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Millions of Scandinavian Records Added at MyHeritage.com

I received an announcement from MyHeritage dealing with the posting of Sandinavian records this morning. The following is from Daniel’s note, as well as the MyHeritage blog. These folks are doing some cool things. …we’ve just brought online millions of Scandinavian records – the majority of which have never been digitized or indexed online before. […]

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Full Access to MyHeritage – Premium Plus Family Site & Data Plan – Just $99.95!

During RootsTech 2015, I hung around the MyHeritage booth absorbing information. MyHeritage has been making exciting technological advances for several years. Their tech is allowing them to share billions of records, documents, and what they have termed Discoveries with subscribers. I got a note this morning stating that MyHeritage has added millions of Scandinavian records. […]

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Findmypast Releases More Than 101 Million US, UK & Australian Records

The following is from FindMyPast Findmypast is thrilled to be adding over 101 million UK, US and Australian records as part of this week’s Findmypast Friday. Every Friday, thousands of new records are released on our dedicated Findmypast Friday page to explore over the weekend. This week’s new additions include Australian Will Books from New […]

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A Sweetheart of a deal… #RootsTech #Genealogy

A Sweetheart of a deal… As I’ve written during the RootsTech conference, I’ve been hanging around the MyHeritage booth absorbing information. MyHeritage has been making exciting technological advances for several years. Their tech is allowing them to share billions of records, documents, and what they have termed Discoveries with subscribers. I’m going to go into […]

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Live Streaming Sessions Available From RootsTech 2015

I am now in the Salt Lake City area, awaiting a week of conferences, starting Tuesday morning. RootsTech 2015 itself runs from Thursday Through Saturday. There are 20 of the sessions advertised as being available for live streaming from RootsTech.org. Note that as of this moment, I still don’t see a page and/or links at […]

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Ancestry.com & The Black Vault in Tussle Over Digitized UFO Document Copyrights

It seems that Ancestry.com and The Black Vault are in a dispute over The Black Vault‘s posting of the US military’s Project Blue Book documents, which Fold3 (an Ancestry.com subsidiary) digitized. Note that Fold3 does not require a subscription to access the documents they digitized, making them free on the Internet. The following excerpt is […]

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New British Merchant Navy WW1 Medal Index Cards & Dorset BMDs available to search at FindMyPast

The following news release is from Alex Cox at FindMyFast. Every Friday, thousands of new records are released on our dedicated Findmypast Friday page to explore over the weekend. This week’s new additions include over 157,000 British Merchant Navy, First World War Medal Index Cards 1914-1925, over 165,000 Dorset baptisms, over 105,000 Dorset marriages and […]

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Extensive Collection of New Zealand Cemetery Records Now Available Online

The following News Release is from scoop.co.nz: More than 1.6 million records spanning two centuries from 1,400 cemeteries across the country digitised and made accessible to all • Almost all New Zealand cemeteries are represented in this collection • Database has taken more than 2,000 volunteers since the 1960s to compile • Ancestry providing free […]

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Ancestry.com Financial, Subscriber & Database Data Released for 4th Quarter 2014.

Ancestry.com financial data was released this week. The following is excerpted from a February 3, 2015 Globe Newswire Press Release: 2014 Non-GAAP Revenues were $619.5 million, Up 10.3% Year-Over-Year. 2014 Adjusted EBITDA were $215.3 million, Up 1.8% Year-Over-Year. Subscribers – Subscribers of Ancestry websites totaled approximately 2,115,000 as of December 31, 2014, compared to 2,140,000 […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 37.9 Million Indexed Records & Images to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 37.9 million indexed records and images to Austria, Belgium, Canada, Germany, Guatemala, Indonesia, Italy, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 24,405,544 indexed records and 1,244,622 images from the US, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980–2014 collection; the 801,893 images from the Belgium, Limburg, Civil […]

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MyHeritage Adds 900 Million Records to its Global Digital Archive

The following news release is from Daniel Horowitz, at MyHeritage.com: TEL AVIV, Israel & LEHI, Utah – February 2, 2015: MyHeritage, the leading destination for discovering, preserving and sharing family history, today announced that 900 million global historical records have been added to its searchable digital archive, bringing the total to more than 6 billion. […]

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Relative Finder – a New Website Developed by BYU Students

Students at BYU have built a website that has some great possibilities. However, it has some issues at the moment. I’m blogging about it though, as the idea is intriguing. The following teaser is from KSL.com: PROVO — FamilySearch.org recently certified a locally developed Web application that may draw more people to do family history. […]

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Ancestry to Build New Headquarters in Lehi, Utah

The following News Release is from Globe Newswire: PROVO, Utah, Jan. 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry, the world’s largest online family history resource, today announced its plans to build a new company headquarters at The Corporate Center at Traverse Mountain in Lehi, Utah. “We’re excited about our new Utah headquarters,” said Tim Sullivan, Chief […]

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Irish Poverty Relief Loan records Available FREE at Findmypast to mark Irish Family History Day #Genealogy

The following news release is from Findmypast.com: With the addition of exciting new record sets, leading family history website Findmypast is now the best place to research your Irish ancestry Dublin, Ireland. 23 January 2015. Findmypast has digitised and is publishing the Poverty Relief Loans records from The National Archives in London online for the […]

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Findmypast release the 1890 US census, over 31 million England and Wales marriages, over 71,000 Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers and new additions to their collection of British Newspapers

This press release was recently issues by Find My Past: Findmypast release the 1890 US census, over 31 million England and Wales marriages, over 71,000 Irish Petty Sessions Court Registers and new additions to their collection of British Newspapers Every Friday, thousands of new records are released on our dedicated Findmypast Friday page to explore […]

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