Saturday, May 09, 2009

This and That

Here's a catchup on the news in genealogy and the geneablogging world:

The 3rd Edition of the Graveyard Rabbit Carnival (Cemetery Preservation) was posted May 1st, and the 71st Edition of the Carnival of Genealogy (Local History) was posted May 3rd.

A new carnival is coming to town! Evelyn Yvonne Theriault of A Canadian Family has begun A Festival of Postcards! The theme for the first edition will be Wheels, and submissions are due here May 20th.

Stay tuned for all your upcoming carnivals and events at my May 2009 Calendar of Events.


FamilySearch has made a number of announcements recording their newest released collections at their FamilySearch Record Search, as well as new indexing projects. Read the following announcements at my friend Renee's Genealogy Blog:

FamilySearch Publishes Its First Portuguese Collection Online

FamilySearch Indexing Update 5 May 2009

FamilySearch Record Update: 2 million records added

--- has teamed up with Facebook to create memorial pages in a feature called I Remember. A number of bloggers (including myself) received press releases about this, and I think Randy Seaver did an excellent job of summarizing the benefits of this application.


There are also announcements from FGS and Ancestry, which I'll be posting separately. In the genealogy world, things happen so fast it's hard to stay abreast!

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