Genealogy News Corral, May 27-31
By Diane Haddad
- To mark the anniversary of the WWII Battle of Midway, which took place June 4-7, 1942, the US Navy will host a Google+ Hangout with a panel of historians from the Naval History and Heritage Command, Pentagon operations leaders, and representatives from the USS Midway Museum.The hangout is scheduled for 2 p.m. Eastern time on Monday, June 3. You can watch and participate in the event on the Navy’s Google+ page, or watch it afterward on YouTube.
- This week, FamilySearch added more than 7.3 million images to the record collections on the free FamilySearch.org. They come from Austria, Brazil, China, Honduras, Luxembourg, Peru, Portugal, Switzerland and the United States. New collections include US, Massachusetts, Land Records, 1620-1986; US, Hawaii, Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900-1953; and Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968. See all the updated collections and click through to search or browse them here.
- The Southern California Genealogical Society will live-stream more than a dozen sessions of the 2013 Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, taking place June 7-9. The “JamboSTREAM” webcast is free and sponsored by Ancestry.com.You must register to view a session. See the live-stream schedule on the Jamboree blog and click a class title to register. You’ll get a login and password to use when you log in to watch the session. The times on the schedule are Pacific Coast Time; remember to translate them into your time zone so you don’t miss the session.