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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.1 Million Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 3.1 million images to collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 268,969 indexed records and images from the new Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 350,087 images from the Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, […]

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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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United States Territorial & School Censuses and Tax Records at

United STATES TERRITORIAL & SCHOOL CENSUSES and TAX RECORDS at Last Updated: 14 July 2014   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 them. […]

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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 at

UNITED STATES DEATH & PROBATE DOCUMENT & INDEXES AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG Last Updated: 14 July 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 […]

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United States Marriage Documents & Divorce Records at

UNITED STATES MARRIAGE & DIVORCE RECORDS AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG Last Updated: 14 July 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 not have […]

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