Dear Readers,

Many of you had strong feelings about Ancestry’s new design of Find A Grave. You can see it at www.gravestage.com.

Here are some representative samples:

This new format sucks!!! … So disappointed! … I absolutely HATE IT. … Another website ruined by people who don't use it. … Do.. Not.. Like.. It … New and improved??? It's absolutely horrible, isn't it??? …

The following Irish family history, local history or social history events will be taking place in the next two weeks in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the UK, and the USA:

Monday 3 April:Killyleagh - its castle and celebrities, with Clive Scoular. Followed by AGM. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killeleagh Branch. Venue: Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, Co. Down, BT30 9QF.

The following Irish family history, local history or social history events will be taking place in the next two weeks in Ireland, Northern Ireland, the UK, and the USA:

Monday 3 April:Killyleagh - its castle and celebrities, with Clive Scoular. Followed by AGM. Host: North of Ireland Family History Society, Killeleagh Branch. Venue: Masonic Hall, 50 High Street, Killyleagh, Co. Down, BT30 9QF.

To mark the start of the Civil War in April 1861 and to commemorate Confederate History Month, Fold3 is offering free access to its Civil War Collection until Saturday 15 April.

Within this collection are the Civil War 'Widows'' Pensions files, the Civil War Pensions Index, the Soldier Service Records, the 1860 US Census, the Southern Claims Commission files, and many other record sets.

3 Translation Tips for Foreign-Language Captions on Old Photos Posted by Maureen

Ann Sandler's mother-in-law left behind a mystery photo.

The family doesn't know who's in the photo and they can't read the caption on the back. It's in a language they don't recognize.

Many immigrant families brought with them images of family and friends they'd left behind. Without the translation, the details in this picture and in the family history don't add up.

The Representative Church Body (RCB) Library has announced that funding has been committed from the Church of Ireland for the digitisation of further editions of The Church of Ireland Gazette.

Appeals for aid for crises in Serbia, and Syria and Palestine, as published on the front cover and inside the Church of Ireland Gazette, 13 April 1917Accompanying this news came the release of all editions of The Gazette from 1900 to 1911, so there is now a complete run of free-to-view editions from 1900 to 1923, here.

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