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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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FindMyPast Announces USA Marriage Collection of 450 Million+ – 33M Names FREE thru Feb 15

FindMyPast has a huge booth here at RootsTech 2016. Their big announcement was made this morning, stating that they will release millions of marriage records every quarter and aims to complete the entire digitization project by the end of 2017. Thirty-three million records have been launched and are available for free access through the 15th […]

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Family Tree Maker Will Continue to be Produced and Upgraded & RootsMagic Will Sync to

Kendall Hulet, at, announced today that Family Tree Maker isn’t dead after all. He also commented to the media community that “contracts hadn’t been signed yet,” and that this is the reason that they earlier announced that they were “stopping Family Tree Maker,” while leaving no other options for users. Ancestry isn’t run by […]

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“Long Lost Family” to Debute on TLC March 6, at 10/9c

Oh, good… Another genealogy show! And it looks like this one is also researched and sponsored by The following excerpt is from a news items posted February 2, 2016 @ 11:39 am at Open a fresh box of Kleenex and flip over to TLC: The cable channel has ordered “Long Lost Family” to […]

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MyHeritage Adds Audio Recordings For Interviewing Your Relatives

Now this is cool… And just in time for RootsTech 2016! Check out the following note from MyHeritage, and then go read their blog full blogpost about the new feature. We’ve just released a new feature in the MyHeritage mobile app: Audio Recordings. You can now interview your relatives directly from their profile in the […]

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Global RootsTech Conference Announces Free Online Broadcast Schedule

The following is from RootsTech: SALT LAKE CITY, 29 January 2016 — RootsTech, the world’s largest family history and technology conference held in Salt Lake City, Utah, February 4-6, 2016, announced today that 15 of its popular sessions will be broadcast live and complimentary over the Internet. The live broadcasts will give those unable to […]

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Green River Community College of Auburn, Washington, Digitizes “The Current”

Finally – I get to post about a newspaper that pertains to me. I graduated from GRCC in 1984. I actually attended there in 1969, 1970, and 1981-1984. I went to school while working, quite often attending night classes. GRCC has digitized The Current, which is the school newspaper. This is exciting for me, as […]

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Twelve Thousand Dutchess County, New York Documents Now online at the Dutchess County Website

The following teaser is from an article posted in the January 18, 2016 edition of POUGHKEEPSIE New York – The “Ancient Documents Portal” is now open and accessible through the Dutchess County website. Through the portal, at, 12,000 pages of documents from the county’s earliest court records are now catalogued, digitized and accessible […]

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Findmypast and Sister Site Mocavo Come Together

The following is from FindMyPast: · Findmypast aims to deliver a more focussed, efficient and comprehensive service to US family historians · The move is part of Findmypast’s plans for continued expansion in the US January 18, 2016 – Leading family history website Findmypast, has today announced that sister site Mocavo will be incorporated into […]

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FGS Announces $2 Million Dollar Mark Surpassed for Preserve the P​e​nsions Project

The following is from FGS: Significant Milestone Reached in Landmark Project Thanks to Donors January 19, 2016 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the $2 million dollar mark has been surpassed in 2015 with the support of donors in the fundraising efforts to digitize the 7.2 million pension images for the […]

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Findmypast Announces Free Weekend 22-25 January 2016

Findmypast Announces Free Weekend 22-25 January 2016 · Findmypast announces free access to historical records this weekend · Billions of records available to everyone to search for free · Local subscribers granted World access, and World subscribers enjoy 3 days added to their subscription London, UK, 20th January 2016 Findmypast has announced that this weekend, […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of January 11, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: A few domestic and international updates this week. For the United States you’ll see some new content for United States GenealogyBank Obituaries 1980-2014, North Carolina State Supreme Court Case Files 1800-1909, Utah Death Certificates 1904-1964, and the Rhode Island District Court Naturalization Indexes 1906-1991. Find these and additional updates below […]

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Crime & Punishment: Historic Notices of Wanted British Criminals Go Online

The following news release is from Matthew Deighton, with CRIME AND PUNISHMENT: HISTORIC NOTICES OF WANTED CRIMINALS GO ONLINE More than 90 years of Police Gazette records published online by Ancestry ♣ Police Gazettes reveal fascinating information on suspected wanted criminals, crimes committed and missing persons ♣ A suspect in the Whitechapel Murders and […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for January 4, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: This week showcases sizable additions to collections for Italy L’Aquila Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1865 1911-1943, and Italy Udine Civil Registration (State Archive) 1806-1815 1871-1911, Colombia Catholic Church Records 1576-2014 and, South Africa Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive) 1838- 1991. Find these and more by following the links below. […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections as of December 6, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: There were 18 new, free historic record collections added or updated this week at Some highlights include the Australia New South Wales Census 1891, Connecticut District Court Naturalization Indexes 1851-1992, United States GenealogyBank Obituaries 1980-2014 with nearly 15 million new records, Massachusetts Revolutionary War Index Cards to Muster Rolls […]

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