Tonight is Matthew Brodericks big night on Who Do You Think You Are? Looks like well see some parallels between Brodericks character, Robert Gould Shaw, in the 1989 movie Glory (which I love) and the actors real-life Civil War ancestors. Tune in at 8 pm/7 pm central.
You can follow the National Archives‘ upcoming Civil War sesquicentennial (I love that word!) exhibit on Twitter. Tweets will highlight people and stories of the Civil War and link to images of items in the exhibition. Part I will be open April 30 to Sept. 6; Part II will be open Sept. 10 to April 11 of next year.
The Ottawa Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is holding its 27th annual Gene-O-Rama Conferencethemed Researching Your Female Ancestorsthis weekend. You can register at the door for $40 (members) or $45 (non members). Get more information on the societys website.
Ancestor Seekers, a company that provides research services and organizes genealogy trips to Salt Lake City, has started a fundraiser program for genealogical societies. Guests attending a trip can request to have 5 percent of the fee go to a participating society. Interested societies can contact Ancestor Seekers for more information.