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New FamilySearch Data Collections Posted

The following is from FamilySearch: August 25, 2015 – Significant birth, marriage, and death records for Imperia, Italy and Savonna, Italy were published this week. Georgia county marriages have also been added, dating back to 1785! Discover these and other collections updated this week by selecting the these links, as well as those below. COLLECTION […]

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The Family History Library Announces Free Classes for September 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach others family history techniques. Sep 3 – 11:00 A.M. British Resources on findmypast 1:00 P.M. British Resources on Ancestry.com Sep 5 – 1:00 P.M. Recursos en línea además de FamilySearch.org Sep 10 – 1:00 […]

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New FamilySearch Data Collections Posted the Week of August 17, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: A number of FamilySearch additions were made to the Colombia, France, Peru, and Philippines international collections this week including significant numbers of digital images for Colombia Catholic Church Records from 1600 to 2012. Important additions were also made to the Texas and Wisconsin marriage collections. Over 7 million searchable records […]

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FamilySearch Opens a New Seattle Family Discovery Center

I had the opportunity to use some of the Discovery Center resources at RootsTech this last February, and came away quite amazed. Now FamilySearch has opened the Seattle Family Discovery Center at the LDS facility in Bellevue, Washington. I’m looking forward to making a stop there in the near future. Patty and I live just […]

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New FamilySearch Data Collections Posted the Week of August 5, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: This week millions of indexed birth, marriage, and death records from Italy and Mexico were published online. These free collections are the direct results of the online indexing volunteer community. Discover your ancestry reaching back as far as the 1500’s in new collections such as the Italy Bari Civil Registration […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Added the Week of July 20, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Historic Philippines records stand out in this week’s collections update with more than 380,000 browsable digital images. Philippines Civil Registration (Archives Division) 1902-1945, Philippines Civil Registration (Local) 1888-1984, Philippines Civil Registration (Spanish Period) 1706-1911, and Philippines Pangasinan Civil Registration 1945-1981 are now searchable at FamilySearch.org. Explore the complete weekly update […]

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The Family History Library Announces Free Classes for August 2015

I just got the list of FamilySearch classes for August. Some of the classes are webinars. According to Paul Nauta, the following steps can be taken to do the webinars: Webinars can be accessed by going to FamilySearch.org; click on Search; select Wiki. Type Family History Library and choose the top entry. Click on 2.2 […]

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New FamilySearch Collections Posted the Week of July 13, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Family historians hungry for historic Irish records will enjoy FamilySearch’s new collection, Ireland Petty Sessions Court Registers 1828-1912. These indexed court documents bring 22 million records to your fingertips. These records were originally filmed at the National Archives of Ireland and the index was created by findmypast.com. See the table […]

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New Records Reveal Previously Unknown Mormon Pioneers

The following news release is from FamilySearch: Salt Lake City, UT — In a collaboration between the Church History Library and FamilySearch, individuals can now discover and explore more of their pioneer heritage on the newly redesigned Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel website that also includes information about previously unknown pioneers. In addition to discovering your […]

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RootsTech Innovator Showdown with $100,000 in Prizes!

The following announcement is from RootsTech: FamilySearch International is looking for the next big social and mobile application that will influence not only an industry worth billions, but also generations of families—past, present, and future! Held in conjunction with RootsTech, happening February 3–6, 2016, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, […]

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One Week. 100,000 Online Volunteers. Time to “Fuel the Find!”

The following is from FamilySearch: One Week. 100,000 Online Volunteers. Time to “Fuel the Find!” Millions of Family History Discoveries Likely from Worldwide Event SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, July 22, 2015 — A record-setting 100,000 online volunteers are expected to participate in the second annual Worldwide Indexing Event, facilitating millions of discoveries for eager family […]

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FamilySearch International Appoints Steve Rockwood as President & CEO

The following is from FamilySearch: Salt Lake City, July 2, 2015 — The FamilySearch International board of directors has elected Stephen T. Rockwood as the company’s president and chief executive officer, succeeding Dennis Brimhall, who will retire. Rockwood, who most recently served as director of the international division at FamilySearch, becomes president and CEO on […]

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FamilySearch.org’s United States and Canadian Vital Records Databases — UPDATE

Below are the latest updates to United States & Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org: Currently updates as of 30 June 2015 Previous update: 14 April 2015 There is a permanent link at the top of the blog to a page with links to all five United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists. Use […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 15.6 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, & the U.S.A.

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 15.6 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, Czech Republic, India, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 5,573,816 records from the US, Iowa, State Census, 1925 collection; 2,086,638 records from the US, California Death Index, […]

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Family History Library Announces Free Webinar Classes for July 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and teach others family history techniques. July 2 – 7:00 P.M. Danish Church Records: Feast Days Webinar. July 9 – 6:00 P.M. United States Naturalization Webinar. July 13-17 – Wales Research Series Webinars will be held […]

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