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# Friday, May 18, 2012
Genealogy News Corral, May 14-18
Posted by Diane

  • Subscription genealogy site Ancestry.com announced that its 1940 census index for the state of Maine is now searchable free on the site. The site also has 1940 census indexes for Delaware, the District of Columbia and Nevada.
  • In addition to its six state indexes for the 1940 census (Colorado, Delaware, Kansas, Oregon, Vermont, Virginia), the free FamilySearch.org has added online records for Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, United States, Venezuela and Wales.
US records come from Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Montana, New York, Ohio, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington. You can see all the new or updated collections and link to them here.
  • The Southern California Genealogy Jamboree is coming up June 8-10 at the Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport Hotel. Besides the classes and the free exhibit hall, highlights include one-on-one consultations with members of the Southern California Chapter of the Association for Professional Genealogists, three-hour Genealogy World roundtable discussions and a DNA Interest Group that can help you interpret genetic genealogy test results.  
  • The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has announced that the 2013 NGS Family History Conference, will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada, May 8–11. The conference hotel and venue will be the LVH−Las Vegas Hotel & Casino (formerly the Las Vegas Hilton). Online conference registration isn't yet open. 


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Friday, May 18, 2012 3:46:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)  #  Comments [1]
Saturday, May 19, 2012 8:23:10 PM (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC-04:00)
What is taking Ancestry so long? They just announced their THIRD state while FamilySearch has *6* states. Also, why is Ancestry so reluctant to say or show where they are indexing the states? Once again, FamilySearch is showing just how many states are ready for indexing, how many states are 100% indexed. Ancestry? Your guess is as good as mine because Ancestry isn't talking. I think their PR department believes that stonewalling is a good thing.
Jeff Ford
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