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Mormons Getting Free Access to, & Ahead of Schedule

The following excerpt is from the April 2 edition of the Deseret News. SALT LAKE CITY — Free access to three prominent genealogy websites may be coming sooner than expected for LDS Church members. In February,, a nonprofit family history organization owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced that LDS […]

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Genealogist John Grenham Comments on’s Posting of Irish Data

The following teaser is from an article published in the March 24, 2014 edition of The world’s leading genealogy website is threatening to dominate the Irish heritage industry, according to new claims. The Irish Times consultant genealogist John Grenham writes that has changed the face of Irish heritage forever. The website has added […]

Leave a Comment Adds Danish Vital Records From FamilySearch

A few days ago, posted more Danish data that they received from This data is for burials in Denmark between the years of 1640 and 1970. They had earlier posted databases for Denmark, Select Baptisms, 1618-1923, and Denmark, Select Marriages, 1635-1916. I did a search for Kirsten Nielsen, and got back 69,346 hits! […]

Leave a Comment Adds 3 Million Irish Records

The following news release is from Marketwired: PROVO, UT–(Marketwired – Mar 13, 2014) – announced today the addition of over three million historical records that will help people of Irish descent explore their connections to the Emerald Isle. These include more than 25,000 birth, marriage and death records as well as 2.7 million new […]

Leave a Comment Kills “Old Search”

For a number of years we’ve been able to search with “Old Search,” as well as the default search known as “Primary Search.” Most of us haven’t used “Old Search” for years, so we won’t miss it, but there are those who, being comfortable with it, still used the “Old Search” right up until […]

Comments (1) LLC Reports Fourth Quarter & Full Year 2013 Financial Results

The following is from the website: 2013 Total Non-GAAP Revenue $561.5 million, Up 15% Year-Over-Year – 2013 Adjusted EBITDA $211.6 million, Up 18% Year-Over-Year PROVO, Utah, Feb. 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — LLC reported financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2013. Financial performance for the periods was […]

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Ancestry Day Coming to Philadelphia on March 15, 2014

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania is proud to partner once again with, the world’s largest online genealogy website, to bring Ancestry Day to Philadelphia. This full day of genealogy lectures will be held at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Saturday, March 15. More than 600 people have already registered, and we are expecting a […]

Leave a Comment Expands Groundbreaking Collaboration With FamilySearch

The following news release was received from this morning. It’s so nice to see Ancestry and FamilySearch working hand-in-hand to get records digitized and posted online. That’s sooo different than the competitive and somewhat adversarial relationship the firms had not all that long ago. In reading the announcement, I take it that Ancestry will […]

Leave a Comment Teams Up With New York City Municipal Archives to Bring a Free Index to More Than 10 Million Birth, Marriage & Death Records Online

The following News Release was written by staff: PROVO, UT–(Marketwire – Jan 16, 2014) –, the world’s largest online family history resource, today announced the availability of an index to more than 10 million New York City birth, marriage and death records, spanning 1866-1948, for free online at The new index, made […]

Comments (1)’s Branch Out Sweepstakes – ending Dec. 31, 2013

Would you like to win a sweepstakes worth $3,346 that includes research done by the ProGenealogists firm, DNA testing, and photo book, and an Ancetry World membership! If so, check out the Branch Out Sweepstakes being conducted by Enter once before midnight PST December 31, 2013. Click here to read the rules…

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Genealogy At A Glance: Research

Even if you have been living under the proverbial rock, you will still have heard of, and more than likely, as genealogist, have spent some time using the site. is larger than all other commercial genealogy sites combined. Ancestry is an enormous database, or rather, a collection of more than 30,000 databases holding […]

Leave a Comment and the Associated Press Bring Historical AP Archives Online

The following press release is from and the Associated Press Bring Historical AP Archives Online New Agreement Provides a View of the Past through Historical News Reports (Provo, Utah) – November 18, 2013 –, the world’s largest online family history resource, is proud to announce a collaboration with the Associated Press that […]

Leave a Comment Offering Free Online Access to Canadian Military Records Through November 12, 2013

The following was written by Ancestry and is from to offer free online access to historic military records to help Canadians discover their military ancestors for the first time – Many Canadians unaware of ancestors who fought in First or Second World War TORONTO, Nov. 6, 2013 /CNW/ – In honour of Remembrance […]

Leave a Comment New Content: Military Records, Virgin Islands Vaccination Journals, and the 1921 Census of Canada

From the November 1, 2013 posting on the blog New records are piling up like the leaves on my front lawn. Veterans Day has its roots in WWI, and we added several WWI-era databases last week. Georgia was home to more training camps than any other state during World War I; you’ll find more […]

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1921 Canadian Census Now Indexed at Ancestry

I see that the 1921 Canadian Census has now been indexed. That’s some pretty fast indexing, as the images themselves has only been posted a few months. I looked for anyone in the 1921 census by the surname of Titus, and got 431 hits. Not bad…

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