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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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Cal For Papers for the OGS Monthly Webinar Series 2016

The following Call for Papers was received from the Ontario Genealogical Society: The Ontario Genealogical Society is now accepting proposals for the OGS Monthly Webinar Series 2016. We are looking for interesting one-hour webinar presentations. *Topics of interest* We invite proposals on a wide range of topics, in particular: Ontario-specific topics (laws, records, land, history, […]

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Ontario People : 1796-1803 – on Sale for 30% Off Through Monday July 6

Ontario People: 1796-1803 is a book of lists. The easiest way to describe its contents is to simply quote from its Introduction: “After the American Revolution, several thousand families came to settle in the western part of Quebec, later called Upper Canada, then Canada West and today Ontario. These settlers were former members of American […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4 M Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Italy, S Africa, & the USA

The following information is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 4 million indexed records and images for the Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Italy, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 700,220 indexed records from the US, Alabama, County Marriages, 1809–1950 collection; 461,167 indexed records from the US, […]

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Genealogy Archives Opening at Cornwall Public Library, Ontario

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the November 12, 2104 edition of cornwallseawaynews.com: CORNWALL, Ontario – Local genealogists are getting an early Christmas present. The official opening of the Généalogie et archives Saint-Laurent, at its new location at Cornwall Public Library, will take place Thursday from 1 to 5 p.m. Généalogie et […]

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Ottawa Cemetery Unearthed in LRT Dig Prompts Call for Descendants

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the March 3, 2014 edition of the CBC News. The province of Ontario is asking descendants of people buried in a forgotten cemetery near Elgin and Queen Streets in Ottawa to come forward to determine what should be done with their remains. Human remains and casket […]

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Online Historic Digitized Canadian Newspapers

Bowling Green State University has links to digitized Canadian newspapers that are freely available on the Internet. The site is broken down into eleven tabs covering the twelve Canadian provinces. They are: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon Territory Many Thanks to Cyndi […]

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Ontario People: 1796-1803

Ontario People: 1796-1803 is a book of lists. The easiest way to describe its contents is to simply quote from its Introduction: “After the American Revolution, several thousand families came to settle in the western part of Quebec, later called Upper Canada, then Canada West and today Ontario. These settlers were former members of American […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Canada, England & Russia

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 2 million indexed records and images from Canada, England, and Russia. Notable collection updates include the 1,164,586 indexed records and images from the England, Norfolk Bishop’s Transcripts, 1685–1941, collection, the 353,648 indexed records from the Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869–1927, collection, and the 462,714 images […]

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Ontario People: 1796-1803

Ontario People: 1796-1803 is a book of lists. The easiest way to describe its contents is to simply quote from its Introduction: “After the American Revolution, several thousand families came to settle in the western part of Quebec, later called Upper Canada, then Canada West and today Ontario. These settlers were former members of American […]

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The Dark Side of Genealogy

The following article was written by my friend, Thomas Fiske Who knew there was a dark side to genealogy? I certainly did not know until today. It was news to me before I figured it out. While looking at an Internet epistle from Family Roots, I saw two books that looked mighty interesting. As a […]

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New Records Added at FamilySearch for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, & the U.S.A.

FamilySearch added an additional 16.3 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,984,100 records for the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards from 1917-1918, the 2,056,187 added to U.S., California, Probate Estate Files from 1833-1991, and the 1,610,053 added to the new British Columbia, […]

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Historic Whitby, Ontario Newspapers Digitized and Posted Online (from 1857)

The following excerpt is from the October 31, 2012 edition of DurhamRegion.com: WHITBY [Ontario]: Researchers, students, genealogists and members of the public now have access to historical Whitby newspapers through an online database offered by the Whitby Public Library. Complete issues are available for the Whitby Gazette (1862-1912), Whitby Chronicle (1857-1912), Whitby Gazette and Chronicle […]

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Mother Finally Finds Her Baby’s Grave After 35 Years

The following teaser is from an article by Erica Bajer, posted at the vancouver.24hrs.ca website. ST. CATHARINES, Ont. – After 35 years of grief, Wendy Renaud is finally at peace. She has found the grave of the baby daughter she lost in 1977. “Seeing her resting place will be the closure I need,” Renaud said. […]

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