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My Genealogy Hound Adds Biographies from 7 More Counties

Word has been received that My Genealogy Hound has added Family Biographies from 7 More Counties The most recent additions include: Montgomery County, Pennsylvania – 1000+ biographies Graves County, Kentucky – 91 biographies Spencer County, Indiana – 344 biographies Crawford County, Arkansas – 222 biographies Fulton County, Kentucky – 114 biographies Clark County, Missouri – […]

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Fire at the Internet Archive’s San Francisco Scanning Center

Wednesday morning at about 3:30 a.m., a fire got started at the Internet Archive’s San Francisco scanning center. No data was lost, but about $600,000 in high end digitization equipment was destroyed. The scanning building was also badly damaged. According to their blog, no one was hurt. The main building wasn’t affected except for damage […]

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Kansas State Posts Their Yearbooks on the Internet Archive

The following exceprt is from the October 3, 2012 edition of the kstatecollegian.com: The Royal Purple, K-State’s yearbook, has become digitized. According to a Sept. 20 university press release, every edition from 1926 to 2009 will now be available online. The print editions are hosted by a free online database available to anyone [the Internet […]

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Mocavo Buys Digitizing Firm, ReadyMicro

The following excerpt is from the September 24, 2012 edition of Boulder County Business Report. BOULDER – Mocavo Inc., a Boulder-based startup that is developing a genealogy search engine, announced Friday it has purchased a Utah company and is undergoing a major evolution. Mocavo, a TechStars 2011 graduate, purchased ReadyMicro, which is based in Orem, […]

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Oldest Estonian Documents Now Available Online

The following excerpt is from an article at the Estonian Public Broadcasting website. A project to digitize the oldest parchment documents in the country is now complete. The State Archives, Tallinn City Archive and History Museum led the effort, which started in 2010. The documents contain information valuable to studying the history of settlement and […]

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A Road Map for State Digital Preservation

The preservation of digital documents is important not only to us, but to our descendents. The Washington State Digital Archives is a great example of how this preservation can be done. Being born and raised in Washington, I’m pretty proud of what they’ve done in this regard. Now I see that the other states are […]

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WWII European Theater Army Records, 1941-1946 Now at Fold3

The following news release was received from Fold3: War is waged primarily in battle, yet made possible by operations beyond the battlefield as revealed in the WWII European Theater Army Records, a collection of administrative documents compiled by the U.S. Army’s Historical Division, 1941 through 1946. These records, originally marked secret and confidential, are now […]

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1000memories Releases ShoeBox for iPhone

1000memories is a social networking site for the organizing, saving, and sharing of your family pictures and stories. The company has recently released ShoeBox, an iPhone application tied directly to their service. The app allows the user to take “scans” (pictures) of all their paper photographs using the iPhone’s built in camera. The software will […]

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Ancestry.com Partners with Historical Society of Pennsylvania

The following News Release was received from Ancestry.com: Ancestry.com Partners with Historical Society of Pennsylvania to Bring the State’s Rich History Online – Family History Leader Adds Millions of State Birth, Marriage and Death Records to its Pennsylvania Vital Record Collection PROVO, UTAH – (January 26, 2012) – Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history […]

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More New USA Vital Records Data Posted at FamilySearch.org

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made December 26. New data has been added for 14 States and the District of Columbia. – Updated January 10, 2012. Beside the vital records, state census records for New York 1875, as well as state census records, […]

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New State and School Census Data Posted at FamilySearch.org

The following state and school census oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since my last posting made November 26. New data has been added for Alabama, Idaho, Minnesota, Montana, and Washington State. We’ve also updated all five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files. See: United States Birth & Christening Records Found […]

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British Newspaper Archive Goes Live at Genes Reunited

The following News Release was receivd from Natasha White, Marketing & PR Executive for Genes Reunited: BRITISH NEWSPAPER ARCHIVE GOES LIVE ON GENES REUNITED . Previously hard-to-reach material now available . Over 4 million fully-searchable pages of historical newspapers . Archives feature over 65 million stories . 8,000 pages added everyday The British Newspaper Archive […]

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Freedom of the City of London Records Posted at Ancestry.co.uk

The following excerpt is from an article published in the November 29, 2011 edition of the BBC News. Over 240,000 records are included in the collection. I did search on the surname of Canfield and got two hits. The illustration below is for John Canfield. Records of people across the UK who had the “freedom” […]

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Archives.com Partners with the National Archives to Unveil the 1940 Census

The following announcement was received from Julie Hill at Archives.com: Archives.com Parent Company Inflection Awarded Project to Make 1940 Census Records Free to the Public REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 17, 2011 — Archives.com, the website that makes discovering your family history simple and affordable, has joined in partnership with the National Archives of the United […]

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The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Announces Its New Website

The following news release was received from Cathy Michelsen, Director of Development at the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society: Members enjoy access to important new digital resources for research on New York families and families with New York connections NEW YORK, NY, November 1, 2011 — The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society is […]

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