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There’s lots of free stuff in this week’s genealogy news roundup:
- Ancestry.co.uk (the British records sister site of Ancestry.com) is making its 1911 and 1901 British census records free this weekend. To view these records you will need to register for a free Ancestry.co.uk account.
- The Dublin (Ireland) City Library and Archive has posted a free database of more than 46,000 Dublin voters in 1908 (men 21 and older and women 30 and older). Learn more about these records at DublinHeritage.ie.
- Do you love finding out about people’s heirlooms? Were you one of the thousands of people to attend the “Antiques Roadshow” taping in Cincinnati last summer? I was! The three episodes filmed here will be broadcast Mondays April 1, April 8 and April 15, at 8/7 central on PBS.
- More Cincinnati news: The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County genealogy department has added two more volumes of its Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps to its free Virtual Library. Volumes 7 and 8, which cover Norwood and eastern neighborhoods in 1917, conclude the set that staff began digitizing four years ago. I’ve already made a note in my research log to dig further into this collection. View the maps here.
- Baseball fans, this one’s for you: The National Archives has a free new ebook called Baseball: The National Pastime in the National Archives. It tells the story of baseball in America through documents, photos, audio, video and other records preserved at the archives. You’ll find this and two more free e-books from the National Archives here.
Get research tips for solving your genealogy brick walls in our weeklong workshop Genealogy Brick Wall Busters: Tips and Advice to Overcome Your Genealogy Brick Walls, April 19-26.