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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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Parish Registers Added to Westminster Collection on findmypast.com

The following news release is from FindMyPast.com: 400 Years of Baptism, Marriage, and Burial History Published Online Findmypast.com just added millions of new parish registers to its Westminster Collection. Family historians can now search for London ancestors on transcripts and scanned images of these parish records from the city of Westminster that date back more […]

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Digitized Manchester Parish Records Free At Manchester Libraries Feb 14

The following excerpt is from an article posted Feb. 12, 2013 at the click-manchester.com website. More than six million Manchester parish records, dating back as far as 1538, can be now viewed online for free at Manchester Libraries. The collection of records, which has been digitised by leading family history website Ancestry.co.uk, details baptisms, marriages […]

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A Checklist of 150 Genealogical Sources

The following article was written by my good friend, William Dollarhide. Enjoy… That first pedigree chart usually shows up to four generations, sometimes more, but if a 4-generation chart starts with yourself, there are up to fourteen direct ancestors presented. How many documents have you collected for each of those fourteen persons? How many have […]

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Hope Church of Holland, Michigan Publishes Sesquicentennial History Book

The following excerpt is from the November 16, 2012 edition of the Holland Sentinel: Holland [MI]: As a part of Hope Church’s year of celebration for its sesquicentennial year, a comprehensive history of the congregation’s first 150 years has been published. For more than two years, Hope Church elder Judy Parr has researched and written […]

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Church Records Should Be Protected

The following teasor is from an article by Frankie Meyer, published in the November 12, 2012 edition of the Joplin Globe: JOPLIN, Mo. — Last July, St. John’s United Church of Christ in Springfield had a burglary. Although the building had damage such as broken doors, the loss that was most mourned by the members […]

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FamilySearch Adds Large Update to Iowa County Marriages Collection & New Records for Dorset, England, Parish Registers, and Boston Passenger Lists

FamilySearch added 2.7 million indexed records and digital images to its growing collection, with a large portion being added to the Iowa County Marriages collection. The latest update to the Iowa County collection makes it 86 percent complete. The update includes 637,695 new images of marriage licenses and 1,623,576 new indexed records. Also of interest […]

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