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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 More Than 1.1 Million Records & Images to Illinois County Marriages

The following information is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.25 million index records and images this week from Argentina, Austria, Italy, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,152,830 index records and images from the U.S., Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934, collection, and the 244,523 images from the Spain, […]

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The Oklahoma Truth in Adoption Act

The following teaser is from the March 4, 2013 edition of the Norman Transcript: NORMAN [Oklahoma] — At age 36, Norman resident Kevin Lewis knows he will take action to be screened for a genetically inheritable form of cancer. His biological father died from cancer in 2005, and that puts him in a high-risk category. […]

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Ancestry Adds 1940 Indexes for 12 More States & is Now up to 37 States plus Washington D.C.!

The following is from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry.com: With today’s addition of 12 states (18 million records) to the 1940 US Federal Census, Ancestry.com now has 37 states and Washington DC fully indexed and searchable on the site. All of the 1940 US Census will be free through 2013. Number of records per state: Alaska: […]

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76 New & Updated USA Vital Records, State & School Census, and Tax Record Databases Posted at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been recently added or updated at FamilySearch.org. This blog covers 76 new and updated entries. We’ve also updated four of our five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files. See: United States Birth & Christening Records Found at FamilySearch.org United States Marriage Documents & Indexes Found at FamilySearch.org […]

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Ancestry Day Oklahoma – August 3 and 4, 2012

The following excerpt is from the June 18, 2012 edition of the newsok.com website. “Ancestry Day Oklahoma,” sponsored by Oklahoma Genealogical Society, Oklahoma Historical Society Research Library and Ancestry.com, will be Aug. 3-4. Events for Aug. 3 will be from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Oklahoma History Center, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive. Oklahoma […]

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Growing Need for International FamilySearch Indexers

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: More than 120 projects are currently available from countries outside the U.S., representing 16 languages. Since the first of the year, new projects have been launched from Bolivia, Paraguay, Switzerland, and the Philippines. Later this year, FamilySearch indexing plans to release projects for Armenia, Costa Rica, Denmark, […]

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All 1940 US Census Images and Six States Now Published Online – 20 Million Records for 21 Other Countries Also Added

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: The 1940 US Census Community Project, which includes FamilySearch, Archives.com, Findmypast.com, NARA, and ProQuest.com, have now published browsable images online for 1940 U.S. Federal Census and the completed searchable indexes for six of the states. Online volunteer indexers have indexed 35% of the census. At current rates, […]

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The 1940 U.S. Census Now Being Indexed by the US Census Community Project – Delaware Finished

The following news release was received from FamilySearch: 4 April 2012: The 1940 U.S. Census is here and the 1940 US Census Community Project has kicked off to a great start! The excitement and enthusiasm for this project is far greater than anything previously seen in the six years that FamilySearch indexing has been available. […]

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New USA Vital Records Data at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made November 26. New data has been added for 24 states & the District of Columbia! We’ve also updated all five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files. See: United States Birth & Christening Records Found at FamilySearch.org […]

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Call for Papers for the 4th Annual Fort Smith History Conference.

The following excerpt is from the August 10, 2011 edition of Indian Country. The Fort Smith Historical Society, in Fort Smith, Arkansas is looking for papers, displays and living history presentations covering the Native American tribes of Arkansas and Oklahoma for the 4th Annual Fort Smith History Conference. Submissions for consideration can cover the tribes’ […]

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Costa Rica, England, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Spain, or Arkansas, Maine, Oklahoma, & Texas Posted to FamilySearch.org

The following information was received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch: The latest free collection updates might just have what you’re seeking! What a grab bag of records added this week! Let’s see—for its online patrons’ free viewing pleasure, internationally, FamilySearch added church records from Costa Rico and Mexico, Bishop’s Transcripts and Poor Law records from […]

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United States Marriage Documents & Divorce Records at FamilySearch.org

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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FamilySearch adds Nearly 4 Million Images from 7 Countries

The following was received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch, this morning. Nearly four million new digital images are now available on Beta.FamilySearch.org. These collections include the first images from South Africa, as well as records from Brazil, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, the Netherlands, and the United States. About 1.7 million of these records are indexed. FamilySearch […]

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New Indexing Projects at beta.FamilySearch.org for the Holidays

The following was received from Paul Nauta, With FamilySearch: FamilySearch volunteers have some exciting new indexing projects to work on during this holiday season. Recently released projects include records from Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and the United States. There are also projects from four different countries that were recently completed and will soon be […]

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