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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of March 28, 2016

Explore the new record collections for Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928, Czech Republic School Registers 1799-1953, United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records 1812-1815, and more than 7 million additions to the Find A Grave Index. Search these and more by following the links below. COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – […]

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War of 1812 Bundle with 1 brand-new research guide for 20% off thru March 28

Just a few weeks ago, a new Genealogy at a Glance laminate titled War of 1812 Research was published. With the Preserve the Pensions project having raised over two million dollars, and over 4 million of the 7.2 million pages of pension documents having been digitized, War of 1812 research is becoming much easier to […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of March 14, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: There are 25 new collections updated time! Check out Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928, Maryland Church Records 1668-1995, North Carolina Civil Marriages 1763-1868, United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records 1812-1815, United States Freedmen’s Bureau Marriages 1861-1872, and Utah LDS Missionary Registers 1860-1937. Search these and more by […]

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Genealogy At A Glance: War of 1812 Research

What can one say about the War of 1812? Oops? The reality is, neither the English nor the United State achieved any political or real advantage from the war. However, if there is an advantage to war, if we dare call it such, it the records it creates. One of the latest At A Glance […]

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FGS Announces $2 Million Dollar Mark Surpassed for Preserve the P​e​nsions Project

The following is from FGS: Significant Milestone Reached in Landmark Project Thanks to Donors January 19, 2016 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the $2 million dollar mark has been surpassed in 2015 with the support of donors in the fundraising efforts to digitize the 7.2 million pension images for the […]

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American Wars Research Bundle on Sale for 30% Off Thru Memorial Day!

To celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, Family Roots Publishing is offering a bundle of three popular American war-related research guides from the publishers of History Magazine. FRPC is discounting them 30% through Memorial Day, May 26, 2014. Regularly 29.85, the bundle is just $20.95 (plus only $5.50 p&h!) The guides are as follows: Life During […]

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Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors

Created as a “200th Anniversary Research Special, Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors, covers resources for the United States, Canada, and British research. Moorshead Magazines, publishers of Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and History Magazine, have published this special volume in memory of, and to provide assistance in researching, the War of 1812. This 82 page […]

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War of 1812 Bicentennial Offers a Wealth of Historic Canadian Sites to Visit This Year

The following excerpt is from the October 22, 2013 Vancouver Sun website Canada – Travellers interested in military history usually think of Europe as the place to visit battlefields, but Canada has its fair share of them and as this year marks the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812, there is no better time […]

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Genealogy Road Trip Contest!

The following was received from Thomas MacEntee: Have you ever wanted to take a research trip to one of the top genealogical libraries in the United States and find out more about your ancestors? Are you all packed and ready to hit the road? The Federation of Genealogical Societies is holding a contest to raise […]

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Watch the PBS Special, The War of 1812, Online

Have you watched the PBS Special, The War of 1812? It’s a very interesting documentary on the story of America’s second revolution… As with many PBS specials, it has a website to go with it, where you can learn more about what in many ways is a forgotten war. The following is from the Website: […]

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New FGS Blog for War of 1812 Fundraising

The following is from Thomas McEntee: Preserve the Pensions Blog Provides Key Updates on Community Project February 1, 2013– Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the creation of the Preserve the Pensions blog to assist in its efforts to preserve and digitize 7.2 million pages of War of 1812 Pension Records with […]

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War of 1812 Ship, Ticonderoga, Deteriorating in Open-Sided Shed

The following teaser is from an article in the January 6, 2012 edition of the Detroit Free Press. ALBANY, N.Y. — The upstate New York village that bills itself as the birthplace of the U.S. Navy hasn’t done much to preserve one of the service’s oldest warship relics: the hull of a schooner that was […]

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Records of Pensioners of British Army by the Royal Hospital, Kilmainham Digitized and Posted by findmypast.ie

The following is a teaser from an article in the the December 26, 2012 edition of WicklowPeople.ie. It’s interesting in that it features a British soldier wounded in the Battle of New Orleans – a battle that actually occurred after the offical end of the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain. THE […]

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War of 1812 Exhibition at the Canadian War Museum Closes January 6, 2013

The following excerpt is from an article published in the December 19, 2012 edition of OttawaStart.com: Visitors have only a few weeks left to explore the four perspectives of the War of 1812 at the Canadian War Museum. The award-winning exhibition, 1812, supported by National Presenting Sponsor TD Bank Group and National Supporting Sponsor Ancestry.ca, […]

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ISGS Raises Over $40,000 During War of 1812 Records Preservation Campaign

The following news release was received from Thomas MacEntee: Preserve the Pensions Project to Digitize Important Pension Records and Provide Free Access to the Public December 11, 2012 Springfield, IL: The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) is proud to announce that it has completed its recently launched $10,000 War of 1812 Pension Match Challenge with […]

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