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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Austria, Brazil, Italy, South Africa, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 3.2 million indexed records and images from Austria, BillionGraves, Brazil, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,157,399 images from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection, the 324,226 images from the new South Africa, Eastern Cape, […]

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Yellow Medicine County, Minnesota 1870-1910 Birth Records Now Available Online

The Yellow Medicine County Museum is now reporting that they have finished extracting the birth records for Yellow Medicine County from 1870 to 1910. 12,296 birth records were put into an Excel spread sheet. Genealogists can access these records via the county website or at the Medicine County Museum. Birth records for these pre-statewide registration […]

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FamilySearch Adds More Than 200,000 Images to New United States Confederate Officers Card Index Collection

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 3.4 million images from Colombia, Czech Republic, Indonesia, Italy, Nicaragua, Peru, Poland, Portugal, South Korea, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 207,550 images from the new United States, Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865, collection, the 638,229 images from the South Korea, […]

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FamilySearch Adds 8,613,673 Images to New York Probate Records from 1629 to 1971

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added 10.5 million indexed records and images in the last two weeks. The largest portion of this update includes the 8,613,673 images added to the New York Probate Records from 1629 to 1971, which increases the images available in this collection by 63 percent. Other notable collection updates […]

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FamilySearch Adds 8.5 Million Records From Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States

The following news release is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch added 8.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Included are 2,897,940 additional index records and images for the new New York State Census of 1855 collection, the 1,070,807 index records and images from the Texas Birth Certificates collection from 1903-1935, and […]

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Minnesota Land Owner Maps and Directories

County atlases show who owned land in a given area at a given time. Also shown are natural land features, towns, railroads, churches, cemeteries, schools, businesses, and more. All of these locations may be of interest, along with the land ownership, to family historian. Each may provide information on the home of an ancestor, and […]

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A Genealogist’s Guide to Researching Civil War and Dakota Conflict Ancestors in Minnesota

Minnesota was still a fairly young territory of twelve years when the Civil War broke out. Early settlers where fur traders followed by farmers. Farmers continued to arrive through the mid 1800s as more land became available. Though the state was far removed from the focal point of hostilities between the North and the South, […]

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Ancestry Adds 1940 Indexes for 12 More States & is Now up to 37 States plus Washington D.C.!

The following is from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry.com: With today’s addition of 12 states (18 million records) to the 1940 US Federal Census, Ancestry.com now has 37 states and Washington DC fully indexed and searchable on the site. All of the 1940 US Census will be free through 2013. Number of records per state: Alaska: […]

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More New USA Vital Records Data Posted at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made December 26. New data has been added for 14 States and the District of Columbia. – Updated January 10, 2012. Beside the vital records, state census records for New York 1875, as well as state census records, […]

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New USA Vital Records Data at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made November 26. New data has been added for 24 states & the District of Columbia! We’ve also updated all five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files. See: United States Birth & Christening Records Found at FamilySearch.org […]

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New State and School Census Data Posted at FamilySearch.org

The following state and school census oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made November 26. New data has been added for Alabama, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, and Washington State. We’ve also updated all five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files. See: United States Birth & Christening Records Found […]

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New USA Vital Records Data & Databases at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made November 8. New data has been added for Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, New Hampshire, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, Vermon, Washington, and Wisconisin. We’ve also updated all five of […]

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New Databases Posted at FamilySearch for Australia, Estonia, Mexico & U.S. with Additions for UT, CA, IL, ID, ME, MN, MS, OH, & WI

The following press release was received from FamilySearch: 28 September 2011: New records collections from Australia, Estonia, Mexico and the United States can now be searched for free at FamilySearch.org. In addition, new records were added to Austria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Honduras, Poland, South Africa, and Spain collections. Find your ancestors now at FamilySearch.org. […]

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USA State, Territorial & School Censuses and Tax Records at FamilySearch.org

UNITED STATES TERRITORIAL, SCHOOL CENSUS, AND TAX RECORDS POSTED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG – UPDATED AS OF 24 June 2013. Colonial, Territorial and State Censuses are of vital importance to genealogists, as they were often taken on non-Federal Decennial census years, taken prior to statehood, or between the Federal Censuses. Thirty-seven states (or what became states) took […]

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The Minnesota Historical Society Reopens After State Government Shutdown

The following teaser is from an article printed in the July 23, 2011 edition of the Echo Press. The Minnesota Historical Society, its museums, historic sites and library will reopen to the public today, Saturday, July 23, following the state of Minnesota government shutdown. All programs scheduled beginning Saturday will resume as initially planned. Hours […]

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