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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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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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New Orleans’ Oldest Cemetery to Be Closed to the General Public Due to Vandalism

The following excerpt is from the January 27, 2015 edition of Reuters.com: Reuters – New Orleans’ oldest cemetery will soon be closed to visitors without an official escort or familial ties to the deceased, the result of a spate of vandalism that has included the tomb of voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Vandalism is not a […]

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Oregon Burial Site Guide – Available for only the P&H Charge! #Genealogy

I received the following note from my friend, Jan Healy. If you have Oregon research, this is a really good deal! This book is beautifully done, and they are basically giving them away. You’ll never beat the price. Press release – Oregon Burial Site Guide: We are losing our warehouse space the end of July. […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 3.7 million indexed records and images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,395,009 images from the Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760–1993 collection; the 396,405 images and 396,405 indexed records from the US, BillionGraves Index […]

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Billion Graves Adds New Features

Billion Graves has added new features – principally in 4 areas. They are: 14 Day Photo Hold Linking Records Managing Images Sticky Filters & Transcription Queue Update Click here to learn all the details.

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Cook County Cemetery at Dunning, Chicago Illinois Database of Nearly 8000 Now Available

I posted a blog just a few days ago about the new second edition of “Graveyards of Chicago.” Now I see that the Chicago Tribune has posted an article about the work of Barry Fleig, and the access to a database of folks now buried at the Read-Dunning Memorial Park. The following excerpt is from […]

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Vertical Cemeteries Built for Land-Starved Populations

As we all know, Israel does not have a lot of land. Existing cemeteries are crowded and traditional burial space is nearly unavailable. Yarkon Cemetery (Petah Tikva, near Tel Aviv) is near capacity with 110,000 graves on 150 acres. About 35,000 Israelis die each year, with that number expected to grow as worldwide immigration continues. […]

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Delaware County, Pennsylvania Quarantine Station’s Dead to be Memoralized

The following excerpt is from the October 21, 2014 edition of philly.com One of the nation’s first quarantine stations had been transformed into a playground for the wealthy, and the dead buried on the property were no longer welcome. Nobody wanted to play baseball on top of the departed. So, in 1900, the bodies were […]

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Graveyards of Chicago, Second Edition

Considering that Halloween is coming up in a couple of weeks, it seems a good time to write about cemeteries. A few days ago, I received a review copy of a new book entitled Graveyards of Chicago, The People, History, Art, and Lore of Cook County Cemeteries. The book was written by Matt Hucke and […]

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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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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Images to Collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million images to collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,571,405 indexed records and images from the new Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1910, collection; the 400,841 images from the Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, […]

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BBC Scotland has created an Online Database of 21,740 Scots Who Died During WWII

The following excerpt is from an article posted at the May 7, 2014 BBC website. To mark the 69th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day BBC Scotland has created an ONLINE DATABASE of 21,740 of the 57,000 Scots who died during World War Two. Etched into sun-seared stone, the names of hundreds of Scots […]

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Civil War Trust Buys about an Acre of Gettysburg’s East Cemetery Hill

The following teaser is from an article posted in the April 30, 2014 edition of EveningSun.com As evening fell on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg, a small band of Louisiana soldiers charged East Cemetery Hill, knocking back Ohio troops manning cannons at the hill’s crest. A hand-to-hand struggle ensued, according to the […]

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