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FamilySearch Adds Over 9.8 Million Indexed Records & Images for Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Jamaica, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 9.8 million indexed records and images for Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Jamaica, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,983,594 indexed records from the Croatia, Church Books, 1516–1994 collection; 57,446 indexed records and 1,785,969 images from […]

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Posen I – Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Now Shipping

The Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Kingdom of Prussia, Province of Posen I, RB Bromberg, by Kevan Hansen was just delivered in soft cover and is now shipping from Family Roots Publishing. This is Volume 51 of the 55-volume German Map Guide series. This volume includes a total of 2,332 places – mostly […]

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Irish Catholic Parish Registers to Go Online July 8, 2015.

The following excerpt is from an article posted April 29, 2015 at silconrepulbic.com The entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms held by the National Library of Ireland – 400,000 films amounting to the most important source of Irish family history – is to be made available online this July. The National Library of Ireland […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the USA & Zimbabwe

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 2.2 million indexed records and images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the United States, and Zimbabwe. Notable collection updates include the 133,189 indexed records from the Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904–1976 collection; the 78,244 images from the US, Tennessee, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865–1872 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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Records of Weddings and Funerals, 1963 through 2002, Donated to Milan, Michigan Public Library

MILAN [Michigan]- The Milan Public Library received some informative materials on Jan. 30 when Milan historian, Martha Churchill, and retired pastor of People’s Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Vern Campbell, presented two large volumes of printed materials collected by Campbell for more than 31 years. Personal records of weddings and funerals performed by Campbell were written […]

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They Catholic Church & the National Library of Ireland to Make Parish Records Free Online

The following teaser is from an article by Michael Kelly, published at the Catholic News Service website. DUBLIN (CNS) – The Catholic Church and the National Library of Ireland have partnered to make almost 400,000 images of Catholic parish register microfilms available online for free. A National Library of Ireland statement called the records the […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Colombia, England, Portugal, & the USA

The following was information received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, Colombia, England, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,061,590 indexed records and images from the U.S., Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, collection; the 322,922 images from the Colombia, Catholic Church […]

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Bethel Presbyterian Church of Clover, York Co., SC Celebrating 250 Years

The following excerpts are from an article posted in the January 8, 2013 edition of the Enquirer Herald. CLOVER [York County, South Carolina] A dozen years before the United States was founded, three men gathered at a spring near Clover and decided to start one of the first churches organized in the colony of South […]

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Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas

Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas: A Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere is the most comprehensive collection of information on colonial period records covering the entire Western Hemisphere, both North and South America. As far as I know, there is no other single reference for records sources […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from England, New Zealand, Sweden, & the USA

The following data was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 3.1 million indexed records and images from England, New Zealand, Sweden, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,669,755 indexed records from the New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855–1973, collection, the 272,611 indexed records from the U.S., Arkansas, First Draft […]

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Status Animarum Records Posted for Saint Joseph Parish Church in Stari trg ob Kolpi, Slovenia

The following was received from my good friend, Jeff Bockman: All 788 of the Status Animarum records covering the 1875 – 1886 period from the Saint Joseph Parish Church in Stari trg ob Kolpi, Slovenia have been posted. A few of the earlier records have also been posted. Status animarum translates as “the state of […]

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British Methodist Family History Online

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the April 4, 2013 edition of HalifaxCourier.co.uk. It deals with British Methodist Family History on a personal level, with folks world-wide invited to join in the sharing of information. Cool… A new Methodist family history website – the second in a trio of online community archives […]

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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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Archives.com Publishes Millions of Lutheran Church Records

The following is from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry.com: Archives.com is thrilled to announce the release of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) birth, marriage and death record collections! These three collections total nearly 4.6 million records. Archives.com, in partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Archives, digitized and indexed approximately one thousand rolls […]

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