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The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania – On Sale for 60% Off Through April 21, 2014

A while back, I bought the remaining copies of a Pennsylvania families book entitled The Provincial Councillors of Pennsylvania: Who Held Office Between 1733 and 1776 AND Those Earlier Councillors Who Where Some Time Chief Magistrates of the Province, and Their Descendants. The book is now out-of-print, but I still have copies in the Family […]

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Huge Migrant Farm Workers Archive Posted on the UC San Diego Library Website

I spent some time on the Farmworker Movement Documentation Project website today, and found it absolutely fascinating. You may wonder why I’m posting a blog about the Farmworker Movement on a genealogy-related website. Well, because it was a very people-oriented movement – a movement that touched nearly all Americans, as well as many Mexicans, in […]

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Morrisville, North Carolina Town Documents Posted Online

Morrisville, North Carolina has posted thousands of documents dealing with the town history. Click on the link to check them out. By Clicking on “Minutes,” you can pick the year you are interested in, and so forth… The following teaser is from an article posted in the April 16, 2014 edition of CaryNews.com: MORRISVILLE [North […]

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National Park Service Adds Arlington National Cemetery to National Register of Historic Places

The following announcement is from the National Park Service: Washington: April 15, 2014 – The National Park Service today announced that Arlington National Cemetery Historic District, which includes the famed military cemetery among 69 contributing features, has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, the official list of the nation’s historic places worthy […]

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Preserving a Revolutionary War Battlefield

The following teaser is from an article posted in the April 12, 2014 edition of chonicle.augusta.com: SYLVANIA, Ga. — More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia’s least explored Revolutionary War sites. This battlefield has all the components […]

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Anaheim, California’s Holy Cross Cemetery

Cemteries and those buried in them are often forgotten… Here’s a teaser from an article about one of those forgotten places… You know a cemetery is lonely when the man in charge of it doesn’t have a clue about its history. And that’s exactly the case with Holy Cross Cemetery in Anaheim, one of the […]

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Alaska Will be Keeping Some of Its Federal Records After All

A few days ago, I blogged about the closing of several National Archives branches. One of those included the branch in Anchorage, Alaska. Now it looks like some of the records will be staying in Alaska. The following teaser is from an article by James Brooks, posted in the April 4 edition of juneauempire.com: Alaska’s […]

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Gainesville, Georgia African-American Cemetery Found

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the April 8, 2014 edition of gainesvilletimes.com: A temporary, handwritten sign marks the site of the small cemetery. It reads “New Bethel Church, Strickland Cemetery.” The final word has already faded though the sign was erected only a few months prior. The sign was placed there […]

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The Online North Carolina Gazetteer

NCpedia is an online encyclopedia. Its purpose is to highlight North Carolina’s unique resources, people, and culture to enrich, educate, and inform. As of March 1, 2014, NCpedia included 5,345 entries and 6,046 images! The following is a press release written by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources […]

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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 11.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, & the USA

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 11.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Barbados, BillionGraves, Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,703,529 indexed records from the U.S., Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846–1910, collection; […]

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Bios from McLean Co. IL , Posey Co. IN, Lewis Co. Mo, Crockett Co. TN & Lawrence Co. TN Added at My Genealogy Hound

The following is from MyGenealogyHound: The most recent additions to the My Genealogy Hound website bring the current total of family biographies available to more than 22,000 biographies in 140 counties across ten states. The most recent additions include McLean County, Illinois with 1,257 biographies; Posey County, Indiana with 232 biographies; Lewis County, Missouri with […]

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FGS San Antonio Conference Registration is Now Open

The following News Release is from FGS: “Gone to Texas” – A Conference for the Nation’s Genealogists March 27, 2014 – Austin, TX. Online registration is now open for the 2014 Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference, scheduled 27-30 August 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. Register at http://www.fgsconference.org by 1 July 2014 for an early-bird […]

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Massachusetts and Maine Families – on Sale for 55% Off Thru Friday

A while back, Family Roots Publishing was able to obtain a limited number of an extremely valuable set of three large hardcover books titled Massachusetts and Maine Families – in the Ancestry of Walter Goodwin Davis. I was familiar with the set, and when I heard they were about to go out-of-print, and by buying […]

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Free Freedmen’s Bureau Records Webinar May 16, 2014

A new NCGS Webinar has been scheduled for May 16th on www.ncgenealogy.org. The North Carolina Genealogical Society presents Diane L Richards speaking on Freedmen’s Bureau Records. The following notice was sent to me by Maryann Tuck: Are you seeking records for your southern ancestors in the immediate post Civil War time period (1865-1868)? Learn about […]

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An Historical Timeline for Iowa, 1673–1959

The following article is excerpted from William Dollarhide’s latest book, Iowa Name Lists, 1833-2004, Published and Online Censuses & Substitutes 1833-2004. For genealogical research in Iowa, the following timeline of events should help any genealogist understand the area with an historical, jurisdictional, and genealogical point of view. 1673 Mississippi River. French explorers Jacques Jolliet and […]

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