American Legion, Amazon, British Library, More: Afternoon Buzz, June 15, 2014
Pennsylvania’s Bucks County is going to make a search engine of ancestry records. “Register of Wills Don Petrille has contracted with the firm IMR Limited, of Cumberland County, to create an online database of every will and marriage license processed by Bucks County government before 1932. Later phases of the project could include records processed after 1932.”
The American Legion’s digital archive of magazines is expanding: “All issues of the original American Legion Weekly are now available; American Legion Monthly issues and some American Legion Magazine issues are being worked on. There will soon be a total of 575 digitized magazine back issues available from July 1919 to April 1949, with more to come throughout the summer.”
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FamilySearch has added another square ton of records. “Notable collection updates include the 317,554 indexed records from the Chile, Civil Registration, 1885–1903, collection; the 443,904 indexed records from the Spain, Province of Cádiz, Municipal Records, 1784–1956, collection; and the 172,261 indexed records from United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918, collection.”
You’ve probably already heard this, but Amazon has launched a Prime music streaming service (PRESS RELEASE.)
The British Library has announced the winners of its 2014 Labs competition. I am very much looking forward to the Victorian Meme Machine.
More from the British Library: How big is the UK Web? “In 2013 the Library conducted the first crawl of all .uk websites. We started with 3.86 million seeds (websites), which led to the capture of 1.9 billion URLs (web pages, docs, images). All this resulted in 30.84 terabytes (TB) of data! It took the library robots 70 days to collect.”
Is Google going to buy a stake in Virgin Galactic?
Did you know The TSA is on Instagram? WEIRD pictures. Good afternoon, Internet…
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