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Lamar University Newspapers 1933-2015 Posted Online

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the September 20, 2015 edition of The Examiner: Since the introduction of digitization, archivists at museums and universities across the world have been able to increase access for interested viewers to sensitive and important materials by preserving digital copies available for viewing online. Lamar University’s John […]

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Digital Archive of Life at Mount Holyoke College in the Early 20th-Century

Mount Holyoke College, the liberal arts educational institution for women in South Hadley, Massachusetts, has debuted a new online digital archive of about 2,000 rare photographs. The collection documents life at the college from 1899 to 1939. The photographs include pictures of the campus and community and women in a wide variety of academic and […]

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Canadian Yearbooks Posted at

The following teaser is from a article written for the Waterloo Region Record by Olivia Carville: Over a century of Canadian yearbooks, carrying more than one million historical records, have recently been uploaded to, the largest online family history resource in the world… The high school and university yearbooks have come from all corners […]

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McGill University is Posting the McGill Daily 1911-2001 to the Internet Archive.

McGill University, in Montreal, is posting their student publications. The following teaser is from the July 16 McGill Library blog: Last winter we were able to digitize over 50 rolls of microfilm containing over 9,000 issues of the McGill Daily. Starting with their very first issue from October 2nd, 1911 we are going to be […]

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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 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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110 Searchable Oregon State University Yearbooks Available Online

Steve and I are making a quick run down into Oregon tomorrow. Preparing for the trip got me to thinking about the yearbooks found at the Oregon State University website. The following is from the site. The Oregon State University Yearbooks digital collection includes 110 yearbooks published by the students of Oregon State University, beginning […]

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Providence College (Providence, RI) Posts the Student Newspaper #Genealogy

Providence College, of Providence, Rhode Island, has digitized and posted “The Cowl.” The issues currently available on the website run from 1935 through 1979. The following is from Providence College’s student newspaper, The Cowl, began publication on November 16th, 1935. It has been published continuously each academic year since then, with the exception of […]

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Georgia State University Library Completes Digitization of “The Signal,” the Student Newspaper

Georgia State University Library announced the completion of the digitization of The Signal, Georgia State University’s student newspaper. The digitization included the previous incarnations titled The Technite, The Evening Signal, and The Junior Collegiate. Two Thousand One Hundred Thirty Five (2,135 issues) totaling 34,456 pages, were scanned, described with metadata, and uploaded to the library’s […]

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Library and Archives Canada Launches Portal for Residental Schools 1885-1996

The following is from the Library and Archives Canada website: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is launching a single portal to provide access to photos related to Residential Schools, taken between 1885 and 1996. Some 150,000 Aboriginal children attended over 130 residential schools located across the country. The first set of published photos comprises about […]

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Archives Digitizes Over 100 Years of the Student Newspaper

The following excerpt is from the February 27, 2014 edition of The staff of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Archives has digitized more than a century of The Polytechnic student newspaper. The Poly archive is available online through the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Digital Collections, and can be searched by date or keyword. The archive offers […]

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Indian Schools, Seminaries, and Asylums

From the November 2, 2013, Beginning in 1878 the goal was to assimilate Indian people into the general population of the United States. By placing the Indian children in first day schools and boarding schools it was thought this would be accomplished. Federal policy sanctioned the removal of children from their families and placed […]

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Records of Military College Preparatory Schools

The following was written by Bryan Mulcahy, M.L.S., Reference Librarian at the Ft. Myers – Lee County Public Library, and used with his permission: Periodically we receive queries from patrons seeking information and records from military college preparatory schools or academies. For those not familiar with these institutions, conducting a basic Internet search using the […]

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Updates to USA Census & Tax Records AND Canadian Vital Records Databases at

Here are the most recent USA Census & Tax Records AND  Canadian Vital Records related databases updated at Family We have also updated the following records on this site:   USA State, Territorial & School Censuses and Tax Records at Canadian Vital Records Databases Posted at   THE FOLLOWING UNITED STATES CENSUS […]

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A Checklist of 150 Genealogical Sources

The following article was written by my good friend, William Dollarhide. Enjoy… That first pedigree chart usually shows up to four generations, sometimes more, but if a 4-generation chart starts with yourself, there are up to fourteen direct ancestors presented. How many documents have you collected for each of those fourteen persons? How many have […]

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Wingate University Posts Yearbooks 1924-2009 Added to the Yearbook Collections of 67 Other NC University’s Online at

The following excerpt is from a blog posted at the EKS Libris website: Wingate University Special Collections recently partnered with The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. … The partnership between WUSC and the […]

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