Thursday, 16 February 2012

Ancestry's Generosity Continues

Apparently Ancestry's $400 million profit for 2011 has them feeling extra generous this weekend. In addition to free access to the Canadian Vital Records and the 1930 US Census, they are offering free access to their "entire database of Internment Camp Documents". Ancestry says that this is to honour the 70th anniversary of the Internment of 100,000 Japanese Americans. Here's the list of databases:

Topaz Internment Camp, Central Utah
•Colorado River (Poston) Internment Camp, Arizona
Gila River Internment Camp, Phoenix, Arizona
Granada (Amache) Internment Camp, Colorado
Heart Mountain Internment Camp, Wyoming
•Jerome Internment Camp, Arkansas
•Manzanar Internment Camp, California
•Minidoka Internment Camp, Idaho
•Rohwer Internment Camp, Arkansas
Tule Lake Internment Camp, California

 Records and documents contained in this collection are:
•Local newspapers
•High school newspapers
•Legal reports
•Press bulletins
•Church reports
•Employment reports
•Community activities
•Financial reports
•Meeting minutes
•Education reports
•Project reports

The other two offers run until Monday, Feb 20th. This one runs until Thursday, February 23rd.

Happy searching this weekend!

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