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New Canadian History Digital Archive

The following news release is from Newswire.ca: OTTAWA, May 11, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ – Canadians now have at their disposal the most important online research tool ever created about the history of their country. Canadiana.org, a digital initiative of extraordinary scale, is a joint effort of 25 leading research institutions, libraries and archives working together […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 9.8 Million Indexed Records & Images for Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Jamaica, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 9.8 million indexed records and images for Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Jamaica, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,983,594 indexed records from the Croatia, Church Books, 1516–1994 collection; 57,446 indexed records and 1,785,969 images from […]

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Cops Used DNA from Ancestry’s Sorensen Database in a Murder Investigation

The following teaser is from a thought-provoking article posted May 5, 2015 at alternet.org. The Sorensen database was the first place I ever had a DNA test saved, many years ago. So what does the future hold for those of use who are actively using DNA for our genealogy research? Interesting… Idaho Falls, Idaho – […]

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West Virginia Court Records Being Digitized

The following excerpt is from an article by Andrew Brown, written for the Charleston Gazette – and posted May 4, 2015 at govtech.com. …Since 2013, West Virginia Supreme Court employee Matt Arrowood has been assigned to move the state’s antiquated county court system toward its digital future, where paper copies are a 20th-century notion and […]

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Irish Catholic Parish Registers to Go Online July 8, 2015.

The following excerpt is from an article posted April 29, 2015 at silconrepulbic.com The entire collection of Catholic parish register microfilms held by the National Library of Ireland – 400,000 films amounting to the most important source of Irish family history – is to be made available online this July. The National Library of Ireland […]

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Fr. Francis A. Gleeson WWI Diaries, Brigade Rolls & Correspondence Digitized & Posted Online

The Fr. Francis A. Gleeson Papers have been digitized and posted online at the UDC Digital Archive. This is a collection of papers belonging to Fr. Gleeson relating to “his time as Catholic Military Chaplain to the 2nd Battalion Royal Munster Fusiliers during World War I. The papers include diaries detailing life at the front […]

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The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox – 2nd Edition – on Sale Thru Monday, May 4

A couple months ago, my friend, Lisa Louise Cooke, released a revised and updated book – The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox, 2nd Edition. As usual, I’ve been so busy that I didn’t get a chance to set down with the new book until now. I used her 2011 first edition regularly in the last several years, […]

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Ancestry Launches Ancestry Academy – Educational Video Courses for Family History Researchers

The following news release is from Marketwired: New Resource Will Feature High-Quality Video Courses Spanning a Variety of Family History Topics; Expert Guidance to Help Experts and Novices Alike PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – April 22, 2015) – Ancestry, the world’s leading family history service, has launched Ancestry Academy, a new educational resource that offers high-quality video […]

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Online Digital Genealogy Data is a Fragile Thing

A thought-provoking article by Jon Christian has been posted at the Slate website. The article is titled Deleting the Family Tree – When Ancestry.com shuttered its social network for relatives, it erased 10 years’ worth of my family’s correspondence and memories. The title alone is enough to jar a genealogist into considering the value and […]

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An Ancestry App for the Apple Watch

Getting an Apple Watch? Well, now you can download an Ancestry iPhone app! I have no plans to get an Apple watch, but for those of you who do, you can carry family history on your wrist – currently not a lot, but some interesting stuff. The app allows users of the Apple watch to: […]

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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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Free Access to the Immigration Records at Ancestry.com this Weekend!

It’s been announced that Ancestry.com is allowing free access to their immigration records from April 16 through April 20, 2016. Click on the illustration to check it out! Search Ancestry’s extensive collection of 300 million immigration records! Immigration records tell the story of that momentous decision to immigrate, travel, or become a citizen of a […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for the Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 2.3 million indexed records and images for the Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 771,097 images from the New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843–1998 collection; 417,808 indexed records and 417,808 images from […]

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Ancestry to Announce 1st Quarter Financials April 22, 2015

The following news release is from Globe Newswire: PROVO, Utah, April 8, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com LLC, the world’s largest online family history resource, will release financial results for its first quarter 2015 on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, after the market closes. Following the release, the Company will host a conference call at 3:00 […]

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Ancestry Employee Fired for Attempted Record Destruction at Federal Records Center

According to a March 27, 2015 article posted at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch website, Ancestry.com is currently suspended from digitizing 49 million WWII Draft cards at the Federal Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. An Ancestry employee, seemingly running behind on their work, was caught attempting to destroy records. Ancestry is under contract to digitize […]

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