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FREE Access to the Great Migration Databases on – July 1-8, 2015

The following was received from NEHGS: Family Historians May Commemorate Independence Day by Searching FREE on for America’s Earliest Settlers, July 1 through July 8 June 29, 2015—Boston, Massachusetts — In a salute to the anniversary of our nation’s independence, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is granting FREE access to all online searchable […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 15.6 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, & the U.S.A.

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 15.6 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 5,573,816 records from the US, Iowa, State Census, 1925 collection; 2,086,638 records from the US, California Death Index, […]

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HeritageQuest® Online to Offer Over 2 Billion New Records

I’m thrilled see see that my old employer is moving ahead with making more records available to genealogists. Following is their news release: ANN ARBOR, Mich., June 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Later this summer, family history enthusiasts and genealogical experts around the world will have access to more than two billion new records in HeritageQuest® […]

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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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FindMyPast Library Edition Now Available in United States Libraries

The following news release is from FindMyPast: Findmypast, a global leader in family history, announces the availability of a library edition within the United States Provides access for libraries, archives, and other organizations to billions of records from England, Ireland, Wales, Scotland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United States Free, no obligation, 90-day trial […]

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Family History Library Announces Free Webinar Classes for July 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach others family history techniques. July 2 – 7:00 P.M. Danish Church Records: Feast Days Webinar. July 9 – 6:00 P.M. United States Naturalization Webinar. July 13-17 – Wales Research Series Webinars will be held […]

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Savannah, Georgia Digital Images Now Available Online

The Blog of the Digital Library of Georgia has announced that the City of Savannah, Research Library and Municipal Archives, through its online Digital Image Catalog, has made public all kinds of historic Savannah, Georgia digital images. Following is a teaser from an article on the blog: The City of Savannah, Research Library and Municipal […]

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Cyndi’s List – 20 Years and Still Growing

On the first day of Summer, 2015, Cyndi Howells set about writing a blog about “how it all began” – Cyndi’s List that is. The popular genealogy link site evolved into what Cyndi has made it today over a period of 20 years. If you’re looking for genealogy-related information, it’s still the go-to website. Cyndi […]

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Virginia Vital Records Now Available at

The following teaser is from an article by Margaret Linford, published in the June 23, 2015 edition of There has been quite a bit of excitement in the lives of Virginia genealogists this month. On June 2, Governor McAuliffe announced that a project to digitize and preserve the vital records of Virginia was complete. […]

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Additional Freedmen’s Bureau Records Posted at FamilySearch

The following news release is from Globe Newswire: Note that links to the Freedmen’s Records at FamilySearch are found at the end of this blog. SALT LAKE CITY, June 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In recognition of Juneteenth, FamilySearch announces the online publication of additional Freedmen’s Bureau records—popular historic sources for those doing African American […]

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William Butler Yeats Family-Related Archival Items Online for 150th Birthday Celebration

The poet, William Butler Yeats, was born on June 13, 1865. That was 150 years ago. Now we find that Church of Ireland Archive has made many items documenting Yeats life and death available online. Click on this link to see the Yeats 150: Church of Ireland archives record key events of the poet’s life […]

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Reactions to Instant Discoveries Made by Folks on the Streets of Oslo, Norway

A few months ago, I posted a blog with video capturing the reactions of people on the streets of New York City as they successfully made Instant Discoveries™ on MyHeritage. Now MyHeritage has done a similar video, this time on the streets of Oslo, Norway. The video has English subtitles. See their reactions by clicking […]

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Huge Cuban Genealogy Data Collection Now Available Online

Florida International University Libraries has unveiled an online resource to help families of the Cuban diaspora research their roots—and already several have hit pay dirt. An extensive set of family trees, civil records and sacramental documents is now available on the Internet. It references thousands of Hispanic surnames and gives everyone from the Abadias to […]

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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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