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- In commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the Civil War Trust, History, and the Center for Civil War Photography are calling for submissions to the 2013 Civil War Photo Contest. Amateur photographers age 13 and older can enter in five categories by uploading photos to the Civil War Trusts Flickr page and tagging them for the correct category. The deadline is August 16.
- FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million index records and images to its free FamilySearch.org record search (click on the Search link at the top of the site). The records come from Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Ukraine, and the United States. You can see the full list of updates and click through to search or (for as-yet unindexed record images) browse here.
- Ancestry.com will hold an Ancestry Day in Las Vegas on Saturday, May 11 (the Saturday of next weeks National Genealogical Society conference in Vegas). Registration for Ancestry Day costs $25; you can register and view the program here.
- If youll be across the country in Washington, DC, during May, look into attending one of the genealogy records workshops at the National Archives. Topics include Civil War court martial records (May 15), nonpopulation censuses (May 18), and a genealogy clinic (May 18). Youll find details here (scroll down to May).