Genealogy News Corral, July 22-26

Genealogy News Corral, July 22-26

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...

  • 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.

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