News Digest: Jan 2018.

Michigan State University Receives $1.5 Million Grant To Build Slave Trade Database

“It will allow scholars and the public to learn about individuals’ lives and to draw new, broad conclusions about processes that had an indelible impact on the world,” says Walter Hawthorne, professor and chair of MSU’s Department of History.


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The FamilySearch website now requires all users to create a personal account.

All registered account holders can use the personalised features of the site – for example uploading a Gedcom file;  saving records to a personal tree; to comment or collaborate on other public trees.

Each user of FamilySearch should have his or her own account.

It is worth reading the guidance given by FamilySearch on setting up a personal account here: A


The Church of Ireland Gazette 1856-1923 is now available online for free.

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