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Nathan Furr, Ph.D., Author of The Innovator’s Method, to Headline RootsTech Innovator Summit

The following press release was sent out by FamilySearch:   RootsTech – February 12-14, 2015 Nathan Furr, Ph.D., Author of The Innovator’s Method, to Headline RootsTech Innovator Summit Nathan Furr at Innovator Summit One of the world’s leading authors and recognized experts in innovation and entrepreneurship will be part of the largest family history conference […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 125.4 Million Indexed Records & Images to the USA #Genealogy

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 125.4 million indexed records and images to collections from the United States. Notable collection updates include the 124,060,301 indexed records from the Find A Grave Index collection; the 830,416 indexed records and images from the US, Michigan Obituaries, 1820–2006 collection; and the 497,490 images from […]

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FamilySearch.org’s United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists — Updated to 24 November 2014

Below are the latest updates to United States & Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org: Currently updates as of 24 November 2014 Previous update: 28 October 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 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 3.7 million indexed records and images to Australia, Canada, Isle of Man, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,395,009 images from the Canada, Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760–1993 collection; the 396,405 images and 396,405 indexed records from the US, BillionGraves Index […]

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120 Years of Pioneering Genealogy by GSU & FamilySearch

The following News Release is from FamilySearch: Salt Lake City, Utah November 13, 2014 -“Whatever your past perceptions, it is different now!” proclaimed Allan F. Packer, in a recent worldwide broadcast, describing the ever growing popularity of online ancestry research and the broad range of inviting online family history activities. Packer is the Executive Director […]

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Find Your Family’s World War I Veterans in New, Free Military Collections Online at FamilySearch

The following news release was received from FamilySearch: SALT LAKE CITY, November 10, 2014 — Veterans’ Day is a time to recognize the veterans in our lives—to honor their service for our country and show them that we appreciate their sacrifices made in our behalf. “The Great War,” World War I, began 100 years ago […]

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Index to the Oakland County Michigan Probate Calendar V. I – 1822-1856

I just got a download copy of Andrew J. Morris’s new Index to Oakland County Michigan Probate Calendar Vol. 1 – 1822-1856. I was excited to see that Andrew had completed this project, as I have Oakland County research myself. If you go to FamilySearch, you will find that they have posted images of the […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.4 Million Indexed Records & Images to the Bahamas, Cape Verde, Peru, & the USA

The following information was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 3.4 million indexed records and images to the Bahamas, Cape Verde, Peru, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,623,218 indexed records from the US, New York, State Census, 1865 collection; the 178,692 images from the US, Illinois Probate Records, 1819–1988 collection; […]

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FamilySearch.org’s United States and Canadian Vital Records Database Lists — Updated to 28 October 2014

Below are the latest updates to United States & Canadian Vital Records Databases at FamilySearch.org: Currently updates as of 28 October 2014 Previous update: 14 July 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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Changes at the Family History Library

A few days ago, FamilySearch posted a blog about changes they are making both in layout and in service at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. The blog covers the following 5 major points. Click to get more in-depth info from the post itself. Reference desks on the B1, B2, and 2nd floors […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, New Zealand, & the USA

The following data is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, New Zealand, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 375,900 indexed records from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 1,152,816 indexed records and images from the U.S., BillionGraves Index, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 10M Indexed Records & Images for Canada, Czech Republic, Ukraine, & USA

The following was received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 10 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, New Zealand, South Korea, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 3,427,354 indexed records from the Canada Census, 1911, collection; the 1,334,575 image records from the Czech […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Brazil, Canada, Croatia, England, Germany, Isle of Man, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, and the USA

The following is compiled from the last two collection updates from FamilySearch (those for July 19 and July 25, 2014): During the week ending July 25, 2014, FamilySearch has added more than 1.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Canada, Croatia, Peru, Poland, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,160,179 […]

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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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