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MyHeritage Now Acquires Geni and Gets 25 M $ in Investor Capital

It’s not been all that long ago that I was writing about MyHeritage’s acquisition of WorldVitalRecords. I was excited about that merger, which has proved to be a good move for both MyHeritage as well as WorldVitalRecords. The headquarters of MyHeritage and WorldVitalRecords were worlds apart – with MyHeritage based near Tel Aviv, Israel, and […]

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Holiday Savings Now! on WorldVitalRecords Subscriptions

Happy Holidays to our GenealogyBlog Readers Dear GenealogyBlog Reader, I am so excited to tell you that we have arranged a great Holiday Special for all GenealogyBlog readers. This holiday season you can get a great deal on WorldVitalRecords – a deal that can save you over 50% off a yearly subscription! When doing my […]

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Using the MyHeritage Family Trees Now Found on the World Vital Records Site

I’ve had a membership to since the beginning of that website. I went to work for Everton’s in 2006, and they had a relationship with World Vital Records, allowing WVR to scan books and magazines in the Everton collection to be posted on the World Vital Records site. In all the time I worked […]

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Major Changes in the 1940 Census Indexed States!

Both and have made major progress this week in posting of Indexes to the 1940 Census. The following info includes indexes that are currently being posted the night of Thursday, June 28-Friday June 29, 2012. – As of tonight (Thursday-Friday June 28-29) the following sites can be searched by name at […]

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I’ve known for some time now that FamilyLink, and it’s subsidiary, had been sold. As a data provider, I was asked to sign paperwork allowing my data to transfer, and keep my mouth shut. However, I didn’t know who bought the company. I just got a call from one of my friends at FamilyLink […]

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A Look at Some Central & South American Records at FamilySearch

In our discussions on research topics, we so often spend a great deal of time focusing on our ancestors who have come to the United States from the East or the West. But what about those who came from the South? Fortunately, FamilySearch has not forgotten about them. While availability of European and U.S. records […]

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George W. Meitzler Commits Suicide by Shooting Himself

While searching for Meitzler information at the WorldVitalRecords website today, I ran across a newspaper item about a bank cashier by the name of George W. Meitzler who went home and shot himself while the bank examiner was auditing accounts at the Union Central Bank in May, Idaho. This all took place in 1921 – […]

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World Vital Records is Three Years Old

October 1, 2009 marked the 3rd anniversary for World Vital Records. The brainchild of genealogy entrepreneur, Paul Allen (the lesser), the site is currently boasting 1.4 billion names in over 12,000 databases – all available online at Initially, they made a commitment to add one genealogical database every business day. However, according to their […]

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World Vital Records Extends their Free Access Through August 18

I got a note last night that has extended the free access to their website through August 18. Although the banner at the top of this website still says August 11-13, it’s actually extended through the 18th. Click on it and try out World Vital Records at no charge. No credit card entry is […]

Comments (3) Opens Site Allowing for Free Public Access to More Than One Billion Family History Records With the Addition of the Largest Number of Records to be Released in a Single Day Since the Site Launched in 2006

The following was written by FamilyLink staff. It’s a heck of a deal. Click on the graphic to check it out! PROVO, UT, August 11, 2009 –, an online family history resource, today announced the addition of the largest number of records to be released in a single day since the site launched in […]

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World Vital Records Launches Scottish Death Records 1747-1868

Over 13,000 geo-coded Scots deaths records have been posted at the new website. This unique set of Scottish Death Records was extracted from parish records of the Presbyterian Church of Scotland. Specific parishes include Cockpen, Midlothian; Cranston; Crichton; Dalkeith; Dunfermline, Fife; Edinburgh; Fala; Gladsmuir; Heriot; Humbie; Newbattle; Pencaitland, Midlothian; Prestonpans, East Lothian; Salton; Shotts; […]

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