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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Canada, Croatia, England, Germany, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, and the USA

The following is compiled from the last two collection updates from FamilySearch (those for July 19 and July 25, 2014): During the week ending July 25, 2014, FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Croatia, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,160,179 […]

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All 14 Dollarhide Name List books – Print & PDF eBooks Are On Sale for 20% Off – Sale extended through January 6

FRPC has extended the sale of all 14 of the new Dollarhide Name Lists books, which are on sale for 20% off thorugh January 6. The sale includes both the printed volumes, as well as the PDF eBooks. Normally $18.95, the printed volumes are just $15.16, and include a FREE immediately downloadable PDF eBook of […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 10.6 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, China, England, Italy, Peru, South Africa, & the USA

The following data is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 10.6 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 4,490,808 indexed records from the England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844–1952, collection, […]

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State Insurance Examiners Check Out Bankrupt Birmingham Cemetery

The following excerpt is from the Nov. 14, 2013 edition of myfoxal.com: BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) – The Alabama Department of Insurance is investigating the sudden closing of George Washington Carver Memorial Gardens in Birmingham. State insurance examiners checked inventory and looked into records at the cemetery’s office Thursday… The cemetery’s owner filed for bankruptcy in […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 192 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, the USA & Wales

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 192 million indexed records and images from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, and Wales. Notable collection updates include the 314,910 images from the Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1387–1936, collection, the 576,176 indexed records from the United States Veterans Administration […]

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Alabama Name Lists 1702-2006, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

If you have been following the GenealogyBlog over the last two days, then you are already aware that Family Roots Publishing has just released 9 new William Dollarhide Name Lists books. And, these books are all on sale for a short introductory period. Well, an introduction to a new series would not be complete without […]

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A Genealogist’s Historical Timeline of Alabama, 1519-1820

The following article was written by William Dollarhide, and is excerpted from his new book, Alabama Name Lists, 1702 – 2006, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present, an annotated bibliography of published and online name lists. It just happens that the book itself is currently on sale for 15% off, with […]

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9 New Dollarhide Research Guides (AL – DC) Now Available at Introductory Prices with FREE PDF eBook & Nearly 50% Savings!

With this new exciting series of genealogical guides, William Dollarhide continues his long tradition of writing books that family historians find useful in their day-to-day United States research. Bill’s Name List guides give a state-by-state listing of what name lists are available, where to find them, and how they can be used to further one’s […]

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FamilySearch Adds to Dominican Republic, Italy, Peru, Spain, & USA Collections

FamilySearch has added more than 1.5 million index records and images this week from Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Italy, Peru, South Africa, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 217,016 index records from the U.S., Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956, collection, the 151,020 index records and images from the United States, Civil War […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: Old Southwest Genealogy Research

Like so many children, for generation past, I grew up playing variations of good guys and bad guys. Sometimes it was cops and robbers, other time the Republic vs. the evil Empire (Star Wars reference), and then there was cowboys and Indians (before the days of political correctness). The setting for many of these games […]

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FamilySearch Adds 2.4 Million Records & Images to Brazil, German, Italy, Netherlands, & the USA

FamilySearch has added 2.4 million indexed records and images this week from Brazil, German, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Peru, Ukraine, the United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 1,033,852 images from the new Netherlands, Bibliothéque Wallonne Card Indexes from ca. 1500-1858, collection, and the 449,478 images from the Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin Probate Records from […]

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Family Bible Project Under Way in Baldwin County, Alabama

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the March 14, 2013 edition of Gulf Coast News Today. FOLEY [ALABAMA] — South Baldwin residents have two more weeks to dig out their old family Bibles and get the information recorded by the Baldwin County Genealogical Society. For the next two Tuesdays, the organization is […]

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FamilySearch Adds 18 New Collections Including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch added an additional 6.6 million indexed records and images in the last two weeks. Included in this update are 15 new collections: 1 from Canada, 1 from Guam, 4 from Italy, 1 from Russia, and 8 from the United States. Among these collections are the China Collection of Genealogies […]

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Steve Murray to be the Director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History

The following excerpt is from the August 22, 2012 edition of The Gadsden Times. Steve Murray has been elected to be the director of the Alabama Department of Archives and History. Murray has been assistant director of the department since 2006 and will become the sixth director in the archive’s 111-year history. The Board of […]

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Alabama Man Fights to Keep Wife Buried Near the Front Porch

The following teaser is from an article in the August 20, 2012 edition of kens5.com: STEVENSON, Ala.—James Davis is fighting to keep the remains of his late wife right where he dug her grave: In the front yard of his home, just a few feet from the porch. Davis said he was only abiding by […]

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