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Acadian-Cajun Timeline, 1603-1805

The following historical timeline of events relating to the Acadians-Cajuns was extracted from the Maine Name Lists and Louisiana Name Lists books, written by my good friend, William Dollarhide. The area of present Maine was at one time claimed by both the French colony of Acadia and the English colony of Massachusetts Bay. After the […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 9.8 Million Indexed Records & Images for Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Jamaica, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 9.8 million indexed records and images for Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Jamaica, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,983,594 indexed records from the Croatia, Church Books, 1516–1994 collection; 57,446 indexed records and 1,785,969 images from […]

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Maine Names Lists 1623-2012 – Now Shipping

The brand new Maine Name Lists – Published and Online Censuses & Substitutes 1623-2012 is now in print and shipping with a FREE immediate PDF download eBook! The Name List book is 103 pages in length and as with his earlier volumes, it’s loaded with information. See Dollarhide’s article, “What are Name Lists?” All Dollarhide […]

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Who Will Design President Obama’s Chicago Library?

The following teaser is from the May 5, 2015 edition of chicagotribune.com: It’s destined to be Chicago’s architectural commission of the decade, a building that gives physical form to the soaring ideals of the nation’s first African-American president. Which begs the question: Who will design it? In the run-up to next Tuesday’s announcement that the […]

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Texas State Genealogical Society 2015 Family History Conference

The following announcement is from the Texas State Genealogical Society: TSGS is excited to announce its 2015 Family History Conference will be Oct 30—Nov 1, 2015 in Austin, Texas, and everyone is invited! This three day event will include wonderful research opportunities, insightful family history sessions for all skill levels, and a full exhibit hall. […]

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Nederland, Texas, Museum Maintenance Done

The following teaser is from the May 5, 2015 Port Arthur News. NEDERLAND [Texas]— The city has been working to reclaim part of its roots since the fall. Nederland City Manager Chris Duque said there is no better permanent homage to the city’s rich Dutch and French ancestry than the Heritage Museums on Boston Avenue. […]

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West Virginia Court Records Being Digitized

The following excerpt is from an article by Andrew Brown, written for the Charleston Gazette – and posted May 4, 2015 at govtech.com. …Since 2013, West Virginia Supreme Court employee Matt Arrowood has been assigned to move the state’s antiquated county court system toward its digital future, where paper copies are a 20th-century notion and […]

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The Search is on for a Downtown Indianapolis Site for the Proposed Indiana State Archives

The Indiana state budget approved by the general assembly last week includes twenty-five million dollars for a state archives building. However, the proposed building of the archives in what is currently green space on the city’s downtown canal was rejected. They are now looking for another downtown location. Read more about it in an AP […]

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Genealogy At A Glance: Ohio Genealogy Research

 There is a new addition to the Genealogy At A Glance series: Ohio Genealogy Research, by Michael A. Ports. As part of the Northwest Territory, Ohio was opened for settlement in 1787. Within a few years, when its boundaries were formally established, Ohio became the 17th state in the Union, with a population of about […]

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A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online U.S. Name Lists

William (Bill) Dollarhide and Family Roots Publishing continue to to produce new guides, or quick reference sheets, for genealogists in their series, titled, A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide. The latest titles have focused Dollarhide’s popular name lists books. One of the newest guides is A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online U.S. Name Lists. Unique to Online U.S. Name Lists […]

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A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online Maine Name Lists

William (Bill) Dollarhide and Family Roots Publishing continue to to produce new guides, or quick reference sheets, for genealogists in their series, titled, A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide. The latest titles have focused Dollarhide’s popular name lists books. One of the newest guides is A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online Maine Name Lists. Unique to Online Maine Name Lists […]

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Rhode Island Historic Records Kept on a Floodplain.

The following excerpt is from an extensive article – with video footage & photographs – posted April 30, 2015 at the wrpi.com website. PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – Some of Rhode Island’s most important and historic records are just a power outage away from damage and destruction. Rhode Island is the only state in the nation […]

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Greencastle, Indiana Letters & Photos Donated to Library by the Anniston, Alabama Salvation Army

The following teaser is from an excellent article posted April 29, 2015 at the Bannergraphic.com website: A woman from Alabama drove more than 500 miles last week to donate boxes of letters from people that have been laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery for several decades. Trish Robart hand-delivered more than a half dozen […]

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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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A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online Louisiana Name Lists

A little over a year ago, William Dollarhide and Family Roots 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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