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New Free Historical Records on FamilySearch: Week of April 29, 2019

The following announcement was written by the folks at FamilySearch:

FamilySearch added new, free, historical records this week from Colombia, France, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, and the United States, including Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.

Search these new records and images by clicking on the collection links below, or go to FamilySearch to search over 8 billion free names and record images.

Country

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Colombia

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018

0

103,792

Added images to an existing collection

France

France, Calvados, Military Registration Cards, 1867-1921

3,651

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Italy

Italy, Pesaro e Urbino, Urbino, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1866-1942

5,691

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

New Zealand

New Zealand, Cemetery Transcriptions, 1840-1981

11,374

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

Peru

Peru, Áncash, Civil Registration, 1888-2005

195,778

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Florida, World War I Navy Card Roster, 1917-1920

137

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Georgia Deaths, 1928-1942

1,510

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951

11,739

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Michigan, Census of World War I Veterans with Card Index, 1917-1919

277,245

0

New indexed records collection

United States

Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991

0

623

Added images to an existing collection

United States

Montana, Granite County Records, 1865-2009

13

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

North Carolina, County Divorce Records, 1926-1975

187

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Utah, World War I County Draft Board Registers, Name Index, 1917-1918

137,805

0

New indexed records collection

United States

Utah, World War I Service Questionnaires, 1914-1918

6,496

0

New indexed records collection

United States

Virginia, Petersburg, Gillfield Baptist Church Record, 1827-1906

168

0

Added indexed records to an existing collection

United States

Wyoming, Reclaim the Records, State Archives Vital Records, 1908-1966

297,595

0

New indexed records collection

About FamilySearch

FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Pet Food Ingredients, Video Game Maps, Facebook Pages, More: Wednesday ResearchBuzz, February 27, 2019

NEW RESOURCES

Pet Food Processing: AAFCO streamlines labeling process with new ingredient database. “Since 1934, AAFCO [Association of American Feed Control Officials] has annually published what it calls the Official Publication (OP), a thick book containing hundreds of ingredients used in feed and pet food that are recommended for approval by state regulators. To bring the document into the 21st century, AAFCO members and industry experts created the Online Database of Ingredients (ODI), nicknamed ‘Oh-Dee,’ which is essentially a digital version of the OP hosted on the AAFCO Feed Basic Informational Network (BIN).”

VG 24/7: Noclip is a neat new website that lets you freely explore datamined maps from classic games . “Noclip is essentially a depository of datamined world assets from games. The website features all of Super Mario 64’s maps, for instance, so I can hop into any area from the DS version of that classic and zoom around with a free camera, viewing it from any angle including those impossible in-game. It’s a super cool idea, honestly, allowing you to look at iconic locations from a new angle and also in a way see how they were created in the first place.” There aren’t tons of games on here yet, but I love the idea. The temptation to spend hours wandering around Mario Kart maps is strong.

TWEAKS AND UPDATES

CNN: Facebook restores Russia-linked pages, but is still figuring out what to do about state-backed media . “Facebook said Monday that it would allow a network of millennial-focused pages tied to the Russian state-backed media outlet RT back on its platform after having previously suspended them following inquiries by CNN.”

USEFUL STUFF

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Your Own VR Tours in Google Expeditions. “Google’s VR Tour Creator is probably my favorite new tool of the last year. I love being able to make my own virtual reality tours and share them with others. Recently, Google added support for VR Tour Creator tours to the Android version of Google Expeditions. This means that you can create your own VR tour then play it back and share it in Google Expeditions. You can even lead other people on your tour through Google Expeditions. In the following video I demonstrate how to use your VR Tour Creator tours in Google Expeditions.” There are two more videos embedded in the article.

AROUND THE SEARCH AND SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD

Respect: Black Veterans Project Campaign Launch. “The Black Veterans Project (BVP), a veteran-led, multi-organizational startup, today announced the official launch of their IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for a full-length documentary recounting the experiences of current and former Black servicemembers, from the Vietnam War to present-day conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Co-founded by veterans Kyle Bibby and Richard Brookshire, BVP has a mission to preserve the legacy of the 2.5 million Black veterans living in the United States. Through the creation of a full-length documentary and digital archive of oral histories of Black veterans from all walks of life, BVP hopes to raise awareness of racial justice issues in the military and post-service.”

Ars Technica: Suicide instructions spliced into kids’ cartoons on YouTube and YouTube Kids. “Tips for committing suicide are appearing in children’s cartoons on YouTube and the YouTube Kids app. The sinister content was first flagged by doctors on the pediatrician-run parenting blog pedimom.com and later reported by the Washington Post. An anonymous ‘physician mother’ initially spotted the content while watching cartoons with her son on YouTube Kids as a distraction while he had a nosebleed. Four minutes and forty-five seconds into a video, the cartoon cut away to a clip of a man, who many readers have pointed out resembles Internet personality Joji (formerly Filthy Frank). He walks onto the screen and simulates cutting his wrist. ‘Remember, kids, sideways for attention, longways for results,’ he says and then walks off screen. The video then quickly flips back to the cartoon.”

Washington Post: U.S. Cyber Command operation disrupted Internet access of Russian troll factory on day of 2018 midterms. “The U.S. military blocked Internet access to an infamous Russian entity seeking to sow discord among Americans during the 2018 midterms, several U.S. officials said, a warning that the Kremlin’s operations against the United States are not cost-free. The strike on the Internet Research Agency in St. Petersburg, a company underwritten by an oligarch close to President Vladi­mir Putin, was part of the first offensive cyber campaign against Russia designed to thwart attempts to interfere with a U.S. election, the officials said.”

SECURITY & LEGAL

Bleeping Computer: Office 365 Phishing Page Comes with Live Chat Support. “Scammers handling a phishing website for Office 365 credentials added live support to add to the illusion of legitimacy necessary to trick victims. But things don’t always work the way the cybercriminals intend and their bluff was called by security researchers spotting the scam a mile away.”

RESEARCH & OPINION

NewsWise: New Method Uses AI to Screen for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. “Scientists at the University of Southern California (USC), Queen’s University (Ontario) and Duke University have developed a new tool that can screen children for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) quickly and affordably, making it accessible to more children in remote locations worldwide.” Good morning, Internet…

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