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FamilySearch Adds 19,206,333 Images to New United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920, Collection

The following is from FamilySearch, April 2, 2013: FamilySearch has added 23.9 million indexed records and images this week with new browsable image collections from Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, England, Italy, Mexico, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 19,206,333 images from the new United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920, collection, the […]

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FamilySearch Adds 8.5 Million Records From Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States

The following news release is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch added 8.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Included are 2,897,940 additional index records and images for the new New York State Census of 1855 collection, the 1,070,807 index records and images from the Texas Birth Certificates collection from 1903-1935, and […]

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Neglect of a South Korean Cemetery Where North Korean and Chinese “Enemy” Soldiers are Buried

The following teaser is from an AP story posted at PAJU, South Korea (AP) — Just south of the Demilitarized Zone, hundreds of identical wooden grave markers poke out of the grass on a hill surrounded by rice paddies and trees, North Korea’s dark mountains visible in the distance. Some are rotting; some have […]

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New Collections from Nevada and South Africa at

FamilySearch added new searchable collections online this week for Nevada and South Africa plus additional free records for Austria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Korea, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Search these diverse collections and 2.8 billion other records for free at Searchable historic records are made available on through […]

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New Korean Digital Genealogy Database Now Online

Korea’s genealogy is gaining global attention with the unveiling of a digital database of genealogical records by the Paik Inje Memorial Library of Inje University at the 76th World Library and Information Congress in Gothenburg, Sweden. During the congress, Director Park Jae-sup proudly introduced Inje’s Digital Genealogy Library, after three years of dedicated preparation. The […]

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Korean Families Again Reuniting After Long Separation

Korean families are again reuniting after a separation of over 50 years. This is the 17th such reunion, started by the Red Cross, but on hold for two years because of tensions over North Korea’s nuclear program. Following is a teaser from an article on the Voice of America website. North and South Korean families […]

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