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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of May 2, 2016

Millions of new US an international records this week including Philippines Civil Registration (National) 1945-1984, New Zealand Archives New Zealand Probate Records 1843-1998, Massachusetts Town Clerk Vital and Town Records 1626-2001, France Saône-et-Loire Military Conscriptions 1867-1940, Russia Tatarstan Church Books 1721-1939, Paraguay Catholic Church Records 1754-2015, and Ukraine Kyiv Orthodox Consistory Church Book Duplicates 1734-1920. […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the USA & Zimbabwe

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 2.2 million indexed records and images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the United States, and Zimbabwe. Notable collection updates include the 133,189 indexed records from the Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904–1976 collection; the 78,244 images from the US, Tennessee, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865–1872 collection; and […]

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New Brunswick Considering Opening Adoption Records

The following excerpt is from the April 9, 2014 edition of 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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Online Historic Digitized Canadian Newspapers

Bowling Green State University has links to digitized Canadian newspapers that are freely available on the Internet. The site is broken down into eleven tabs covering the twelve Canadian provinces. They are: Alberta British Columbia Manitoba New Brunswick Newfoundland & Labrador Nova Scotia Ontario Prince Edward Island Quebec Saskatchewan Yukon Territory Many Thanks to Cyndi […]

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New & Updated Canadian Vital Records Posted at

The following Canadian vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at since my last posting made January 9. We’ve also updated all five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files. See: United States Birth & Christening Records Found at United States Marriage Documents & Indexes Found at United States Death & […]

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FamilySearch Adds Millions of Records for Belgium, China, Philippines, and the U.S. – 20 States Now Completed for the 1940 Census

The following news release was received from FamilySearch published new, free records online for Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, England, Georgia, Indonesia, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The 1940 US Census Community Project continues to progress quickly. Online volunteers have now indexed 80 […]

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French-Canadian Research: At a Glance

Adding to our collection of reviews for the Genealogy At-a-Glance series is French-Canadian Genealogy Research by Denise R. Larson. Like each guide in the series, this guide is a colorful, four-page quick sheet of facts and resources related to a specific topics of research, in this case, French Canada. Each sections (listed below under ‘Contents’) […]

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Some Early Scots in the Maritime Provinces of Canada

Some Early Scots in Maritime Canada, a two-volume set by Terrence M. Punch. Referring to the Maritime Provinces of Canada, specifically New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Price Edward Island, this book covers the immigration of Scottish settlers into this region. Collecting from a vast array of documents, articles, and vital records, the author “attempts to […]

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Canadian Vital Records Databases at

CANADIAN VITAL RECORDS AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG Last updated: 5 November 2015 The following Canadian Vital Records Databases are now posted at I update this listing as new material is posted. Note that many of the “number of records” are marked as AFTER a specific date. That means that additional records, in some some cases tens […]

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New Indexing Projects at for the Holidays

The following was received from Paul Nauta, With FamilySearch: FamilySearch volunteers have some exciting new indexing projects to work on during this holiday season. Recently released projects include records from Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and the United States. There are also projects from four different countries that were recently completed and will soon be […]

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Over 300 Million New Names Added Online @ the New Site

The following information was received this morning from Paul Nauta with FamilySearch: There were over 150 new collections added or enhanced this week at FamilySearch volunteers indexed over 120 million records — over 300 million new names — from original source documents to accomplish this great feat. The massive release was announced this past […]

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New Small Databases at Family Tree Connection

The following small databases were recently added to the Family Tree Connection database: ALABAMA Alabama’s White Regiments during the Spanish-American War – Southern Martyrs. A History of Alabama’s White Regiments during the Spanish-American War, Touching Incidentally on the Experiences of The Entire First Division of the Seventh Army Corps. By Seargeant M. Koenigsberg. Birmingham High […]

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All Kinds of Cool New Stuff Happening at FamilySearch Indexing!

There are many new, upcoming, and completed indexing projects to report in this update from Paul Nauta, with FamilySearch. Twelve of the projects below are new (see Current Projects). Included are three Belgian and two Argentina projects. The New York 1892 State Census project is exciting! New York has some of the best state censuses […]

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Erin’s Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada 1761-1853 – Volume II – New From GPC

Book Review: Erin’s Sons: Irish Arrivals in Atlantic Canada 1761-1853, Volume II; by Terrance M. Punch, FRSAI Just in time for Saint Patrick’s Day, I got a copy of Terrance Punch’s latest book on Irish immigration to Atlantic Canada – and it’s loaded with information you won’t find elsewhere. Volume II of Erin’s Sons covers […]

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FamilySearch Indexing Update

March 4, 2009: The FamilySearch indexing application is available in three new languages: Italian, Portuguese, and Russian. These languages are in addition to English, French, German, and Spanish. They have current indexing projects in all of these languages except Portuguese. They will be introducing a Portuguese project in the near future. Volunteers can help with […]

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