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Family History Research Has Grown in the USA by 14 Times in the Past Decade

The following News Release is from Marketwired and Ancestry.com: PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – November 19, 2014) – Over the past decade, online family history research has grown in the United States by 14 times, with two-thirds (63%) of respondents in a recent study reporting that family history has become more important than ever. They also say […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 3.7 million indexed records and images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,395,009 images from the Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760–1993 collection; the 396,405 images and 396,405 indexed records from the US, BillionGraves Index […]

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Fold3 Offering Free Access to Their WWII Collections Through November 30

I’ve been a Fold3 subscriber since the website started years ago. If I’m looking for military record images and data, it is the first place I search. Although I’ve been traveling, making this announcement is a bit late on my part, I’d like to pass along that Fold3 is offering free access to their WWII […]

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MyHeritage Bolsters Leadership in the Netherlands With Strategic Partnerships & 1st National TV Ad Campaign

The following news release is from Daniel Horowitz: TEL AVIV, Israel & AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands – November 13, 2014: MyHeritage, the popular family history network, today announced two key partnerships and a national TV marketing initiative that strengthen its leadership position in the Netherlands. The partnerships with popular Dutch genealogy services Aldfaer and Coret Genealogie […]

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Ancestry.com Now Has Over 10M American Indian Records

The following excerpt is from the November 7, 2014 edition of webpronews.com: Genealogy site Ancestry.com has added millions of new American Indian records for the use of those who think they may have American Indian blood, according to AP. The idea came about due to a slim 5.2 million people identifying themselves as having American […]

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Find Your Family’s World War I Veterans in New, Free Military Collections Online at FamilySearch

The following news release was received from FamilySearch: SALT LAKE CITY, November 10, 2014 — Veterans’ Day is a time to recognize the veterans in our lives—to honor their service for our country and show them that we appreciate their sacrifices made in our behalf. “The Great War,” World War I, began 100 years ago […]

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Index to the Oakland County Michigan Probate Calendar V. I – 1822-1856

I just got a download copy of Andrew J. Morris’s new Index to Oakland County Michigan Probate Calendar Vol. 1 – 1822-1856. I was excited to see that Andrew had completed this project, as I have Oakland County research myself. If you go to FamilySearch, you will find that they have posted images of the […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.4 Million Indexed Records & Images to the Bahamas, Cape Verde, Peru, & the USA

The following information was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 3.4 million indexed records and images to the Bahamas, Cape Verde, Peru, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,623,218 indexed records from the US, New York, State Census, 1865 collection; the 178,692 images from the US, Illinois Probate Records, 1819–1988 collection; […]

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FindMyPast Announces Partnership With the Wall Street Journal

The following is from Alex Cox: London, UK. 31 October, 2014. Findmypast, the leading British family history company, has announced a major partnership with The Wall Street Journal’s WSJ+ membership programme. . Under this new partnership, members of WSJ+ can claim a complimentary three month subscription to findmypast.com as part of their WSJ+ benefits. With […]

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Billion Graves Adds New Features

Billion Graves has added new features – principally in 4 areas. They are: 14 Day Photo Hold Linking Records Managing Images Sticky Filters & Transcription Queue Update Click here to learn all the details.

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British Newspaper Archive Reaches 9 Million Pages

The following news release is from Amy Sell: There are now 9 million historical newspaper pages to explore at The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk) after the website reached a major milestone this week. Product Director Ian Tester commented, ‘We’re thrilled to have reached 9 million pages and have already started chasing the next big milestone. […]

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Ancestry.com Adds Millions of German Civil Vital Records to Their Website

Ancestry.com posted several million indexed digitized civil register records this last week. The registers are from a number of areas of Germany – and include not only civil vital records registers, but residence registrations, recruitment records, emigration and family registers. There are even a few parish register transcripts. Doing a quick search for the surname […]

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Old British Psychiatric Hospital Records to be Digitized

The following teaser is from the October 23, 2014 edition of whodoyouthinkyouaremagazine.com: The Wellcome Library has teamed up with a number of archives across the UK to digitise records of psychiatric hospitals dating back to the 18th century. The history of mental health care in Britain is to be revealed online following a major digitisation […]

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Virtual PMC 2015 Registration Now Open

The following is from APG: Registration is now open for the 2015 Virtual Professional Management Conference at https://virtualpmc2015.eventbrite.com. The largest Virtual PMC to date offers TWO full days — that’s 9 total sessions — of PMC’s must-have instruction streamed live to your computer or mobile device. Choose from the full Virtual PMC line up, one-day […]

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Indiana Contracts With Ancestry.com to Digitize 13M Vital Records

The following excerpt is from an article written by Bill McCleery, at the October 23, 2014 edition of indystar.com: The Indiana Commission on Public Records has approved a contract with Ancestry.com to digitize more than 13 million birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday. The birth and death certificates date […]

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