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FamilySearch Adds Over 352,000 Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Guatemala, Italy, New Zealand & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch Sept 11, 2013: FamilySearch has recently added more than 352,000 indexed records and images from Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 206,787 indexed records from the United States Social Security Death Index, the 64,716 images from the Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843–1921, collection, and […]

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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 to Austria, Brazil, China, Italy, New Zealand & the USA Collections

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million index records and images this week from Austria, Brazil, China, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Poland, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 369,729 index records and images from the U.S., North Carolina, Estate Files, 1663-1979, collection, and the 596,078 […]

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FamilySearch Adds 19,206,333 Images to New United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920, Collection

The following is from FamilySearch, April 2, 2013: FamilySearch has added 23.9 million indexed records and images this week with new browsable image collections from Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, England, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 19,206,333 images from the new United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920, collection, the […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: Polish Genealogy Research

1795 “Austrian Empire, Russian Empire, and Prussia (Germans), leaving no “Poland” for 123 Years” 1854-1856 “The Great Cholera Epidemic, poor crop yields and starvation; Crimean War (Russian); 100 Silesian families from Pluznica area arrived in Galveston, then walked to the junction of the San Antonio River and Cibolo Creek, founding the first permanent Polish settlement […]

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Polish State Archives & Jewish Records Indexing-Poland Sign Document Agreement

The following excerpt is from an article in the February 20, 2013 edition of The Jewish Daily Forward. Researchers of Polish Jewry are set to gain online access to one million new documents following a new agreement signed by the Polish State Archives. Under the agreement, signed on February 15, Jewish Records Indexing-Poland, an online […]

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New Records Added at FamilySearch for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, & the U.S.A.

FamilySearch added an additional 16.3 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,984,100 records for the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards from 1917-1918, the 2,056,187 added to U.S., California, Probate Estate Files from 1833-1991, and the 1,610,053 added to the new British Columbia, […]

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A Guide to Chicago and Midwestern Polish-American Genealogy

Chicago has been home to Polish immigrants and their descendant since the 1830s. Even today, there remains a large Polish population. Becoming an avid genealogist after the passing of a great aunt, Jason Kruski developed an interest in combining the knowledge he developed from other books and from his own studies on the topics of […]

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Slovakian Genealogical Records Growing Online at FamilySearch.org

The following information is from FamilySearch – 7/27/2012: FamilySearch’s free online Slovakian record collection has now grown to over 5 million searchable records. The Slovakia 1869 census is also available as a browsable image collection. Other new searchable collections online were expanded this week for South Africa, Canada, Poland, Portugal, and the United States. Search […]

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76M New US Historic Records & Millions more for Brazil, China, Ireland, Italy, Russia, & Spain Added at FamilySearch.org

The following information is from FamilySearch.org: 76 million much-anticipated state census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records were added this week for 22 states, including Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since partnering with the National Archives of Italy to digitally preserve and index its civil registration, more than 24 million images have been published […]

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FamilySearch Adds Millions of Records for Belgium, China, Philippines, and the U.S. – 20 States Now Completed for the 1940 Census

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: FamilySearch published new, free records online for Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, England, Georgia, Indonesia, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The 1940 US Census Community Project continues to progress quickly. Online volunteers have now indexed 80 […]

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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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FamilySearch Posts 1940 Census Images Plus 14 Million Additional Records for 19 Countries This Week

Click on the map to get a graphical view of indexing progress thus far on the 1940 Census. FamilySearch has begun publishing images online from the 1940 U.S. Federal Census to engage the army of volunteers who have been waiting for the chance to begin indexing those names. To explore the digital images or to […]

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Guide to Polish Sources for Jewish People

The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People (CAHJP) holds the collected resources from the archives of hundreds of Jewish communities, as well as of local, national and international Jewish organizations, and the private collections of many Jewish personalities. The Archives has an extensive collection of documents, registers, and other records of Jewish […]

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Sto Lat: A Modern Guide to Polish Research

Sto Lat? I have to admit, most of my ancestry come from western Europe. For other reasons, I have studied German and Spanish. However, I have little experience in Eastern European languages. So, when I read the title Sto Lat, I was clueless as to the meaning. Thank goodness for Google Translate. I found the […]

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