- Origins.net, which has genealogy records subscription sites for British and Irish records, plus a Scottish research site, has launched a new records image viewer. It’ll allow easier searching, including for users on Macs.
To test it out, Origins.net is inviting you to browse the Childrens Employment Commission of 1842 records free. The viewer requires the free downloadable Java plug-in, which most browsers have pre-installed. (You can access the Origins.net image viewer Help page here.)
- FamilySearch has updated the historical records search at FamilySearch.org with more records for Austria, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, England, Hungary, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain and the United States. You can check out the list of updated databases here.
- Meanwhile, FamilySearch has extended the deadline to submit presentations for its RootsTech 2013 conference to June 30. If your presentation has to do with “limited, late-breaking technology research,” you have until Oct. 15. Visit RootsTech.org to download the submission guidelines and submit applications to present.
- The Indiana Historical Society‘s (IHS) Midwestern Roots conference takes place Friday and Saturday July 20 and 21 in Indianapolis. Attendees can choose from more than 30 sessions from presenters including genealogy blogger and tech guru Dick Eastman, GeneaBloggers founder Thomas MacEntee, Hey America, Your Roots Are Showing author Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, findmypast.com‘s Joshua Taylor and other well-known genealogy experts. There’ll also be a book fair and marketplace.
Full conference registration costs $150 for non-IHS membersbut the early bird price ends next Wednesday, June 27. Click here to learn more and register.