- If you’ve been wanting to attend the annual Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), next taking place Jan. 11-15, 2016, you can apply for the Jimmy B. Parker Essay Scholarship. The winner will receive full tuition to SLIG. You’ll find application instructions on the blog of the Utah Genealogical Association, which sponsors SLIG.
- FamilySearch’s collection of digitized old books has reached a milstone 200,000 volumes. You can keyword-search the books at FamilySearch.org. Note that to access some digitized books, you need to be using FamilySearch Center computers or be logged into an LDS member FamilySearch account.
- FamilySearch also has added more than 2.3 million indexed records and document images to its free collections at FamilySearch.org. You can see the list of updated collections and click through to search or browse them at FamilySearch.org.
- The New England Historic Genealogical Society will honor Mary Matalin and James Carville with the society’s Lifetime Achievement Award for their commitment to the advancement and preservation of family history.
The couple, known for their opposing political views and as authors of the memoir Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home, will speak on “Our American Heritage” at a benefit dinner April 24. Find more details on AmericanAncestors.org.