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MyHeritage Adds Over 32 Million Records from Sweden, Norway, Denmark & Finland, Dating Back to the Early 1600s

The following press release was written by MyHeritage.com staff: STOCKHOLM & OSLO, Norway & COPENHAGEN, Denmark & HELSINKI & TEL AVIV, Israel–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MyHeritage, the popular family history network announced today a market expansion initiative focused on the Nordic countries. Millions of families can now search digitized Nordic records dating back to the 17th century to […]

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Scandinavian-American Genealogical Resources

Scandinavian-American Genealogical Resources is a straight-forward listing of resource pertinent to Americans and Europeans searching their Nordic ancestry. Resources are divided into five major Nordic groups, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, and Swedish. Each group, of course, represents a home country. The book lists resources by this home country association, but offers repositories found in that […]

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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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Finding Your Scandinavian Ancestors

Time and again I have heard genealogists discuss the difficulties of researching their Scandinavian ancestors. Having, myself, a line of Norwegian ancestors I can attest to the difficulties sometimes found in this research. However, author Dr. Penelope Christensen, in Finding Your Scandinavian Ancestors, declares the process is much easier than is often expected. According to […]

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New Indexing Projects at beta.FamilySearch.org for the Holidays

The following was received from Paul Nauta, With FamilySearch: FamilySearch volunteers have some exciting new indexing projects to work on during this holiday season. Recently released projects include records from Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and the United States. There are also projects from four different countries that were recently completed and will soon be […]

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Over 2M Records From 6 Countries Just Posted at Beta.FamilySearch.org

The following news release was received from Paul Nauta At FamilySearch.org: October 27, 2010: People with ancestors from Ghana now have free online access to valuable census records, the first images from that African country to be published on FamilySearch. Other new collections include over two million indexed records from Germany, Norway, Puerto Rico, and […]

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Leif Erikson Day, October 9, 2009

The following proclamation is from whitehouse.gov: LEIF ERIKSON DAY, 2009 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION On this day in 1825, the ship Restauration landed in New York City after sailing for 3 months from Stavanger, Norway. The 52 passengers aboard represented the […]

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FamilySearch Indexing Updates

28 September 2009: Volunteers with Rhode Island roots will be excited about the new indexing projects this week. The Rhode Island 1905 and 1935 State Censuses were added. New international projects for Argentina, Germany, Philippines, Spain, and the U.K. were also added. Note: the links within the charts won’t work as they are just images […]

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Recently Completed and Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects

The following are three data sets are recently completed projects that have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process in preparation for future publication: Argentina Censo 1869—Catamarca y La Rioja Minnesota—1920 U.S. Federal Census Minnesota Probate Court Wills 1849–1918 Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record […]

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All Kinds of Cool New Stuff Happening at FamilySearch Indexing!

There are many new, upcoming, and completed indexing projects to report in this update from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch. Twelve of the projects below are new (see Current Projects). Included are three Belgian and two Argentina projects. The New York 1892 State Census project is exciting! New York has some of the best state censuses […]

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FamilySearch Indexing Update

March 4, 2009: The FamilySearch indexing application is available in three new languages: Italian, Portuguese, and Russian. These languages are in addition to English, French, German, and Spanish. They have current indexing projects in all of these languages except Portuguese. They will be introducing a Portuguese project in the near future. Volunteers can help with […]

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European Focus Puts European Village Photography Online

My friend, Jim Derheim has launched an archive of his photos online at www.europeanfocus.com. To see his work, click on the tab that says “Ancestral Villages Photography” (illustration below). It is visible at the upper right side of the page. Since the site is a work in progress, there is also a full list of […]

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1875 Norway Census Transcription Initiative Now Underway by FamilySearch Indexing Volunteers

The following news release was received from Paul Nauta at FamilySearch on February 2. I looks like I just lost it in my mailbox – thus it’s not being posted until nearly a week later. Sorry… SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—FamilySearch International, the University of Tromsø, and DIS-Norge announced today a joint initiative to transcribe the […]

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Family Search Indexing Update

The following Family Search Indexing update information was received from Paul Nauta, Public Affairs Manager for FamilySearch. February 6, 2009: FamilySearch volunteers wrapped up 14 online indexing projects already in 2009 and continue to make good progress on the 38 open projects. There are two new projects from the 1930 Mexico Census this week, and […]

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