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Pictoral History Book Proposed for Belleview, Florida

The following is excerpt is from an article posted in the May 22, 2014 edition of Ocala.com: The history of Belleview might be able to fit neatly on a bookshelf in the near future. At the beginning of Tuesday night’s Belleview City Commission meeting, Tom Dann, president of the Friends of the Belleview Public Library […]

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Gainesville, Florida Cemetery an Historical Landmark

The following excerpt is from an article by Lawrence Chan, published in the April 18, 2014 edition of wuft.org: It started with a baby and a cedar tree. In 1856, James Tilatha Thomas, a cotton farmer and landowner, buried his 10-day-old daughter beneath a cedar tree. Eight months later, his wife Elizabeth Jane Hall Thomas […]

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Florida Name Lists 1759-2009, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

It has been awhile since I have reviewed one of  William Dollarhide’s name lists books. However, with the recent release of a number of additional volumes it is time to look again at these great books. There are now 14 volumes in the series. In this review we detail the contents of Florida Name Lists […]

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An Historical Timeline for Florida, 1513 – 1971

The following article was written by my friend, William Dollarhide, and is excerpted from his new book, Florida Name Lists, 1759 – 2009. For genealogical research in Florida, the following timeline of events should help any genealogist understand the area with an historical and genealogical point of view: 1513. Spaniard Juan Ponce de Leon explored […]

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All 14 Dollarhide Name List books – Print & PDF eBooks Are On Sale for 20% Off – Sale extended through January 6

FRPC has extended the sale of all 14 of the new Dollarhide Name Lists books, which are on sale for 20% off thorugh January 6. The sale includes both the printed volumes, as well as the PDF eBooks. Normally $18.95, the printed volumes are just $15.16, and include a FREE immediately downloadable PDF eBook of […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 10 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from England, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 10 million indexed records and images from England, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,829,077 indexed records from the U.S., Massachusetts, Boston Passenger Lists, 1891-1943, collection, the 1,452,770 indexed records from the Mexico, Distrito Federal, […]

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Review of the Florida State Census, 1867-1945, Found at Ancestry.com

Ancestry.com recently posted a number of indexed and imaged Florida censuses. The database is called Florida, State Census, 1867-1945. It’s a large database, containing 4,131,298 records, most of those records being the 1935 and 1945 censuses. Although the 1885, 1935, and 1945 censuses are found at FamilySearch, the 1867 and 1875 data in digitized form […]

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St. Augustine, Florida Parish Register Documents from As Early as 1594 Digitized

A group of graduate students at the University of South Florida have spent the last several months digitizing over 6000 pages of very early parish registers from St. Augustine, Florida. They date to as early as 1594 and run through the mid-1700s! Births, marriages, and deaths of some of the earliest Europeans to live in […]

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FamilySearch Adds New Collection for Ohio County Births from 1841-2003

The following is from FamilySearch.org: FamilySearch added an additional 2 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 995,820 indexed records and images in the new Ohio County Births from 1841-2003 collection, and the 363,235 indexed records for the United States Index to General Correspondence of the […]

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New Searchable Collections Added Online For Brazil, China, England, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain, & the USA

The following was received from FamilySearch December 28, 2012: FamilySearch added an additional 38.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 6,095,759 indexed records in the new United States World War II Army Enlistment Records collection, the 4,068,907 indexed records for the new United States Germans […]

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Pinellas County, Florida Civil/Probate Records Retention Center Opens

The following excerpt is from an article published in the August 13, 2012 edition of tbnweekly.com: CLEARWATER – The Clerk of the Court announced that its records and information management civil/probate records retention center is open to the public as of Monday, August 13. The records retention center is a newly-created area located in the […]

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76 New & Updated USA Vital Records, State & School Census, and Tax Record Databases Posted at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been recently added or updated at FamilySearch.org. This blog covers 76 new and updated entries. We’ve also updated four of our five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files. See: United States Birth & Christening Records Found at FamilySearch.org United States Marriage Documents & Indexes Found at FamilySearch.org […]

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FamilySearch Adds Millions of Records for Belgium, China, Philippines, and the U.S. – 20 States Now Completed for the 1940 Census

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: FamilySearch published new, free records online for Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, England, Georgia, Indonesia, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The 1940 US Census Community Project continues to progress quickly. Online volunteers have now indexed 80 […]

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1940 U.S. Census Community Project Nearly Halfway Complete

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: 22 May 2012 – The halfway point for indexing the 1940 U.S. census is fast approaching. Congratulations and thank you to all of the volunteers participating in this unprecedented genealogical community effort. Currently more than 20 states are at or above 85 percent complete. Six states — […]

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All 1940 US Census Images and Six States Now Published Online – 20 Million Records for 21 Other Countries Also Added

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: The 1940 US Census Community Project, which includes FamilySearch, Archives.com, Findmypast.com, NARA, and ProQuest.com, have now published browsable images online for 1940 U.S. Federal Census and the completed searchable indexes for six of the states. Online volunteer indexers have indexed 35% of the census. At current rates, […]

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