The following announcement was written by the Athens-Clarke County Library:

Athens-Clarke County Library announces Image Magazine digitization project funded by Digital Library of Georgia grant

ATHENS, Ga. – Image Magazine, one of the area’s first African American lifestyle magazines, has been has been digitized thanks to a $5,000 grant awarded to The Athens-Clarke County by the Digital Library of Georgia.

Image Magazine was published by Dr.

In honor of the holidays, we share an incredible story about MyHeritage user Roswitha, of Germany. She received a life-changing message on MyHeritage from her brother on Christmas. She believed he had died years ago. Roswitha’s mother immigrated to Canada in 1956, leaving Roswitha, 2, behind. I stayed and grew up with my grandparents in Germany. My mother was pregnant when she emigrated and, in September 1956, my sister was born in Montreal.

MyHeritage has announced a special DNA LAST MINUTE holiday sale! Starting today, December 12th, through December 18th, DNA kits will be available for only $49 US (€45/£39) each when you buy 2 or more kits. The price for one kit hasn’t changed and it’s still $59 (€49/£45).

The MyHeritage DNA kits make for a truly special and unique holiday gift for the entire family.

FindMyPast has created a new British and Irish Roots collection which allows researchers to search a wide variety of records spanning more than 400 years of migration between the British Isles and North America, all in one place.

It holds some 98 million records.

Please note that this is not a brand-new resource. Instead, it is a specifically packaged collection that draws from a wide range of FindMyPast's existing records and gathers together those that list origin or place of birth in Ireland or Britain.

The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast:

Vast new collection has been specially curated by Findmypast’s in-house expertsThe new British and Irish Roots collection allows researchers to search a wide variety of records spanning more than 400 years of migration between the British Isles and North America, all in one placeAll 95 million records within this unique resource are now available to search and will be free of charge for a limited period

The Virginia Newspaper Project has announced digitized copies of Richmond Whig and Commercial Journal, a daily published by John Hampden Pleasants and Josiah Abbot from 1831-1832, are now available on Virginia Chronicle web site.

Thanks to a partnership with the Huntington Library in San Marino, California, which generously shared its collection with the Library of Virginia, the digitized issues on Virginia Chronicle represent a nearly complete run of Richmond Whig and Commercial Journal.

FindMyPast has created a new British and Irish Roots collection which allows researchers to search a wide variety of records spanning more than 400 years of migration between the British Isles and North America, all in one place.

It holds some 98 million records.

Please note that this is not a brand-new resource. Instead, it is a collection specially created by FindMyPast that draws from a wide range of its existing record sets and gathers together records that list origin or place of birth in Ireland or Britain.

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