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Genetic Research Could Rewrite the History of the First Americans

The following excerpt is from an article by Mark Strauss, posted July 22, 2015 at the National Geographic website: Since the 1930s, it’s been a generally accepted theory that indigenous Americans are descendants of Siberians who came to the New World by crossing a land bridge into Alaska around 15,000 years ago. But, the details […]

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New FamilySearch Collections Posted the Week of July 13, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Family historians hungry for historic Irish records will enjoy FamilySearch’s new collection, Ireland Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912. These indexed court documents bring 22 million records to your fingertips. These records were originally filmed at the National Archives of Ireland and the index was created by findmypast.com. See the table […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 15.6 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, & the U.S.A.

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 15.6 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 5,573,816 records from the US, Iowa, State Census, 1925 collection; 2,086,638 records from the US, California Death Index, […]

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644,000 New Records & Newspaper Articles At FindMyPast

The following is from the June 26, 2015 FindMyPast Friday Announcement at FindMyPast: Australia Convict ships 1786-1849 Containing over 188,000 records, Australia Convict ships 1786-1849 date back the ships of First Fleet and include the details of some of the earliest convict settlers in New South Wales. These records are made up of five separate […]

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Anzacs’ (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) Repatriation Records Released

The following teaser is from the June 12 PSNews Online: The National Archives of Australia (NAA) has begun a $3.4 million project to mark the centenary of World War I, describing and digitising many of the Anzacs’ repatriation records, ensuring greater public access. For many Anzacs, ongoing health problems – both physical and mental – […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.6 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch. This posting is of databases announced by FamilySearch on May 18 & 26. FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 4.6 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 327,195 images from the Peru, Lima, Civil […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.8 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch.org: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 5.8 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,435,483 indexed records from the Canada Census, 1911 collection; 2,069,202 indexed records from the Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802–1990 collection; and […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the USA & Zimbabwe

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 2.2 million indexed records and images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the United States, and Zimbabwe. Notable collection updates include the 133,189 indexed records from the Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904–1976 collection; the 78,244 images from the US, Tennessee, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865–1872 collection; and […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 3.7 million indexed records and images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,395,009 images from the Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760–1993 collection; the 396,405 images and 396,405 indexed records from the US, BillionGraves Index […]

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Genealogy Search Leads Australian Woman to Vallejo, California

The following excerpt is from an article written by Rachel Raskin-Zrihen and posted in the July 25, 2014 edition of timesheraldonline.com: Genealogy work often requires much deep and time-consuming sleuthing, but often pays satisfying dividends for those interested in their family history and connections. Such was the case with Margery Morrison of Australia, whose climb […]

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Historic Prisoner Record Book Surfaces and is Given to the Tasmanian Archives

The following teaser is from the Feb. 28, 2014 edition of abc.net.au: An historic prisoner record missing for decades is in the hands of Tasmania’s Archives and Heritage Office. Inside the weathered exterior of the leather-bound book are 525 previously untold stories. The book is a detailed record of prisoners who passed through the Hobart […]

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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 4.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 4.2 million indexed records and images to collections from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Honduras, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 543,676 images from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980, […]

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Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1870 Database Posted

A while back, findmypast published two important convict record sets containing over 500,000 convicts and early settlers. Following is information from MyHeritage about the posting: The Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1870 database contains original handwritten records and transcripts relating to some 123,000 convicts. It includes information on convicts’ transportation, listing their ship and year of arrival, […]

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Queensland’s Births, Deaths & Marriages Registry Goes Online

Queensland, Australia’s Births, Deaths & Marriages registry is now going online, allowing genealogists to download and view files dating back to the late 1800s. Index searches are FREE. It is planned that by the middle of 2015, all six million records should be posted. There are privacy restrictions for the newer records, but millions of […]

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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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