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Old Canada Road Historical Society Launches Online Database

The following teaser is from www.centralmaine.com: BINGHAM — The Old Canada Road Historical Society recently announced the launch of its online collections database, a new resource for those interested in the history of the Upper Kennebec Valley… The society covers the towns and plantations on both sides of the Kennebec from Bingham to Parlin Pond, […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Maryland

“and then on the 3 of March came into Chesapeake bay, at the mouth of the Patomecke, this baye is the most delightfull water I ever saw, between two seet lande, with a channel, 4:5:6:7: and 8 fathoms deepe, some 10 leagues broad, at time of yeare full of fish, yet it doth yeild to […]

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Twelve Thousand Dutchess County, New York Documents Now online at the Dutchess County Website

The following teaser is from an article posted in the January 18, 2016 edition of dailyfreemen.com POUGHKEEPSIE New York – The “Ancient Documents Portal” is now open and accessible through the Dutchess County website. Through the portal, at www.dutchessny.gov/countyclerk, 12,000 pages of documents from the county’s earliest court records are now catalogued, digitized and accessible […]

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GCO has a new website!

The following is from the Genealogical Council of Oregon (GCO): GCO has a new website! – www.gcoconference.com July 28 & 29, 2016 – Western Institute of Genealogy and July 30, 2016 – Summer Genealogy Fest We are having two events and each has it’s own registration page. They are individually listed under the tabs of […]

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New Volumes now Available on White Slave Children in Colonial Maryland & Virginia – Bundled at 15% Off!

As I blogged in 2014, soon after Dr. Richard Hayes Phillips wrote his first book on the topic, if you’ve got Maryland or Virginia Colonial roots, you really need to see the results of his research. He’s just written two new books on White Slave Children – many of whom many be our ancestors! Following […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of January 11, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: A few domestic and international updates this week. For the United States you’ll see some new content for United States GenealogyBank Obituaries 1980-2014, North Carolina State Supreme Court Case Files 1800-1909, Utah Death Certificates 1904-1964, and the Rhode Island District Court Naturalization Indexes 1906-1991. Find these and additional updates below […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for January 4, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: This week showcases sizable additions to collections for Italy L’Aquila Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1865 1911-1943, and Italy Udine Civil Registration (State Archive) 1806-1815 1871-1911, Colombia Catholic Church Records 1576-2014 and, South Africa Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive) 1838- 1991. Find these and more by following the links below. […]

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NEHGS Partners with the Congregational Library & Archives to Digitize Early Church Records

The following news release is from NEHGS: New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) Partners with the Congregational Library & Archives to Digitize Early Church Records January 7, 2016—Boston, Massachusetts — New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is pleased to announce its participation in New England’s Hidden Histories: Providing Public Access to the Manuscripts of New […]

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Acadian-Cajun Timeline, 1603-1812

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

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NGS Research in the States Series: Colorado

“’Gold! Gold!! Gold!!! Gold!!!! Hard to Get and Heavy to Hold. Come to Kansas!’ read the headlines in 1858 when gold was discovered at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in the region later to be named Colorado. Thousands of adventurous souls reacted to such headlines by crossing the plains in wagons inscribed ‘Pikes Peak […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Georgia

“Georgia, the thirteenth colony, was established in 1733. The state had frontier land until almost the beginning of the Civil War and extinguished the last Indian title within its boundaries in 1835. This continual push to open new land characterizes the first on hundred years of state history and is crucial to understanding the movements […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: Michigan

“Throughout Michigan’s varied and fascinating history, its people have been leaders. They have led the nation in the production of automobiles, iron and copper, lumber, and many agricultural products. Of even greater importance, Michigan citizens have been leaders in the movements for equitable working conditions, civil rights, and a clean environment. Perhaps, to paraphrase William […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: New Jersey

“Our concern is with the beginnings of settlement within teh area that we know today as the State of New Jersey. Here, between the Hudson and the Delaware, people of many nationalities came together, at times in jarring conflict, but for the most part in peaceful harmony, to lay the foundations of a colony whose […]

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The First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut

The First Puritan Settlers of Connecticut in a New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) publication. The book is a reprint of A Catalogue of the Names of the First Puritan Settlers of the Colony of Connecticut; with the Time of Their Arrival in the Colony, and Their Standing in Society, Together with Their Place of […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections as of December 6, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: There were 18 new, free historic record collections added or updated this week at FamilySearch.org. Some highlights include the Australia New South Wales Census 1891, Connecticut District Court Naturalization Indexes 1851-1992, United States GenealogyBank Obituaries 1980-2014 with nearly 15 million new records, Massachusetts Revolutionary War Index Cards to Muster Rolls […]

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