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New FamilySearch Database Collections Added the Week of July 20, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Historic Philippines records stand out in this week’s collections update with more than 380,000 browsable digital images. Philippines Civil Registration (Archives Division) 1902-1945, Philippines Civil Registration (Local) 1888-1984, Philippines Civil Registration (Spanish Period) 1706-1911, and Philippines Pangasinan Civil Registration 1945-1981 are now searchable at Explore the complete weekly update […]

Leave a Comment Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results Report

The following is from Globe Newswire: Second Quarter Revenues $169.4 million, Up 8.5% Year-Over-Year; Up 10.2% on Constant Currency Basis – – Second Quarter Adjusted EBITDA $67.3 million, Up 16.1% Year-Over-Year1 – PROVO, Utah, July 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LLC (the “Company”), the world’s largest online family history resource, reported financial results today […]

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New FamilySearch Collections Posted the Week of July 13, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Family historians hungry for historic Irish records will enjoy FamilySearch’s new collection, Ireland Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912. These indexed court documents bring 22 million records to your fingertips. These records were originally filmed at the National Archives of Ireland and the index was created by See the table […]

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Linkpendium is now up to 10,370,640 pages

I see that the Linkpendium site is now up to 10,370,640 pages of genealogical data. The link website was built by Rootsweb founders, Karen Isaacson and Brian (Wolf) Leverich. Brian just announced that they have added 988 new links and lots of fixes. Check out

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McGill University is Posting the McGill Daily 1911-2001 to the Internet Archive.

McGill University, in Montreal, is posting their student publications. The following teaser is from the July 16 McGill Library blog: Last winter we were able to digitize over 50 rolls of microfilm containing over 9,000 issues of the McGill Daily. Starting with their very first issue from October 2nd, 1911 we are going to be […]

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TheGenealogist Releases 99,500 Records of London Synagogue Seat-Holders 1920-1939

The following news release is from TheGenealogist: TheGenealogist has released online 99,500 records of London synagogue seat-holders spanning the years from 1920 to 1939. Covering the records from 18 Synagogues around London with many connected guilds, societies and charities etc. Additional information found in these records include names of gentlemen eligible for office, life member […]

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Google’s New, Simplified Patent Search

Google has announced a new Patent Search aimed at making it easy for researchers to find data. I knew that my cousin, Charles Roy Meitzler, obtained many patents for medical and surgical equipment during the 1930s. However, I didn’t realize that so many others with the Meitzler surname were also inventors. By doing a simple […]

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Ancestry Academy Adds Four New Courses

The following is from Ancestry Academy’s online course library continues to grow with these four new courses taught by experts in the genealogy community. Come check them out! The Mystery of Manuscripts, with Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG℠, CGL℠, FUGA Manuscripts and other original documents can provide information not found anywhere else, but they can […]

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Ancestry Launches AncestryHealth

The following press release is from Matthew Deighton at Dr. Cathy Petti Joins as Chief Health Officer to Spearhead Company’s Global Health Initiatives (PROVO, Utah) – July 16, 2015 – Ancestry (, the leader in family history and consumer genetics, today announced the launch of AncestryHealth (, a new entity and resource to empower […]

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Ancestry DNA HIts 1 Million People in Their DNA Autosomal Database

Big News Day! AncestryDNA just hit 1 million people in their DNA Autosomal Database! See the blog post below from my friend, Anna Swayne. The following is a teaser from the blog post: We just hit a huge milestone, and we are excited to celebrate! In just three short years AncestryDNA has genetically tested […]

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MyHeritage Launches Breakthrough Global Name Translation™ Technology to Power Family History Discoveries

The following is from Daniel Horowitz, at New technology eliminates language barriers to enhance family history research and preservation TEL AVIV, Israel & LEHI, Utah – July 8, 2015: MyHeritage, the leading destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history, today announced the launch of Global Name Translation™, a new technology to help families […]

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National Genealogical Society Enters Partnership with Findmypast

The following news release is from the National Genealogical Society: ARLINGTON, VA, 6 July 2015 — The National Genealogical Society (NGS) has made a special arrangement with Findmypast (FMP), one of the leading genealogical records companies, to provide NGS members a free, one-year subscription to Findmypast US and Canada collection. Members can use this opportunity […]

Leave a Comment & Offer Free Access Packages This Weekend is offering free access to their records from the Original 13 Colonies This weekend. The sale ends on July 4. Click on the illustration below for more info. See the full list of the 13 Colonies Collections by clicking here. is also offering free access to its Revolutionary War Records through July 15, […]

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FREE Access to the Great Migration Databases on – July 1-8, 2015

The following was received from NEHGS: Family Historians May Commemorate Independence Day by Searching FREE on for America’s Earliest Settlers, July 1 through July 8 June 29, 2015—Boston, Massachusetts — In a salute to the anniversary of our nation’s independence, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is granting FREE access to all online searchable […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 15.6 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, & the U.S.A.

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 15.6 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 5,573,816 records from the US, Iowa, State Census, 1925 collection; 2,086,638 records from the US, California Death Index, […]

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