- The genealogy series “Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates Jr.,” which traced the ancestry of well-known Americans using DNA combined with traditional research, will return to PBS on Tuesday, Sept. 23, according to PBS’ recently released fall lineup.
?The lineup doesn’t mention “Genealogy Roadshow,” the 2013 series that researched genealogy claims in the families of non-famous folks. It’s looking like the US version of this series isn’t coming back. (Ireland’s version will return.)
- The Genealogists’ Declaration of Rights, mentioned last week in our National Genealogical Society conference roundup, is available for signing online by those who didn’t attend the conference. The declaration addresses genealogists’ right to unfettered access to records of our government, and calls upon representatives to recognize this right. Go here to read and sign the declaration. The document also will be available to sign in person at the International Association of Jewisg Genealogical Societies conference Jul. 27-Aug. 1 in Salt Lake City, and the Federation of Genealogical Societies’ conference Aug. 27-30 in San Antonio.
- The Civil War Trust has released a new Battle App, this one for the Atlanta Campaign, which began 150 years ago between the forces of Maj. Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman and Gen. Joseph E. Johnston. Available for iOS and Android, the App takes users on a virtual tour with videos, maps, photos and more. You can download the Atlanta Campaign and other Battle Apps using the links on the Civil War Trust website.
- British and Irish genealogy website Origins.net now has a new, full index plus digitized images for the 1881 census of England and Wales, covering all counties. The records are available with a subscription to Origins.net.