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New FamilySearch Collections Update: May 9, 2016

A variety of small collection updates this week including Ecuador Catholic Church Records 1565‐2011, Germany Prussia East Prussia Königsberg Funeral Sermons 1597‐1794, Guam Judicial Land Obituaries and Census Records 1712‐2000, Ontario District Marriage Registers 1801‐1858, and can you believe, Zimbabwe Death notices 1904‐1976! See the table below for other additions this week. COLLECTION – INDEXED […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of May 2, 2016

Millions of new US an international records this week including Philippines Civil Registration (National) 1945-1984, New Zealand Archives New Zealand Probate Records 1843-1998, Massachusetts Town Clerk Vital and Town Records 1626-2001, France Saône-et-Loire Military Conscriptions 1867-1940, Russia Tatarstan Church Books 1721-1939, Paraguay Catholic Church Records 1754-2015, and Ukraine Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates 1734-1920. […]

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An Engineering Disaster on Edge of L.A. Left Nearly 500 Forgotten Deaths

The following excerpt is from The remnants of the worst engineering disaster of 20th-century America sit about an hour’s drive from downtown Los Angeles… Eighty-eight years ago, the St. Francis Dam burst in the middle of a March night, killing nearly 500 people. There are some images of the aftermath, but numbers tell the […]

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Lost Roanoke Colony’s Ft. Raleigh? New Find on Roanoke Island Creates Stir

The following excerpt is from Scott Dawson, a native of Hatteras Island and now a resident of Colington, has shared the location of a discovery he made on National Park Service property with that agency, which has now secured the area and posted surveillance to insure that intruders don’t disturb the site. Doug Stover, […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of March 28, 2016

Explore the new record collections for Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928, Czech Republic School Registers 1799-1953, United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records 1812-1815, and more than 7 million additions to the Find A Grave Index. Search these and more by following the links below. COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – […]

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Teens tipped over headstones at 175-year-old Michigan cemetery

The following teaser is from an article posted on Teens tipped over headstones at 175-year-old Michigan cemetery ‘because they were bored’ GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Authorities say three teenagers have confessed to tipping over and damaging more than 30 headstones at a cemetery in southwestern Michigan. The Van Buren County sheriff’s department says in […]

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9 Historic Cannons at Fort William Henry in NY are From a Sunken British Warship

The following teaser is from an article posted in the Arts section of Research has determined nine historic cannons displayed for the past 60 years at a recreated French and Indian War fort in upstate New York were originally aboard a British warship that sank in the Florida Keys in the 18th century, according […]

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Bundle of Two Nebraska Genealogy Research Guides – 25% Off

We’ve put together a bundle of two popular Nebraska research guides, discounted the bundle by 25% and charged for p&h as if it were only one title – another $2.50 savings. This sale runs through March 31, 2016. The bundle is made up of the following books: Genealogical Research in Nebraska, by Ruby Coleman – […]

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Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England & the Female Index – on sale for 20% Off thru March 28

This weekend Family Roots Publishing is offering one of the greatest works ever published on New England genealogy, along with a female index, which make the 4-volume set all that much more valuable. CLICK ON THIS LINK TO PURCHASE THE BUNDLE They are: Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England; in four volumes; […]

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Savannah State University Plans to Build on a Cemetery

The following teaser is from an article posted at SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A public hearing is planned to consider concerns about Savannah State University’s plans to build a science and technology center on the site of an old cemetery. … The Savannah Morning News reports that the area was part of the Placentia […]

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Texas State Genealogical Society 2016 Family History Conference Call for Presentations

The following is from the Texas State Genealogical Society: Deadline for Submissions: May 15, 2016 11 March 2016 — Austin, Texas The Texas State Genealogical Society (TxSGS) announces a Call for Presentations for their 2016 Family History Conference. This year’s conference will be held 28-30 October 2016, in Dallas, Texas. The deadline for proposals is […]

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Automobile Registrations for Florida 1905-1917 Digitized & Indexed Online

Every now and then items get posted online that genealogists may not have considered before. In all my years of searching for documentary evidence of my ancestors, I’ve never searched for auto registrations. That just changed! The following excerpt is from the page for Early Auto Registrations, 1905-1917, located at the Florida Memory website. As […]

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First Families of Floyd, Clark & Harrison Counties, Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project

The following news release is from Susan Covey, Publicity Chair for the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society: Indiana is celebrating its 200th birthday this year and the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society (SIGS) offers a unique opportunity for people to participate in the state’s Bicentennial – through their genealogy. If you can verify direct descent from a […]

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Browse All of New York City’s Landmarks Online!

The following teaser is from the March 15, 2016 edition of There are tens of thousands of officially-designated landmarks in New York City, and today, the Landmarks Preservation Commission launched a fun new tool that lets you explore all of those protected sites. The interactive map, called Discover NYC Landmarks, has points for every […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of March 14, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: There are 25 new collections updated time! Check out Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928, Maryland Church Records 1668-1995, North Carolina Civil Marriages 1763-1868, United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records 1812-1815, United States Freedmen’s Bureau Marriages 1861-1872, and Utah LDS Missionary Registers 1860-1937. Search these and more by […]

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