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FamilySearch Adds to Collections from Australia, England, Italy, Philippines, Spain, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch 04/23/2013: FamilySearch has added more than half a million images this week from Australia, England, Italy, Philippines, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 92,436 images from the new U.S., Ohio, Southern District Naturalization Index, 1852-1991, collection, and the 73,580 images from the new Australia, Tasmania, Civil […]

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Ancestry Adds 1940 Indexes for 12 More States & is Now up to 37 States plus Washington D.C.!

The following is from Matthew Deighton at With today’s addition of 12 states (18 million records) to the 1940 US Federal Census, now has 37 states and Washington DC fully indexed and searchable on the site. All of the 1940 US Census will be free through 2013. Number of records per state: Alaska: […]

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Growing Need for International FamilySearch Indexers

The following news release was received from More than 120 projects are currently available from countries outside the U.S., representing 16 languages. Since the first of the year, new projects have been launched from Bolivia, Paraguay, Switzerland, and the Philippines. Later this year, FamilySearch indexing plans to release projects for Armenia, Costa Rica, Denmark, […]

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New USA Vital Records Data & Databases at

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at since my last posting made November 8. New data has been added for Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Vermon, Washington, and Wisconisin. We’ve also updated all five of […]

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United States Territorial & School Censuses and Tax Records at

United STATES TERRITORIAL & SCHOOL CENSUSES and TAX RECORDS at Last Updated: 14 July 2014   Colonial, Territorial and State Censuses are of vital importance to genealogists, as they were often taken on non-Federal Decennial census years, taken prior to statehood, or between the Federal Censuses. Thirty-seven states (or what became states) took them. […]

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USA State Census Records Found at continues to post additional FREE USA State Census records at the website. The following listing is a current listing, with links. DIGITIZED & INDEXED USA STATE CENSUS IMAGES AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG Colorado State Census 1885 – Images of population schedules listing the inhabitants of the state of Colorado. The 1885 census was taken with the […]

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United States Death & Probate Documents & Indexes at

UNITED STATES DEATH & PROBATE DOCUMENT & INDEXES AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG Last Updated: 14 July 2014   Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952 — Searchable Index — Name index to death and burial records from the state of Alabama. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set […]

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Over 300 Million New Names Added Online @ the New 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 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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New at Family Tree Connection

The following small databases have been posted at Family Tree Connection in the last several weeks. CONNECTICUT Connecticut College for Women 1926-1927 Catalogue – Thirteenth Annual Catalogue of Connecticut College. Announcements for 1927-1928. Published at New London, Connecticut, March 30, 1927. Twelfth Series, Third Number. Connecticut College for Women 1924-1925 Catalogue – Eleventh Annual Catalogue […]

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Deadwood, South Dakota’s Historic Documents

The following excerpts are from an article in the November 2, 2009 edition of the Rapid City Journal. The archives at Deadwood’s City Hall hold shelves filled with voting records, county inventory and appraisal ledgers, probate ledgers and other circuit court documents dating from the late 1800s to the 1960s. Many of those documents nearly […]

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Adoptees Again Push For Rights in South Dakota

Adoptees in South Dakota are once again pushing to get a bill passed allowing them access to their birth records. They almost accomplished it in 2009, but fell short. Following is an excerpt for a lengthy and interesting AP article in the October 4, 2009 Rapid City Journal. Even though Oaks, who was adopted as […]

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State Census Records Found at FamilySearch Labs

The shear numbers of records found at the FamilySearch labs website are mind boggling. Within the digitized records now found posted at the site are quite a number of State Census records. Records for Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York, Rhode Island, South Dakota, and Wisconsin are now found there. These records are not all indexed, […]

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NewspaperARCHIVE Adds New Data

Over several days, NewspaperARCHIVE posted many new newspapers from a eighteen states. The majority of the papers posted the last few days are dated in the 1930s. Again, those interested in the early years of the depression in these areas will enjoy this data. I am pleased to again announce that the folks at […]

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New Data at

Over several days, NewspaperARCHIVE posted many new newspapers from 20 states. The majority of the papers posted the last few days are dated between 1915 and 1925. I note that some South Carolina papers were included this week. This is good stuff… I am pleased to again announce that the folks at appreciate what […]

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New at NewspaperARCHIVE This Week

In the last three days, NewspaperARCHIVE posted many new newspapers. While compiling this list, I noticed that the time period of about 1925 through 1929 is prevalent in these posts. Eighteen states are represented this time around. Iowa is again the clear winner when it comes to numbers of papers represented. Hmmm… Have I said […]

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