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Conner-Bishop Historical Resource Center to Open at the Utah Genealogy Library Center, Inc. in 2015

I’ve written about the planned Conner-Bishop Library in the past. My dear friend, Ruth Bishop, has been planning to open a genealogy library in the Portland, Oregon area for many years. She’s been collecting books for as long as I’ve known her, which is about 25 years. During the last decade or so, Ruth purchased […]

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UGA South Davis Family History Fair Spring Conference Call For Papers

The following is from Raymon Naisbitt with UGA: ‘In Their Footprints: Honoring Our Heritage’ – Friday & Saturday April 25-26, 2014 Proposals are now being accepted for the Utah Genealogical Association South Davis Family History Fair Spring Conference, which will be held Friday and Saturday April 25-26, 2014 at Woods Cross High School (600 West […]

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Call For Papers for UGA & ICAPGen 2013 Fall Conference with BYU’s Center for Family History & Genealogy Friday & Saturday November 8-9, 2013

Utah Genealogical Association & ICAPGen 2013 Fall Conference ‘50 Years of Excellence’ with BYU’s Center for Family History and Genealogy Friday & Saturday November 8-9, 2013 Proposals are now being accepted for the Utah Genealogical Association & ICAPGen 2013 Fall Conference ‘50 Years of Excellence,’ in conjunction with BYU’s Center for Family History and Genealogy […]

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Room Upgrades Under Way at the Plaza Hotel

The NGS exhibit hall has 75 exhibitors displaying their wares this year. In booth #312, you’ll find my friend, Rich Williams. He’s the Director of Sales & Marketing at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel – and a sponsor of this blog and the Genealogy Newsline. I got the opportunity to visit with him this morning, […]

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Join Us at the UGA Spring Conference in Woods Cross, Utah April 19 & 20!

If you happen to be able to be anywhere close to the Bountiful, Utah area on April 19 & 20, be sure to plan on joining us at the UGA Spring Conference – to be held at the Woods Cross High School. The event used to be called the South Davis Family History Fair, and […]

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2013 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy – Call for Papers

The following was written by BYU Staff: 2013 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy “Strengthening Ties That Bind Families Together” Tuesday, July 30 through Friday, August 2, 2013 Proposals are now being accepted for the 2013 BYU Conference on Family History and Genealogy which will be held Tuesday, July 30 through Friday, August 2 […]

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Mormon Gold Review Addendum — Index to Nearly 2,000 Names

Just the other day I reviewed the book Mormon Gold. The book tells the story of Mormon and their involvement in the California Gold Rush. Nearly 2,000 individuals are mentioned in the book. This addendum is a complete surname index to those individuals. Click a letter below to more quickly browse is alphabetical list. Click […]

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Mormon Gold

Few people are aware it was the job foreman and half-a-dozen Mormons who first discovered gold at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. Even fewer are aware of the overall presence and contribution Mormons made during the gold rush years. The Mormon people had been in Salt Lake for less than a year when Gold was […]

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Slovakian Genealogical Records Growing Online at FamilySearch.org

The following information is from FamilySearch – 7/27/2012: FamilySearch’s free online Slovakian record collection has now grown to over 5 million searchable records. The Slovakia 1869 census is also available as a browsable image collection. Other new searchable collections online were expanded this week for South Africa, Canada, Poland, Portugal, and the United States. Search […]

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New & Updated USA Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. and Canada vital-records oriented databases have been recently added or updated at FamilySearch.org. We’ve also updated all 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 United States Death & Probate Records Found at FamilySearch.org […]

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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 Ancestry.com: With today’s addition of 12 states (18 million records) to the 1940 US Federal Census, Ancestry.com 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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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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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.org: 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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The Family History Library Hosts Free Research Series on Danish Research

The following news release was received from Maryanne Taylor: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH ⎯ Genealogists and family history enthusiasts looking for help with research in Denmark will be interested in classes held at the Family History Library in July. A free Danish Research Series will be held on Saturday, July 14, at the Family History […]

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All 1940 US Census Images and Six States Now Published Online – 20 Million Records for 21 Other Countries Also Added

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: The 1940 US Census Community Project, which includes FamilySearch, Archives.com, Findmypast.com, NARA, and ProQuest.com, have now published browsable images online for 1940 U.S. Federal Census and the completed searchable indexes for six of the states. Online volunteer indexers have indexed 35% of the census. At current rates, […]

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