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Fold3 Offers FREE Access the Civil War Collection Through April 30

The following is from Matthew Deighton at Ancestry: To remember the commencement of the Civil War in April 1861, Fold3 invites you to explore all records in its Civil War Collection [http://go.fold3.com/civilwar/] for free April 14–30. Explore Civil War documents featuring everything from military records to personal accounts and historic writings. Soldier records include service […]

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WOW! 40% OFF ’til Thursday, April 17 — Discover Your Family History Online: A Step by Step Guide to Starting Your Genealogy Search

Technological advances have brought change to many fields of study, genealogy no less so than another. The speed of change itself has increased along with technology. The Internet key amongst these changes. Keeping up with new tools and resources can be difficult. Keeping up with change requires a constant effort. Author’s constantly need to update […]

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FamilySearch Adds More Than 2.1 Million Images to Collections from Italy

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.1 million images to collections from Italy. Notable collection updates include the 89,778 images from the new Italy, Lucca, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1807-1814, collection; the 445,302 images from the new Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1796-1812, 1838-1859, 1866-1899, collection; and the 1,637,317 images […]

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Tracing Your Ancestors Using Google

Over the past few years, the folks who publish Family Chronicle, Internet Genealogy, and the History Magazine have created a series of journals offering a collection of previously published article, gathered together on a single topic. Here are some of the publications we have already seen: Tracing Your War of 1812 Ancestors Life During the […]

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Mormons Getting Free Access to Ancestry.com, MyHeritage.com & FindMyPast.com Ahead of Schedule

The following excerpt is from the April 2 edition of the Deseret News. SALT LAKE CITY — Free access to three prominent genealogy websites may be coming sooner than expected for LDS Church members. In February, FamilySearch.org, a nonprofit family history organization owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced that LDS […]

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BillionGraves iOS App Now Available in 25 Languages

The following is from Billion Graves: Last month we announced our international collaboration with MyHeritage to make BillionGraves available to every person in the world. Today we are happy to announce the release of our BillionGraves app in the iTunes markets in 25 languages! That’s right, the BillionGraves app is now available in 25 languages!! […]

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The Online North Carolina Gazetteer

NCpedia is an online encyclopedia. Its purpose is to highlight North Carolina’s unique resources, people, and culture to enrich, educate, and inform. As of March 1, 2014, NCpedia included 5,345 entries and 6,046 images! The following is a press release written by the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources The N.C. Department of Cultural Resources […]

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MyHeritage Produces Video About Their Global Cemetery Inititive

A few days ago, MyHeritage launched a pro-bono global initiative with BillionGraves to preserve every cemetery and gravestone in the world and they are providing the content online, for free. This project is important and beneficial for genealogists everywhere. MyHeritage just have produced a short video about it. It features Gilad Japhet (MyHeritage’s Founder and […]

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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 11.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, & the USA

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 11.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Barbados, BillionGraves, Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,703,529 indexed records from the U.S., Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846–1910, collection; […]

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Genealogist John Grenham Comments on Ancestry.com’s Posting of Irish Data

The following teaser is from an article published in the March 24, 2014 edition of IrishCentral.com: The world’s leading genealogy website is threatening to dominate the Irish heritage industry, according to new claims. The Irish Times consultant genealogist John Grenham writes that Ancestry.com has changed the face of Irish heritage forever. The website has added […]

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Ancestry.com Adds Danish Vital Records From FamilySearch

A few days ago, Ancestry.com posted more Danish data that they received from FamilySearch.com. This data is for burials in Denmark between the years of 1640 and 1970. They had earlier posted databases for Denmark, Select Baptisms, 1618-1923, and Denmark, Select Marriages, 1635-1916. I did a search for Kirsten Nielsen, and got back 69,346 hits! […]

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Call for Papers for the Florida State Genealogical Society Webinar Series

The following was received from Ann Staley: Webinar presentation proposals are welcome by 1 May 2014 for the Florida State Genealogical Society (FSGS) 2015-2016 “Poolside Chats: A Genealogy Webinar Series“. The webinars are presented to the FSGS membership and to the public on a monthly basis. Among the topics being considered are presentations on Computers/Technology, […]

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Ancestry.com Adds 3 Million Irish Records

The following news release is from Marketwired: PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – Mar 13, 2014) – Ancestry.com announced today the addition of over three million historical records that will help people of Irish descent explore their connections to the Emerald Isle. These include more than 25,000 birth, marriage and death records as well as 2.7 million new […]

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Mocavo Adds 450 New Records Indexes Which Include 25M Records from the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand

On March 7, I got a note from Cliff Shaw at Mocavo stating that “Today alone, we are adding more than 450 new record indexes in addition to the 1,000 databases that we usually launch every day. These indexes include 25 million names from a variety of countries including the United States, Canada, Australia, and […]

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MyHeritage Team Captures over 50,000 Gravestone Images in 3 Hours in Isreal’s Segula Cemetery

I got a note from Daniel Horowitz at MyHeritage.com this morning telling me that the MyHeritage Israel team just kick-started their global initiative that we recently announced together with BillionGraves, the project in which they wish to digitally preserve the world’s cemeteries. Following is the majority of the note he sent me. “We decided that […]

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