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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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Archeologists Race to Uncover “Camp Asylum” in Columbia, SC

The following is from the February 16, 2014 edition of the Deseret News. COLUMBIA, S.C. — Racing against time, South Carolina archeologists are digging to uncover the remnants of a Civil War-era prisoner-of-war camp before the site in downtown Columbia is cleared to make room for a mixed-use development. The researchers have been given four […]

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Bethel Presbyterian Church of Clover, York Co., SC Celebrating 250 Years

The following excerpts are from an article posted in the January 8, 2013 edition of the Enquirer Herald. CLOVER [York County, South Carolina] A dozen years before the United States was founded, three men gathered at a spring near Clover and decided to start one of the first churches organized in the colony of South […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 1.9 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Austria, Denmark, Hungary, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 1.9 million indexed records and images to collections from Austria, Denmark, Hungary, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 834,729 indexed records and images from the U.S., Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948, collection, the 590,658 indexed records from the new U.S., New York, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 10.6 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, China, England, Italy, Peru, South Africa, & the USA

The following data is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 10.6 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Ecuador, England, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, South Africa, South Korea, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 4,490,808 indexed records from the England, Norfolk Register of Electors, 1844–1952, collection, […]

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450+ Richland County, South Carolina Cemeteries Identified

The following teaser is from the May 13, 2013 edition of thestate.com: A preliminary survey underwritten by Richland County [South Carolina] has identified more than 450 cemeteries, most of them long-abandoned plots where family members were laid to rest together. Next, Mike Trinkley of the nonprofit Chicora Foundation will embark on field work to refine […]

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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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The Aiken Barnwell Genealogy Society Finds a Cemetery

In an interesting story a genealogy society finds remnants of a nearly forgotten cemetery among the trees and brush. Read more about their find in an article from the aikenstandard.com: Genealogy society finds remnants of cemetery By Suzanne Stone Members of the Aiken Barnwell Genealogy Society have found a few remnants of local history tucked […]

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More New USA Vital Records Data Posted 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 December 26. New data has been added for 14 States and the District of Columbia. – Updated January 10, 2012. Beside the vital records, state census records for New York 1875, as well as state census records, […]

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Hilton Head Heritage Library Needs Volunteers

The following teaser is from the August 13, 2011 editiion of Bluffton Today. The Heritage Library [Hilton Head, South Carolina], a research center for history and genealogy, needs volunteers in a number of capacities. “Not necessarily historians or genealogists or Civil War buffs or researchers or librarians,” says Isobel Bitner, head librarian. “But if you’re […]

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New & Updated USA and Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org

The following USA and Canadian vital records databases have been added at FamilySearch since I last blogged about the FamilySearch vital records six weeks ago or so. Note that most of the databases posted are digital images with waymarks to locate one’s ancestor. Many of the images also include indexes, so in many cases, it’s […]

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Millions of Historic American Civil War Records Go Online at FamilySearch.org

The following announcement was made by FamilySearch during the National Genealogical Society Conference in Charleston, South Carolina: SALT LAKE CITY: As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, people who had ancestors involved in the conflict can access millions of historical records recently published on the familysearch.org website. And millions more […]

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Archives.com Adds Over 3.5 Million New U.S. Records and Images

I’ve been following the progress of for over a year now – and I must say that I’m impressed with what they are doing. The REALLY BIG DEAL about the new records they have posted is that they now have close to 1.5 million Ohio obituary records on the site, obtained from the archives of […]

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United States Death & Probate Documents & Indexes Found at FamilySearch.org

UNITED STATES DEATH RECORDS POSTED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG – UPDATED AS OF  1 April 2014.   Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952 — Searchable Index — Name index to death and burial records from the state of Alabama. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains […]

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NGS Opens Registration for the 2011 Conference in Charleston, SC – May 11-14

The following news release was received from Jan Alpert. I will be there, as usual, operating the Family Roots Publishing booth. My first NGS Conference was in 1985, in Salt Lake City. Since then, I’ve only missed one conference that I know of, that being the conference in Valley Forge. See you in Charleston!! NATIONAL […]

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