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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 3.7 million indexed records and images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,395,009 images from the Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760–1993 collection; the 396,405 images and 396,405 indexed records from the US, BillionGraves Index […]

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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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FamilySearch Adds Close to 1.5 Million Indexed Records and Images to Collections from Chile, Honduras, Jamaica, and the United States

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added close to 1.5 million indexed records and images from Chile, Honduras, Jamaica, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 953,730 indexed records from the Jamaica, Civil Registration, 1880–1999, collection, the 242,722 indexed records and images from the U.S., Louisiana, New Orleans Passenger Lists, […]

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Pictorial History of Evangeline Parish, Louisiana to be Published

The following excerpt is from an article published in the August 4, 2013 edition of Evangeline Today. Two authors are finding photographs of Evangeline Parish they will include in a book chronicling the parish’s history, as part of a national series by Arcadia Publishing. … Author Jane Vidrine, a lifelong resident of Belaire Cove, has […]

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Louisiana Adoption Search Angel Helps Adoptees

The following teaser is from an excellent article in the July 6, 2013 edition of lobservateur.com: LAPLACE [LOUISIANA] – Brenda Frisard, a retired postmaster from LaPlace, is what one might call a “search angel.” Thousands of Louisiana adoptees search for information on their parents every year. Some are able to find what they need, but […]

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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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Card Carrying Cajuns a Possibility in Louisiana

The following excerpt is from the May 13, 2013 edition of kosu.org: A bill making its way through the Louisiana Legislature would let Cajun citizens celebrate their ancestry by customizing their driver’s license, adding the phrase “I’m a Cajun” below their photograph. It would cost $5 to add the message; the money would go toward […]

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FamilySearch Adds 8.5 Million Records From Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States

The following news release is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch added 8.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Included are 2,897,940 additional index records and images for the new New York State Census of 1855 collection, the 1,070,807 index records and images from the Texas Birth Certificates collection from 1903-1935, and […]

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FamilySearch Adds New Collection for Ohio County Births from 1841-2003

The following is from FamilySearch.org: FamilySearch added an additional 2 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 995,820 indexed records and images in the new Ohio County Births from 1841-2003 collection, and the 363,235 indexed records for the United States Index to General Correspondence of the […]

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History of Louisianna: From Its First Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time

If I were to summarize what I remember learning about American History in public school, it would go something like this: In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue Then the Pilgrims came to Plymouth Rock People came from Europe, mostly English, to practice free religion and other things. The 13 colonies didn’t like the taxes […]

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Watery Graves in Louisiana

There is a very interesting pictorial slide show, made up of 10 pictures with detailed captions, about the sinking cemeteries of coastal Louisiana, It seems that eleven cemeteries in Jefferson Parish have repeatedly flooded since Hurricane Katrina, and in Lafourche, Terrebonne and Plaquemines parishes, more than a dozen burial sites have succumbed to tidal surges. […]

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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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Hurricane Isaac’s Unearthed Coffins and Tombs

The following excerpt is from the November 15, 2012 the Times-Picayune. A few of Hurricane Isaac’s unearthed coffins and tombs continue to line the Mississippi River levee in Plaquemines Parish, some still standing askew near houses or amid woods. By now, though, the majority of the disinterred remains are back in the Braithwaite cemeteries where […]

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History of Louisianna: From Its First Discovery and Settlement to the Present Time [1842]

If I were to summarize what I remember learning about American History in public school, it would go something like this: In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue Then the Pilgrims came to Plymouth Rock People came from Europe, mostly English, to practice free religion and other things. The 13 colonies didn’t like the taxes […]

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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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