Here's a smattering of genealogy biz news from this week: Footnote raises prices
: Citing its greatly increased offerings, Web site improvements and the challenging economy, historical records site Footnote
has announced it’s raising subscription prices to $11.95 for one month and $69.96 for a year (up from $7.95 and $59.95, respectively). The changes don’t take effect until Sept. 1, so if you’ve been meaning to join, now’s the time.Ancestry.com World Archive Project hits milestone
: Ancestry.com’s volunteer indexing initiative, the World Archives Project (now in beta) has 650 active keyers who’ve already indexed more than 100,000 records—17,500 of those by one lightning-fast typist. The Wisconsin mortality records project is on track for completion in September.
World Archives’ project Indexers will receive free access to the indexes they’re creating; record images will be part of Ancestry.com’s subscription databases. See our blog post for more on the project
. FamilySearch Indexing keeps chugging along
: FamilySearch added 2 million-plus new images or indexed records this week to its free pilot Record Search databases
Among them are Ohio WWII draft registration card images, marriage indexes for 14 more West Virginia Counties, and an index to the Coahulia, Mexico, 1930 census.FindMyPast adds 3.2 million parish marriages
: The UK family history database FindMyPast has enhanced its Parish Records Collection
with 3.2 million marriage records dating back to 1538. Burial records already are in the collection; baptism records are still to come.
The parish records are available with an Explorer subscription, which costs 54.95 pounds ($109) for 6 months or 89.95 pounds ($178) for a year. Learn more about this collection in this Genealogy Insider post