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Genealogy News Weekend Update - Oct25th-Oct31st, 2009

Registration Opens tomorrow for 2010 NGS Family History Conference
Online registration for the 2010 NGS Family History Conference will open tomorrow, November 1, 2009.

The 2010 NGS Family History Conference will be held at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Mark your calendars for 28 April–1 May 2010.

Whether your family helped settle the nation, migrated across the country, stayed in the same place, or recently arrived in America, this conference has much to offer. The family history resources in Salt Lake City, Utah, will provide a depth and breadth to your research. The Family History Library has an extensive collection of international records. A major focus of the conference will be increasing research skills in foreign countries.

Data Back up Day Contest at Geneabloggers
For the next upcoming Data Backup Day - Sunday, November 1, 2009 - in partnership with Novosoft LLC, GeneaBloggers will be giving away copies of Handy Backup software to three lucky winners (value $39 US)!
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Honolulu Passenger Lists, 1900–1953
During the first half of the 20th century, millions of people traveled to Hawaii. The Honolulu passenger lists document people who were immigrating to the island paradise to stay, as well as others who were just visiting or passing through on their way to the mainland.

You’ll find U.S. citizens as well as travelers from the Pacific Rim—Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Russia and Canada. The largest percentage of people in the collection comes from the Philippines—many of whom came over to work in Hawaii’s sugar plantations.

Entire U.S. Census goes Interactive with Footnote announced it will digitize and create a searchable database for all publicly available U.S. Federal Censuses, ranging from the first U.S. Census taken in 1790 to the most current public census from 1930. Through its partnership with the National Archives, will add more than 9.5 million images featuring over half a billion names to its extensive online record collection.