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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 See the table […]

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Locating Vermont Death Records

Robin Foster wrote a good article on finding Vermont Death Records in her column for the Examiner this last week. Included are links to records found at FamilySearch, as well as Ancestry, and Find a Grave. Following is a teaser. Are you trying to document the death of your ancestor in Vermont? You may not […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 7.4 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 7.4 million indexed records and images to collections from Belgium, England, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 4,140,062 images from the new U.S., Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1924, collection; the 900,127 indexed records from the […]

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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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Vermont Needed Swedes Who Could Withstand the Rigors of Vermont Rural Living

The following teaser is from an interesting article about a little-known program to get Swedes to immigrate to Vermont. EAST DUMMERSTON, VT. — Until recently, Earl Cavanagh didn’t know that many of his ancestors came to Vermont from Sweden as part of a short-lived state-run program to help repopulate the abandoned hill farms with people […]

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Vermont State Archives Opens State Hospital Records

More than 40 cubic feet of records from the Vermont State Hospital, formerly located at Waterbury, have been opened for public research. According to the Secretary of State, Jim Condos, these records run from 1891 through 2005. The State Hospital was closed in 2011 after suffering damage in Tropical Storm Irene. for more information, see […]

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Vermont State Archives Releasing Court Records for Caledonia County

According to an AP article posted at, the State Archives in Middlesex, Vermont has completed the processing of Caledonia County, VT Court Records running from 1794 to 1945. The Orleans County Court Records were released for research in July of 2012. Lamoille County, VT Court Records are to be completed this summer, and released […]

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FamilySearch Adds 18 New Collections Including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch, dated Februry 15, 2013: Included in this week’s records update are 18 new collections; seven from Napoli, Italy, seven from the United States, four from Germany, and one from Netherlands. Among these collections are the United States Draper Manuscript Collection from 1740-1960 (more information can be found here), the Germany, […]

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FamilySearch Adds New Collections from Canada, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, & the United States

FamilySearch added an additional 6.4 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,034,803 records for the Netherlands, Zeeland Province, Church Records from 1527-1907, the 1,436,121 added from Italy Civil Registrations from 1824-1941, and the 1,069,308 added to the new Saskatchewan, Canada, collections from 1846-1957. Other new […]

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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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Vermont State Archives opens court records for research

Vermont State Archives release the follow press release, as found on For Immediate release Contact: Jim Condos, 802.828.2148 PRESS RELEASE Vermont State Archives Opens Court Records for Research Montpelier, VT – Secretary of State Jim Condos announced today the successful completion of the first phase of an ongoing initiative to preserve and improve access […]

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

The following information is from 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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76 New & Updated USA Vital Records, State & School Census, and Tax Record Databases Posted at

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been recently added or updated at 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 United States Marriage Documents & Indexes Found at […]

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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 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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The Genealogy of Vermont AG Candidates Bill Sorrell & T.J. Donovan

It’s not often that we run across family histories of state-level politicians in our newspapers or on their Internet websites. However, this afternoon I ran across an interesting and detailed article about the intertwining family histories of two men squaring off in a run for the office of Attorney Geneeral in Vermont. The article is […]

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