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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Canada, Croatia, England, Germany, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, and the USA

The following is compiled from the last two collection updates from FamilySearch (those for July 19 and July 25, 2014): During the week ending July 25, 2014, FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Croatia, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,160,179 […]

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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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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Images to Collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million images to collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,571,405 indexed records and images from the new Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1910, collection; the 400,841 images from the Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, […]

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Illinois Archivists & Volunteers Offered a Chance at Scholarships

The following excerpt is from Joan Griffis’ Illinois Ancestors column posted in the May 14, 2014 edition of the News-Gazette. According to the most recent issue of the Illinois State Archives Newsletter, “For the Record” (Spring 2014), the Illinois State Historical Records Advisory Board “is offering scholarships to Illinois archivists and archival volunteers to attend […]

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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 11.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, & the USA

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 11.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Barbados, BillionGraves, Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,703,529 indexed records from the U.S., Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846–1910, collection; […]

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Bios from McLean Co. IL , Posey Co. IN, Lewis Co. Mo, Crockett Co. TN & Lawrence Co. TN Added at My Genealogy Hound

The following is from MyGenealogyHound: The most recent additions to the My Genealogy Hound website bring the current total of family biographies available to more than 22,000 biographies in 140 counties across ten states. The most recent additions include McLean County, Illinois with 1,257 biographies; Posey County, Indiana with 232 biographies; Lewis County, Missouri with […]

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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 4.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 4.2 million indexed records and images to collections from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Honduras, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 543,676 images from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980, […]

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An Historical Timeline for Illinois, 1673-1945

The following article was excerpted from William Dollarhide’s new book, Illinois Name Lists, 1678-2009: For genealogical research in Illinois, the following timeline of events should help any genealogist understand the area with an historical and genealogical point of view: 1673. French explorers Jacques Marquette and Louis Jolliet discovered the Illinois River and upper portions of […]

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Illinois Access to Cemeteries Act Filed With the Illinois General Assembly

This last Thursday, Illinois Congressman Charles E. Meier filed HB5625 with the clerk. The Act, if approved “Creates the Access to Cemeteries on Private Property Act. Provides that owners of private property on which a cemetery or graves are located have a duty to allow ingress and egress to the cemetery or graves by: (1) […]

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How Many Chicagoans Were Born in the City?

The following teaser is from the Feb. 10, 2014 edition of wbez.org: Tracy Miller noticed something about Chicago when she moved here nine years ago. “I meet many people who say they are native Chicagoans,” she says. “It seems like there are more natives still residing here than in other cities I have lived in.” […]

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llinois Name Lists 1678-2009, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

According to Leland K. Meitzler: “Name lists are key to success in any genealogical endeavor. Name lists, be they national, state, county, or even city or town in scope can help nail down the precise place where one’s ancestor may have lived. And if that can be done, further records, usually found on a local […]

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All 14 Dollarhide Name List books – Print & PDF eBooks Are On Sale for 20% Off – Sale extended through January 6

FRPC has extended the sale of all 14 of the new Dollarhide Name Lists books, which are on sale for 20% off thorugh January 6. The sale includes both the printed volumes, as well as the PDF eBooks. Normally $18.95, the printed volumes are just $15.16, and include a FREE immediately downloadable PDF eBook of […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 1.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from BillionGraves, Bolivia, Germany, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 1.2 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, Bolivia, Germany, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 512, 388 indexed records and images from the BillionGraves Index, the 230,873 images from the U.S., North Carolina, Civil Action Court Papers, 1712-1970, collection, […]

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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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Illinois State Genealogical Society Announces Its 2014 Webinar Lineup

The following excerpt is from the MONDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2013 Issue of Illinois State Genealogical Society Blog Registration for the 2014 webinars is now open! You’ll find a fantastic lineup of presentations and speakers and we hope you will join us for a wonderful educational experience. The ISGS webinars, which are live lectures/presentations that you […]

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