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A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online Kentucky Name Lists

A little over a year ago, William Dollarhide and Family Root Publishing created a new series of guides, or quick reference sheets, for genealogists. The series, titled A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide, now includes several titles, including: A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Colonial Wagon Roads to 1750 A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: American Migration Routes, 1750-1800 A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Dollarhide’s Rules […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for the Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 2.3 million indexed records and images for the Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 771,097 images from the New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843–1998 collection; 417,808 indexed records and 417,808 images from […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 18.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for England, Italy, the UK, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 18.3 million indexed records and images for England, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 10,026,835 indexed records and 776,840 images from the England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634–1900 collection; 4,327,810 indexed records from the United Kingdom, World […]

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About Kentucky’s Land Records

This article is by my good friend, William Dollarhide: The following is based on information in the new Kentucky Name Lists book: The original lands of Kentucky were inherited from Virginia when Kentucky became a state in 1792. The Kentucky Land Office was established soon after, acquiring record copies of all of the original Virginia […]

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The Kentucky Digital Library

The Kentucky Digital Library is made up of thousands of digital documents found at 20 libraries, archives and institutions found in the state. The following institutions contributed (click here to view, and search each collection individually). The number following the institution name is the number of documents available to view. An amazing collection! University of […]

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Kentucky Name Lists – Published & Online Censuses & Substitutes 1773-2000 – Sale Extended Thru March 19

Kentucky Name Lists – Published and Online Censuses & Substitutes 1773-2000 is now in print and shipping with a FREE immediate PDF download eBook. The Name List book is 95 pages in length and loaded with information. Now on extended Sale for 25% off Through Midnight EST Thursday, March 19, 2015 See Dollarhide’s article, “What […]

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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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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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