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Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas

Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas: A Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere is the most comprehensive collection of information on colonial period records covering the entire Western Hemisphere, both North and South America. As far as I know, there is no other single reference for records sources […]

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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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The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: 1600-1700

In another of the fantastic books reprinted in 2012 by the New England Historical and Genealogical Society (NEHGS), the 1874 book The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: 1600-1700, by John Camden Hotten, provides individual names compiled from documents listing seventeenth-century English immigrants to New England, the Chesapeake, and the Caribbean. The current reprint comes […]

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Get 50% off Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas for 1 Week Only

Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas Is available from Family Roots Publishing for only $29.98, normally $59.95, but only until Monday, February 6. See a review below: Genealogical Encyclopedia of the Colonial Americas: A Complete Digest of the Records of All the Countries of the Western Hemisphere is the most comprehensive collection of information on […]

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New at FamilySearch.org

New records were added to FamilySearch.org this week from Canada, Estonia, Jamaica, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, Sweden, and the U.S. Begin searching for your ancestors now at FamilySearch.org . Searchable records on FamilySearch.org are made possible by thousands of volunteers from around the world who transcribe (index) the information from handwritten records to make them […]

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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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FamilySearch Kicks Off 2011 with the Addition of 90 Million New Online Records

The following News Release was received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch: FamilySearch Kicks Off 2011 with the Addition of 90 Million New Online Records Includes 18 Million Digital Images from 13 Countries No doubt family history enthusiasts will have a heyday looking over the latest collection updates! The 18 million free, browsable digital images are […]

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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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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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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 & Recently Completed Projects at FamilySearch Indexing

4 June 2009: The following four new indexing projects were added this week: Jamaica, Trelawny Births, 1878–1930 Mexico, Censo de 1930—Mexico Rhode Island—1920 U.S. Federal Census Vermont—1920 U.S. Federal Census Volunteers can register and start immediately at Indexing.FamilySearch.org. Recently Completed Projects Recently completed projects have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will […]

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Two Million Records added at FamilySearch Records Search Pilot

Two million new records were added to the FamilySearch Records Search pilot. The completed statewide deaths index for Alabama was published—over 1.8 million names. This collection covers deaths from 1908 to 1974. Digital collections were added for Jamaica (Trelawny Parish Civil Registration—births), the 1892 New York Census, and Spain (Avila Diocese, Catholic Church Records). These […]

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All Kinds of Cool New Stuff Happening at FamilySearch Indexing!

There are many new, upcoming, and completed indexing projects to report in this update from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch. Twelve of the projects below are new (see Current Projects). Included are three Belgian and two Argentina projects. The New York 1892 State Census project is exciting! New York has some of the best state censuses […]

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