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23andMe and MyHeritage Announce Strategic Collaboration & Product Integration

The following news release was received from Daniel Horowitz, Chief Genealogist and Translation Manager for MyHeritage: New collaboration combines family trees and DNA to empower individuals to discover and document their ancestry MOUNTAIN VIEW, California & TEL AVIV, Israel – October 21, 2014: 23andMe, the leading personal genetics company, and MyHeritage, the leading destination for […]

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Evernote for Mac for Genealogists

Last year Lisa Louise Cooke brought us Evernote for Windows for Genealogists. Here is a portion of the review I wrote for this guide: Evernote has quickly become a very popular tech tool among genealogists. Likewise, laminated guides have also become popular among family historians looking for solid reference materials to assist in a variety […]

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Ancestry Uncovers Members of Armed Services Among Least Likely to Own Homes, While Fire Fighters Are More Likely to Than Lawyers and Judges

The following News Release is from MarketWired: New Analysis From Ancestry Reveals Surprising Connections Between Occupation and Home Ownership Today and Since 1900 PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – October 15, 2014) – Members of the armed services are among the least likely to own a home in the United States, according to a new analysis by Ancestry, […]

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Hawaii State Archives Makes Documents More Accessible Online

For several years, the Hawaii State Archives has been diligently working to make the Archives documents more accessible to the public. The Archives was rather forced into it since many documents created today are in a digital form only, and they just weren’t set up to deal with them. Now we’re seeing both digital documents […]

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Tennessee K-12 Students Get Free Classroom Access to Ancestry.com

According to an AP article posted on October 8 at the ksl.com website, the Tennessee State Library and Archives has further collaborated with Ancestry.com, offering all K-12 classrooms in the state free access to Ancestry.com. Hmmm… smart move on Ancestry’s part. Get ‘em hooked early-on and they just may be hooked for life… Read the […]

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Ancestry.com to Announce 3rd Quarter Financials on October 22

It’s been posted that Ancestry.com will announce their 3rd quarter financial results on October 22. Following is a copy of the News Release. PROVO, Utah, Oct. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com LLC, the world’s largest online family history resource, will release financial results for its third quarter 2014 on Wednesday, October 22, 2014, after […]

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Two Excellent FREE Webinars From the North Carolina Genealogical Society Oct 3-5 & Dec 5-7

The following is from Maryann Stockert Tuck with the NCGS Webinars. Note that NCGS members have free access to the live webinars, as well as the archived classes. Free webinars are limited to specific programs on specific dates. October 3-5, 2014 Free three-day viewing of Mark Lowe’s “North Carolina Tax Lists: People, Time, and Delinquency” […]

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Findmypast Launches ‘Hall of Heroes’ to Celebrate the Heroes in Everyone’s Family

The following News Release was received from FindMyPast: Findmypast.com launches ‘Hall of Heroes’ campaign to share individual stories about heroic figures from everyone’s own family history Call for people to submit stories of their own family heroes to be included alongside famous historical figures New record sets launched to help people discover the heroes in […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, New Zealand, & the USA

The following data is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, New Zealand, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 375,900 indexed records from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 1,152,816 indexed records and images from the U.S., BillionGraves Index, […]

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1861 Census Enumeration Book Pages for Milton and Glasgow Posted at ScotlandsPeople

The following was received from ScotlandsPeople: Release of further 1861 Census enumeration book, and updated index for all census years! A further 1861 Census enumeration book has been indexed and is now available to search on ScotlandsPeople! 15 pages for the Milton, Glasgow area have been made available for the first time. If you are […]

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The Illustrated London News Posts WWI-Era News Magazine Archival Materials

The following excerpt is from an article by Kate Clements posted on the 1914.org website: Illustrated London News Ltd (ILN) has launched a website featuring 1914-1918 archive material from the Illustrated London News, the world’s first illustrated magazine, and seven other titles in its collection. ILN was awarded £96,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) […]

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MyCanvas Finds a New Home in Alexander’s

The following excerpt is from from a blog post written by Eric Shoup, received from Matthew Deighton, Sr. Public Relations Specialist at Ancestry.com: This past June, we [Ancestry.com] announced that we were retiring the MyCanvas website and service in September 2014. We’ve heard from many people who love MyCanvas and hate the idea of it […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 10M Indexed Records & Images for Canada, Czech Republic, Ukraine, & USA

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 10 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, New Zealand, South Korea, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 3,427,354 indexed records from the Canada Census, 1911, collection; the 1,334,575 image records from the Czech […]

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The British Newspaper Archive Starts Digitizing 8 New Titles

The following news release was received from Amy Sell: More than 8 million newspaper pages from 1710-1954 are now available to search at The British Newspaper Archive (www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk). In the last month, the website has started digitising the newspaper archives of eight new titles. These cover England, Scotland and Northern Ireland and include the London […]

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Early Oregonians Database added at Ancestry.com

The following teaser is from an excellent article written by Hannah Hoffman for the Statesman Journal, and posted August 5, 2014 on their website. A database of Oregon residents before it became a state has been picked up by Ancestry.com, the primary genealogy website in the country, giving people across the country searchable access to […]

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