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FamilySearch.org’s United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists — Updated to 28 October 2014

Below are the latest updates to United States & Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org: Currently updates as of 28 October 2014 Previous update: 14 July 2014 There is a permanent link at the top of the blog to a page with links to all five United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists. Use […]

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Ontario People : 1796-1803 – on sale for 50% off through Tuesday, Oct 28

Ontario People: 1796-1803 is a book of lists. The easiest way to describe its contents is to simply quote from its Introduction: “After the American Revolution, several thousand families came to settle in the western part of Quebec, later called Upper Canada, then Canada West and today Ontario. These settlers were former members of American […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 10M Indexed Records & Images for Canada, Czech Republic, Ukraine, & USA

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 10 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, New Zealand, South Korea, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 3,427,354 indexed records from the Canada Census, 1911, collection; the 1,334,575 image records from the Czech […]

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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.org’s United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists — Updated to 14 July 2014

Below are the latest updates to United States & Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org: Currently updates as of 14 July 2014 Previous update: 13 June 2014 There is a permanent link at the top of the blog to a page with links to all five United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists. Use […]

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United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists — Updated to 13 June 2014

Some of our all time most popular articles are the five U.S. and Canadian vital records database lists for FamilySearch.org. We try and keep these lists updated, and we normally post those updates in a separate article. For various reasons, we fell behind for a time. Part of the problem, is we came to discover […]

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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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New Brunswick Considering Opening Adoption Records

The following excerpt is from the April 9, 2014 edition of cbc.ca: The New Brunswick government is seeking the public’s input on a proposal to open sealed adoption records, Social Development Minister Madeleine Dubé announced on Wednesday. Under current Family Services Act, adoption records are sealed and the identities of children, birth parents and adoptive […]

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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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Library and Archives Canada Launches Portal for Residental Schools 1885-1996

The following is from the Library and Archives Canada website: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is launching a single portal to provide access to photos related to Residential Schools, taken between 1885 and 1996. Some 150,000 Aboriginal children attended over 130 residential schools located across the country. The first set of published photos comprises about […]

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Ottawa Cemetery Unearthed in LRT Dig Prompts Call for Descendants

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the March 3, 2014 edition of the CBC News. The province of Ontario is asking descendants of people buried in a forgotten cemetery near Elgin and Queen Streets in Ottawa to come forward to determine what should be done with their remains. Human remains and casket […]

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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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Search the Edmonton, Alberta Cemeteries Database

According to the City of Edmonton website, they currently have over 60,000 electronic records online of people who were interred more than 25 years ago in Edmonton Municipal Cemeteries. I did a search for anyone with the surname of Titus, and found several. Thanks to Anglo-Celtic Connections for the heads-up.

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Library and Archives Canada to Digitize 640,000 First World War Service Files

The following is from the Library and Archives Canada website. As part of the centennial commemoration of the First World War, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) will digitize 640,000 personnel service files of the First World War’s Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF) members. Transferred to LAC about 20 years ago, CEF service files are LAC’s most […]

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Winnipeg Woman Wants to Locate Her Birth Mother

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the January 3, 2014 edition of winnipeg.ctvnews.ca: A Winnipeg woman wants to find her birth mother, but says Manitoba’s closed access to adoption records continue to stop her. Penny Treflin turns 69 years old this year. She has known since she was 14-years-old she was adopted. […]

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