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

The following teaser is from Ohio.com: 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 newstribune.com: 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 bccourier.com. 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 Ancestry.com

The following teaser is from an article by Margaret Linford, published in the June 23, 2015 edition of swvatoday.com: 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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Maps of the USA Showing Our Ancestry & Other Cool Stuff

The following teaser is from a fascinating article by Ana Swanson, published June 19, 2015 in the online edition of the Washington Post. The way that different races and ethnicities are spread around the U.S. says a lot about our history. Some groups ended up in a particular region of the U.S. through the invitation […]

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Pickaway County Historical & Genealogical Library Gets a Renovation

The following teaser is from the June 17, 2015 edition of the Circleville Herald: The Pickaway County Historical and Genealogical Library recently upgraded and renovated its facility to better accommodate patrons. “We received an inheritance which, together with our fundraising monies, enabled us to finish the last rooms,” explained director Darlene Weaver. Three unfinished rooms […]

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The Collin County, Texas County Clerk’s Marriage Records 1884-1949 Scanned and Searchable

The following is from the Collin County, Texas County Clerk’s website: Collin County [Texas] County Clerk Stacey Kemp has come up with a great tool for those documenting their Collin County roots. The archive of marriage licenses, dating back 126 years, can be searched from a new Genealogy Corner on the webpage. More than 8,000 […]

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Civil War Veteran’s Gravesite Emerges as the Monterey County Reservoir Dries Up

The following teaser is from an article posted June 14, 2015 at the chicoer.com website. Bradley [CA] Joseph Botts Jr. stepped out of his pickup truck into a scrubby, sunbaked field of salt grass and mustard weed and bent over a granite slab bearing a worn inscription: “Corp’l John McBride.” The retired park ranger has […]

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New York State Museum Announces Gallery Renovation Project

The following is from a New York State Press Release: Albany, New York: 06/15/2015 – Plan Calls for 35,000 Square Feet of New Exhibitions; 4-year Phased Timeline The New York State Board of Regents today reviewed a multi-year renovation plan for the New York State Museum’s exhibition galleries. The master plan calls for 35,000 square […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 3.7 million indexed records and images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,807,806 indexed records from the England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913 collection; 190,879 indexed records from the US, Texas, Brownsville Passenger and Crew […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.6 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch. This posting is of databases announced by FamilySearch on May 18 & 26. FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 4.6 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 327,195 images from the Peru, Lima, Civil […]

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Acadian-Cajun Timeline, 1603-1805

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

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FamilySearch Adds Over 9.8 Million Indexed Records & Images for Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Jamaica, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 9.8 million indexed records and images for Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Jamaica, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,983,594 indexed records from the Croatia, Church Books, 1516–1994 collection; 57,446 indexed records and 1,785,969 images from […]

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