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- At the new, free website from Herthstone Legacy Publications called My Genealogy Hound, you can access thousands of biographies extracted from pre-1900 county history books. Biographies from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri and Tennessee are available now, with more states to come. Search the site or browse biographies by surname or state and county. The site also has a selection of free, old county maps from Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kanasas, Missouri, Oklahoma (including Indian nations) and Tennessee, with more to be added.
- The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has implemented student discounts for registration to its 2013 Family History Conference, May 8-11 in Las Vegas. Students can register for the full conference for $50 (NGS members) or $60 (nonmembers), nearly 75 percent off regular rates. To qualify, students must submit a letter on college or university letterhead from the dean or department chair. See the NGS blog for additional details and qualifications.
- FamilySearch has added 8.5 million new records to its free FamilySearch.org. The new records come from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands and the United States. You can find the full list of updated collections and click through to each collection here. Note that some of the collections aren’t yet indexed; for these, you’ll need to browse records by place, date or however they’re arranged.
- MyHeritage.com has added millions of records including military records, yearbooks, mugshots and wanted posters from partnerships with Interment.net, Genealogy Today, CanadianHeadstones.net and others. The new records are available to subscribers through the site’s SuperSearch engine. Find out more about the additions on the MyHeritage blog.