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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 3.7 million indexed records and images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,807,806 indexed records from the England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913 collection; 190,879 indexed records from the US, Texas, Brownsville Passenger and Crew […]

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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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The Florida WPA Church Archives Inventory

In searching the Florida State Archives digital collections found at Florida Memory, I ran across this wonderful collection of church-related documents produced by the WPA. If you have early 19th and 20th century Florida ancestry, these documents will be of interest. The following is from the website: This collection of Works Progress Administration (WPA) church […]

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50% Off! $hide Name List-Census Substitute #Genealogy Books AL-KS with Free eBook & Super-Saver USA Shipping

To celebrate the Christmas Season, FRPC is discounting all seventeen Dollarhide Name List printed books by 50%, making them just $9.48 each (including a FREE immediate download of the eBook). The eBooks themselves are also discounted 40%, making them just $7.50 (with no shipping charges). We’ve also put together a Super-Saver USA shipping arrangement for […]

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How Disney World Came to Be – in 38 Black & White Photos

Disney World is a vacation spot that families have enjoyed since 1971. I first visited the park in 1975 while working for Green Thumb Products Corporation of Apopka, Florida. The company put up all the terminal managers from around the United States at the Contemporary Hotel (then the only hotel in the park) for a […]

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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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