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New FamilySearch Database Collections as of October 19, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Apart from a very significant addition to the Italy Napoli Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1865 collection, this week is predominantly about new, free US marriages and passenger lists collections. Search marriage records from 11 states, including Louisiana Parish Marriages 1837-1957, New York County Marriages 1847-1848; 1908-1936, Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013, […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for October 5, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Major additions this week to the United States World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942, Brazil Sao Paulo Immigration Cards 1902-1980, Colombia Catholic Church Records 1576-2014, Italy Asti Civil Registration (State Archive) 1803-1814 1911-1935, Maryland Baltimore Passenger Lists 1820-1948, Massachusetts Boston Crew Lists 1811-1921, and New Zealand Archives New Zealand […]

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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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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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