Here’s our roundup of the week’s genealogy news:
- Thinking about registering for the National Genealogical Society Family History Conference in Raleigh, NC, May 13 to 16? Think fast: The early-bird registration deadline ends next Tuesday, March 31. Make the deadline to save $35.
- Not sure what to make of Twitter, Facebook, Geni, message boards and blogs? Genealogical Publishing Co. just released a book you might like: Social Networking for Genealogists by Drew Smith (one of the “guys” of the Genealogy Guys Podcast).
- It moved around a bit, but NBC’s “Who Do You Think You Are?” premiere looks to be set for April 20.
- With help from actor Richard Dreyfuss, the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) announced this year’s list of the 10 Most Endangered Civil War Battlefields—Gettysburg, Pa., Cedar Creek, Va., and Spring Hill, Tenn., all made the unfortunate cut.
Want to help? You can start by helping spruce up battlefields on CWPT’s Park Day April 4.
- The National Archives Genealogy Fair is April 22-23. It offers classes on getting started, using online databases and records at the archives. There’ll also be exhibitors including Ancestry.com, the Library of Congress and the National Genealogical Society. See the National Archive Web site for times, locations, etc.