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Acadian-Cajun Timeline, 1603-1812

The following article was written by my good friend, William Dollarhide: An historical timeline of events relating to the Acadians-Cajuns was extracted from the Maine Name Lists and Louisiana Name Lists books. The area of present Maine was at one time claimed by both the French colony of Acadia and the English colony of Massachusetts […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections as of December 6, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: There were 18 new, free historic record collections added or updated this week at FamilySearch.org. Some highlights include the Australia New South Wales Census 1891, Connecticut District Court Naturalization Indexes 1851-1992, United States GenealogyBank Obituaries 1980-2014 with nearly 15 million new records, Massachusetts Revolutionary War Index Cards to Muster Rolls […]

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Canadian Naturalization Records, 1915-1951 Database Gets a 2015 Update

The following teaser is from the Library and Archives Canada Blog: November 4, 2015 – Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the online database Naturalization Records, 1915-1951. The nominal index has been extended with the addition of more than 68,000 names and now covers the years […]

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Immigrants to Canada, Porters and Domestics, 1899-1949

The following is from Library and Archives Canada website: During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Canada actively recruited three classes of immigrants: farmers, agricultural workers and domestic servants, including porters. The demand for urban and rural household help could not be met internally. In response, the government of the day developed an immigration policy […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for November 9, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Ecuador Catholic Church Records 1565-2011, United Kingdom World War I Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps Records 1917- 1920, Spain Province of Barcelona Municipal Records 1387-1986, Italy Forlì-Cesena Forlì Civil Registration (State Archive) 1800-1815 1866-1930, and Philippines Manila Civil Registration 1899-1984 have large additions this week. To browse these collections and more, […]

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FamilySearch.org’s United States and Canadian Vital Records Databases — UPDATE

Below are the latest updates to United States & Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org: Currently updates as of 5 November 2015 Previous update: 30 June 2015 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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New FamilySearch Database Collections as of October 19, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Apart from a very significant addition to the Italy Napoli Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1865 collection, this week is predominantly about new, free US marriages and passenger lists collections. Search marriage records from 11 states, including Louisiana Parish Marriages 1837-1957, New York County Marriages 1847-1848; 1908-1936, Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013, […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections – September 28, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Generous updates for Colombia, France, Honduras, Italy, Spain, and the US (Passport applications, Mississippi and Georgia to note a few)! Many other domestic and international updates like England Warwickshire Parish Registers 1535-1984, Nicaragua Civil Registration 1809-2013, and Belgium East Flanders Civil Registration 1541-1912. See the following full list. COLLECTION – […]

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Canadian Yearbooks Posted at Ancestry.com

The following teaser is from a article written for the Waterloo Region Record by Olivia Carville: Over a century of Canadian yearbooks, carrying more than one million historical records, have recently been uploaded to Ancestry.com, the largest online family history resource in the world… The high school and university yearbooks have come from all corners […]

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New FamilySearch Collections Posted the Week of July 13, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Family historians hungry for historic Irish records will enjoy FamilySearch’s new collection, Ireland Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912. These indexed court documents bring 22 million records to your fingertips. These records were originally filmed at the National Archives of Ireland and the index was created by findmypast.com. See the table […]

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Cal For Papers for the OGS Monthly Webinar Series 2016

The following Call for Papers was received from the Ontario Genealogical Society: The Ontario Genealogical Society is now accepting proposals for the OGS Monthly Webinar Series 2016. We are looking for interesting one-hour webinar presentations. *Topics of interest* We invite proposals on a wide range of topics, in particular: Ontario-specific topics (laws, records, land, history, […]

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Ontario People : 1796-1803 – on Sale for 30% Off Through Monday July 6

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 15.6 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, & the U.S.A.

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 15.6 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 5,573,816 records from the US, Iowa, State Census, 1925 collection; 2,086,638 records from the US, California Death Index, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.6 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch. This posting is of databases announced by FamilySearch on May 18 & 26. FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 4.6 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 327,195 images from the Peru, Lima, Civil […]

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New Canadian History Digital Archive

The following news release is from Newswire.ca: OTTAWA, May 11, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Canadians now have at their disposal the most important online research tool ever created about the history of their country. Canadiana.org, a digital initiative of extraordinary scale, is a joint effort of 25 leading research institutions, libraries and archives working together […]

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