Freedom Riders and Finding Your Roots With Henry Louis Gates Jr., take a quiz about miletones in African-American history, get ideas for celebrating the month with kids and more.
- Know a young genealogist who could use $500 toward genealogy education, plus a free registration to attend the Southern California Genealogical Society Jamboree? Applications are being accepted for the 2013 Suzanne Winsor Freeman Memorial Student Genealogy Grant, created to honor the mother of The Family Curator blogger Denise Levenick. It’s open to any genealogist who is between the ages of 18 and 25 and has attended school in the last 12 months. The recipient must attend the 2013 Jamboree in Burbank, Calif., to receive the award. Application deadline is March 18, 2013, at midnight PST. Learn more here.
- MyHeritage offering deep discounts on genetic genealogy tests, provided in partnership with Family Tree DNA. The Family Finder autosomal test, for example, is $169 (instead of $289) for a limited period on MyHeritage.com and its websites World Vital Records and Geni.com. Subscribers can get an additional discount. See all the details and available tests on the MyHeritage blog. (And learn more about how autosomal DNA testing can advance your research in the December 2011 Family Tree Magazine)
- Findmypast.com is giving its registered users the opportunity to watch the BBC show Find My Past, which reveals how ordinary individuals are related to people from significant historical events. With a free findmypast.com registration, you can watch episodes that first aired during the past 30 days. Thereafter, episodes will be available to the sites subscribing members. Learn more on findmypast.com.
Also new in findmypast.com’s World subscription is a collection of 200 British newspapers from England, Scotland and Wales from 1700 to 1950.