Genealogy News Corral: May 5-9

By Diane Haddad

This week’s genealogy news roundup includes a few announcements from the National Genealogical Society Conference in Richmond, Va.

For more detail on classes, the exhibit hall, and more, Randy Seaver is keeping an NGS 2014 Conference Blog Compendium with links to posts and videos of bloggers reporting on the conference.

  • FamilySearch will hold an International Day of Spanish Indexing Saturday, May 17, for indexing Spanish genealogy records to be posted at the free website. Learn more here and link to a Facebook page (in Spanish) about this effort. Planning is underway for another indexing day, with a worldwide focus on indexing records in your native language, on July 20.
  • FamilySearch also announced it has added more than 5.4 million digitized images to its record collections over the past week. That includes collections from England, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain and the United States. See the list of updates and click through to search or browse each collection here.