- Did you know the Federation of Genealogical Societies has a student rate for its 2013 conference in Fort Wayne, Ind.?. Students can register for $40 for the entire conference, or $25 for a single day. Students of all ages qualify, from elementary school to graduate school, and attending public, private or parochial institutions. For more information, check the FGS Conference blog.
If you’re not a student, you still can save $50 on FGS conference registration with the early bird discountbut it ends July 1, so get a move on. Click here to register.
- FamilySearch’s recent additions to the free genealogy collections at FamilySearch.org include 200,000 record images in the Confederate Officers Card Index Collection, which contains the Military Order of the Stars and Bars’ index cards listing Confederate officers. The collection isn’t yet indexed so you can’t search it, but you can browse by alphabetical surname range.
Other recent additions include 1.1 million images from Austria, England, Ivory Coast, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, and the United States. The US additions include the Wisconsin state census for 1865. See all the updated collections and click through to them here.