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Lost Roanoke Colony’s Ft. Raleigh? New Find on Roanoke Island Creates Stir

The following excerpt is from m.obsentinel.com Scott Dawson, a native of Hatteras Island and now a resident of Colington, has shared the location of a discovery he made on National Park Service property with that agency, which has now secured the area and posted surveillance to insure that intruders don’t disturb the site. Doug Stover, […]

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Online database of Holocaust victims hits 1 million records

The following teaser is from an article posted on usatoday.com The Nazis aimed to erase the Jewish people. Now, 70 years later, contributors around the globe are etching victims’ names back into memory through an online memorial that’s just hit 1 million records. World Memory Project, a collaboration between the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of March 28, 2016

Explore the new record collections for Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928, Czech Republic School Registers 1799-1953, United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records 1812-1815, and more than 7 million additions to the Find A Grave Index. Search these and more by following the links below. COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – […]

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War of 1812 Bundle with 1 brand-new research guide for 20% off thru March 28

Just a few weeks ago, a new Genealogy at a Glance laminate titled War of 1812 Research was published. With the Preserve the Pensions project having raised over two million dollars, and over 4 million of the 7.2 million pages of pension documents having been digitized, War of 1812 research is becoming much easier to […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of March 14, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: There are 25 new collections updated time! Check out Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928, Maryland Church Records 1668-1995, North Carolina Civil Marriages 1763-1868, United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records 1812-1815, United States Freedmen’s Bureau Marriages 1861-1872, and Utah LDS Missionary Registers 1860-1937. Search these and more by […]

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Genealogy At A Glance: War of 1812 Research

What can one say about the War of 1812? Oops? The reality is, neither the English nor the United State achieved any political or real advantage from the war. However, if there is an advantage to war, if we dare call it such, it the records it creates. One of the latest At A Glance […]

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Bundle of American Revolutionary War Research Aids – 15% off through Monday, March 28 – NEW ITEMS!

Family Roots Publishing still has large quantities of this bundle available – so we are extending the sale through Monday, March 28, 2016. Family Roots Publishing has put together a bundle of 3 items, from three separate publishers, dealing with research on you American Revolutionary War ancestor. One of the items is only a month […]

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2 Books on New England Captives Carried to Canada During the French & Indian War -10% Off thru March 8

This weekend we are featuring two books that deal with New England captives that were carried off into Canada during the French and Indian Wars. I happen to find this era of American history fascinating, and have found both of these books extremely helpful. Both are offered at 10% off through March 8, or while […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for February 16 & 22, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: You will find new marriage records from Kansas and Maryland this week along with England Devon Bishop’s Transcripts 1558-1887, England Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004, and United States World War II Prisoners of War 1941-1945. I’ve also included updates from February 16 on the following list. Check out all of […]

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NGS Announces a New Cloud-Based Course: Researching Your World War I Ancestors

The following is from NGS: ARLINGTON, VA, 01/27/2016 — The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces the release of its newest Continuing Genealogical Studies course, Researching Your World War I Ancestors. In this cloud-based, nine-module, self-paced course, genealogists obtain an introduction to WWI research. Modules cover topics such as “Locate and Understand Records of Units,” “Serial […]

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Belarus Receives Copies of Deportation Orders of Austrian Jews Murdered in the Trostenets Concentration Camp

The following teaser is from the January 18, 2016 edition of belta.by: MINSK, 18 January (BelTA) – Austrian historian Hubert Steiner gave Belarus the copies of the deportation orders from the Austrian State Archives containing the names of the Austrian Jews who were killed by the Nazis in the concentration camp Trostenets, BelTA learnt from […]

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FGS Announces $2 Million Dollar Mark Surpassed for Preserve the P​e​nsions Project

The following is from FGS: Significant Milestone Reached in Landmark Project Thanks to Donors January 19, 2016 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the $2 million dollar mark has been surpassed in 2015 with the support of donors in the fundraising efforts to digitize the 7.2 million pension images for the […]

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WWI Black Veteran Memorials to be Posted at a Website Created by WVU

The following teaser was posted December 8, 2015 at jbhe.com: A new project underway at the Reed College of Media at West Virginia University seeks to document the history of African American veterans of World War I. The new website will allow users to visit memorials to Black veterans around the world through virtual reality. […]

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Japanese Internment Camp Documents to be Digitized

The following is from the San Jose Mercury News website: Over the next two years, San Jose State and 14 other campuses in the California State University system will be digitizing 10,000 documents into a searchable database called the CSU Japanese American History Digitization Project. A $320,000 grant from the National Park Service will soon […]

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Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors

Through the voice (the writings) of several prominent writers and genealogists, Moorshead Magazines has produced another significant contribution to their Tracing Your Ancestors series. Tracing Your WWI Military Ancestors is an 84-page, 15-article, special edition publication featuring the best in WWI research articles from five different contributors. The contents and purpose of this publication are […]

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