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Announcing new Pro Bono initiative: Tribal Quest

MyHeritage Launches Global Pro Bono Initiative to Document the Family Histories of Remote Tribes Tribal Quest team members visit indigenous communities to create their family trees and record their family stories online, preserving them for future generations TEL AVIV, Israel & WINDHOEK, Namibia & PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea, May 10, 2016 — MyHeritage, the […]

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Findmypast Publishes over 911,000 Royal Navy Pension Records Online for the First Time

The fallowing news release is from Find My Past Today, 09 April 2016, over 911,000 records of British Royal Navy pensions have been published online for the first time at Findmypast. The publication, released in association with The National Archives, consists of an assortment of documents kept by the Greenwich Hospital and the Royal Hospital […]

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Online database of Holocaust victims hits 1 million records

The following teaser is from an article posted on usatoday.com The Nazis aimed to erase the Jewish people. Now, 70 years later, contributors around the globe are etching victims’ names back into memory through an online memorial that’s just hit 1 million records. World Memory Project, a collaboration between the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum and […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of March 28, 2016

Explore the new record collections for Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928, Czech Republic School Registers 1799-1953, United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records 1812-1815, and more than 7 million additions to the Find A Grave Index. Search these and more by following the links below. COLLECTION – INDEXED RECORDS – DIGITAL RECORDS – […]

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The Canadian National Digital Heritage Index (CNDHI) is Now Live

The following teaser is from an article posted on CRKN.ca CRKN is pleased to announce that CNDHI (affectionately pronounced “candy”) is now live at http://cndhi-ipnpc.ca. CNDHI is funded in part by Library and Archives Canada as part of the Documentary Heritage Community Program. Libraries, archives and other memory institutions across Canada take the preservation of […]

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American Ancestors by NEHGS Announces an Unprecedented, Historic Event for Genealogists: A BILLION Records FREE!

AmericanAncestors.org/Free-Billion April 6, 2016—Boston, Massachusetts— America’s oldest and largest genealogical society announces a historic event for family historians around the world. From April 6 to April 13, American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is offering FREE access to all of its online records on AmericanAncestors.org. More than one billion records covering 18 […]

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MyHeritage Releases Exclusive Book Matching Technology for Family History

This is it, folks! This announcement is the one I’ve been waiting for! I’ve been writing that some new technology was coming from MyHeritage for the last two weeks – and it’s arrived. Pretty amazing stuff! To find your ancestors in the books, go to the MyHeritage website. Bs sure and have a family tree […]

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Silver Lake to invest in Ancestry.com

The following teaser is from an article posted on reuters.com Private equity firm Silver Lake Partners has agreed to acquire a minority stake in Ancestry.com in a deal that values the privately held genealogy website at $2.6 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. The investment represents a bet that Ancestry’s […]

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Automobile Registrations for Florida 1905-1917 Digitized & Indexed Online

Every now and then items get posted online that genealogists may not have considered before. In all my years of searching for documentary evidence of my ancestors, I’ve never searched for auto registrations. That just changed! The following excerpt is from the page for Early Auto Registrations, 1905-1917, located at the Florida Memory website. As […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of March 14, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: There are 25 new collections updated time! Check out Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928, Maryland Church Records 1668-1995, North Carolina Civil Marriages 1763-1868, United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records 1812-1815, United States Freedmen’s Bureau Marriages 1861-1872, and Utah LDS Missionary Registers 1860-1937. Search these and more by […]

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The Genealogist’s Google Toolbox – 2nd Edition – now on Sale Thru Monday, March 28

I have used Lisa Louise Cooke’s 2011 first edition of

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TLC Announces Celebrity Contributors for the Spring Season of Who Do You Think You Are?

The following news release was received this morning. Click on the illustration to watch a video promoting the upcoming season. New season premieres Sunday, April 3 at 9/8c The two-time Emmy nominated series WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE? returns this spring to follow more of today’s most beloved and iconic celebrities as they embark […]

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10 Million New Irish Catholic Parish Registers With FREE Access Through March 7, 2016!

The following was received from FindMyPast: We’re excited to reveal the launch of 10 million new Irish Catholic Parish Registers on Findmypast today. Covering the majority of Ireland, this incredible record set includes 40 million names, 3,500 registers and over 1,000 parishes. To celebrate, we’re making all 110 million Irish records free for everyone until […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for February 16 & 22, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: You will find new marriage records from Kansas and Maryland this week along with England Devon Bishop’s Transcripts 1558-1887, England Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004, and United States World War II Prisoners of War 1941-1945. I’ve also included updates from February 16 on the following list. Check out all of […]

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FindMyPast Announces the Launch of 10 Million Irish Parish Registers

The following news release is from Alex Cox, with FindMyPast: Salt Lake City: 5 February 2016 – Leading family history site, Findmypast, announced today at Rootstech that it will launch 10 million Irish Catholic Parish Registers, one of the most important Irish record collections, in March 2016. Covering over 200 years from 1671-1900 and over […]

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