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Mississippi State Lunatic Asylum Cemetery Found – and it’s In The Way

The following teaser is from the March 8, 2014 edition of CNN – Amid a grove of trees, buried beneath the grass and dirt, Mississippi’s past is colliding with its future. Surveyors last month discovered dozens of neat, tight rows of coffins just feet below the ground at the University of Mississippi Medical Center […]

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Mississippi Department of Archives and History to Digitize Newspapers Dating from 1836 to 1922

The following teaser is from an AP article posted in the September 22, 2013 editon of Jackson, Mississippi — The Mississippi Department of Archives and History has received a $274,000 grant to digitize 100,000 pages of state newspapers published between 1836 and 1922. Julia Marks Young, director of the MDAH Archives and Records Services […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: Old Southwest Genealogy Research

Like so many children, for generation past, I grew up playing variations of good guys and bad guys. Sometimes it was cops and robbers, other time the Republic vs. the evil Empire (Star Wars reference), and then there was cowboys and Indians (before the days of political correctness). The setting for many of these games […]

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FamilySearch Adds 18 New Collections Including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch, dated Februry 15, 2013: Included in this week’s records update are 18 new collections; seven from Napoli, Italy, seven from the United States, four from Germany, and one from Netherlands. Among these collections are the United States Draper Manuscript Collection from 1740-1960 (more information can be found here), the Germany, […]

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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 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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1940 U.S. Census Community Project Nearly Halfway Complete

The following news release was received from 22 May 2012 – The halfway point for indexing the 1940 U.S. census is fast approaching. Congratulations and thank you to all of the volunteers participating in this unprecedented genealogical community effort. Currently more than 20 states are at or above 85 percent complete. Six states — […]

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Mississippi 1890 Census Index of Civil War Veterans and Their Widows

Although the majority of the 1890 census was burned when a fire razed the Commerce Department Building in 1921, and the few remaining fragments destroyed by 1935, there is one group of the population whose records have endured. In addition to the regular schedules taken in the census, a special census of Union Civil War […]

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New Databases Posted at FamilySearch for Australia, Estonia, Mexico & U.S. with Additions for UT, CA, IL, ID, ME, MN, MS, OH, & WI

The following press release was received from FamilySearch: 28 September 2011: New records collections from Australia, Estonia, Mexico and the United States can now be searched for free at In addition, new records were added to Austria, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Honduras, Poland, South Africa, and Spain collections. Find your ancestors now at […]

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FamilySearch Adds 16M New Records, including those for Brazil, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ecuador, and the U.S.A.

The following news release was written by staff: 21 September 2011: Among the 16 million records added to this week, over six million are from the United States, including new collections from California, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New York, Oregon, and Vermont. Additionally, five million new Civil Registration and Catholic Church records from Mexico […]

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USA State, Territorial & School Censuses and Tax Records at

UNITED STATES TERRITORIAL, SCHOOL CENSUS, AND TAX RECORDS POSTED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG – UPDATED AS OF 24 June 2013. Colonial, Territorial and State Censuses are of vital importance to genealogists, as they were often taken on non-Federal Decennial census years, taken prior to statehood, or between the Federal Censuses. Thirty-seven states (or what became states) took […]

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New & Updated USA and Canadian Vital Records Databases at

The following USA and Canadian vital records databases have been added at FamilySearch since I last blogged about the FamilySearch vital records six weeks ago or so. Note that most of the databases posted are digital images with waymarks to locate one’s ancestor. Many of the images also include indexes, so in many cases, it’s […]

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New Historic Brazil & Honduras Records Online at

The following news release was received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch. New Historic Brazil and Honduras Records Online Six Additional Country Collections Also Updated More digital images poured out of the FamilySearch pipeline this week—over 2 million, in fact. Historic record collections for 8 countries were updated: Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Switzerland, U.S., […]

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United States Death & Probate Documents & Indexes Found at

UNITED STATES DEATH RECORDS POSTED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG – UPDATED AS OF  1 April 2014.   Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952 — Searchable Index — Name index to death and burial records from the state of Alabama. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains […]

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United States Marriage Documents & Divorce Records Found at

UNITED STATES MARRIAGE & DIVORCE RECORDS AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG – UPDATED AS OF  1 April 2014.   Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — This collection of marriage records for Alabama counties includes: a) indexed records with images; b) indexed records without images; and c) images which can be browsed but do […]

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New Small Databases at Family Tree Connection

The following small databases were recently added to the Family Tree Connection database: ALABAMA Alabama’s White Regiments during the Spanish-American War – Southern Martyrs. A History of Alabama’s White Regiments during the Spanish-American War, Touching Incidentally on the Experiences of The Entire First Division of the Seventh Army Corps. By Seargeant M. Koenigsberg. Birmingham High […]

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