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Detroit News Archival Materials Moving to the State Archives of Michigan

If you have Detroit-area ancestry, you’ll be interested to know that The Detroit News is moving their archival collections to the Michigan State Archives. These collections include items that Michigan researchers will want to check out. The following teaser is from the October 20, 2014 edition of detroitnews.com: As The Detroit News packs up for […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Colombia, England, Portugal, & the USA

The following was information received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, Colombia, England, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,061,590 indexed records and images from the U.S., Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, collection; the 322,922 images from the Colombia, Catholic Church […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 145 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from BillionGraves, England, Russia, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 145 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, England, Russia, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 65,593,352 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Birth Index, 1800–1920, collection, the 35,117,915 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Marriage […]

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Looking for a Detroit Area Obit?

I just happened across an article posted by the Detroit Free Press that details the Birth & Death Notices and Obits that they publish. The article also goes into detail about where one might find additional obits and such for the area. See:http://www.freep.com/article/99999999/MISC/399990030/About-obituaries-death-notices-birth-announcements-

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FamilySearch Adds to Collections for BillionGraves, Canada, Italy, Peru, Sweden, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 9.4 million index records and images this week from BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Italy, Peru, Sweden, the United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 3,368,091 index records and images from the U.S., Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952, collection, the 2,187,206 […]

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New Records Added at FamilySearch for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, & the U.S.A.

FamilySearch added an additional 16.3 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,984,100 records for the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards from 1917-1918, the 2,056,187 added to U.S., California, Probate Estate Files from 1833-1991, and the 1,610,053 added to the new British Columbia, […]

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Hope Church of Holland, Michigan Publishes Sesquicentennial History Book

The following excerpt is from the November 16, 2012 edition of the Holland Sentinel: Holland [MI]: As a part of Hope Church’s year of celebration for its sesquicentennial year, a comprehensive history of the congregation’s first 150 years has been published. For more than two years, Hope Church elder Judy Parr has researched and written […]

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A Visit to the “New” Archives of Michigan

The following excerpt is from a “Family Tree Talk” article, written by Jim Moses and published in the November 11, 2012 edition of the Sentinal-Standard: LANSING, Mich. — A group of us from the Ionia County Genealogical Society, headed by President Pam Swiler, met at the Library of Michigan a few days ago for a […]

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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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76M New US Historic Records & Millions more for Brazil, China, Ireland, Italy, Russia, & Spain Added at FamilySearch.org

The following information is from FamilySearch.org: 76 million much-anticipated state census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records were added this week for 22 states, including Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since partnering with the National Archives of Italy to digitally preserve and index its civil registration, more than 24 million images have been published […]

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New & Updated USA & Canada 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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Library of Michigan’s Family Heritage Collection Finds a New Home

The follow press release was issued by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 11, 2012 Contact: Mark Harvey (Archives of Michigan), 517-373-1415 or Don Todaro (Library of Michigan), 517-373-2583 Archives of Michigan welcomes family heritage collection from Library of Michigan The Michigan Department of Education and the Michigan Department of Natural […]

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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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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 Published at FamilySearch.org During the Last Month

Although we’ve been writing about many new records posting at FamilySearch.org, we haven’t done a full update to the U.S.A. Vital Records for about a month. There have been MANY database additions & updates. Thirty-nine major additions and updates have been made for the states of Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, […]

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