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A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online Kentucky Name Lists

A little over a year ago, William Dollarhide and Family Root Publishing created a new series of guides, or quick reference sheets, for genealogists. The series, titled A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide, now includes several titles, including: A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Colonial Wagon Roads to 1750 A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: American Migration Routes, 1750-1800 A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Dollarhide’s Rules […]

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A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Online Louisiana Name Lists

A little over a year ago, William Dollarhide and Family Roots Publishing created a new series of guides, or quick reference sheets, for genealogists. The series, titled A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide, now includes several titles, including: A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Colonial Wagon Roads to 1750 A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: American Migration Routes, 1750-1800 A Genealogists’ Insta-Guide: Dollarhide’s Rules […]

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Indiana’s Early Black Settlements Documented With Online Resource

The following teaser is from an April 22, 2015 post at flyergroup.com: The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) has made available online the results of its research on early black settlements in Indiana. This effort is part of the Early African American Settlement Heritage Initiative. During the summer of 2014, the Indiana Historical Society embarked upon […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4 M Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Italy, S Africa, & the USA

The following information is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 4 million indexed records and images for the Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Italy, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 700,220 indexed records from the US, Alabama, County Marriages, 1809–1950 collection; 461,167 indexed records from the US, […]

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FamilySearch.org’s United States and Canadian Vital Records Databases — UPDATE

Below are the latest updates to United States & Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org: Currently updates as of 14 April 2015 Previous update: 24 November 2014 There is a permanent link at the top of the blog to a page with links to all five United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists. Use […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for the Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 2.3 million indexed records and images for the Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 771,097 images from the New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843–1998 collection; 417,808 indexed records and 417,808 images from […]

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Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane of Petersburg, VA Records to be Digitized

April 8, 2015 – AUSTIN, Texas — Three faculty members at The University of Texas at Austin’s School of Information have received a grant from the Andrew Mellon Foundation to develop and field test a digital infrastructure for preserving and managing the historical public records from the Central Lunatic Asylum for Colored Insane in Petersburg, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 18.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for England, Italy, the UK, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 18.3 million indexed records and images for England, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 10,026,835 indexed records and 776,840 images from the England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634–1900 collection; 4,327,810 indexed records from the United Kingdom, World […]

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Kansas City’s Historic Union Cemetery

A few weeks ago I received a copy of Kansas City’s Historic Union Cemetery, by Judith King and Bruce Mathews. Not only is the book informative, but also very attractive. I’d call it a “useful” coffee-table book. The pictures, most taken by Bruce Mathews, are fantastic, but so is the content. Judith King and Bruce […]

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About Kentucky’s Land Records

This article is by my good friend, William Dollarhide: The following is based on information in the new Kentucky Name Lists book: The original lands of Kentucky were inherited from Virginia when Kentucky became a state in 1792. The Kentucky Land Office was established soon after, acquiring record copies of all of the original Virginia […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.8 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch.org: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 5.8 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,435,483 indexed records from the Canada Census, 1911 collection; 2,069,202 indexed records from the Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802–1990 collection; and […]

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Genealogical Research in Nebraska – On Sale for 23% Off Thru March 31, 2015

Whether the final stop or just a temporary host to wagon trains of passing pioneers, Nebraska was another stepping stone in the United States’ ever westward expansion.  Nebraska become a state in 1867. Like other states, Nebraska has a long and unique history all its own. Its people are equally unique and special, especially to […]

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Salt Lake Plaza Hotel Announces New 2015 Research Your Roots #Genealogy Package

The Spring-Summer genealogy research season has begun. If you’re even considering going to Salt Lake City, I’d be making reservations now! I just got new details on the Research Your Roots Package and 2015 Genealogy Rates for the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel. The prices are very affordable, and a good deal – especially when you […]

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A Review of the Washington Memorial Library in Macon, Georgia

The following article by Selma Blackmon is from the March 13, 2015 edition of examiner.com: With my goal of personal research, the Washington Memorial Library deserves more; the genealogical and historical room merits a five star review. The Washington Memorial Library located at 1180 Washington Avenue, Macon, Georgia 31201 provided for me the following amenities… […]

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The Best of Roots & Branches

Roots & Branches is a long running newspaper column focusing on genealogy and family history research. The column written by Pennsylvanian columnist James M. Beidler covers all the standard areas of research like census and land records to more advanced skills like finding an immigrants hometown, name changes, and finding secondary uses for primary sources. […]

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