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Genealogy Search Leads Australian Woman to Vallejo, California

The following excerpt is from an article written by Rachel Raskin-Zrihen and posted in the July 25, 2014 edition of timesheraldonline.com: Genealogy work often requires much deep and time-consuming sleuthing, but often pays satisfying dividends for those interested in their family history and connections. Such was the case with Margery Morrison of Australia, whose climb […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.1 Million Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 3.1 million images to collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 268,969 indexed records and images from the new Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 350,087 images from the Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, […]

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Huge Migrant Farm Workers Archive Posted on the UC San Diego Library Website

I spent some time on the Farmworker Movement Documentation Project website today, and found it absolutely fascinating. You may wonder why I’m posting a blog about the Farmworker Movement on a genealogy-related website. Well, because it was a very people-oriented movement – a movement that touched nearly all Americans, as well as many Mexicans, in […]

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Anaheim, California’s Holy Cross Cemetery

Cemteries and those buried in them are often forgotten… Here’s a teaser from an article about one of those forgotten places… You know a cemetery is lonely when the man in charge of it doesn’t have a clue about its history. And that’s exactly the case with Holy Cross Cemetery in Anaheim, one of the […]

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California Cemetery Agrees to $80M Settlement

The following excerpt is from an article published in the February 27, 2014 edition of cnn.com: Los Angeles (CNN) — One of the largest Jewish cemeteries in the Los Angeles area has agreed to an $80.5 million settlement of a lawsuit that accused it of desecrating remains, according to court documents. The suit, filed in […]

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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 4.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 4.2 million indexed records and images to collections from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Honduras, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 543,676 images from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980, […]

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Headstone Found 300 Miles From Grave

The following teaser is from an article posted in the Feb. 14, 2014 edition of the pressbanner.com website. Seven hundred and twenty five miles later, a headstone found in a Felton backyard is safe and sound at its original resting place in Ojai, Calif. thanks to the intrepid research and stick-to-itiveness of three locals. While […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, China, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 4.5 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, China, Colombia, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Paraguay, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,165,725 indexed records from the U.S., West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970, collection; the 469,903 images from the Ghana […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Colombia, England, Portugal, & the USA

The following was information received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, Colombia, England, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,061,590 indexed records and images from the U.S., Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, collection; the 322,922 images from the Colombia, Catholic Church […]

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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 of California, 1535 – 1860

The following timeline is excerpted from William Dollarhide’s new book, California Name Lists, 1700 – 2011, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present. For genealogical research in California, the following timeline of events should help any genealogist understand the area with an historical and genealogical point of view: 1535-1542 Spanish Claims. The […]

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California Name Lists 1700-2011, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

Continuing our review for each of William Dollarhide’s name lists books, we detail the contents of California Name Lists 1700-2011, 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 in the following database […]

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Grand Opening of the San Diego Genealogical Research Library September 28, 2013

The following was received from Penny McBride, with the San Diego Genealogical Society: Discover your family history in downtown San Diego! The San Diego Genealogical Society is pleased to announce the grand opening of the combined genealogical research collections of the San Diego Central Public Library and the San Diego Genealogical Society. With these merged […]

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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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FamilySearch Adds 18 New Collections Including Germany, Italy, Netherlands, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch added an additional 6.6 million indexed records and images in the last two weeks. Included in this update are 15 new collections: 1 from Canada, 1 from Guam, 4 from Italy, 1 from Russia, and 8 from the United States. Among these collections are the China Collection of Genealogies […]

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