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The U.S. Census Bureau Created an Official Instagram Account

WASHINGTON, March 23, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ – The following tip sheet was released today by the U.S. Census Bureau: Today the U.S. Census Bureau created an official Instagram account. The account will provide an outlet for the public to view the story behind the numbers, starting with the 2015 Census Test in the Savannah, Ga., area. […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.8 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch.org: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 5.8 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, Hungary, Russia, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,435,483 indexed records from the Canada Census, 1911 collection; 2,069,202 indexed records from the Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802–1990 collection; and […]

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New “Historic German Newspapers Online” – On Sale for 15% Off Thru Tuesday, March 31, 2015

I spent much of the day searching, translating and printing items from online German newspapers and books. Up until now, I had no idea that so much was available! I’ve been using GenealogyBank and Newspapers.com for my research for years, but honestly, I had no clue as to the wealth of historic German-language materials available […]

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Secrets of London’s Infamous “Bedlam” Mental Hospital Revealed at Findmypast

The following news release is from findmypast.com: · Findmypast is working with Bethlem Museum of the Mind at Bethlem Royal Hospital, in London, UK, popularly known as Bedlam, to make its extensive patient records from 1683 – 1932 available online for the very first time · Over 248,000 records, many including photos, reveal the lives […]

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FREE German #Genealogy Resources at FamilySearch.org

When the United States population census was taken in 2010, about 49 million Americans identified themselves as having German ancestry. 308.7 million people were identified in that census, making those claiming German ancestry nearly 16% of the whole. That makes for a lot of folks doing German genealogy research. I spend a good portion of […]

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Discover Your Family History Online – Now 65% Off through March 23, 2015

Discover Your Family History Online: A Step by Step Guide to Starting Your Genealogy Search, by Nancy Hendrickson, begins with an education, or refresher, on the tools necessary to research on the web. Namely, the early chapters cover computer techniques, web browsing, and search skills. Chapters are filled with examples, images and more. “Inside you’ll […]

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Michigan Death Certificates From 1921 to 1939 Now Available FREE Online – #Genealogy

It was announced today that digitized images of Michigan death certificates from 1921 to 1939 are now freely available online. Digitized certificates for the years 1897 to 1920 were previously available. The index to 1940 through 1952 is said to be available soon. Privacy restrictions keep the actual images for that time period from being […]

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70 Great Resources for Irish Research

You’ll find a listing of 70 excellent resources for Irish research at the Crestleaf blog. Following is a teaser: For the 33.3 million Americans who claim Irish ancestry, it can be an overwhelming task to sift through the plentiful Irish genealogy and family history resources available on and offline. In the spirit of Irish-American Heritage […]

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Finding FREE Irish Genealogy eBooks Online

If you have Irish ancestry – as 34.5 million Americans do – then you’re in luck when it comes to finding free online resources that help with your ancestral search. In fact there’s a website that’s dedicated to making these scattered resources more easily accessible. That site is called simply Free Irish Genealogy eBooks. It’s […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the USA & Zimbabwe

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 2.2 million indexed records and images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the United States, and Zimbabwe. Notable collection updates include the 133,189 indexed records from the Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904–1976 collection; the 78,244 images from the US, Tennessee, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865–1872 collection; and […]

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The Kentucky Digital Library

The Kentucky Digital Library is made up of thousands of digital documents found at 20 libraries, archives and institutions found in the state. The following institutions contributed (click here to view, and search each collection individually). The number following the institution name is the number of documents available to view. An amazing collection! University of […]

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Missouri Death Certificates to Have Social Security Numbers Blacked Out

Missouri is one of only a few states making digitized death certificates available to the public – free of charge. They have to be 50 years old, but just the same… I saw a note posted by Anne Kruszka that the indexing for 1964 is done – so we can be expecting those shortly. However, […]

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110 Searchable Oregon State University Yearbooks Available Online

Steve and I are making a quick run down into Oregon tomorrow. Preparing for the trip got me to thinking about the yearbooks found at the Oregon State University website. The following is from the site. The Oregon State University Yearbooks digital collection includes 110 yearbooks published by the students of Oregon State University, beginning […]

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Kendall Hulet Promoted to Senior Vice President of Product Management at Ancestry

The following news release is from Ancestry.com: PROVO, Utah, March 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Ancestry, the world’s largest online family history resource, today announced the appointment of company veteran Kendall Hulet to the position of Senior Vice President of Product Management. Hulet will assume responsibilities for the global product organization and its efforts to […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 19.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 19.2 million indexed records and images to Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 7,120,120 indexed records and 6,113,876 images from the United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980–2014 collection; the 4,835,296 indexed records from the Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805–2001 collection; […]

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