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First Families of Floyd, Clark & Harrison Counties, Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project

The following news release is from Susan Covey, Publicity Chair for the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society: Indiana is celebrating its 200th birthday this year and the Southern Indiana Genealogical Society (SIGS) offers a unique opportunity for people to participate in the state’s Bicentennial – through their genealogy. If you can verify direct descent from a […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update as of March 14, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: There are 25 new collections updated time! Check out Denmark Deeds and Mortgages 1572-1928, Maryland Church Records 1668-1995, North Carolina Civil Marriages 1763-1868, United States War of 1812 Index to Service Records 1812-1815, United States Freedmen’s Bureau Marriages 1861-1872, and Utah LDS Missionary Registers 1860-1937. Search these and more by […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for February 16 & 22, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: You will find new marriage records from Kansas and Maryland this week along with England Devon Bishop’s Transcripts 1558-1887, England Lancashire Oldham Cemetery Registers 1797-2004, and United States World War II Prisoners of War 1941-1945. I’ve also included updates from February 16 on the following list. Check out all of […]

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Pre-Thanksgiving Indiana Research Guide Sale – 30-90% Off!

Got Indiana Family? Now is your chance to take advantage of some terrific deals. Family Roots Publishing has found that we have far more Indiana research guides in stock than we want or need. So we are blowing them out. All these volumes are now discounted from 30 to 90% off. We’ll run the sale […]

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Spotlight on Indiana Products – Up to 90% off! Sale Runs Through Tuesday, August 25, 2015

We decided to feature Indiana products this weekend – and throw in sale prices of up to 90% off in the process. The sale runs through Tuesday, August 25. Some items are very limited in quantity, and may sell out quickly. If items run out, we will clearly mark it as such at the website. […]

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Grand Army of the Republic Death Records Books for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas & Nebraska – 15% Off

Dennis Northcott has published three volumes of GAR death records. FRPC has extended the 15% off sale thru Monday, August 3. See the details below. The G.A.R. was organized in departments, most of which comprised one state. The departments published annual reports that were often titled Proceedings of the . . . Annual Encampment of […]

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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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The Search is on for a Downtown Indianapolis Site for the Proposed Indiana State Archives

The Indiana state budget approved by the general assembly last week includes twenty-five million dollars for a state archives building. However, the proposed building of the archives in what is currently green space on the city’s downtown canal was rejected. They are now looking for another downtown location. Read more about it in an AP […]

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Greencastle, Indiana Letters & Photos Donated to Library by the Anniston, Alabama Salvation Army

The following teaser is from an excellent article posted April 29, 2015 at the website: A woman from Alabama drove more than 500 miles last week to donate boxes of letters from people that have been laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery for several decades. Trish Robart hand-delivered more than a half dozen […]

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Indiana’s Early Black Settlements Documented With Online Resource

The following teaser is from an April 22, 2015 post at The Indiana Historical Society (IHS) has made available online the results of its research on early black settlements in Indiana. This effort is part of the Early African American Settlement Heritage Initiative. During the summer of 2014, the Indiana Historical Society embarked upon […]

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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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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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More on the Indiana State Library “#Genealogy” Cut

Last week, I, and others blogged about the proposed elemination of the genealogy department of the Indiana State Library. Since about that time, folks have created quite an uproar. The following is just a teaser from a good article by Frank Phillips, a Times reporter, posted in the Feb. 10, 2015 edition of the Brazil […]

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Thoughts on the Elimination of the Indiana State Library #Genealogy Department

I posted a blog about the elimination of the genealogy department at the Indiana state archives earlier, but didn’t comment much on it. In reading further, it looks to me like the money is available to save the library budget – it’s just going to be used for other stuff – like 55 million bucks […]

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Indiana House Bill 1001 Proposes to Wipe out the #Genealogy Department at the IN State Library

The following excerpt is from the Indiana Genealogical Society Blog. If you have Indiana Ancestors, you better read the FULL blog – not just my teaser. This is important! Indiana House Bill 1001 – the State Budget Bill – includes a proposed 24% cut in funding to the Indiana State Library. According to State Librarian […]

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