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The Secrets They Kept: The True Story of a Mercy Killing That Shocked a Town and Shamed a Family

The following exceprt is from a story by James Chilton in the October 13, 2013 dition of the Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Goodness… Some story… CHEYENNE [Wyoming] — Growing up in California, Suzanne Handler never knew her aunt. In fact, until she was 50, Handler didn’t even know she had an aunt. But once she found […]

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76 New & Updated USA Vital Records, State & School Census, and Tax Record Databases Posted at

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been recently added or updated at This blog covers 76 new and updated entries. We’ve also updated four of our five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files. See: United States Birth & Christening Records Found at United States Marriage Documents & Indexes Found at […]

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FamilySearch Adds Millions of Records for Belgium, China, Philippines, and the U.S. – 20 States Now Completed for the 1940 Census

The following news release was received from FamilySearch published new, free records online for Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, England, Georgia, Indonesia, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The 1940 US Census Community Project continues to progress quickly. Online volunteers have now indexed 80 […]

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1940 U.S. Census Community Project Nearly Halfway Complete

The following news release was received from 22 May 2012 – The halfway point for indexing the 1940 U.S. census is fast approaching. Congratulations and thank you to all of the volunteers participating in this unprecedented genealogical community effort. Currently more than 20 states are at or above 85 percent complete. Six states — […]

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New Online Encyclopedia of Wyoming History

In a day’s drive you can pass near the location of the 1901 murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell at Iron Mountain (supposedly at the hands of Tom Horn), and still spit in the Green River where Major John Wesley Powell launched his famed Green River and Colorado River expedition in 1869. Or you can spot […]

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United States Marriage Documents & Divorce Records at

UNITED STATES MARRIAGE & DIVORCE RECORDS AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG Last Updated: 5 November 2015   Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — This collection of marriage records for Alabama counties includes: a) indexed records with images; b) indexed records without images; and c) images which can be browsed but do not have […]

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The 101 U.S.A. Vital Records Databases at the FamilySearch Beta Website is Nearing 65 Million Records

The Vital Records found at the Family Search beta website continues to grow. Millions of birth, marriage, and death records — both indexes and digitized documents can be found at the site. As of August 8, 2010, I count 64,735,265 records for United States vital records, covering 33 states and the District of Columbia. Twenty-five […]

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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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The National Parks – Where the Soul of Our Families Are Restored

Update Oct 2, 2009: Patty and I watched the entire series on PBS. We learned a lot, while bringing back numerous memories of our trips to the National Parks scattered around the United States. Thanks, Ken Burns, PBS, et al… Patty and I spent a couple hours this evening watching The National Parks: America’s Best […]

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Wyoming Blue Books Available in 5 Volumes

The Wyoming “Blue Books,” comprehensive guides to Wyoming history from pre-territorial days to 2007, are being offered at sale prices to the public by the Wyoming State Archives. Following are the sale prices: Individual volumes I-IV: $20.47 Individual Volume V: $30.70 Set of Volumes I – IV: $70.97 Set of Volumes I – V: $87.47 […]

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