DeLugan’s Top Genealogy News Picks for 9 Nov 2015
Diana is the author of Arizona Genealogy Free Resources Sourcebook, and family historian of the Otero family of Tubac. She curates Genealogy Headline News which reports top news and future events in the genealogy community.
Here are DeLugan’s top genealogy news picks for 9 Nov 2015. If you have an item you want to contribute, contact Diana at http://www.mexicanamericangenealogy.com/contact/.
Free Access to Genealogy Records as of 11/8/2015
Ancestry.com has been busy expanding its’ digital collections. Several of these subscription databases are currently offered for free and include:
- WWII Service Files of War Dead (1939-1947) Collection. Individual service records average 52 pages of personal information. Free now until November 11, 2015. For details visit http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/11/06/in-memory-ancestry-launches-historic-wwii-collection/
- In honor of Veterans’ Day, you can access Global Military Records for free now until November 11, 2015. To begin your search visit http://www.ancestry.com/cs/veteransday2015?o_iid=68200&o_lid=68200&o_sch=Web+Property
Fold3, a subsidiary of Ancestry.com, is currently offering:
- Free Access to Native American Records Collection now until November 15, 2015. This collection includes seven digital collections. Begin your search by visiting https://go.fold3.com/native_americans/
Diane Haddad of the Family Tree Magazine reports that Midwest Genealogy Center is offering free index of 1.5 million U.S. Railroad Retirement Board pension records. Select US Railroad Retirement Board from the collection menu. To learn more about how to search for your railroad worker ancestor for free read Haddad’s article at http://blog.familytreemagazine.com/insider/2015/11/02/SearchForRailroadWorkerAncestorsInNewFreeOnlineIndex.aspx
Important Genealogy Announcements
Fold3, a subsidiary of Ancestry.com has expanded its’ databases to include 18+ million international records. Renowned as the genealogy portal for United States military records, this is an interesting development worthy of watching its’ progress. For more information visit https://blog.fold3.com/at-attention-unveiling-a-new-look-and-going-international/
The RejoiceandbeExceedinglyGlad blog notified us that FamilySearch.org is making significant positive changes to its’ catalog. These changes include a Thumbnail Gallery and Catalog Icons. Read the blog post explaining why this change at FamilySearch.org is significant at http://rejoiceandbeexceedingglad.blogspot.com/2015/11/big-news-digitized-microfilm-records.html or read the news release from FamilySearch.org at https://familysearch.org/blog/en/news-flash-digitized-microfilm-drawer-computer/
Here at Mexican-American Genealogy Portal, today we launched a new web design. We hope it is more appealing to read and navigate. We welcome your comments and look forward to expanding this site with regular posts Mon-Fri about relevant genealogy resources and every Sunday as Diana DeLugan publishes Genealogy Headline News. This new website design allows you to access newspaper archives.
Wishing you continued success with your genealogy research!