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Wills of Scottish Soldiers Killed in WWI to Go Online

The following excerpt is from an article in the February 24, 2014 edition of NewsNetScotland.com: The wills of 26,000 Scottish soldiers who died in the Great War are to be made available online for the first time as part of centenary commemorations marking the outbreak of WWI, the First Minister Alex Salmond announced today (Monday, […]

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Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas

Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas: A Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere is the most comprehensive collection of information on colonial period records covering the entire Western Hemisphere, both North and South America. As far as I know, there is no other single reference for records sources […]

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FamilySearch.org USA Death and Probate Record Databases Update

Here are recent USA death and probate related records databases updated at Family Search.org. We have also updated the following records on this site:   United States Death & Probate Documents & Indexes Found at FamilySearch.org   THE FOLLOWING MARRIAGE RECORD RELATED DATABASES WERE POSTED OR UPDATED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG SINCE 25 July 2012:   Texas, […]

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Wills of 9,000 World War I Irish Soldiers to Go Online

The following excerpt is from the November 4, 2012 edition of IrishCentral.com: The wills of 9,000 World War I Irish soldiers who fought in the British Army will be posted online this week the Irish Sunday Times reports. Many of the wills are very short said Hazel Menton, an archivist who has worked on the […]

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Scottish Wills & Testaments from 1902 to 1925 Go Online

The following news release was received from Grant Millar at Brightsolid: · From inmates of poorhouses to owners of mansions – a fascinating portrait of Scottish life during the early 20th Century and a major new family history resource A colourful picture of life in Scotland in the early 20th Century is revealed today, with […]

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Inheritance in America

Inheritance is a hot topic these days, as certain temporary tax adjustments are set to expire, reverting such items as inheritance taxes back to higher levels. People and politicians, alike, argue over what is an appropriate manner for distributing the wealth of an individual to their heirs, named or biological. How much should the government […]

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Get 50% off Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas for 1 Week Only

Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas Is available from Family Roots Publishing for only $29.98, normally $59.95, but only until Monday, February 6. See a review below: Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas: A Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere is the most comprehensive collection of information on […]

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31 Named Slaves Included in Document from Estate of Thomas W. Riviere, Upson County, Georgia – 1859

I ran across an interesting document today – being offered for auction online. The Estate document includes a list of 31 named slaves being rented out by the estate of Thomas W. Riviere of Upson County, Georgia. It is dated December 14, 1859. The following description is posted at the auction website: December 13-14, 1859, […]

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Wiltshire Treasures & Wiltshire Wills – New English Websites

The staff at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre in Chippenham, England have posted Wiltshire Treasures, a terrific new website which incorporates the catalogs from eight local museums as well as art and photographic collections owned by Wiltshire County Council. There are currently over 170,000 records on the Free searchable site. In most cases the […]

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