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FamilySearch.org’s United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists — Updated to 14 July 2014

Below are the latest updates to United States & Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org: Currently updates as of 14 July 2014 Previous update: 13 June 2014 There is a permanent link at the top of the blog to a page with links to all five United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists. Use […]

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United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists — Updated to 13 June 2014

Some of our all time most popular articles are the five U.S. and Canadian vital records database lists for FamilySearch.org. We try and keep these lists updated, and we normally post those updates in a separate article. For various reasons, we fell behind for a time. Part of the problem, is we came to discover […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.6 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Chile, England, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, United States & Venezuela

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.6 million indexed records and images to collections from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, England, Guatemala, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Spain, United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 317,554 indexed records from the Chile, Civil Registration, 1885–1903, collection; the 443,904 indexed records from the […]

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New Jersey Adoptees Inching Closer To Getting Their Real Birth Records

According to an AP article posted at the philadelphia.cbslocal.com website, adoptees in New Jersey are now closer to receiving access to their original birth records. The state Assembly on Thursday, May 22, voted to approve a conditional veto settlement that was worked out by Gov. Chris Christie and legislature that opens the birth records for […]

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Pictoral History Book Proposed for Belleview, Florida

The following is excerpt is from an article posted in the May 22, 2014 edition of Ocala.com: The history of Belleview might be able to fit neatly on a bookshelf in the near future. At the beginning of Tuesday night’s Belleview City Commission meeting, Tom Dann, president of the Friends of the Belleview Public Library […]

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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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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Images to Collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million images to collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,571,405 indexed records and images from the new Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1910, collection; the 400,841 images from the Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, […]

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Illinois Archivists & Volunteers Offered a Chance at Scholarships

The following excerpt is from Joan Griffis’ Illinois Ancestors column posted in the May 14, 2014 edition of the News-Gazette. According to the most recent issue of the Illinois State Archives Newsletter, “For the Record” (Spring 2014), the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board “is offering scholarships to Illinois archivists and archival volunteers to attend […]

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FindMyPast Adds New York Marriage & Death Notices from Newspapers

FindMyPast has just announced the addition of marriage and death notices from New York City newspapers. The records cover the years 1835-1880, and come from three key newspapers of the time: The Brooklyn Eagle, The New York Herald and The New York World. Click on the link to search the database. For unlimited access to […]

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Oregon Woman Meets Twin After 78 Years Apart

The following teaser is from an article posted in the May 7, 2014 edition of CBSNews.com ALBANY, Ore. — Her entire life, Ann Hunt believed she was an only child. Growing up in England, she used to pretend to be a twin, CBS affiliate KVAL-TV in Eugene reports. Friends warned her “that will come back […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.4 Million Images to Collections from England, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.4 million images to collections from England, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,152,718 indexed records from the new England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913, collection; the 132,560 images from the Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, […]

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Washington State Archives Flood Found “Just in time.”

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the April 25, 2014 edition of The Olympian. An employee discovered a flood that started in a break room at the Washington State Archives about 7 a.m. Friday, and state officials scrambled to save priceless historical documents. Archivist Steve Excell said the state is lucky that […]

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Civil War Trust Buys about an Acre of Gettysburg’s East Cemetery Hill

The following teaser is from an article posted in the April 30, 2014 edition of EveningSun.com As evening fell on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, a small band of Louisiana soldiers charged East Cemetery Hill, knocking back Ohio troops manning cannons at the hill’s crest. A hand-to-hand struggle ensued, according to the […]

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New Jersey Adoptees May Get to See Their Original Birth Records Under a Compromise Made by Governor Christie and the State Legislature

Republican Governor Chris Christie and the Democratic New Jersey legislature have come up with a compromise to allow folks adopted in New Jersey to access their original birth records. Birth parents of children adopted before Aug. 1, 2015 will now have the ability to decide if they want their names disclosed to their children. Children […]

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Researching Your: Connecticut Ancestors – Webinar on CD-ROM

Legacy Family Tree offers some of their popular webinars on CD. Their series of webinars, presented by professional genealogists, provide expert advice on areas from traditional genealogical research to make use of the latest technologies both for research and for the maintenance of critical family data. Here are some of the webinars on CD we […]

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