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The Butte-Silver Bow Montana Public Archives

The following excerpt is from an article posted at the Montana Standard website: The Butte-Silver Bow Public Archives, which occupies the former city fire station at 17 W. Quartz St., is where the city/county government record is kept, along with Anaconda Copper Co. papers, labor union papers, Sanborn survey maps and donated family collections. The […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, New Zealand, & the USA

The following data is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, New Zealand, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 375,900 indexed records from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 1,152,816 indexed records and images from the U.S., BillionGraves Index, […]

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Family Roots Publishing & Meitzler Family Move Update

Last spring we (the Meitzlers) made the decision to move home to Orting, Washington. As of July, we had been gone for 20 years, as it was in July of 1994 that we left Washington State and went on the road in our 36 ft. Safari motorcoach. We didn’t come off the road until 2000, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 10M Indexed Records & Images for Canada, Czech Republic, Ukraine, & USA

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 10 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, New Zealand, South Korea, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 3,427,354 indexed records from the Canada Census, 1911, collection; the 1,334,575 image records from the Czech […]

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Bleeding Kansas – Part 1: Historical Timeline – Events Leading to “Bleeding Kansas”

The following article by my good friend, William Dollarhide: “Bleeding Kansas” is a reference to the bloody battles that took place in Kansas Territory from its founding in 1854 to statehood in 1861. Kansas Territory was a pre-Civil War battlefield between the Pro-Slavery and Free-Stater forces. The significant events leading up to Bleeding Kansas start […]

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Washington State Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference is August 15 & 16!

The following excerpt is from the August 7, 2014 edition of ARLINGTON [Washington] — The Washington State Genealogical Society’s annual conference is set to bring together about 300 people fascinated by family histories. It’s a record turnout for the event, according to the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society, which is hosting this year’s conference in […]

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The Idaho State Historical Museum Closes for Renovation

The following teaser is from the website. Click on the link to view the full article, as well as a video. BOISE — Museum-goers got one last chance to visit the Idaho State Historical Museum before it closes for an extended, three-year renovation and expansion project. The museum hosted a “One Last Look” event […]

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Early Oregonians Database added at

The following teaser is from an excellent article written by Hannah Hoffman for the Statesman Journal, and posted August 5, 2014 on their website. A database of Oregon residents before it became a state has been picked up by, the primary genealogy website in the country, giving people across the country searchable access to […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: Maryland Genealogy Research

The new guide,Genealogy at a Glance: Maryland Genealogy Research, by Michael A. Ports offers a lengthy background compared with many similar guides. Lengthy, of course, is relative. Here it means four paragraphs and just less than half a page. Small as it is, the background still provides great information and insight on who settled this […]

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Delaware Public Archives Produces Online Guide to WWI Records

The Delaware Public Archives (DPA) is commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of World War I by offering a new reference guide to resources that can be found at the Archives relating to the “war to end all wars.” Director of the Delaware Public Archives and State Archivist, Stephen Marz, states that “with the […]

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Indiana Considers Downtown Indianapolis Site for State Archives

The following teaser is from an article posted in the August 4, 2014 edition of [Indiana] State officials are investigating creating a $17 million headquarters for the state archives on downtown’s American Legion Mall as part of Indiana’s bicentennial celebration. In a “request for information,” the Indiana Department of Administration has asked real estate […]

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Fred Keating Farm Buildings in 1924

From 1975 until 1991, with very brief absences, Patty and I lived on the old Fred Keating farm on South Prairie-Carbon River Rd, about 5 miles outside of Orting, in Pierce County, Washington. We raised our kids there. We live in the area again now, but in the City of Orting itself. This photo, scanned […]

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Third Volume on Indiana’s 44th Civil War Regiment to Be Released in November

The following excerpt is from the July 29, 2014 edition of FORT WAYNE, Indiana — Civil War Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman once said, “War is hell.” Spencerville author and historical researcher Margaret Hobson says that was perhaps never more true than during that war, now marking its sesquicentennial. For the past two decades, the […]

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Massachusetts to Install New Vault at the Archives

The following excerpt is from an article by Joshua Miller, posted in the July 29, 2014 edition of A top [Massachusetts] state official today defended the $6.2 million the Legislature has set aside to be spent for the engineering, design and construction of a new vault in the state archives building. Secretary of State […]

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Kansas Name Lists Published and Online Censuses and Substitutes 1854–2012, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

According to Leland K. Meitzler: “Name lists are key to success in any genealogical endeavor. Name lists, be they national, state, county, or even city or town in scope can help nail down the precise place where one’s ancestor may have lived. And if that can be done, further records, usually found on a local […]

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