Monthly Archives: April 2012

Jamboree Youth Scholarships Announced

SCGS has instituted a new
Jamboree scholarship program for aspiring genealogists and family historians between the
ages of 18 and 29 as of June 8, 2012. The scholarship will cover basic
registration for the conference, which will be held June 8-10, 2…

Ancestry.com Inc. to Acquire Archives.com

“Simple and Affordable” Fast-Growing Start-up Adds Complementary Offering to Ancestry.com

PROVO, Utah, April 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOM) announced today it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Archives.co…

Jamboree: There’s Another App for That!

Thanks to the support of the conference Diamond Sponsor, Ancestry.com, Jamboree will again offer a mobile app for the Southern California Genealogy Jamboree, which will be held June 8-10, 2012 in Burbank, California.

Last year’s App was a big hit am…

Dracula Was Irish Not Transylvanian!

Says Genealogist Who Last Traced Obama’s Irish Roots
First Obama, now Dracula … Like Obama and 40 million Americans, Dracula has Irish ancestry
Monday, April 16, 2012: Count Dracula, the Transylvanian nobleman and daddy of all vampires, was origina…

Learning about 1940

I’ve been indexing 1940 Census records for about a week now and I’m finding I’m learning some things about the 1940s: There were lots of extended families.  I assume this is because in 1940 it was still the Depression.  Not … Continue reading

NARA: DocsTech App for iPad

National Archives and its Foundation Announce Launch of

DocsTeach App for iPad

Washington,
DC…The National Archives, in association with the Foundation for the
National Archives, is pleased to announce the launch of the DocsTeach
App for iPad,…

FamilySearch Indexing

With the release of the 1940 census images this past week I thought I’d do my part and help with indexing.  I had done some indexing several years ago for Ancestry.com’s World Archives Project and thought I’d try indexing again.  … Continue reading