- Remember to sign up for your chance to win a free registration to our Family Tree University Fall 2013 Virtual Genealogy Conference! The conference is Sept. 13-15, and brings you family history video classes in three tracks, live chats with genealogy experts and more. The giveaway closes Wed., Aug. 21 at 11:59 p.m. ET, so enter today.
- FamilySearch announced this week that it added more than 3.1 million index records and images from England, New Zealand, Sweden and the United States. Those include New Zealand passenger lists, WWII first draft registration cards from Arkansas, and Sussex, England, parish registers, among other collections. Click here to see the list of updated collections and click through to search or browse them.
- Subscription and pay-per-view site Findmypast.com has added books from Archives CD Books Canada to its online collections. The 200 volumes date back to the 1600s and include military, religious, occupational and immigration records, business directories, published genealogies and vital records. The content is primarily Canadian, but also relates to Scottish, Irish, German and other roots. You can see all the books listed on Dick Eastman’s blog.
- The first New York State Family History Conference, cosponsored by the Central New York Genealogical Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, is happening this year on Sept. 20 and 21 (with preconference research activities on Sept. 19), just outside Syracuse, NY.
Speakers include several experts you’ve seen in the pages of Family Tree Magazine, including Blaine Bettinger, Paula Stuart-Warren and D. Joshua Taylor. Click here to learn more about this conference.