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Irene M. Mollard 1924-2015 – R.I.P.

The following excerpt is from the June 17, 2015 edition of the Kearney Hub: KEARNEY [Nebraska]— Irene M. Mollard, 91, of Amherst died Tuesday, June 16, 2015, at CHI Health Good Samaritan in Kearney… Irene May Willkens was born on May 8, 1924, at her grandparents’ home in Amherst. She was the only child of […]

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Ruth Bishop – R.I.P.

My dear friend, Ruth Bishop, passed away this last week. Ruth was an avid genealogist, spending most of her waking hours studying her family history. She attended many of the Salt Lake Christmas Tour programs over the years. She was a great supporter of the hobby, putting her money into the hobby to help others. […]

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Hazel Juhl Mills – R.I.P.

While I was attending the NGS Conference in St. Charles, Missouri, I received the news that my long-term executive secretary, Hazel Mills, had passed away that day, May 15, 2015, in Puyallup, Washington. Many of my readers will remember Hazel as the lady who set up and coordinated my speaking engagements from 1987 through 2005 […]

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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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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Canada, Croatia, England, Germany, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, and the USA

The following is compiled from the last two collection updates from FamilySearch (those for July 19 and July 25, 2014): During the week ending July 25, 2014, FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Croatia, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,160,179 […]

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Doris C Pike 1918-2014 RIP

The following excerpt is from the March 28, 2014 ediiton of sacbee.com: Doris C. Pike, a homemaker who embarked on a diligent search for her family history and helped establish the first public genealogy library in Sacramento County, died March 24 of colon cancer complications, her family said. She was 95. Long before personal computers […]

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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 11.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, & the USA

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 11.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Barbados, BillionGraves, Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,703,529 indexed records from the U.S., Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846–1910, collection; […]

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Halvor Moorshead R.I.P. – We Will Miss You

On Saturday, Dick Eastman reported that Halvor Moorshead passed away on Friday, March 7, 2014. Halvor was a good friend, and I’m saddened by his passing. For many years we were competitors, as well as friends. He is best known within the genealogical community for founding Family Chronicle, and later Internet Genealogy. However, he also […]

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FamilySearch to Make Millions of Obituaries Searchable Online

The following is from FamilySearch: Tens of Thousands of Additional Indexers Needed to Help Create an Every-Name Index to Millions of Obituaries FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Salt Lake City, Utah—February 7, 2014—FamilySearch is working with partners and the larger genealogical community to collect, digitize, and index millions of obituaries from the United States (with other nations […]

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Looking for a Detroit Area Obit?

I just happened across an article posted by the Detroit Free Press that details the Birth & Death Notices and Obits that they publish. The article also goes into detail about where one might find additional obits and such for the area. See:http://www.freep.com/article/99999999/MISC/399990030/About-obituaries-death-notices-birth-announcements-

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Janey Joyce Passes

The following excerpt is from an article about Janey Joyce from the August 3, 2013 edition of the Amarillo Globe-News. Janey Ruth Eaves Joyce, former Amarillo Globe-News city editor and award-winning genealogist, died Tuesday [July 30, 2013]. She was 83… After retiring in 1995, Janey Joyce became a certified genealogist, and published “Bartlett Eaves (ca.1765-ca. […]

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Mel Wolfgang 1945-2013 RIP

I just got my weekly Dick Eastman Newsletter, and was immediately saddened to see that my long-time friend, Mel Wolfgang, has passed away. It was expected, as he has been fighting brain cancer for some time. However, that doesn’t make it any easier. Mel produced the highest quality maps for genealogists that we were able […]

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Alice Carter (Sturgis) Grady 1927-2013 – RIP

Alice Carter (Sturgis) Grady, 85, a resident of Spring Arbor Cottage of Raleigh, NC and former resident of Acton and Stow, Massachusetts, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 4, 2013. Alice was born November 17, 1927 in Portland, Maine, to William and Margaret Sturgis… Alice did extensive family genealogical research and published a quarterly newsletter, […]

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Carolyn Barkley 1947-2013 – RIP

I just received news that my friend, Carolyn Barkley, has passed on. This was a bit of a shock, as I didn’t realize she was terribly ill… I understand that she’s been dealing with a misdiagnosed “cough” for some time. Then a few days ago she found that she had cancer. Two days later she […]

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R.I.P. – George Ely Russell Jr.

The genealogical community is mourning the passing of George Ely Russell Jr.. Mr. Russell was a well-known genealogist who may be best known for his editing of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly from 1971 to 1986. A full obituary from the Frederick News-Post can be found at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/fredericknewspost/obituary.aspx?pid=162365921#fbLoggedOut. George Russell died on 9 January, 2013 […]

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