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Rhode Island Shipwrecks – An Amazing New Online Database

In conjunction with the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association, Jim Jenney has compiled an online database of about 3,000 wrecks in Rhode Island waters… Read an article in the Providence Journal about it. Search the database of Rhode Island Shipwrecks. – It’s worth clicking over just to see the amazing visual effects used on the opening […]

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New FamilySearch Data Collections Posted

The following is from FamilySearch: August 25, 2015 – Significant birth, marriage, and death records for Imperia, Italy and Savonna, Italy were published this week. Georgia county marriages have also been added, dating back to 1785! Discover these and other collections updated this week by selecting the these links, as well as those below. COLLECTION […]

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Swedish Genealogy Weekend in Lindsborg, Kansas

The following was received from my friend, Kathy Meade: Saturday, September 26th & Sunday, September 27th, Lindsborg, Kansas, “Little Sweden” USA Join us for a Swedish genealogy weekend in Lindsborg, led by six genealogists from Sweden and three American Swedish genealogy experts! Genealogists from Sweden will present informative sessions for both beginning and experienced researchers. […]

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Spotlight on Indiana Products – Up to 90% off! Sale Runs Through Tuesday, August 25, 2015

We decided to feature Indiana products this weekend – and throw in sale prices of up to 90% off in the process. The sale runs through Tuesday, August 25. Some items are very limited in quantity, and may sell out quickly. If items run out, we will clearly mark it as such at the website. […]

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New FamilySearch Data Collections Posted the Week of August 17, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: A number of FamilySearch additions were made to the Colombia, France, Peru, and Philippines international collections this week including significant numbers of digital images for Colombia Catholic Church Records from 1600 to 2012. Important additions were also made to the Texas and Wisconsin marriage collections. Over 7 million searchable records […]

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FamilySearch Opens a New Seattle Family Discovery Center

I had the opportunity to use some of the Discovery Center resources at RootsTech this last February, and came away quite amazed. Now FamilySearch has opened the Seattle Family Discovery Center at the LDS facility in Bellevue, Washington. I’m looking forward to making a stop there in the near future. Patty and I live just […]

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Archeologists Pursue New Evidence Pointing to What May Have Happened to the Roanoke Island ‘Lost Colony’

The following excerpt is from the August 11, 2015 edition of csmonitor.com: In 1587, a group of 115 men, women, and children made the first attempt to found a permanent English colony in the New World. Led by Englishman John White, the group settled on Roanoke Island off the coast of North Carolina. Later that […]

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New FamilySearch Data Collections Posted the Week of August 5, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: This week millions of indexed birth, marriage, and death records from Italy and Mexico were published online. These free collections are the direct results of the online indexing volunteer community. Discover your ancestry reaching back as far as the 1500’s in new collections such as the Italy Bari Civil Registration […]

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Arizona’s Genealogy Library Gets Downsized and Relocated

The Arizona Genealogy Library has now moved. The vast genealogy community was against it, as many valuable resources were not moved into the new digs. Following are links to articles both pro and con on the subject: New Genealogy Center at Polly Rosenbaum Archives & History Building Close Arizona’s genealogy library? Good idea Researchers lament […]

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New FamilySearch Data Collections Posted the Week of 27 July 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Highlights of this week’s updates include the Alabama County Marriages 1809-1950, Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928, Philippines Civil Registration (Local) 1888-1984, Utah Obituaries from Utah Newspapers 1850-2005, and Zimbabwe Death notices from 1904-1976. Explore these newly released collections and others by following the links below. COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – […]

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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 Kinston.com 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 TheRecord.com: “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 FamilySearch.org. 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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