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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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A Genealogist’s Historical Timeline for Colorado, 1541 – 2001

The following excerpt is from William Dollarhide’s new book, Colorado Name Lists, 1858 – 1998, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present. Enjoy… For genealogical research in Colorado, the following timeline of events should help any genealogist understand the area with an historical and genealogical point of view: 1541. After months of […]

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Colorado Name Lists 1858-1998, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

According to Leland Meitzler: “Name lists are key to success in any genealogical endeavor. Name lists, be they national, state, county, or even city or town in scope, can help nail down the precise place where one’s ancestor may have lived. And if that can be done, further records, usually found on a local level, […]

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A Review of the FamilySearch Colorado Statewide Marriage Index 1900-1939

My mother was born in Canon City, Colorado in 1911. The Feller family had moved to the area from Missouri in the 1880s and were well settled in by my mother’s birth. Mother was the daughter of Hazel Feller and Neal Cornett. However, when mom was about 5 years old, her parents separated (I never […]

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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 More Than Half a Million Index Records and Images to New Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations Collection

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 2.7 million images from BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Ireland, Mexico, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 544,966 index records and images from the new Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920, collection, the 731,428 index records and images from […]

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FamilySearch Adds Collection Updates to Australia, BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Luxembourg, Slovakia, Spain, & the U.S.A.

The following News Release is from FamilySearch.org dated January 15, 2013: FamilySearch added an additional 7 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,747,863 indexed records and images in the Slovakia Church and Synagogue Books collection from 1592-1910, the 1,308,956 indexed records from the United States […]

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Colorado Death Certificates Go Up to $20.

If you’re doing Colorado research, your cost for a death certificate just went up. Effective Aug. 1, the cost for death certificates went up to $20 for the first copy and $13 for additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time. This is an increase from $17 for the first copy and […]

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Colorado Raises Cost of Death Certificates

Here is an excerpt from an article out The Gazette, Colorado Springs: Price of Colorado death certificates goes up Wednesday July 31, 2012 11:29 AM The Gazette The price of a death certificate is going up beginning Wednesday to defray the cost of improvements to the electronic records system. The cost for the first copy […]

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Colorado State Archivist Terry Ketelsen Retires

The following excerpt is from the July 5, 2012 edition of the Denver Post. The man who has helped safeguard many of Colorado’s most historical documents for nearly a half century has retired from state government. State Archivist Terry Ketelsen, who had worked for the state for 45 years, retired last week at the age […]

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

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been recently added or updated at FamilySearch.org. 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 FamilySearch.org United States Marriage Documents & Indexes Found at FamilySearch.org […]

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Mine Owners and Mines of the Colorado Gold Rush

In 1879, just three years after gaining statehood, Colorado experienced its own gold rush. That year, Thomas Corbett published a directory of Colorado’s know gold, silver, coal, and ore mines. Mine Owners and Mines of the Colorado Gold Rush, by Laurel Michele Wickersheim and Rawlene LeBaron, is an enhanced republishing of that directory. Mine Owners […]

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The 1940 U.S. Census Community Project has Indexed and Posted the 1940 Census for Delaware, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon, Virginia & New Hampshire

The most exciting news from the National Genealogical Society Conference in Cincinnati is that volunteers have now indexed over 30% of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of 3.8 million records in just 37 days. Six states have now gone through the finalizing process (which takes about a week) with Oregon and Virginia going online on […]

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FamilySearch Posts 1940 Census Images Plus 14 Million Additional Records for 19 Countries This Week

Click on the map to get a graphical view of indexing progress thus far on the 1940 Census. FamilySearch has begun publishing images online from the 1940 U.S. Federal Census to engage the army of volunteers who have been waiting for the chance to begin indexing those names. To explore the digital images or to […]

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The 1940 U.S. Census Now Being Indexed by the US Census Community Project – Delaware Finished

The following news release was received from FamilySearch: 4 April 2012: The 1940 U.S. Census is here and the 1940 US Census Community Project has kicked off to a great start! The excitement and enthusiasm for this project is far greater than anything previously seen in the six years that FamilySearch indexing has been available. […]

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