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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 Mocavo.com: 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 Origins.net

The following press release is from Myko Clelland. Content Lead, DC Thomson Family History: FINDMYPAST BUYS ORIGINS.NET London, UK, June 17, 2014. Findmypast.co.uk, the leading British family history company, announced today that it has bought Origins.net, 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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Ancestry.com Focuses on Core Offerings

I was not at all surprised when Ancestry.com made their announcement last week that they were “retiring” a number of their services, specifically MyFamily, MyCanvas, Genealogy.com, Mundia and the Y-DNA and mtDNA tests. Honestly, I’m surprised that it took them this long on a number of them. The announcement was made over a week ago, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.6 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Chile, England, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, United States & Venezuela

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.6 million indexed records and images to collections from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, England, Guatemala, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Spain, United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 317,554 indexed records from the Chile, Civil Registration, 1885–1903, collection; the 443,904 indexed records from the […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.1 Million Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 3.1 million images to collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 268,969 indexed records and images from the new Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 350,087 images from the Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, […]

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Fold3 Adds Medal of Honor Winners at Their Site

The following is from Fold3: The Medal of Honor is the U.S. military’s highest award for valor. Discover more about this nation’s bravest heroes by exploring Fold3′s Medal of Honor Recipients title. Compiled by congressional committee and originally spanning the years 1863 to 1978, Medal of Honor Recipients was recently expanded to include additional names […]

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Ancestry.com Offering Its Military Records FREE Thru Memorial Day

Ancestry.com is offering its Military Records free thru memorial day. Featured Collection Include: NEW – U.S., Alien Draft Registrations, Selected States, 1940–1946 NEW – New York, National Guard Enlistment Cards, 1923–1947 NEW – New York, Military Service Cards, 1816–1979 NEW – New York, State Veterans Questionnaires, 1861–1991 U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917–1918 […]

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New Quaker Records on Ancestry.com Tell the Stories of Our Nation’s “Friends” – The Unsung Leaders of Equality and Peace

The following is from Ancestry.com: Documents Spanning Over 300 Years Give Insight to the Presence and Influence of Quakers in American History PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – Apr 28, 2014) – Ancestry.com today released 11.5 million new records documenting one of the most prominent groups in American history, the “Religious Society of Friends,” more commonly known as […]

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Fold3 Makes Their WWII Records Available for FREE Thru Memorial Day

Fold3 is offering its World War II military records totally free through Memorial Day, Monday, May 31. Some of the records you can view are: Army Enlistment Records Casualty Lists Department of Veterans Affairs – BIRLS Death File Draft Registration Cards Missing Air Crew Reports Navy Muster Rolls Photos

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MyHeritage Offering Free Access to Military Records During the Memorial Day Weekend

The following announcement is from MyHeritage.com: In honor of Memorial Day, MyHeritage is offering FREE access to millions of US military records, which are available to search from May 23 to May 26. Military records are valuable resources that provide insight into the lives of those who have served in the armed forces, as well […]

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New Online Collection of Civil War Records Released in Observance of Memorial Day

The following News Release is from FamilySearch: New Online Collection of Civil War Records Released in Observance of Memorial Day For Immediate Release SALT LAKE CITY, UT—In observation of Memorial Day, FamilySearch.org announced today significant updates to its free Civil War historic record collections online. The new FamilySearch.org/civil-war landing page provides a quick overview of […]

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Get A One Month Subscription to FindMyPast.com 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 FindMyPast.com 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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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Images to Collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million images to collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,571,405 indexed records and images from the new Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1910, collection; the 400,841 images from the Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, […]

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8 Million Newspaper Pages Online at The British Newspaper Archive

The following is from Amy Sell with DC Thomson Family History: You can now explore 8 million newspaper pages at The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) after the website reached a major milestone today. While adding editions of the Sheffield Daily Telegraph, Cheshire Observer and The Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, the counter on the homepage […]

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National Genealogical Society Announces Post-Conference Viewing of Ten Sessions

The following is from the National Genealogical Society: Arlington, VA, 15 May 2014: The National Genealogical Society (NGS) announces that registration for post-conference viewing of ten lectures from the NGS 2014 Family History Conference which was recently held in Richmond, Virginia, will be extended through 31 May 2014. Over four hundred people signed up for […]

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