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> F A M I L Y T R E E M A G A Z I N E N E W S S E R V I C E
> Feb. 2, 2006
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> IN THIS EDITION
> * MyFamily.com Covers Canada and
> Restructures Subscriptions
> * Discover Your African-American Roots
> * Worthwhile Web Sites
> * Speakers' Schedule
> MYFAMILY.COM COVERS CANADA AND
> RESTRUCTURES SUBSCRIPTIONS
> MyFamily.com, parent company of subscription
> genealogy database sites Ancestry.com and
> Genealogy.com, launched a Canadian database service
> last week.
> Ancestry.ca (http://ancestry.ca) provides access to
> more than 150 million names, and the Web's only
> complete index to the recently released 1911 Canadian
> census. Your search results link to the record images
> on the Library and Archives Canada Web site, but you
> view them using Ancestry.ca's image viewer.
> (You can browse the census images free at
> index-e.html, but unless you have a good idea of your
> ancestor's residence, you'll be browsing for a long time.
> Automated Genealogy is coordinating a free indexing
> project at http://www.automatedgenealogy.com.)
> Other record collections on Ancestry.ca include Ontario
> birth, marriage and death indexes; Ontario and Nova
> Scotia census records; the Canadian Genealogy Index
> (more than 2 million records of all types, most from the
> 1600s to late 1900s); telephone directories and a
> British Columbia death index.
> Ancestry.ca's Canadian Deluxe membership provides
> access to all its databases for $99.95 annually, or
> $14.95 monthly. You also can bypass a subscription
> and use the pay-per-view option; 10 views within 14
> days cost $5.95 (these figures are in Candian dollars).
> Meanwhile, MyFamily.com has restructured
> subscription offerings on Ancestry.com and
> Ancestry.co.uk, its British records site. Gone are the
> multiple subscriptions to census, immigration and
> other collections. New Ancestry.com subscribers now
> select from two options: The World Deluxe membership
> includes US, UK, Irish and Canadian records, and costs
> $299.40 annually or $34.95 monthly (in US dollars).
> The second option, the US Deluxe membership, has US
> census, vital, military, land, court, newspaper and other
> records for $179.40 annually or $23.95 monthly (also
> in US dollars).
> Ancestry.co.uk and Ancestry.ca each offer the World
> Deluxe membership. In addition, Ancestry.co.uk has a
> UK Deluxe membership with British records (69.95
> pounds annually), and Ancestry.ca offers the Canadian
> Deluxe membership.
> Current Ancestry.com and Ancestry.co.uk subscribers
> can upgrade to the World Deluxe or US Deluxe package
> by calling MyFamily.com customer service at (800)
> 262-3787. You'll receive a credit prorated for the
> unused portion of your existing subscription. If you
> don't upgrade before your subscription's renewal time,
> MyFamily.com product manager Beau Sharbrough says
> a representative will call you to discuss an upgrade.
> DISCOVER YOUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN ROOTS
> In the February 2006 Family Tree Magazine, we wrote
> about "African-American Lives," a new PBS program
> that premieres this month. Host Henry Louis Gates
> leads investigations into the family trees of well-known
> African-Americans, including Oprah Winfrey,
> Mae Jemison and Quincy Jones. Visit
> http://www.pbs.org/wnet/aalives for viewing
> schedules and, after Feb. 9, a Genealogy Guide with
> research advice.
> If you're in the Baltimore area, you can stop by the
> debut of From Freedom's Shadow: African Americans
> and the United States Capitol, an exhibit at the
> brand-new Reginald F. Lewis Museum of African-
> American history
> (http://www.africanamericanculture.org). It covers
> African-Americans on Capitol Hill, from the slaves who
> helped construct the building to modern legislators
> who cast their votes inside.
> For more research help, see FamilyTreeMagazine.com's
> African-American Ethnic Toolkit at http://www.
> AfriAmer, and visit these Web sites:
> * African-American Coal Miner Information Center
> ~blackcoalminers: Dig up historical information, a list
> of coal miners and links to other resources.
> * AfriGeneas
> http://www.afrigeneas.com: See why it's a repeater on
> Family Tree Magazine's annual 101 Best Web Sites list.
> * Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
> http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss: Search for soldiers'
> names and regimental histories of the Union Army's
> African-American units.
> * Cyndi's List: African-American
> http://www.cyndislist.com/african.htm: Browse
> hundreds of African-American genealogy links.
> * In Motion: The African-American
> Migration Experience
> http://www.inmotionaame.org: Learn about the 13
> defining migrations that transformed African America.
> * The National Archives and Records Administration:
> African-American Research
> african-american: The US government's record-keeping
> agency wrote this guide.
> WORTHWHILE WEB SITES
> Overwhelmed by the number of family history-related
> Web sites popping up? FamilyTreeMagazine.com sorts
> through them all--whew!--to bring you only the very
> best. We recently recommended the following as Sites
> of the Week:
> ? American Historical Society of Germans from Russia
> Here you'll find a database of 200,000 obituaries, an
> index to a Volga census and more. Some resources are
> free; others require a fee.
> ? HomeTownLocator Gazetteer
> Find location information based on a town name,
> county name or zip code.
> ? Clergy of the Church of England Database
> Search for relatives serving the Church of England
> between 1540 and 1835.
> ? Japanese-American Family History Resources
> Discover your Japanese-American roots with the help
> of Carolyn Brady's information-packed site.
> SPEAKERS' SCHEDULE
> * Lake Jackson, Texas
> Emily Anne Croom
> Feb. 18
> Brazosport Genealogical Society seminar
> - Territorial Papers of the United States
> - Location, Location, Location: Using Maps in
> - Timely Tools for Genealogists
> - Their Place in Time: Broadening the Perspective
> Beyond Dates and Places
> - For more information, contact Gary Gantt at
> * Westford, Mass.
> Maureen A. Taylor
> Feb. 26
> Westford Historical Society
> - Topic: Identifying Photos: From Pictures to Pixels
> For more information, see
> * Port Charlotte, Fla.
> Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak
> March 11
> Charlotte County Genealogical Society at
> St. James Episcopal Church
> - Real World DNA
> - Reverse Genealogy
> - Find That Obituary! Online Newspaper Research
> - Remembering Our Ancestors
> For more information, contact
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