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Since launching in 2012, Ancestry DNA's database has grown to hold almost 10million DNA customers, easily the world's largest. As such, it statistically offers the greatest chance of matching with the descendants of your extended family.

The company's DNA DAY sale offers at least 25% off the regular price of its DNA test kit, which varies according to the area of residence of the person taking the test.

The following is a Plus Edition article, written by and copyright by Dick Eastman. 

Back in the old days of home computers, say twenty years ago, most of us had one free-standing computer in the house, and the whole family shared it. Those days are now long gone. Many families, perhaps most, now have multiple computers. As computers have become more affordable, portable, and necessary, it’s now common to find multiple computers scattered throughout a home.

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

Discover your ancestors on FamilySearch this week in almost 3.5 million records from Oklahoma, 1.5 million from Germany and more from Quebec, Italy, Lesotho, Ireland, Peru, Georgia, Texas, Costa Rica, and Poland.Search these new free records by clicking on the collection links below or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

CollectionIndexed RecordsDigital ImagesCommentsQuebec, Quebec Federation of Genealogical Societies, Family Origins, 1621-18651720New indexed records collectionItaly, Terni, Narni, Civil Registration (Comune), 1861-192129,9740New indexed records collectionGermany, Bavaria, Diocese of Augsburg, Catholic Church Records, 1615-19301,083,9010Added indexed records to an existing collectionLesotho, Evangelical Church Records, 1828-20053,9090Added indexed records to an existing collectionGermany, Prussia, Westphalia, Minden, Miscellaneous Collections from the Municipal Archives, 1574-191230,7460Added indexed records to an existing collectionIreland Civil Registration, 1845-1913885,9710Added indexed records to an existing collectionGermany, Baden, Church Book Duplicates, 1804-187720,6430Added indexed records to an existing collectionGeorgia, Fulton County Records from the Atlanta History Center, 1827-1955270New indexed records collectionTexas, Swisher County Records, 1879-20126,3200Added indexed records to an existing collectionPeru, La Libertad, Civil Registration, 1903-199842,2190Added indexed records to an existing collectionGermany, Baden, Archdiocese of Freiburg im Breisgau, Catholic Church Records, 1678-1930341,0730Added indexed records to an existing collectionCosta Rica, Civil Registration, 1823-197564,3460Added indexed records to an existing collectionOklahoma, School Records, 1895-19363,400,7470New indexed records collectionPoland, Lublin Roman Catholic Church Books, 1784-19645,7900Added indexed records to an existing collection

The following report was written by Jan Meisels Allen, Chairperson of the IAJGS Public Records Access Monitoring Committee and published originally on the IAJGS Public Records Access Alert mailing list:

The (US) Department of Commerce announced that effective April 1, 2018 the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) implemented upgrades to modernize and enhance access to the Limited Access Death Master File (LADMF). One of the changes is their new website accessible at: https://ladmf.ntis.gov/  You will have to register at the site to familiarize yourself with and the new subscription options.

The following announcement was written by Findmypast:

British Army officers’ widows’ pension forms spanning the years 1755 – 1908 indexed online for the first timeOver 13,000 records, including transcripts and scanned images of original documents, now available to searchLeading British family history website, Findmypast, today announces the publication of a new online collection of British Army Pension records held by The National Archives.

The following announcement was written by the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy:

SLIG is pleased to announce that applications are currently being accepted for the following SLIG scholarships.

SLIG Jimmy B. Parker Scholarship: Named in honor of Jimmy B. Parker, this scholarship recognizes those who have “demonstrated commitment to genealogical excellence and community involvement”. Parker’s legacy of more than 50 years of service serves as the guideline for the application essay detailing how attending SLIG will help the applicant enhance their ability to serve or prepare them to give back to the genealogical community.

The following announcement was written by Ancestry.com:

Appointment Concludes Six-Month Global Search

Interim CEO Howard Hochhauser to Return to Role as CFO and COO

LEHI, Utah and SAN FRANCISCO — April 19, 2018 — Ancestry, the global leader in family history and consumer genomics, today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Margo Georgiadis as Chief Executive Officer and member of the Board of Directors.

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