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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.6 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Chile, England, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, United States & Venezuela

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.6 million indexed records and images to collections from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, England, Guatemala, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Spain, United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 317,554 indexed records from the Chile, Civil Registration, 1885–1903, collection; the 443,904 indexed records from the […]

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Trenches Reveal How WWI Transformed Britain

Hmmm… I had not considered that there would be the remains of “practice battlefields” still in existence today… Interesting. The following teaser is from an AP article in the March 9, 2014 edition of theitem.com: GOSPORT, England (AP) – Two lines of trenches face off across No Man’s Land. A soldier marches, rifle in hand, […]

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Europeana 1914-1918: Bringing All Sides of World War One Together – Launches in Berlin, Featuring 10,000 Items From the British Library’s Collections

The following News Release is from the British Library: Europeana 1914-1918: A new website that brings all sides of World War One together launches in Berlin, featuring 10,000 items from the British Library’s collections www.europeana1914-1918.eu The Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media in Germany, Monika Grütters, today launched Europeana 1914-1918, an online resource that […]

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Wills of Scottish Soldiers Killed in WWI to Go Online

The following excerpt is from an article in the February 24, 2014 edition of NewsNetScotland.com: The wills of 26,000 Scottish soldiers who died in the Great War are to be made available online for the first time as part of centenary commemorations marking the outbreak of WWI, the First Minister Alex Salmond announced today (Monday, […]

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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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British Red Cross to Digitize 244,000 WWI Voluntary Aid Detachment Index Cards

The following excerpt is from an article by Jenna Pudelek, posted in the January 6, 2013 edition of thirdsector.co.uk: The British Red Cross has been awarded an £80,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to conserve and digitise historic documents detailing the work of volunteers during the First World War. As part of the project […]

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The American Battle Monuments Commission Website

Having served in the U.S. Army, I’m always checking to see if any of my former “Battle Buddies” have lost their lives. This has led me to look for the names and records of soldiers lost in other conflicts. The American Battle Monuments website is one of the better sites. Established by Congress in 1923, […]

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Ancestry.com New Content: Military Records, Virgin Islands Vaccination Journals, and the 1921 Census of Canada

From the November 1, 2013 posting on the Ancestry.com blog New records are piling up like the leaves on my front lawn. Veterans Day has its roots in WWI, and we added several WWI-era databases last week. Georgia was home to more training camps than any other state during World War I; you’ll find more […]

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Google is Mapping Arlington National Cemetery

Google is about to post a walk-through of Arlington National Cemetery. Although some headstones photographed with the walk-through might not be as clear and readable as others, it is said that many will for more legible than those currently posted at the Cemetery website (not bad in itself!), as the photography is being done in […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 192 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, the USA & Wales

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 192 million indexed records and images from Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Spain, Switzerland, the United States, and Wales. Notable collection updates include the 314,910 images from the Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1387–1936, collection, the 576,176 indexed records from the United States Veterans Administration […]

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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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The Great War: A Guide To The Service Records Of All The World’s Fighting Men And Volunteers

Those born at the outbreak of World War I are now nearly 100 years old. There are only a handful of people left in the world who would have been old enough to have a solid recollection of the time. Those who fought, served, and volunteered during this time have become our past. They are […]

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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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New British Military Records Released on Genes Reunited

The following news release is from Natasha White at brightsolid.com: To coincide with Remembrance Day, UK family history site, Genes Reunited has released a variety of military records taking its collection to 8.5 million. The British Army Service Records are just one of the latest records added to the site and they include the Chelsea […]

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Wills of 9,000 World War I Irish Soldiers to Go Online

The following excerpt is from the November 4, 2012 edition of IrishCentral.com: The wills of 9,000 World War I Irish soldiers who fought in the British Army will be posted online this week the Irish Sunday Times reports. Many of the wills are very short said Hazel Menton, an archivist who has worked on the […]

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