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Swiss and German Pioneer Settlers of Southeastern Pennsylvania — 50% OFF

History is the key to our future. You have heard this before. However, history is also the key to our past. You have probably heard this before as well. Understanding at least some of the general history; including government, laws, religion, economy, along with specific events; of where your ancestors came from is necessary to […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of November 17, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Nearly half a million more free records were added to the Billion Graves Index this week. Russia Tatarstan Church Books 1721-1939 , Minnesota Duluth and Wisconsin Superior Crew Lists 1922-1958, Poland Evangelical Church Books 1700-2005, and the US Freedmen’s Bureau Hospital and Marriage Records also have significant additions. For these […]

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Canadian Naturalization Records, 1915-1951 Database Gets a 2015 Update

The following teaser is from the Library and Archives Canada Blog: November 4, 2015 – Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the online database Naturalization Records, 1915-1951. The nominal index has been extended with the addition of more than 68,000 names and now covers the years […]

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Immigrants to Canada, Porters and Domestics, 1899-1949

The following is from Library and Archives Canada website: During the 19th and early 20th centuries, Canada actively recruited three classes of immigrants: farmers, agricultural workers and domestic servants, including porters. The demand for urban and rural household help could not be met internally. In response, the government of the day developed an immigration policy […]

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Ellis Island Immigrants – The Photographs

The following teaser in from an excellent article posted October 28, 2015 at the fstoppers.com website. From 1892 to 1925, Augustus Sherman, the chief registry clerk of Ellis Island, took photographs of immigrants as they arrived in the United States. The photographs are striking for their display of the vast array of cultural backgrounds that […]

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TheGenealogist Has Released 5 Million British Emigration Records

The following news release is from Nick Thorne at TheGenealogist: New Passenger lists go online with unique search facilities TheGenealogist has just released five million Emigration BT27 records as part of their growing immigration and emigration record set. Uniquely TheGenealogist allows you to track transmigration of people across countries routing through British ports on their […]

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New FamilySearch Data Collections Posted the Week of August 5, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: This week millions of indexed birth, marriage, and death records from Italy and Mexico were published online. These free collections are the direct results of the online indexing volunteer community. Discover your ancestry reaching back as far as the 1500’s in new collections such as the Italy Bari Civil Registration […]

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The First Wave: German Immigration to America – 15% Off Thru August 3, 2015

Since Columbus introduced (or re-introduced if you prefer) the Americas to Europe, people have come, wave after wave, seeking a new life in the rich new world. America, since its colonial days, has experienced an almost never ending flow of immigrants. There are at least four identifiable time periods in which “waves” of people came […]

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Across the Atlantic and Beyond: The Migration of German & Swiss Immigrants to America – 15% Off Thru August 3, 2015

Across the Atlantic and Beyond: The Migration of German and Swiss Immigrants to America is an attempt to explain the genealogical mysteries associated with so many immigrant families. Why are there so many different spelling changes for family names? What drove people to move around? What factors contributed to the turbulent environment so many lived […]

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Maps of the USA Showing Our Ancestry & Other Cool Stuff

The following teaser is from a fascinating article by Ana Swanson, published June 19, 2015 in the online edition of the Washington Post. The way that different races and ethnicities are spread around the U.S. says a lot about our history. Some groups ended up in a particular region of the U.S. through the invitation […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 3.7 million indexed records and images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,807,806 indexed records from the England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913 collection; 190,879 indexed records from the US, Texas, Brownsville Passenger and Crew […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.6 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch. This posting is of databases announced by FamilySearch on May 18 & 26. FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 4.6 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 327,195 images from the Peru, Lima, Civil […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 18.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for England, Italy, the UK, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 18.3 million indexed records and images for England, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 10,026,835 indexed records and 776,840 images from the England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634–1900 collection; 4,327,810 indexed records from the United Kingdom, World […]

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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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Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century to the American Colonies — 50% OFF thru January 15

Lists of Swiss Emigrants in the Eighteenth Century to the American Colonies is a two volume set printed in one binding, and represents an authoritative work on Swiss emigration to the Carolinas and Pennsylvania in the 18th century. Volume I identifies approximately 2,000 emigrants from the Canton of Zurich during the period 1734-1744, most references […]

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