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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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Civil War Veteran’s Gravesite Emerges as the Monterey County Reservoir Dries Up

The following teaser is from an article posted June 14, 2015 at the chicoer.com website. Bradley [CA] Joseph Botts Jr. stepped out of his pickup truck into a scrubby, sunbaked field of salt grass and mustard weed and bent over a granite slab bearing a worn inscription: “Corp’l John McBride.” The retired park ranger has […]

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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 9.8 Million Indexed Records & Images for Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Jamaica, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 9.8 million indexed records and images for Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Jamaica, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,983,594 indexed records from the Croatia, Church Books, 1516–1994 collection; 57,446 indexed records and 1,785,969 images from […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for the Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 2.3 million indexed records and images for the Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 771,097 images from the New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843–1998 collection; 417,808 indexed records and 417,808 images from […]

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Kansas City’s Historic Union Cemetery

A few weeks ago I received a copy of Kansas City’s Historic Union Cemetery, by Judith King and Bruce Mathews. Not only is the book informative, but also very attractive. I’d call it a “useful” coffee-table book. The pictures, most taken by Bruce Mathews, are fantastic, but so is the content. Judith King and Bruce […]

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Riverside Cemetery in Maumee, Ohio, Devastated By Huge Chunks of Ice

The Riverside Cemetery, in Maumee, Ohio is being devastated by large chunks of ice that have broken up along the Maumee River in Northern Ohio. The cemetery lies low near the river, and the ice has knocked over Civil War-era monuments, as well as causing all kinds of other damage. Some of the ice blocks […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the USA & Zimbabwe

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 2.2 million indexed records and images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the United States, and Zimbabwe. Notable collection updates include the 133,189 indexed records from the Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904–1976 collection; the 78,244 images from the US, Tennessee, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865–1872 collection; and […]

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London’s Bedlam Graveyard Skeletons Unearthed

The following teaser is from a post made on March 10, 2015 at livescience.com: Archaeologists could pull thousands of skeletons out of the ground in London over the next few weeks as they dig up the 450-year-old Bedlam graveyard to make room for a new train line. London’s Liverpool Street station is under construction so […]

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Indiana Memorials & Sculpture Book on Sale for 65% Off – Just $13.98, Sale Extended

A while back, Family Roots Publishing got a quantity of Remembrance, Faith, and Fancy: Outdoor Public Sculpture in Indiana by Glory-June Greiff. The large hard-bound book is a biographical directory to outdoor art in the state of Indiana. From the first “homegrown” sculptures, three road-markers in Brown County, through a surge of post-civil war memorials […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 19.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 19.2 million indexed records and images to Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 7,120,120 indexed records and 6,113,876 images from the United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980–2014 collection; the 4,835,296 indexed records from the Puerto Rico, Civil Registration, 1805–2001 collection; […]

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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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