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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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FamilySearch Adds Over 18.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for England, Italy, the UK, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 18.3 million indexed records and images for England, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 10,026,835 indexed records and 776,840 images from the England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634–1900 collection; 4,327,810 indexed records from the United Kingdom, World […]

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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”

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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