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- British subscription genealogy site findmypast.co.uk announced it has added more than 2.2 million records in the past month, including parish baptism, marriage and burial records collections dating back to 1568 for Wales, East London, Sheffield/Yorkshire, Kent, Lincolnshire, Plymouth and West Devon. Search the records at findmypast.co.uk.
- Lisa Louise Cooke, our friend at Genealogy Gems and the host of the free Family Tree Magazine podcast, has a snazzy new website at www.genealogygems.com. The home page has links to popular parts of the site (such as podcasts, videos, the blog) and to Genealogy Gems news and tips. And for those of you already dreading the Nov. 1, 2013 end of iGoogle, Lisa recommends a replacement for your iGoogle home page.
- The National Archives Southeast regional facility in Atlanta is planning an exhibit and workshop on Ellis Island immigration records. The Ellis Island: The Lost Mural exhibit opens July 21 with a replica of a 1938 Works Progress Administration mural from the Ellis Island immigrants’ dining hall, along with immigration documents and portraits of famous immigrants including Alfred Hitchcock, Greta Garbo, Alexander Graham Bell and others.
A related genealogy records workshop with immigration records expert John Philip Colletta will be held Sat., Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The fee is $20; call (770) 968-2555 if you’re interested in attending.