From Google’s English: “The Association for Computer Genealogy (CompGen) invites everyone to join the discussion at our CompGen online meeting on June 9th on the topic of ” Open Access in the genealogical association “. CompGen wants Open Access – how do we achieve this goal? And who is participating?”
“Graves in 19,000 churchyards in England are to be digitally mapped in a seven-year project that will be a boon to people researching family history.
The Church of England is to launch a free website next year that will eventually list every grave memorial in every churchyard in the country.
The ancient church of St Bega on the shores of Bassenthwaite Lake in Cumbria is the first churchyard to be scanned by surveyors using sophisticated laser equipment….”
“FamilySearch has digitized millions of original pages from counties across the state of New York.
The majority of these records include deeds and mortgages from various county offices covering a wide range of dates, none of which have been digitally indexed before.
This crowd-sourced project will enable anyone with an interest in preserving the records of New York to take part in the largest volunteer effort to index New York’s state records to date….”