Meet the Bloggers of Honor for the AZ Family History Expo 2011

Bloggers of Honor are people are selected by Family History Expos to “provide information and updates about the Expo to members of the genealogy community.”  They help [Family History Expos] make each Expo a virtual event by sharing on Twitter, Facebook and blogs about the sessions, Expo news, exhibitors and more.

To view the list of Bloggers of Honor, click here.

I’m grateful to have been selected as a Blogger of Honor at the 2011 AZ Family History Expo.  Please join me in Mesa Jan 21-22.

Last year was my first year to attend, and I was not disappointed in the least!  The speakers were fantastic, the exhibit hall was buzzing with happy family history seekers, lunch (served there for a small cost) was delicious.  I met some wonderful people, who have become online friends throughout this year, and I learned more about family history, genealogy and using social media and technology in regards to searching for ancestors.  The atmosphere was warm and friendly, and I can’t wait to get back there for more this year.
Please save the date:
Jan 21 and 22, 2011

Mesa Convention Center
263 North Center Street
Mesa, AZ 85201

I think you’ll be glad you did.

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Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, and U.S. Records Added to Familysearch.org

Here is the official article released by Familysearch:

Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, and U.S. Records Added

Twenty two (22) new collections were updated or added this week at FamilySearch.org—over 11 million new, free indexed names and images from original source records!

This week the complete U.S. 1910 Federal Census name indexes for Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, and Texas were published online at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (FamilySearch.org, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot) or Beta.FamilySearch.org.

Massachusetts death records and Minnesota probate court wills were also added to U.S. collections.

Also released were collections for Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, and Spain!

See the chart below for the complete list of all the newly added or improved collections.

None of this would be possible without the great contributions of many online FamilySearch volunteers. These individuals donate the time and effort needed to make these collections freely available to FamilySearch patrons. If you would like to help by donating a few minutes here and there online with projects of personal interest, become a FamilySearch community volunteer at FamilySearchIndexing.org. Many hands produce great work. Thank you for your support!

Collection Name Indexed Records    Digital Images     Comments
Brazil, Paraiba, Registro Civil [Part 2]        532,000 New Images
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration          665,000 New Images
Canada, British Columbia, Deaths 1872-1986 [Part 4]           5,000       Updated Index
Canada, Nova Scotia, Antigonish Diocese 1823-1905          92,000        9,000 New Index and Images
Czech Republic, Trebon, State Regional Archive Church Records 1650-1900 [Part 2]             112,552  New images
Guatemala, Sagrario, Catholic Church Records, Baptisms, 1898-1920       19,000        2,000    New Index and images
Mexico, Yucatan 1930 Census        35,000       New index to published images
Spain, Barcelona, Vich, Civil Registration        11,000 Images & WP
Spain, Barcelona Civil Registration Pt 2          1,000 Images & WP
Spain, Barcelona Civil Registration Pt 3          2,000 Images & WP
Spain, Cordoba, Civil Registration          4,000 Images & WP
Spain, Málaga, Civil Registration        22,000 Images & WP
Spain, Ripoll (Girona), Municipal Records        53,000 Images & WP
US Federal Census, 1910, Arkansas  1,421,000   Index only
US Federal Census, 1910, Connecticut     955,000   Index only
US Federal Census, 1910, District of Columbia     356,000   Index only
US Federal Census, 1910, Indiana  2,957,000   Index only
US Federal Census, 1910, Nevada       91,000   Index only
US Federal Census, 1910, New Jersey     267,000   Index only
US Federal Census, 1910, Texas  4,000,000   Index only
US, Massachusetts, Death Records, 1913 v. 50-53        2,000        2,000 New index and imag
US, Minnesota, Probate Court Wills 1849-1918 – Part 1      37,000    

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