- This Monday at 9 a.m. ET, the 1940 census will be released to the public at 1940census.archives.gov. Archives.com, which designed 1940.census.gov, has put together a cute infographic with information on the census and tips for finding your family. Check it out on the Archives.com blog.
The founders of Footnotethe site Ancestry.com acquired in 2010 and renamed Fold3are now working for MyHeritage. Footnote founders Russ Wilding and Roger Bell are serving as chief content officer and VP of product, respectively, at MyHeritage. They’ll be instrumental in the Israel-based company’s recently announced initiative to develop its US historical records content. Read more about the hire here.
- More than a million Westminster Parish baptism, marriage and burial records dating back to 1538 now available on subscription and pay-as-you-go site findmypast.co.uk. The records come from 50-plus Westminster churches. More Westminster records will go live over the coming months, along with cemetery registers, wills, rate books, settlement examinations, workhouse admission and discharge books, bastardy, orphan and apprentice records, charity documents, and militia and watch records.
- The 2012 Houston, Texas, Family History Expo takes place Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7. The keynote speaker is Family Tree Magazine‘s own podcast host Lisa Louise Cooke, and instructors include frequent contributor Lisa A. Alzo. You can register online or at the door, for the whole conference or just one day, or even a single class. Learn more on the Family History Expos website.