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We The People: Map cache benefits Los Angeles library

Sharon Burns: The acquisition of tens of thousands of maps will rank the Los Angeles' Central Library as one of the country's top five library map archives which include the Library of Congress and New York, Philadelphia and Boston public libraries.
SHARON BURNS Published: October 29, 2012

Genealogy notes

The Legacy Family Tree 2013 Panama Canal Genealogy Cruise will be Sept. 22 through Oct. 7 on Celebrity Millennium's Vision of the Seas Ship.

The cruise will leave from San Diego, Calif. Ports include Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala; Puntarenas, Costa Rica; the Panama Canal; Colon, Panama; Cartagena, Columbia; and Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Megan Smolenyak, Karen Clifford, Barbara Renick, Geoff Rasmussen, Randy Seaver, Steve Salisbury, Dave Berdan, Ken McGinnis and Luc Comeau will provide 25 hours of optional genealogy and Legacy classes. For more information and to register for the cruise, go to

FamilySearch,, has completed the International Genealogical Index. The final addition to the IGI includes records submitted by the community. The IGI and the FamilySearch record collection can be searched from the main page of The IGI can also be searched by going to the Historical Record Collections page and typing IGI in the search box.

If you have a question, event, idea or an experience you wish to share, email Sharon Burns at


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