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FamilySearch Indexing Volunteers Set Single-Day Participant Record

The following is from FamilySearch on July 23, 2014: FamilySearch Indexing Volunteers Obliterate Single-Day Participant Record, Helping Millions Identify Their Ancestry Monumental Crowdsourcing Effort Also Yields Second-Highest 24-Hour Record Count Salt Lake City, Utah—FamilySearch indexing volunteers love a good challenge and once again have banded together to obliterate a record—this time the high mark for […]

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FamilySearch.org’s United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists — Updated to 14 July 2014

Below are the latest updates to United States & Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org: Currently updates as of 14 July 2014 Previous update: 13 June 2014 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 2.6 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Chile, England, Netherlands, Peru, Spain, United States & Venezuela

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.6 million indexed records and images to collections from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, England, Guatemala, Italy, Netherlands, Peru, South Korea, Spain, United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 317,554 indexed records from the Chile, Civil Registration, 1885–1903, collection; the 443,904 indexed records from the […]

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Genealogy at a Glance: FamilySearch.org Research

Back in December I reviewed a new Genealogy at a Glance, by George G. Morgan, on Ancestry.com Research. Morgan now has a new guide, Genealogy at a Glance: FamilySearch.org Research. Like Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.org is an enormous database collection of genealogically pertinent family trees, stories, photos, vital records, and documents. Both site share a lot of […]

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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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New Online Collection of Civil War Records Released in Observance of Memorial Day

The following News Release is from FamilySearch: New Online Collection of Civil War Records Released in Observance of Memorial Day For Immediate Release SALT LAKE CITY, UT—In observation of Memorial Day, FamilySearch.org announced today significant updates to its free Civil War historic record collections online. The new FamilySearch.org/civil-war landing page provides a quick overview of […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Images to Collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million images to collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,571,405 indexed records and images from the new Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1910, collection; the 400,841 images from the Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, […]

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New Online Training Courses Being Offered at FamilySearch

FamilySearch is now offering some new free online training classes at their Learning Center. The following courses were announced at the FamilySearch Blog on May 13: Using Online Czech Records: Land Archives in Opava Family Tree in Spanish – Preguntas frecuentes sobre el Árbol Familiar Research classes for Spain and Latin America ¿Y ahora qué? […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.4 Million Images to Collections from England, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.4 million images to collections from England, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,152,718 indexed records from the new England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913, collection; the 132,560 images from the Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, […]

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FamilySearch.org USA State, Territorial & School Censuses and Tax Records Lists Updated and Refreshed

A few weeks ago I made the following post: Some of our all time most popular articles are the five U.S. and Canadian vital records database lists for FamilySearch.org. We try and keep these lists updated, and we normally post those updates in a separate article. For various reasons, we have not posted updates for […]

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FamilySearch Campaigning to Get Folks to Share Photos & Stories of Those Interested in Baseball

The following teaser is from an article posted in the April 9, 2104 edition of Deseret News. With baseball season in full swing, FamilySearch.org has launched a campaign to encourage family historians to preserve and share photos and stories of ancestors who had an interest in America’s favorite pastime. “I associate baseball with family,” FamilySearch […]

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FamilySearch Adds More Than 2.1 Million Images to Collections from Italy

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.1 million images to collections from Italy. Notable collection updates include the 89,778 images from the new Italy, Lucca, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1807-1814, collection; the 445,302 images from the new Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1796-1812, 1838-1859, 1866-1899, collection; and the 1,637,317 images […]

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FamilySearch.org USA Vital Records Databases Lists Updated and Refreshed

Some of our all time most popular articles are the five U.S. and Canadian vital records database lists for FamilySearch.org. We try and keep these lists updated, and we normally post those updates in a separate article. For various reasons, we have not posted updates for some months. In reviewing the existing lists, we noticed […]

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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 11.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, & the USA

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 11.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Barbados, BillionGraves, Brazil, Canada, England, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,703,529 indexed records from the U.S., Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846–1910, collection; […]

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Ancestry.com Adds Danish Vital Records From FamilySearch

A few days ago, Ancestry.com posted more Danish data that they received from FamilySearch.com. 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! […]

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