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Connecticut State Library Digitizing WWI History

The following excerpt is from an article by David Drury, posted at courant.com: The now century-old conflict known to its contemporaries as the Great War left an indelible imprint on Connecticut. For those who lived through it, on the battlefield or the home front, it was a life-defining event, and the Connecticut State Library wants […]

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Researching Your: Connecticut Ancestors – Webinar on CD-ROM

Legacy Family Tree offers some of their popular webinars on CD. Their series of webinars, presented by professional genealogists, provide expert advice on areas from traditional genealogical research to make use of the latest technologies both for research and for the maintenance of critical family data. Here are some of the webinars on CD we […]

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All 14 Dollarhide Name List books – Print & PDF eBooks Are On Sale for 20% Off – Sale extended through January 6

FRPC has extended the sale of all 14 of the new Dollarhide Name Lists books, which are on sale for 20% off thorugh January 6. The sale includes both the printed volumes, as well as the PDF eBooks. Normally $18.95, the printed volumes are just $15.16, and include a FREE immediately downloadable PDF eBook of […]

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A Genealogist’s Historical Timeline for Connecticut, 1524 – 1788

The following aricle is excerpted from William Dollarhide’s new book, Connecticut Name Lists, 1600s – 2001, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present, an annotated bibliography of published and online name lists. For genealogical research in Connecticut, the following timeline of events should help any genealogist understand the area with an historical […]

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Connecticut Name Lists 1600s-2001, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

What’s in the Connecticut edition? Continuing our review for each of William Dollarhide’s name lists books, we detail the contents of Connecticut Name Lists 1600s-2001, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present. Currently, there are nine new names lists books, and we are providing details on each. In this book, names lists are detailed […]

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9 New Dollarhide Research Guides (AL – DC) Now Available at Introductory Prices with FREE PDF eBook & Nearly 50% Savings!

With this new exciting series of genealogical guides, William Dollarhide continues his long tradition of writing books that family historians find useful in their day-to-day United States research. Bill’s Name List guides give a state-by-state listing of what name lists are available, where to find them, and how they can be used to further one’s […]

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Connecticut Lawmakers Want to Seal Children’s Death Records

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the February 21, 2013 edition of newstimes.com: Blaming overzealous members of the media as well as those seeking to disprove that the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School occurred, three state lawmakers representing Newtown testified in Hartford on Wednesday in support of a bill that would […]

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Archives.com Expands U.S. Vital Records Collections by 58 Million

The following information is from Julie Hill at Archives.com: With the holidays behind us, it’s time to dig into finding more ancestors and Archives.com is here to help. We recently added more than 58 million United States vital records. These 27 new collections contain birth, death, or marriage information from 21 states. To learn more […]

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Genealogical Notes, First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts

Genealogical Notes or Contributions to the Family History of Some of the First Settlers of Connecticut and Massachusetts is a reprint of a volume originally published in 1856. The book represents the compiled notes of an early American Genealogist, Nathaniel Goodwin. This collection is a effectively a descendants report, with extensive notes by Goodwin, on […]

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Researching Your: Connecticut Ancestors — Webinar on CD

Legacy Family Tree offers some of their popular webinars on CD. Their series of webinars, presented by professional genealogists, provide expert advice on areas from traditional genealogical research to make use of the latest technologies both for research and for the maintenance of critical family data. Here are some of the webinars on CD we […]

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American Population Before the Federal Census of 1790

American Population Before the Federal Census of 1790 represents an exhaustive research project to extract population data for the area encompassed by the  United State as represented in 1790. Data was gathered from previous research studies, government studies, and independent research. The population lists, which are of paramount importance to the genealogist, include poll lists, […]

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Norwalk, Connecticut Marriage and Death Records 1848-1861 Indexed

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the June 23, 2012 edition of TheHour.com: NORWALK [CT] — While some New England families can trace their ancestry back to the passengers on the Mayflower, most others’ roots are less glamorous and more difficult to ascertain. Take, for instance, the Barnes family. “They were regular […]

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Genealogists’s Handbook for New England Research, 5th Edition

A couple of weeks ago Leland wrote a blog announcing the release for the fifth edition of the Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research. I have finally had a chance to go through the book for myself and I must say what a well put together book it is. The book is so clean and […]

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Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research – 5th Edition – now available!

Finally! I got a case of Michael J. Leclerc’s new 5th edition of the Genealogist’s Handbook For New England Research today. And this is one great book. Although I don’t have the time at the moment to do a full review (which we will in a few days), I wanted to let everyone know that […]

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FamilySearch Adds Indexing Projects for Paraguay, Panama, Bolivia, and Slovakia – Indexers Needed!

The following news release was received from FamilySearch.org: 10 New Digital Images of Historic Documents Created Every Second – Indexing Projects Added for Paraguay, Panama, Bolivia, and Slovakia! Since 2006, FamilySearch has dramatically improved its ability to scan and convert microfilmed records into digital images. In addition, more than 185 digital camera crews are now […]

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