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- Registration is open for the Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) 2013 Fall conference, happening Oct. 25 and 26 in Sandwich, Ill. Family Tree Magazine’s Document Detective George G. Morgan is the featured speaker. In line with the conference theme, “The Way They Were,” lectures will focus on identifying the they in genealogical research and capturing family stories to round out a familys history. Learn more on the ISGS website.
- The 33rd annual IAJGS International Conference on Jewish Genealogy, taking place Aug. 4-9 in Boston, will stream about 50 sessions online in what’s being called IAJGS Conference LIVE! You can sign up to view sessions for a full day for $49, two days for $98, or the whole week for $139. LIVE! viewers can ask questions during the sessions via Twitter. Learn more on the IAJGS Conference LIVE! website.
IAJGS is the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies.
- News that findmypast.com will host the Periodical Source Index (PERSI) has already circled the blogosphere, and findmypast.com recently formally announced its partnership with PERSI’s creators at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL) Genealogy Center. Findmypast.com’s enhancements to PERSI will include links to thousands of individual genealogical periodicals and resources. See the full announcement on the findmypast blog.
- Royal genealogy has been a hot topic on the interwebs since the birth of Prince George of Cambridge Monday bumped his Uncle Prince Harry out of the No. 3 spot in the line of successtion to the British throne. MyHeritage has the Royal Family Tree here. I found the Modern View easier to use; you can use the tabs at the bottom of the page to toggle between this and the Classic View. Click on a person to see details about him or her on the left.
- Ancestry.com has updated its free Shoebox Mobile App (for Android and iPhone), acquired along with 1000memories in 2012. The photo “scanning” app lets you take high-quality photos of your family photos and documents, map their location, and edit, date, and tag them. If you have an Ancestry Member Tree, you can then upload the images to the profile of someone in your tree. Learn more about the app here.