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Indiana Contracts With Ancestry.com to Digitize 13M Vital Records

The following excerpt is from an article written by Bill McCleery, at the October 23, 2014 edition of indystar.com: The Indiana Commission on Public Records has approved a contract with Ancestry.com to digitize more than 13 million birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday. The birth and death certificates date […]

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The Sam Houston Regional Library & Research Center Closed for Renovations Nov 3 thru January 1

The following teaser is from the thevindicator.com: Liberty, TX- The Sam Houston Regional Library and Research Center will be closed for renovations from November 3, 2014 through January 1, 2015 as part of the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s (TSLAC) multi-year plan to address critical safety and security needs at the 127-acre museum complex […]

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Cook County Cemetery at Dunning, Chicago Illinois Database of Nearly 8000 Now Available

I posted a blog just a few days ago about the new second edition of “Graveyards of Chicago.” Now I see that the Chicago Tribune has posted an article about the work of Barry Fleig, and the access to a database of folks now buried at the Read-Dunning Memorial Park. The following excerpt is from […]

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Changes at the Family History Library

A few days ago, FamilySearch posted a blog about changes they are making both in layout and in service at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The blog covers the following 5 major points. Click to get more in-depth info from the post itself. Reference desks on the B1, B2, and 2nd floors […]

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Finding Your Chicago Ancestors

When talking about the origins of ancestral roots in America, New York may come first to mind for many people. However, no major city can be ignored in research. Many people can trace their family trees through one or more ports and through one or more major metropolitan areas. Chicago was home to people from […]

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Delaware County, Pennsylvania Quarantine Station’s Dead to be Memoralized

The following excerpt is from the October 21, 2014 edition of philly.com One of the nation’s first quarantine stations had been transformed into a playground for the wealthy, and the dead buried on the property were no longer welcome. Nobody wanted to play baseball on top of the departed. So, in 1900, the bodies were […]

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Detroit News Archival Materials Moving to the State Archives of Michigan

If you have Detroit-area ancestry, you’ll be interested to know that The Detroit News is moving their archival collections to the Michigan State Archives. These collections include items that Michigan researchers will want to check out. The following teaser is from the October 20, 2014 edition of detroitnews.com: As The Detroit News packs up for […]

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Juneau Archives Named for William L. Paul, Sr.

It’s been announced that the Juneau Alaska archives at the new Walter Soboleff building will be named for Tlingit Native rights champion, William L. Paul, Sr. The following excerpt is from an article posted in the October 19, 2014 edition of JuneauEmpire.com: The archives facility at the new Walter Soboleff building will be named for […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: North Carolina Genealogy Research

Reported records of exploration by colonists into the Carolinas began in 1622. Carolina became an official colony in 1663 by charter of Charles II. The province was split in two, north and south, in 1710. This is just part of the “Settlement Background” information found in the new laminated guide, Genealogy at a Glance: North […]

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Connecticut State Library Digitizing WWI History

The following excerpt is from an article by David Drury, posted at courant.com: The now century-old conflict known to its contemporaries as the Great War left an indelible imprint on Connecticut. For those who lived through it, on the battlefield or the home front, it was a life-defining event, and the Connecticut State Library wants […]

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Graveyards of Chicago, Second Edition

Considering that Halloween is coming up in a couple of weeks, it seems a good time to write about cemeteries. A few days ago, I received a review copy of a new book entitled Graveyards of Chicago, The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County Cemeteries. The book was written by Matt Hucke and […]

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Hawaii State Archives Makes Documents More Accessible Online

For several years, the Hawaii State Archives has been diligently working to make the Archives documents more accessible to the public. The Archives was rather forced into it since many documents created today are in a digital form only, and they just weren’t set up to deal with them. Now we’re seeing both digital documents […]

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Tennessee K-12 Students Get Free Classroom Access to Ancestry.com

According to an AP article posted on October 8 at the ksl.com website, the Tennessee State Library and Archives has further collaborated with Ancestry.com, offering all K-12 classrooms in the state free access to Ancestry.com. Hmmm… smart move on Ancestry’s part. Get ‘em hooked early-on and they just may be hooked for life… Read the […]

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The German Society of Pennsylvania Celebrates 250 Years

The following teaser is from an article written by Franziska Holzschuh, and posted in the October 14, 2014 edition of philly.com: The Uleckinger family’s journey from Germany to Philadelphia ended in catastrophe. Father Jacob and three of his children died on a ship called the Charming Molly as it crossed the Atlantic in 1773, and […]

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Two Excellent FREE Webinars From the North Carolina Genealogical Society Oct 3-5 & Dec 5-7

The following is from Maryann Stockert Tuck with the NCGS Webinars. Note that NCGS members have free access to the live webinars, as well as the archived classes. Free webinars are limited to specific programs on specific dates. October 3-5, 2014 Free three-day viewing of Mark Lowe’s “North Carolina Tax Lists: People, Time, and Delinquency” […]

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