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- Ancestry.co.uk has released a new collection of Clandestine Marriage and Baptism Registers, 1667-1754, revealing the details of 900,000 unlicensed ceremonies taking place outside the restrictions of the church. An area surrounding London’s Fleet prison was home to disgraced clergymen and criminals overseeing speedy nuptials. Read more about this fascinating-sounding data set, searchable to subscribers, here.
- Online registration ends Aug. 14 for the 2013 Federation of Genealogical Societies conference, taking place Aug. 21-24 in Fort Wayne, Ind. (which is also home to the well-known Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center). If you miss the online registration deadline, you’ll still be able to register at the door. Register online for the 2013 FGS Conference here.
- FamilySearch has reached a milestone in its online family history books collection, with 100,000 scanned and searchable online at FamilySearch.org.
- The Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, a weeklong genealogy education event nicknamed GRIP, is expanding with a GRIP on the Road course Aug. 3-8, 2014, in Orchard Lake, Mich. The institute will be conducted in conjunction with the Polonica Americana Research Institute, located on the campus of the Polish Mission in Orchard Lake. Learn more about GRIP on the Road on the GRIP website.