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Teens tipped over headstones at 175-year-old Michigan cemetery

The following teaser is from an article posted on clickondetroit.com Teens tipped over headstones at 175-year-old Michigan cemetery ‘because they were bored’ GENEVA TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Authorities say three teenagers have confessed to tipping over and damaging more than 30 headstones at a cemetery in southwestern Michigan. The Van Buren County sheriff’s department says in […]

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Savannah State University Plans to Build on a Cemetery

The following teaser is from an article posted at 11alive.com: SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A public hearing is planned to consider concerns about Savannah State University’s plans to build a science and technology center on the site of an old cemetery. … The Savannah Morning News reports that the area was part of the Placentia […]

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Really? Was the calendar different in 1869?

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for February 16 & 22, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: You will find new marriage records from Kansas and Maryland this week along with England Devon Bishop’s Transcripts 1558-1887, England Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004, and United States World War II Prisoners of War 1941-1945. I’ve also included updates from February 16 on the following list. Check out all of […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for January 4, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: This week showcases sizable additions to collections for Italy L’Aquila Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1865 1911-1943, and Italy Udine Civil Registration (State Archive) 1806-1815 1871-1911, Colombia Catholic Church Records 1576-2014 and, South Africa Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive) 1838- 1991. Find these and more by following the links below. […]

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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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Workers Discover 19th Century Burial Vault Under New York City’s Washington Square Park

An unexpected burial vault came to light under the famed Washington Square Park in New York City a few days ago. Once a potter’s field, thousands of folks are buried in the park. Following is a teaser from the November 5, 2015 edition of Newsday. Workers upgrading century-old water mains under Washington Square Park in […]

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Free Cemetery Records Databases at AmericanAncestors.org October 30 through November 7, 2015

The following was received from NEHGS: October 30, 2015 — Boston, Massachusetts — “Your ancestors have been dying for you to uncover them. NEHGS has opened the cemetery gates so you can start digging!” Just in time for the Halloween celebrations and to add some fun to ancestral research this holiday, AmericanAncestors.org and New England […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for October 5, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Major additions this week to the United States World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942, Brazil Sao Paulo Immigration Cards 1902-1980, Colombia Catholic Church Records 1576-2014, Italy Asti Civil Registration (State Archive) 1803-1814 1911-1935, Maryland Baltimore Passenger Lists 1820-1948, Massachusetts Boston Crew Lists 1811-1921, and New Zealand Archives New Zealand […]

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Lakeview Cemetery on North Avenue in Burlington, Vermont

The following teaser is from an article about Lakeview Cemetery that was posted at the Burlington Free Press website. Lakeview Cemetery on North Avenue in Burlington was established in 1867 with the city of Burlington’s $3,500 purchase of 23 acres from H.B. Sawyer. It was designed in the popular park-cemetery style. Seven additional acres were […]

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Ancestry Find A Grave Community Day is October 17

I see that Ancestry is sponsoring another Find a Grave Community Day. This year it’s on Saturday, October 17. The following is from Ancestry’s blog. Last year was an amazing success thanks to you, our incredible volunteers, who visited over 100 cemeteries and contributed more than 250,000 photos on the days leading up to, and […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for the Week of September 21, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Check out the Pennsylvania Civil Marriages 1677-1950, Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013, and Virginia Richmond City Birth Index 1870-1912 additions this week. Millions more records were also added for Italy (Potenza, Rieti, and Trapani) and Colombia. Search for these new records and more by selecting the links below. COLLECTION – INDEXED […]

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Those Buried at a Fergus Falls, Minnesota Poor Farm Cemetery Finally Get a Voice

The following teaser is from an article posted Sept. 17, 2015 at the InForum.com website. Near Fergus Falls, MN (WDAY TV) – A Perham man has been on a mission the last two years. Giving a voice and a name to those buried in a forgotten cemetery outside of Fergus Falls. Years ago, when impoverished […]

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New FamilySearch Collections Posted the Week of July 13, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Family historians hungry for historic Irish records will enjoy FamilySearch’s new collection, Ireland Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912. These indexed court documents bring 22 million records to your fingertips. These records were originally filmed at the National Archives of Ireland and the index was created by findmypast.com. See the table […]

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New Maps of Juneau, Alaska’s Evergreen Cemetery to Go Online in October

The following excerpt is from the June 22, 2015 edition of Alaska Public Media. A grease-smudged stack of 25 fading sheets of paper in a storage shed is one of only two copies of who’s buried where in Evergreen Cemetery. All the burials since 1986 are handwritten, but that’s about to change. The City and […]

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