Mon, 5 October 2015
The news includes:
· RootsMagic announces the availability of updates for the iOS and Android apps.
· The city of St. Augustine, Florida, celebrated the 450th anniversary of its settlement by the Spanish on September 6, 2015. The Los Floridanos Society also held a reunion where genealogical information was exchanged, and DNA samples were collected for a study by Dr. Theodore Schurr of the University of Pennsylvania.
· Ancestry.com launched the largest online collection of wills and probate records in the United States in September, more than 170 million documents from 1668-2005.
· Ancestry.com has renewed its digitization partnership agreement with the National Archives and Records Administration.
· AncestryDNA launched a new feature that allows individuals to share their ethnicity results.
· The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) announced the publication of The Great Migration Directory, Immigrants to New England, 1620-1640: A Concise Compendium by award-winning genealogist Robert Charles Anderson.
· FamilySearch.org announced that registration for RootsTech 2016 is now open.
· FamilySearch.org has added more than 2.7 million searchable historical records from the 1915 New Jersey State Census to its free online collections. The images are available on microfilm and they can be ordered for use at Family History Centers.
· Findmypast.com and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society have made thousands of documents and records from the society’s eLibrary available to search online at Findmypast.com.
George reviews two great new books by Jennifer Holik that focus on military research from the World War II era. They are:
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