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Findmypast release the 1890 US census, over 31 million England and Wales marriages, over 71,000 Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers and new additions to their collection of British Newspapers

This press release was recently issues by Find My Past: Findmypast release the 1890 US census, over 31 million England and Wales marriages, over 71,000 Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers and new additions to their collection of British Newspapers Every Friday, thousands of new records are released on our dedicated Findmypast Friday page to explore […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 125.4 Million Indexed Records & Images to the USA #Genealogy

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 125.4 million indexed records and images to collections from the United States. Notable collection updates include the 124,060,301 indexed records from the Find A Grave Index collection; the 830,416 indexed records and images from the US, Michigan Obituaries, 1820–2006 collection; and the 497,490 images from […]

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MyHeritage Launches Instant Discoveries™ For The Mass #Genealogy Market

Earlier this evening, Mark Olsen dropped by the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel, where we are staying this week in support of the annual Salt Lake Christmas Tour. Mark works for MyHeritage (lucky guy!). Within the first minute or so, he asked, “Did you see our announcement this morning.” I replied in the affirmative, and just […]

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Providence College (Providence, RI) Posts the Student Newspaper #Genealogy

Providence College, of Providence, Rhode Island, has digitized and posted “The Cowl.” The issues currently available on the website run from 1935 through 1979. The following is from digitalcommons.providence.edu/cowl/: Providence College’s student newspaper, The Cowl, began publication on November 16th, 1935. It has been published continuously each academic year since then, with the exception of […]

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ScotlandsPeople Adds the 1925 Valuation Rolls

The folks at ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk have announced that the Valuation Rolls for 1925 have just been added to the ScotlandsPeople website. The following is from their announcement: The new records, which are FREE to search, comprise 2,103,648 indexed names and 76,512 digital images. The Rolls cover every kind of property in Scotland that was assessed in […]

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Family History Research Has Grown in the USA by 14 Times in the Past Decade

The following News Release is from Marketwired and Ancestry.com: PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – November 19, 2014) – Over the past decade, online family history research has grown in the United States by 14 times, with two-thirds (63%) of respondents in a recent study reporting that family history has become more important than ever. They also say […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 3.7 million indexed records and images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,395,009 images from the Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760–1993 collection; the 396,405 images and 396,405 indexed records from the US, BillionGraves Index […]

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Fold3 Offering Free Access to Their WWII Collections Through November 30

I’ve been a Fold3 subscriber since the website started years ago. If I’m looking for military record images and data, it is the first place I search. Although I’ve been traveling, making this announcement is a bit late on my part, I’d like to pass along that Fold3 is offering free access to their WWII […]

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MyHeritage Bolsters Leadership in the Netherlands With Strategic Partnerships & 1st National TV Ad Campaign

The following news release is from Daniel Horowitz: TEL AVIV, Israel & AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – November 13, 2014: MyHeritage, the popular family history network, today announced two key partnerships and a national TV marketing initiative that strengthen its leadership position in the Netherlands. The partnerships with popular Dutch genealogy services Aldfaer and Coret Genealogie […]

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Ancestry.com Now Has Over 10M American Indian Records

The following excerpt is from the November 7, 2014 edition of webpronews.com: Genealogy site Ancestry.com has added millions of new American Indian records for the use of those who think they may have American Indian blood, according to AP. The idea came about due to a slim 5.2 million people identifying themselves as having American […]

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Find Your Family’s World War I Veterans in New, Free Military Collections Online at FamilySearch

The following news release was received from FamilySearch: SALT LAKE CITY, November 10, 2014 — Veterans’ Day is a time to recognize the veterans in our lives—to honor their service for our country and show them that we appreciate their sacrifices made in our behalf. “The Great War,” World War I, began 100 years ago […]

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Index to the Oakland County Michigan Probate Calendar V. I – 1822-1856

I just got a download copy of Andrew J. Morris’s new Index to Oakland County Michigan Probate Calendar Vol. 1 – 1822-1856. I was excited to see that Andrew had completed this project, as I have Oakland County research myself. If you go to FamilySearch, you will find that they have posted images of the […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.4 Million Indexed Records & Images to the Bahamas, Cape Verde, Peru, & the USA

The following information was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 3.4 million indexed records and images to the Bahamas, Cape Verde, Peru, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,623,218 indexed records from the US, New York, State Census, 1865 collection; the 178,692 images from the US, Illinois Probate Records, 1819–1988 collection; […]

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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 findmypast.com as part of their WSJ+ benefits. With […]

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Billion Graves Adds New Features

Billion Graves has added new features – principally in 4 areas. They are: 14 Day Photo Hold Linking Records Managing Images Sticky Filters & Transcription Queue Update Click here to learn all the details.

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