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The following is from Matthew Deighton at is thrilled to announce the release of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) birth, marriage and death record collections! These three collections total nearly 4.6 million records., in partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America Archives, digitized and indexed approximately one thousand rolls […]

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The following information is from Julie Hill at With the holidays behind us, it’s time to dig into finding more ancestors and is here to help. We recently added more than 58 million United States vital records. These 27 new collections contain birth, death, or marriage information from 21 states. To learn more […]

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Monahan’s Sales of Just the First of Many?

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the September 14, 2012 San Francisco Business Times. Brian and Matthew Monahan’s sale of last month was the first $100 million exit for their Redwood City-based company, Inflection LLC. They’re confident it won’t be the last. While the deal with genealogy giant turned heads, […]

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I see that has completed thier 100 Million dollar purchase of – and that they lost 6% of their stock value in heavy trading today. Interesting… The following is from PROVO, Utah, Aug 17, 2012 (GlobeNewswire via COMTEX): Inc. ACOM -4.34% today announced the completion of its acquisition of, a […]

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Olympians in the Census

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California in the 1940 Census

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10.3 Million Records in 24 Hours Indexed by 46,000 Vounteers – Mainly for the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project

SALT LAKE CITY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Online volunteers surpassed the previous one-day mark for indexing (transcribing) genealogical records, including the 1940 U.S. Census, as part of the “Five Million Record Challenge” issued by the 1940 U.S. Census Community Project. Aiming to propel volunteer contributions past the previous high of nearly 4.9 million records set April 30, the challenge […]

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Major Changes in the 1940 Census Indexed States!

Both and have made major progress this week in posting of Indexes to the 1940 Census. The following info includes indexes that are currently being posted the night of Thursday, June 28-Friday June 29, 2012. – As of tonight (Thursday-Friday June 28-29) the following sites can be searched by name at […]

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The 1940 U.S. Census Community Project has Indexed and Posted the 1940 Census for Delaware, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon, Virginia & New Hampshire

The most exciting news from the National Genealogical Society Conference in Cincinnati is that volunteers have now indexed over 30% of the 1940 U.S. Federal Census of 3.8 million records in just 37 days. Six states have now gone through the finalizing process (which takes about a week) with Oregon and Virginia going online on […]

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John Grenham’s Irish Column

Any American doing Irish research will recognize the name John Grenham. In doing a Google search this evening I ran onto an excellent column written by this renowned genealogist for the I was attracted to an article in which Mr. Grenham complains just a bit, but not too strenuously, about’s “web records” searches. […]

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The following news release is from Matthew Deighton at The acquisition doesn’t surprise me in the least, as’s strategic partnerships have got to be worth a lot all by themselves. With access to’s capital, is sure to prosper. “Simple and Affordable” Fast-growing Start-up Adds Complementary Offering to PROVO, Utah, April […]

Comments (2) Partners with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to Publish Millions of Church Records

The following news release was received from Julie Hill at First Time a Comprehensive Historical Database of Lutheran Congregants Will Be Available Online REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 17, 2012 –, a website that makes family history research simple and affordable, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America […]

Comments (1) & the U.S. National Archives Make the 1940 Census Free to Search

I received the following news release from my friend, Julie Hill, at Family history research is now easier than ever! partnered with the U.S. National Archives to bring the 1940 census online today for the first time. has built the website allowing anyone to view and share 1940 census records for […]

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The 1940 Census Makes Up 18 Terabytes of Hosted Data

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Three Genealogy Powerhouses Join Forces to Publish the 1940 US Census

The following news release was received from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch. SALT LAKE CITY—Three leading genealogy organizations,, FamilySearch International, and, announced today they are joining forces to launch the 1940 US Census Community Project. The ambitious project aims to engage online volunteers to quickly publish a searchable, high quality name index to the […]

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