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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 4.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 4.2 million indexed records and images to collections from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Honduras, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 543,676 images from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 39.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Italy, Mexico, Spain, & the SUA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 39.5 Million indexed records and images to Collections from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 24,856,324 indexed records and images from the U.S., New York, New York Passenger and Crew […]

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Three Ethnic (African-American & French/French-Canadian) Bundles on Sale for 25% Off Through Monday, October 28, 2013

This weekend Family Roots Publishing is running a 25% off sale on three 2-item bundles of popular ethnic-oriented items. One bundle is African-American related, and the other two are French and French-Canadian guides. This sale runs through midnight EDT (Not MDT) Monday, October 28, 2013. All six items are also available individually at 10% off […]

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Finding Your Acadian Ancestry

The following excerpt is from an excellent article by Roxanne Moore Saucier on doing Acadian research. The article is written for readers of the Bangor (Maine) Daily News, and refers to resources available in that area, as well as online resources. If you have Acadian forebears, you will want to know the name Stephen A. […]

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Alsace-Lorraine: Atlantic Bridge to Germany

Many years have passed since North America has seen any of its national boundaries change. Most of the World has proven less stable of recent decades. Even Europe has seen its share of change. World history is wroth with the ebb and flow of political and military boundaries. During the middle ages and on up […]

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All 1940 US Census Images and Six States Now Published Online – 20 Million Records for 21 Other Countries Also Added

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: The 1940 US Census Community Project, which includes FamilySearch, Archives.com, Findmypast.com, NARA, and ProQuest.com, have now published browsable images online for 1940 U.S. Federal Census and the completed searchable indexes for six of the states. Online volunteer indexers have indexed 35% of the census. At current rates, […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: French Genealogy Research

If you are looking for French-Canadian research, there are plenty of resources available to help you out; including, a Genealogy at a Glance: French-Canadian Research. However, there are precious few book on researching one’s French ancestors, as in, from France. This makes Genealogy at a Glance: French Genealogy Research, that much more important as a […]

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New Free Records Online for Czech Republic, France, Germany, France, Poland, Portugal, Spain & USA at FamilySearch.org

The following was received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch: New Free Records Online for Czech Republic, France, Germany, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain Keep updating your wish list as FamilySearch continues to expand its online historical records. New collection additions this week represent seven European countries.  Millions of records were added for the Czech Republic, […]

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German Map Guide Vol 36 Covering Alsace-Lorraine III (Elsass-Lothringen – District of Oberelsass II French Department of Haut-Rhin – Kreise (Arrondissements) Altkirch and Thann, & the Territory of Belfort Now Available

Volume 36 of the German Map Guide series was shipped to standing order customers last week. This volume includes a total of 904 places – mostly towns, found in the Imperial Province of Alsace-Lorraine (Elsass-Lothringen – District of Oberelsass II French Department of Haut-Rhin – Kreise (Arrondissements) Altkirch and Thann, and the Territory of Belfort. […]

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Relatives of Fallen Scots WWI Soldier Found

The following excerpt is from a family history success story by Gemma Fraser, published in the December 31, 2010 edition of the Edinburgh Evening News. THE closest surviving relatives of a soldier killed in a bomb blast in France more than 90 years ago have been traced by Edinburgh historians. Charles F Fox died on […]

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German Map Guide Volume 34 – Alsace-Lorraine II – District of Unterelsass II – now shipping

Volume 34 of the German Map Guide series has now been shipped to all customers with standing orders, and is available at the Family Roots Publishing Co. website. This is the second volume of the 6-volume Alscace-Lorraine series and includes a total of 671 places – mostly towns, found in the Imperial Province of Alsace-Lorraine […]

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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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German Map Guide For Alsace-Lorraine, District of Unteralsass Now Shipping

Finally! After years of waiting while other regions were finished, Family Roots Publishing is printing volumes for genealogists doing research in Alsace-Lorraine. The full title of the first book in a series of six is Map Guide to German Parish Registers – Imperial Province of Alsace-Lorraine I (Elsass-Lothringen) District of Unterelsass I, French Department of […]

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Over 300 Million New Names Added Online @ the New Beta.FamilySearch.org Site

The following information was received this morning from Paul Nauta with FamilySearch: There were over 150 new collections added or enhanced this week at FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch volunteers indexed over 120 million records — over 300 million new names — from original source documents to accomplish this great feat. The massive release was announced this past […]

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Finding Your Ancestors in Europe

The following article was written by my long-time friend, Marielle A. Bourgeois. Marielle wrote numerous articles for me when I was editing Heritage Quest Magazine, most with a French-Canadian slant to them, but others of a more general nature. While visiting with her a few weeks ago, I invited her to send along some materials […]

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