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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 3.7 million indexed records and images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,395,009 images from the Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760–1993 collection; the 396,405 images and 396,405 indexed records from the US, BillionGraves Index […]

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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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Finding Your Acadian Ancestry

The following excerpt is from an excellent article by Roxanne Moore Saucier on doing Acadian research. The article is written for readers of the Bangor (Maine) Daily News, and refers to resources available in that area, as well as online resources. If you have Acadian forebears, you will want to know the name Stephen A. […]

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New Records Added at FamilySearch for Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Czech Republic, Italy, Spain, & the U.S.A.

FamilySearch added an additional 16.3 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 1,984,100 records for the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards from 1917-1918, the 2,056,187 added to U.S., California, Probate Estate Files from 1833-1991, and the 1,610,053 added to the new British Columbia, […]

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Donated New Glasgow Funeral Home Records Fill in Gap of 31 Missing Years of Death Records

The following teaser is from the October 3, 2012 edition of NEW GLASGOW [Pictou County, Nova Scotia] – The brown and faded documents that lay on a table at the local library have caused a buzz of excitement in the Pictou County Roots Society, which hopes to fill in the gaps of Nova Scotia’s […]

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New & Updated USA & Canada Vital Records Databases at

The following U.S.A. and Canada vital-records oriented databases have been recently added or updated at We’ve also updated all 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 & Probate Records Found at […]

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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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FamilySearch Adds 16M New Records, including those for Brazil, Canada, Cote d’Ivoire, Czech Republic, Ecuador, and the U.S.A.

The following news release was written by staff: 21 September 2011: Among the 16 million records added to this week, over six million are from the United States, including new collections from California, Louisiana, Maine, Mississippi, New York, Oregon, and Vermont. Additionally, five million new Civil Registration and Catholic Church records from Mexico […]

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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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The Old Court House Museum in Guysborough, Nova Scotia Now Open for Research

The following excerpt is from an article in the July 11, 2011 edition of Indian Country today. The Old Court House Museum, at 106 Church Street, in Guysborough, Nova Scotia, is now available for visitors to conduct genealogical research. The research center, recently opened by the Guysborough Historical Society (GHS), can be used year-round. Read […]

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Canadian Vital Records Databases at

CANADIAN VITAL RECORDS AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG Last updated: 28 October 2014 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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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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Recently Completed and Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects

The following are three data sets are recently completed projects that have been removed from the available online indexing batches and will now go through a final completion check process in preparation for future publication: Argentina Censo 1869—Catamarca y La Rioja Minnesota—1920 U.S. Federal Census Minnesota Probate Court Wills 1849–1918 Current FamilySearch Indexing Projects, Record […]

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