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Online Historic Digitized Canadian Newspapers

Bowling Green State University has links to digitized Canadian newspapers that are freely available on the Internet. The site is broken down into eleven tabs covering the twelve Canadian provinces. They are: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon Territory Many Thanks to Cyndi […]

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British Columbia Man Finds 107-year-old Message in a Bottle from Bellingham, Washington Man

The following excerpt is from a fascinating article by Jim Donaldson posted in the Sept. 17, 2013 edition of the Bellingham Herald. Steve Thurber, 53, of Courtenay, B.C., was walking along a beach south of Tofino last Monday, Sept. 9, when he discovered a glass bottle with a crusted cap lying in the sand, according […]

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FamilySearch Adds More Than Half a Million Index Records and Images to New Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations Collection

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 2.7 million images from BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Ireland, Mexico, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 544,966 index records and images from the new Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920, collection, the 731,428 index records and images from […]

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

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch added an additional 6.6 million indexed records and images in the last two weeks. Included in this update are 15 new collections: 1 from Canada, 1 from Guam, 4 from Italy, 1 from Russia, and 8 from the United States. Among these collections are the China Collection of Genealogies […]

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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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76M New US Historic Records & Millions more for Brazil, China, Ireland, Italy, Russia, & Spain Added at FamilySearch.org

The following information is from FamilySearch.org: 76 million much-anticipated state census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records were added this week for 22 states, including Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since partnering with the National Archives of Italy to digitally preserve and index its civil registration, more than 24 million images have been published […]

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New & Updated Canadian Vital Records Posted at FamilySearch.org

The following Canadian vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made January 9. We’ve also updated all 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 United States Death & […]

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Canadian Vital Records Databases Posted at FamilySearch.org

CANADIAN VITAL RECORDS POSTED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG – UPDATED AS OF 24 June 2013. The following Canadian Vital Records Databases are now posted at FamilySearch.org. I update this listing as new material is posted. Note that many of the “number of records” are marked as AFTER a specific date. That means that additional records, in some […]

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Over 300 Million New Names Added Online @ the New Beta.FamilySearch.org Site

The following information was received this morning from Paul Nauta with FamilySearch: There were over 150 new collections added or enhanced this week at FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch volunteers indexed over 120 million records — over 300 million new names — from original source documents to accomplish this great feat. The massive release was announced this past […]

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The Victoria (B.C.) Genealogical Society Loses Their $17,000 Annual Grant

The following teaser is from an article in the November 3, 2009 edition of the Victoria News, about the loss of a $17,000 annual grant by the Victoria Genealogical Society. It’s feared that their library may be in serious trouble without the cash… And when a library closes, Heather Jones says everybody’s stories go with […]

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FamilySearch Indexing Updates

28 September 2009: Volunteers with Rhode Island roots will be excited about the new indexing projects this week. The Rhode Island 1905 and 1935 State Censuses were added. New international projects for Argentina, Germany, Philippines, Spain, and the U.K. were also added. Note: the links within the charts won’t work as they are just images […]

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New Info from FamilySearch Indexing

The following news about Family Search Indexing was just received from Paul Nauta: Significant updates were made recently to the FamilySearch Indexing application and Web site. Batch Sharing seems to be the most popular of the new features. Following are brief descriptions of the updates: Batch Sharing. This exciting new feature appeals to indexers who […]

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Recently Completed and Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects

The following are three data sets are recently completed projects that have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process in preparation for future publication: Argentina Censo 1869—Catamarca y La Rioja Minnesota—1920 U.S. Federal Census Minnesota Probate Court Wills 1849–1918 Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record […]

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New Indexing Projects at FamilySearch Indexing

Eleven new indexing projects were added this week, most of them international. Five of the projects are birth, marriage, and death records for France. New indexing projects added this week were: INTERNATIONAL Argentina Censo 1869—Jujuy Salta Tucuman Canada, British Columbia Births, 1854–1903 France, Paroisses de Cherbourg, 1802–1907 France, Paroisses de Saint-Lo, 1802–1907 France, Paroisses de […]

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Ontario Adoption Records to Open on June 1

On the first of June, Ontario will join the other Canadian Provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Labrador, and Newfoundland in opening their adoption records. Although the government has given adoptees as well as birth parents the ability to opt-out of having their records disclosed, thus far only about 2500 (equally split between birth parents and […]

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