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Find Your Kentucky Roots at KHS’s New Online Genealogy Magazine

The following news release is from the Kentucky Historical Society website: Monday, February 24, 2014: Kentucky Historical Society (KHS) today announced the launch of its new online family history magazine, Kentucky Ancestors Online (KAO). This free electronic magazine, or e-zine, represents the latest evolution in KHS publications and continues the long-respected legacy of the former […]

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Biographies for Families in 11 More IA, TN, MO, KY, & AR Counties added at MyGenealogyHound.com

Biographies for families in 11 more counties have recently been added to the My Genealogy Hound website. This brings the current total available to more than 20,000 biographies in 136 counties in 10 states: Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. The most recent additions include: Page County, Iowa – 558 […]

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Shelby City Cemetery Project Rediscovering Graves Of Slaves & Soldiers

The following teaser is from an interesting article posted in the November 13, 2013 edition of The Interior Journal JUNCTION CITY [Kentucky] — Jordan Wallace Jr. lived 29 years as a slave, three years as a soldier and 71 years as a free man. Now, 75 years after his death — and 178 years after […]

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Kentucky Historical Society Announces Partnership with the Smithsonian Institution

The following teaser is from the July 1, 2013 edition of bizjournals.com: The Kentucky Historical Society has struck a new partnership with the Smithsonian Institution. … An affiliation with the Smithsonian will provide KHS with such opportunities as access to artifacts and traveling exhibitions. Smithsonian collections includes more than 136 million objects. Read the full […]

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KY Congressman Hal Rogers Reintroduces Legislation to Preserve the Battle of Mill Springs Site

The following excerpt is from an AP article posted at the January 18, 2013 WFPL website. This is of interest to Patty, as her Daffern ancestry all comes from Wayne County. Kentucky Congressman Hal Rogers has reintroduced legislation to preserve a Civil War site in southern Kentucky. The bill seeks to recognize the Mill Springs […]

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American Population Before the Federal Census of 1790

American Population Before the Federal Census of 1790 represents an exhaustive research project to extract population data for the area encompassed by the  United State as represented in 1790. Data was gathered from previous research studies, government studies, and independent research. The population lists, which are of paramount importance to the genealogist, include poll lists, […]

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Ancestry.com Adds Indexes to 15 More States for the 1940 Census

Ancestry.com announced that this morning at 10 AM MST they added 15 more searchable indexed states to the 1940 US Census database. They also say that they are now very well ahead of schedule from their initial completion predictions. and to look for more states coming soon. California Washington Kansas Nebraska Oregon Alabama Indiana Georgia […]

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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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NGS Research in the States Series: Kentucky

Beginning in 1987, the National Genealogical Society began publishing a series of state guides in the organization’s magazine, the Quarterly. These guides were later issues as special publications. The latest version of the series contains revised guides, plus additional states not included in the previous releases. NGS Research in the States Series: Missouri was the […]

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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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FamilySearch Adds Indexing Projects for Paraguay, Panama, Bolivia, and Slovakia – Indexers Needed!

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: 10 New Digital Images of Historic Documents Created Every Second – Indexing Projects Added for Paraguay, Panama, Bolivia, and Slovakia! Since 2006, FamilySearch has dramatically improved its ability to scan and convert microfilmed records into digital images. In addition, more than 185 digital camera crews are now […]

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New USA Vital Records Data at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made November 26. New data has been added for 24 states & the District of Columbia! We’ve also updated all five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files. See: United States Birth & Christening Records Found at FamilySearch.org […]

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New USA Vital Records Data & Databases at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made November 8. New data has been added for Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Vermon, Washington, and Wisconisin. We’ve also updated all five of […]

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Finding Your Kentucky Ancestry

At 388 pages, Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research is probably the most complete research guide you will find on Kentucky. The book cover in depth the holdings of Kentucky’s libraries, archives, court records, and University of Kentucky’s collections, as well as resources held by the Kentucky Historical Society and Filson Club. […]

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Original Surveyor’s Plat Map Donated to the Kentucky State Archives

The following excerpt is from an article published in the September 12, 2011 edition of TheGleaner.com of Henderson, Kentucky. Gen. Samuel Hopkins would be doubly pleased this week. Friday morning the community plans to dedicate the cemetery where he is buried, which had grown up in trees and weeds, but is now practically sparkling new. […]

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