Genealogy News Corral, Jan. 6-10

By Diane Haddad

  • A new, free online archive called Ireland’s Memorial Records lets you search information from printed volumes naming 49,000 Irish soldiers who died during World War I. The database is a partnership of the Irish government, Google-Europe and the In Flanders Field Museum. Search it here.
  • FamilySearch has unveiled a new FamilySearch Indexing website, which looks more consistent with and better integrates with that site.
  • Early bird pricing for FamilySearch’s RootsTech conference has been extended to Monday, Jan. 27. Register here.

    FamilySearch will live stream a selection of (as-yet-unannounced) presentations from the conference, taking place Feb. 6-8 in Salt Lake City. You can watch live on the conference website (Salt Lake City is on Mountain Time, so be sure to translate session times into your local time). After the conference, you’ll be able to watch recordings of the videos on the RootsTech website.

  • Beginning Saturday, Jan. 11, the Texas State Library and Archives in Austin has expanded its hours to include the second Saturday of each month, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Regular hours are 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., Monday through Friday.