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Here are some of this week’s genealogy news bits:
- Ancestry.com is holding an Ultimate Family History Journey Sweepstakes to help launch Who Do You Think You Are? The grand prize is $20,000 in travel money (!), expert help with your genealogy research, and Ancestry.com subscriptions. Twenty first prize winenrs get a World Deluxe Subscription. Enter at Ancestry.com (scroll to the bottom of the home page and click on the sweepstakes promo) before April 30, 2010, at 11:59 pm ET.
- British subscription and pay-per-view site Findmypast has launched a London Collection with baptism, marriage and burial records dating as far back as 1538. It also has London and West Kent Probate Indexes from 1750 to 1858, and names of participants in the Matchworkers’ Strike of 1888. (Many of these records are also in Ancestry.coms London Parish Records collection, launched last year.)
- Stop by Roots Television to watch a neat video from the Jewish Genealogical Society of Colorado, showing stories from those whove researched their Jewish family trees.