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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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NGS Research in the States Series: West Virginia

Beginning in 1987, the National Genealogical Society began publishing a series of state guides in the organization’s magazine, the Quarterly. These guides were later issued as special publications. The latest version of the series contains revised guides, plus additional states not included in the previous releases. NGS Research in the States Series: West Virginia was […]

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NGS Research in the States Series: West Virginia

Beginning in 1987, the National Genealogical Society began publishing a series of state guides in the organization’s magazine, the Quarterly. These guides were later issued as special publications. The latest version of the series contains revised guides, plus additional states not included in the previous releases. NGS Research in the States Series: West Virginia was […]

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Wood County Poor Farm Cemetery at Parkersburg, West Virginia Now Documented

The following excerpt is from the May 8, 2012 edition of NewsandSentinal.com: PARKERSBURG [West Virginia] – One year ago, representatives of the Wood County Historical and Preservation Society volunteered to research existing death records and document those interred at Wood County’s pauper’s cemetery. That completed document was turned over to the Wood County Commission Monday. […]

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Old Wedding Invitation Leads to Heir

The following excerpt is from the February 20, 2011 edition of the Wetzel Chronicle. CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — An old wedding invitation has helped West Virginia officials track down the heir to a South Charleston resident’s estate and give her more than $480,000. A niece of J.D. Mier will get $481,335.70 after the executor of […]

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Updates at FamilySearch.org; from 24 January to 31 January 2012

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been added or updated at FamilySearch.org since January 24th. Eight new data items have been added for nine States. Look for an additional updates for the first part of February by Monday, February 13th.   We’ve also updated all five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files. See: […]

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New & Updated USA and Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org

The following USA and Canadian vital records databases have been added at FamilySearch since I last blogged about the FamilySearch vital records six weeks ago or so. Note that most of the databases posted are digital images with waymarks to locate one’s ancestor. Many of the images also include indexes, so in many cases, it’s […]

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United States Birth & Christening Records Found at FamilySearch.org

UNITED STATES BIRTH AND CHRISTENING RECORDS FOUND AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG – UPDATED AS OF  1 April 2014.   Alabama, Births and Christenings, 1881-1930 — Searchable Index — Name index to birth, baptism and christening records from the state of Alabama. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and FamilySearch Centers. Due […]

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United States Death & Probate Documents & Indexes Found at FamilySearch.org

UNITED STATES DEATH RECORDS POSTED AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG – UPDATED AS OF  1 April 2014.   Alabama, Deaths and Burials, 1881-1952 — Searchable Index — Name index to death and burial records from the state of Alabama. Microfilm copies of these records are available at the Family History Library and Family History Centers. This set contains […]

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Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Vermont, West Virginia, as well as Mexico Records Posted at FamilySearch.org

The following is from Paul Nauta with FamilySearch: New U.S. records from MO, NC, NJ, OH, VT, WV Record collections for Mexico and the U.S. were expanded this week. The Mexico 1930 Census is drawing closer to completion with the addition of the state of Pueblaóway to go FamilySearch volunteers! Patrons will also find new […]

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United States Marriage Documents & Divorce Records Found at FamilySearch.org

UNITED STATES MARRIAGE & DIVORCE RECORDS AT FAMILYSEARCH.ORG – UPDATED AS OF  1 April 2014.   Alabama, County Marriages, 1809-1950 — Searchable Index and Browsable Images — This collection of marriage records for Alabama counties includes: a) indexed records with images; b) indexed records without images; and c) images which can be browsed but do […]

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New Indexing Projects at beta.FamilySearch.org for the Holidays

The following was received from Paul Nauta, With FamilySearch: FamilySearch volunteers have some exciting new indexing projects to work on during this holiday season. Recently released projects include records from Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and the United States. There are also projects from four different countries that were recently completed and will soon be […]

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The 101 U.S.A. Vital Records Databases at the FamilySearch Beta Website is Nearing 65 Million Records

The Vital Records found at the Family Search beta website continues to grow. Millions of birth, marriage, and death records — both indexes and digitized documents can be found at the site. As of August 8, 2010, I count 64,735,265 records for United States vital records, covering 33 states and the District of Columbia. Twenty-five […]

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Over 300 Million New Names Added Online @ the New Beta.FamilySearch.org Site

The following information was received this morning from Paul Nauta with FamilySearch: There were over 150 new collections added or enhanced this week at FamilySearch.org. FamilySearch volunteers indexed over 120 million records — over 300 million new names — from original source documents to accomplish this great feat. The massive release was announced this past […]

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West Virginia Online Vital Records Reviewed

The West Virginia Division of Culture and History’s Archives and History Section has been posting birth, marriage, and death data, as well as images, at their website for some time. They now have over 5 million records indexed and available for searching – and even viewing of the record books themselves. The records I have […]

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