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644,000 New Records & Newspaper Articles At FindMyPast

The following is from the June 26, 2015 FindMyPast Friday Announcement at FindMyPast: Australia Convict ships 1786-1849 Containing over 188,000 records, Australia Convict ships 1786-1849 date back the ships of First Fleet and include the details of some of the earliest convict settlers in New South Wales. These records are made up of five separate […]

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The BBC’s Who Do You Think You Are? Announces Season 12 Celebrities

The following news release is from the BBC Media Center website. Who Do You Think You Are? from Wall To Wall (a Warner Bros Television Production UK Ltd company) is back with another glittering line-up of much-loved faces delving in to their family trees. Stars from the world of film and TV, theatre, music, cookery, […]

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President James Monroe Was Descended from a Scottish Highland Clan Chief

The following excerpt is from an article posted at deadlinenews.co.uk: DNA research has proved that one of the Founding Fathers of the United States was descended from a Highland clan chief. Scholars have long disputed the origins of James Monroe, the fifth President of the US, who was in office from 1817 to 1825. Now […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 3.7 million indexed records and images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,807,806 indexed records from the England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913 collection; 190,879 indexed records from the US, Texas, Brownsville Passenger and Crew […]

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TheGenealogist Releases 60,000 British Railway Worker Records

The following news release is from thegenealogist.com: TheGenealogist releases 60,000 railway worker records. ● More than 60,000 railway workers have been added to the Occupational Records on TheGenealogist ● Find details of railway ancestors, where they were employed and what they did ● Trace your railway worker ancestor’s careers through their promotions ● Discover when […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4 M Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Italy, S Africa, & the USA

The following information is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 4 million indexed records and images for the Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Italy, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 700,220 indexed records from the US, Alabama, County Marriages, 1809–1950 collection; 461,167 indexed records from the US, […]

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Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research, 2nd Edition – 50% Off – Now thru April 27

Many first time Welsh researchers underestimate the differences, historically speaking, between Wales and England. Wales has its own unique social, cultural, religious, and linguistic characteristics making it unique in historical perspective. In addition, many first time Welsh family historian discover the hard reality that many Welsh records have suffered a poor survival rate. Welsh Family […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 18.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for England, Italy, the UK, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 18.3 million indexed records and images for England, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 10,026,835 indexed records and 776,840 images from the England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634–1900 collection; 4,327,810 indexed records from the United Kingdom, World […]

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For Richer for Poorer – Historic Jewish Weddings in London’s East End

The following excerpt is from a fascinating article by Anne Joseph, posted in the March 19, 2015 edition of The Jewish Daily Forward: “No man in Whitechapel drives a busier or a more paying trade than does the shadchan,” observed the writer Louise Jordan Miln in 1900. In fact, a ledger belonging to a shadkhen, […]

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Celebrate the Scotch-Irish on St. Patrick’s Day!

The following teaser is from an excellent article posted March 16, 2015 on the Deseret News website. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with the invisible Irish, the Scotch-Irish. These are Scots who moved to Ireland four centuries ago, their offspring later immigrating to this country during the colonial period. Once on these shores, the Scotch-Irish all […]

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London’s Bedlam Graveyard Skeletons Unearthed

The following teaser is from a post made on March 10, 2015 at livescience.com: Archaeologists could pull thousands of skeletons out of the ground in London over the next few weeks as they dig up the 450-year-old Bedlam graveyard to make room for a new train line. London’s Liverpool Street station is under construction so […]

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FindMyPast Free Weekend – March 6-9 2015

The following announcement is from FindMyPast: Findmypast Announces Free Weekend 6-9 March 2015 · Findmypast announces they will be giving free access to all their historical records this weekend · Over 2 billion records available to everyone to search for free · Local subscribers granted World access, and World subscribers granted 3 extra days to […]

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Original Copy of the Magna Carta Dating to 1300 Found in Scrapbook

The following excerpt, written by Stephanie Pappas, is from the February 9, 2015 edition of yahoo news. An original copy of the Magna Carta has been discovered in a scrapbook in Kent, England. The tattered document dates back to 1300, 85 years after King John of England was compelled to sign the first agreement limiting […]

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New British Merchant Navy WW1 Medal Index Cards & Dorset BMDs available to search at FindMyPast

The following news release is from Alex Cox at FindMyFast. Every Friday, thousands of new records are released on our dedicated Findmypast Friday page to explore over the weekend. This week’s new additions include over 157,000 British Merchant Navy, First World War Medal Index Cards 1914-1925, over 165,000 Dorset baptisms, over 105,000 Dorset marriages and […]

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Scots-Irish Genealogy Research Bundle of 2 Quick Reference items at 20% Off + a FREE eBook Download!

Scots-Irish research is extremely popular in the United States. It should be, considering that there’s a good chance that if we have colonial ancestry, we may very well have Scots-Irish ancestry. These two quick reference guides – one being Scots-Irish Genealogy Research Genealogy at a glance, and the other Dollarhide’s Colonial Wagon Roads to 1750 […]

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