Genealogy News Corral, June 2-6
By Diane Haddad
- British technology company brightsolid (part of DC Thomson, which owns findmypast.com) has a new game called Family House you can play on your iPhone, iPad or Facebook. Players build and restore a “family house,” moving in more family members as they explore their family history. Players even can represent these virtual family members with avatars dressed in period clothing. Download the app from the iTunes store or play it on Facebook.
- The subscription-based digital archive of The Stars and Stripes, a newspaper published for the American community in Europe, has been updated with WWII-era editions from London (1942-1945) and Northern Ireland (1943-1945). The archive launched in 2008 with papers from 1948 to 1999. Subscriptions range from $4.95 for a one-day pass to $47.40 for one year.
- Registration has opened for the Foundation for East European Family History Studies’ 2014 conference, taking place Aug. 12-15 in Salt Lake City. The opening reception features Eastern European hors d’oeuvres—yum!—and classes cover German, Russian, Austrian, Polish, Czech, Jewish and other Eastern European ancestry. See a program and register at the conference website.
- FamilySearch.org’s record additions this week come from Chile, China, Denmark, Poland, Portugal, Sweden, and the United States (Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana and Texas). You can see the list of new and updated databases. and click to search or browse each one, here.