Happy first day of spring! Although we had a smattering of snow last night, our trees are beginning to bud and I have the beginnings of tulips coming up. My allergies are loving this! 🙂
If you are in the Northern Indiana area, the South Bend Area Genealogical Society is putting on their annual Michiana Genealogy Fair this Saturday from 9am-4pm! Harold Henderson will be the main speaker! Check out more information here.
I will also have a table set up where I will be doing a giveaway for a FREE 5-Hour research package! So stop on by!
- Do you have Swedish ancestry? ArkivDigital is having a free weekend this weekend! Check out more information here.
- SeekingMichigan.org new records! I posted about this on Tuesday as have numerous others, but in case you still haven’t heard there are now death certificates from 1921-1939 on SeekingMichigan.org. The indexes for death records from 1940-1952 will come out in a few weeks and they will be adding new certificate images as the privacy restrictions come off every year. Be aware that this news has caused their site to be flooded with viewers so it may be slow!
- Ohio is going to open their adoption records for those who were adopted from 1964- Sept 1996! Check out more in this article here.
- Sad news on EOGN. The Kansas Supreme Court has proposed restricted access to Kansas marriage records. You can read more here.
- Milford, Michigan now has their obituary index from 1929-1949 online. Check out more here.
- Tour a Jewish Cemetery in Poland by drone! Check out the video here and about the drone here.
- The Archivist of the US has challenged everyone to a transcription challenge! See more about it here and here.
- Do you have photographs that are just too much to keep? There is a project called THTK (short for “Too Hard To Keep”) run by the photographer Jason Lazarus. He takes photos that people would rather not have anymore and instead of destroying them, he places them in an online repository. You can read more about the project here.
- Crestleaf shared an article on how to use your Facebook photos to tell a story on Crestleaf. Check out the article here.
- Going to the Annual Southern California Genealogy Jamboree? Applications are not being accepted for the 2015 Suzanne Winsor Freeman Student Genealogy Grant! See more here.
- TapGenes was a semi-finalist in the RootsTech Innovator Challenge. I find the idea to be rather interesting and I’ll be curious to see how it all pans out once it’s up and running. If you’re curious, check out the video here that explains what TapGenes hopes to do.
- Christa Cowen (the Barefoot Genealogist) shared a video about the Ancestry shakey leafs and how to go beyond them in this 30 minute video.
- She also shared another 34 minute video on doing genealogy on a budget which you can check out here.
- And just one more from Christa Cowen about documenting your research (23 minute video). Check it out!
- Interested in using Evernote for genealogy? Check out a short video from Lisa Louise Cooke on using Evernote here.
Happy weekend everyone!