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35,000 North Carolina Pension Confederate Applications 1901-1946 Going Online

The following excerpt is from an article by Wes Wolfe, posted July 25, 2015 at the website: A project between the State Archives of North Carolina and State Library of North Carolina seeks to digitize, place online and make searchable more than 35,000 North Carolina pension applications between 1901 and 1946. According to Ashley […]

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Genealogy Research Room Set for the Whipple Company Store, Scarbro, West Virginia

The following teaser is from an article by Sarah Plummer posted July 28, 2015 at the Register-Herald website: SCARBRO [West Virginia]— Travelers and tourists to the area will soon have better access to maps, obituaries, articles and photographs associated with coal mining communities of Fayette and Raleigh counties at the Whipple Company Store and Appalachian […]

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St. Martinville, Louisiana is Celebrating 250 Years of Acadian Ancestry

The following teaser is from the July 31, 2015 edition of the “A 250 year event doesn’t happen often,” says Ron Jackson of Bridge City. Jackson and Judge Carl Thibodeaux, along with their families and friends will attend the Fete Dieu du Teche on August 15, 2015. They look forward to sharing their experience […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Added the Week of July 20, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Historic Philippines records stand out in this week’s collections update with more than 380,000 browsable digital images. Philippines Civil Registration (Archives Division) 1902-1945, Philippines Civil Registration (Local) 1888-1984, Philippines Civil Registration (Spanish Period) 1706-1911, and Philippines Pangasinan Civil Registration 1945-1981 are now searchable at Explore the complete weekly update […]

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Grand Army of the Republic Death Records Books for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas & Nebraska – 15% Off

Dennis Northcott has published three volumes of GAR death records. FRPC has extended the 15% off sale thru Monday, August 3. See the details below. The G.A.R. was organized in departments, most of which comprised one state. The departments published annual reports that were often titled Proceedings of the . . . Annual Encampment of […]

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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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New Records Reveal Previously Unknown Mormon Pioneers

The following news release is from FamilySearch: Salt Lake City, UT — In a collaboration between the Church History Library and FamilySearch, individuals can now discover and explore more of their pioneer heritage on the newly redesigned Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel website that also includes information about previously unknown pioneers. In addition to discovering your […]

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Ohio’s German Heritage – 15% off Thru July 23, 2015

Germans make up the second largest ethnic group in the United States, second only to the English. Over the years, groups of Germans migrated in waves, the first wave coming during the colonial period. German influence and settlements spread from the colonies outward. Ohio’s German Heritage looks at the influence of German immigrants in the area […]

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The Portable Genealogist: Seventeenth-Century New England Research

The Portable Genealogist: Seventeenth-Century New England Research is another in a line of laminated guides released as part of The Portable Genealogist series from The New England Historic Genealogical Society. Leland recently returned from the SCGS Jamboree with several of these guides. There are several more guides that have been previously reviewed on this site, […]

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New Akron, Ohio Photo Archive – Free For the Public’s Use

The following teaser is from An online treasure trove of photographs of Akron is now available — for free use by anyone — thanks to local photographer Shane Wynn and two nonprofits who work to give the city a boost. Wynn spent more than 40 hours last year taking the shots, capturing more than […]

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100 Year Old Missouri Time Capsule Opened

The following excerpt is from the June 18, 2015 edition of Missouri state workers donned masks and blue gloves with the care of surgeons to cut open the Capitol’s 100-year-old time capsule Thursday, revealing relics such as a Bible, photos of the Capitol’s groundbreaking ceremony and yellowed newspapers. The box — placed inside the […]

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Texas Legislature Increased Appropriation of the State Library & Archives Commission by $7.6M for 2016-2017

The following teaser is from the June 25, 2015 edition of The 84th Texas Legislature has increased the appropriation of the State Library and Archives Commission by $7.6M for the 2016-2017 biennium. The new funding includes resources to launch the Texas Digital Archive to preserve and make available electronic archives of state government as […]

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Savannah, Georgia Digital Images Now Available Online

The Blog of the Digital Library of Georgia has announced that the City of Savannah, Research Library and Municipal Archives, through its online Digital Image Catalog, has made public all kinds of historic Savannah, Georgia digital images. Following is a teaser from an article on the blog: The City of Savannah, Research Library and Municipal […]

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Virginia Vital Records Now Available at

The following teaser is from an article by Margaret Linford, published in the June 23, 2015 edition of There has been quite a bit of excitement in the lives of Virginia genealogists this month. On June 2, Governor McAuliffe announced that a project to digitize and preserve the vital records of Virginia was complete. […]

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New Maps of Juneau, Alaska’s Evergreen Cemetery to Go Online in October

The following excerpt is from the June 22, 2015 edition of Alaska Public Media. A grease-smudged stack of 25 fading sheets of paper in a storage shed is one of only two copies of who’s buried where in Evergreen Cemetery. All the burials since 1986 are handwritten, but that’s about to change. The City and […]

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