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FindMyPast Announces Partnership With the Wall Street Journal

The following is from Alex Cox: London, UK. 31 October, 2014. Findmypast, the leading British family history company, has announced a major partnership with The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ+ membership programme. . Under this new partnership, members of WSJ+ can claim a complimentary three month subscription to as part of their WSJ+ benefits. With […]

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Findmypast Launches ‘Hall of Heroes’ to Celebrate the Heroes in Everyone’s Family

The following News Release was received from FindMyPast: launches ‘Hall of Heroes’ campaign to share individual stories about heroic figures from everyone’s own family history Call for people to submit stories of their own family heroes to be included alongside famous historical figures New record sets launched to help people discover the heroes in […]

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Mocavo Acquired by Findmypast / DC Thomson Family History

June 22, 2014 – The following news release was received from Cliff Shaw, founder of Today is an exciting day for genealogists everywhere as we’re announcing that Mocavo has been acquired by Findmypast/DC Thomson Family History. This is a groundbreaking development for the industry and a major turning point in Mocavo’s quest to bring […]

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FindMyPast Buys

The following press release is from Myko Clelland. Content Lead, DC Thomson Family History: FINDMYPAST BUYS ORIGINS.NET London, UK, June 17, 2014., the leading British family history company, announced today that it has bought, one of the early pioneers of online records. The first company to set up a pay-as you-go model for […]

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Get A One Month Subscription to for Just $1 This Weekend

I got the follwoing offer from FindMyPast, and am passing it on to my readers. Clikc on the link to check it out. This Memorial Day – get a one month subscription to for only $1. Discover your military ancestors this Memorial Day weekend with unlimited access to US records for only $1. Discover […]

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FindMyPast Adds New York Marriage & Death Notices from Newspapers

FindMyPast has just announced the addition of marriage and death notices from New York City newspapers. The records cover the years 1835-1880, and come from three key newspapers of the time: The Brooklyn Eagle, The New York Herald and The New York World. Click on the link to search the database. For unlimited access to […]

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Mormons Getting Free Access to, & Ahead of Schedule

The following excerpt is from the April 2 edition of the Deseret News. SALT LAKE CITY — Free access to three prominent genealogy websites may be coming sooner than expected for LDS Church members. In February,, a nonprofit family history organization owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced that LDS […]

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PERSI Finds New Home at findmypast

The following is from Partnership with the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center adds 2.5 million records dating back to 1800 LOS ANGELES –, an international leader in online family history, … announced a partnership with the Allen County Public Library (ACPL) Genealogy Center to revolutionize the PERiodical Source Index (PERSI), the world’s […]

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New Online Irish Newspapers Make Ireland’s History Searchable

The following news release was received from Laura Zilverberg for Titles cover all four provinces of Ireland with articles dating 1820-1926 LOS ANGELES (Sept. 23, 2013) –, an international leader in online family history, today announced the launch of its Irish Newspaper Collection, making almost 2 million historical Irish newspaper articles available to […]

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The First Family Voted Favorite Family; Kardashians, Not So Much

The following is from Astrid Galván for Survey also finds which families in history people most want to be related to LOS ANGELES (Sept. 9, 2013) – Whether it was the Brady Bunch or the Adams Family, we’ve all wondered what it would be like to join another clan. was curious too, so […]

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The following news release is from Addition from Archives CD Books Canada Provides 200 Name-rich, Searchable Volumes LOS ANGELES (August 16, 2013) –, an international leader in online family history, today announced the recent addition of Canadian Books from Archives CD Books Canada to the site. The collection of books cover numerous subjects […]

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PERSI Finds New Home on findmypast & This Will Not Be Easy!

I wrote a few days ago about the move of PERSI from HeritageQuest to findmypast. This move could be a good one for the genealogical community if Brightsolid is actually able to accomplish what HeritageQuest initially set out to do – and that was to digitize the massive periodical collection at the Allen County Public […]

Leave a Comment Discovers the Royal Baby will be Related to Other Celebrity Kids

The following is from New prince or princess shares ancestry with Beyoncé, Brangelina and Hilary Duff offspring LOS ANGELES (July 8, 2013) – As the world waits with bated breath for the birth of the heir to the British throne,, an international leader in online family history, has uncovered His or Her Royal […]

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Free Access to Irish Birth, Marriage & Death Records June 27-30, 2013 at

The following is from the FindMyPast website: Irish Family History: Ashes to Archives On June 30 1922, during the Irish Civil War, the Public Records Office of Ireland, located at the historic Four Courts in Dublin, was severely damaged by fire resulting in the loss of a huge number of records. But all is not […]

Leave a Comment Offers FREE Military Records May 24-27, 2013

The following is from Remember your ancestors this Memorial Day Weekend with FREE Military Records May 24–27. Anyone can access the records by registering for free at With more than 34 million U.S. and International military records available, we encourage people to explore and learn about heroic figures in your family tree. Military […]

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