- Subscription genealogy site Archives.com has added more than 3,000 yearbooks with 300,000-plus pages to its website. Thousands more yearbooks will be added over the next several weeks. You can search by name or keyword, plus place (state and city) and year. Click here to search the Archives.com yearbooks collection.
- Ancestry.com, along with United Vacations and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, is holding a sweepstakes to coincide with the DVD release of the movie The Descendants. (I have to admit I’m not much of a moviegoer, so I don’t know whether The Descendants has anything to do with genealogy, but I do know George Clooney is in it.)
Prizes include a “glamping” (glamorous camping) trip to Hawaii, a year-long Ancestry.com membership and The Descendants on Blu-ray. Click here to enter.
- The early-bird registration discount for the National Genealogical Society 2012 Family History Conference, May 9-12 in Cincinnati, ends Tuesday, March 20. Register before then to save $35 and get a printed syllabus if you want one (everybody gets a syllabus on flash driveyay for saving trees!)
If you’ll be there, be sure to stop by Family Tree Magazine‘s booth (#432) and pick up a free issue, browse our books and CDs, talk about Cincinnati genealogy resources (this is where we’re based), get directions or just say hi. Click here to learn more about the conference.
- FamilySearch.org added 31 million new, free records this past week for Argentina, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Hungary, Italy, Micronesia, New Zealand, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia and the United States. Those with California roots, in particular, will appreciate the more than 24 million Golden State birth records dating from 1905 to 1995. See the full list of updated records and link to each collection here.