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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.1 Million Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 3.1 million images to collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 268,969 indexed records and images from the new Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 350,087 images from the Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, […]

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National Archives Continues February Celebration of Black History Month

The following press release is from the National Archives website: Special display of the original Emancipation Proclamation February 15–17 Special display of 12 Years a Slave Manifest February 21–March 30 Washington, DC… The National Archives continues its celebration of Black History Month with two featured document displays: the original Emancipation Proclamation, February 15-17; 12 Years […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, China, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 4.5 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, China, Colombia, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,165,725 indexed records from the U.S., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, collection; the 469,903 images from the Ghana […]

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All 14 Dollarhide Name List books – Print & PDF eBooks Are On Sale for 20% Off – Sale extended through January 6

FRPC has extended the sale of all 14 of the new Dollarhide Name Lists books, which are on sale for 20% off thorugh January 6. The sale includes both the printed volumes, as well as the PDF eBooks. Normally $18.95, the printed volumes are just $15.16, and include a FREE immediately downloadable PDF eBook of […]

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DC’s Congressional Cemetery Being Cleaned Up by Goats

Last Tuesday, the historic 35-acre Congressional Cemetery was turned over to the goats. In some cases, goats work much better than lawn mowers – and such is the case there. Lots of important people are buried there, including J. Edgar Hoover and former vice president Eldridge Gerry. Read about the goat mowers: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/going-out-guide/wp/2013/08/07/go-watch-a-flock-of-goats-eat-congressional-cemetery/ http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2013/08/12/congressional-cemeterys-new-lawnmowers-have-horns/ http://dc.curbed.com/archives/2013/08/grass-buffet-the-ecogoats-visit-congressional-cemetery.php

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District of Columbia Name Lists 1600-1997, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

What’s in the District of Columbia edition? Continuing our review for each of William Dollarhide’s name lists books, we detail the contents of District of Columbia Name Lists 1609-1992, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present. Currently, there are nine new names lists books, and we are providing details on each. In […]

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9 New Dollarhide Research Guides (AL – DC) Now Available at Introductory Prices with FREE PDF eBook & Nearly 50% Savings!

With this new exciting series of genealogical guides, William Dollarhide continues his long tradition of writing books that family historians find useful in their day-to-day United States research. Bill’s Name List guides give a state-by-state listing of what name lists are available, where to find them, and how they can be used to further one’s […]

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The Center: A Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Capital Area

When genealogists think of Washington D.C. and/or federal records, they tend to think of census records and the National Archives. Maybe the Library of Congress comes to mind. Census records are, of course, of great value, which is why so many websites offer digital access to these records. As for the National Archives and the […]

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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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FamilySearch Adds Millions of Records for Belgium, China, Philippines, and the U.S. – 20 States Now Completed for the 1940 Census

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: FamilySearch published new, free records online for Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, England, Georgia, Indonesia, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The 1940 US Census Community Project continues to progress quickly. Online volunteers have now indexed 80 […]

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National Archives Shares Rarely-seen Slave Petitions from the District of Columbia Emancipation Act

The following April 11, 2012 press release is from the National Archives: Emancipation documents offer a rare glimpse into slaves’ lives for Act’s 150th anniversary Washington, DC: In commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the DC Emancipation Act, the National Archives today shared rarely seen original records pertaining to the Act, including petitions from slaves […]

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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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United States Birth & Christening Records at FamilySearch.org

UNITED STATES BIRTH AND CHRISTENING RECORDS AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG Last Updated: 14 July 2014   Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930 — Searchable Index — Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Alabama. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due to privacy laws, […]

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