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Odisha [India] State Archives Records About to Go Online

The following is from the April 11, 2014 edition of newindianexpress.com: The rare records and books in the Odisha State Archives would soon be accessed from any corner of the world through a website. The State Archives is in possession of over 50,000 rare books and more than six lakh important records from 1803 to […]

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Ex-British PM Clement Attlee’s Roots Traced to Shimla in Northern India

The following teaser is from an article published March 9, 2014 at the gulfnews.com website. Shimla [Himachal Pradesh, India]: Clement Attlee’s grandson John was born in Shimla nearly nine decades ago. His great-granddaughter has just fished out her father’s birth certificate from the cavernous civic office of the “queen of the hills”. Sally Camps, great-granddaughter […]

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India Death Registers Have Been Digitized

The following teaser is from the February 14, 2014 edition of The Times of India website. KOLKATA [India]: If you want a copy of the death certificate of Ramakrishna Paramhansa, ask Kolkata Municipal Corporation. One of the oldest civic bodies of the country, KMC [Kolkata Municipal Corporation] has digitized its death register, dating back 128 […]

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Iranian Research Centre in Hyderabad Proposed for the Preservation of the Persian Language

The following excerpt is from an article posted at the November 8, 2013 edition of Iranian.com Hyderabad [India]: Director of International Research and Educations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr Hadi Soleymanpour said that the government of Iran would be pleased to establish an Iranian Research Centre in Hyderabad for the preservation […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 1.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Spain & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 1.2 million indexed records and images from Brazil, India, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 442,32 images from the Italy, Bologna, Bologna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1942, collection, the 241,897 images from the India, Hindu Pilgrimage Records, 1194-2013, collection, […]

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FamilySearch Adds 19,206,333 Images to New United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920, Collection

The following is from FamilySearch, April 2, 2013: FamilySearch has added 23.9 million indexed records and images this week with new browsable image collections from Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, England, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 19,206,333 images from the new United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920, collection, the […]

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New Records Added at FamilySearch for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, & the U.S.A.

FamilySearch added an additional 16.3 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,984,100 records for the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards from 1917-1918, the 2,056,187 added to U.S., California, Probate Estate Files from 1833-1991, and the 1,610,053 added to the new British Columbia, […]

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“Who’s the Daadi” Helping South Asians With Their Family History

The following is from the September 11, 2012 edition of http://www.bbc.co.uk: A new social ancestry website created by two Londoners is helping South Asians reconnect with their past. “My grandmother got Alzheimer’s and so all the great stories that she used to tell me… they just disappeared. “And then when I tried to trace back […]

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76M New US Historic Records & Millions more for Brazil, China, Ireland, Italy, Russia, & Spain Added at FamilySearch.org

The following information is from FamilySearch.org: 76 million much-anticipated state census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records were added this week for 22 states, including Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since partnering with the National Archives of Italy to digitally preserve and index its civil registration, more than 24 million images have been published […]

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Manuscripts Dating to the 13th-Century In Danger at the Andrha Pradesh, India, State Archive

HYDERABAD [INDIA]: The Andhra Pradesh State Archive and Research Institute (APSARI), the only such centre in the State, is in danger of losing some of its most valuable archive – manuscripts, documents and books dating back to 1407 AD. Most of these historical chronicles are not only brittle, but also damaged. “We have been asking […]

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Costa Rica, England, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Spain, or Arkansas, Maine, Oklahoma, & Texas Posted to FamilySearch.org

The following information was received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch: The latest free collection updates might just have what you’re seeking! What a grab bag of records added this week! Let’s see—for its online patrons’ free viewing pleasure, internationally, FamilySearch added church records from Costa Rico and Mexico, Bishop’s Transcripts and Poor Law records from […]

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Kashmir’s Historic Documents are Covered With Poop…

Srinagar, Mar 4: The Archives Department in Kashmir houses some of the vital documents about Kashmir’s history, culture and heritage. But for the Jammu and Kashmir Government, they seem to be worth nothing, not even preservation. A cursory look at Kashmir Repository, located inside the dilapidated building of the Archives Department in Old Secretariat here, […]

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New Records at FamilySearch.org

The following was received from Paul Nauta at FamilySearch.org: Brazil, England, India, Italy, Nicaragua, Spain, and Wales Records Added Also new U.S. records for Delaware, New Hampshire, Texas, and Virginia More fascinating collections were published this week online at FamilySearch.orgó39 million new records, to be exact. The England and Wales 1901 Census will certainly be […]

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Over 300 Million New Names Added Online @ the New Beta.FamilySearch.org Site

The following information was received this morning from Paul Nauta with FamilySearch: There were over 150 new collections added or enhanced this week at FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch volunteers indexed over 120 million records — over 300 million new names — from original source documents to accomplish this great feat. The massive release was announced this past […]

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India to Issue All Their 1.2 Billion Citizens Biometric ID Cards

It is surely the biggest Big Brother project yet conceived. India is to issue each of its 1.2 billion citizens, millions of whom live in remote villages and possess no documentary proof of existence, with cyber-age biometric identity cards. The Government in Delhi recently created the Unique Identification Authority, a new state department charged with […]

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