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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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Genealogists Can Now Find FamilySearch & WorldCat Records Through Both Online Resources

The following press release is from PRLog: PRLog (Press Release) – Mar. 4, 2014 – DUBLIN, Ohio – OCLC and FamilySearch International are working together to share data between WorldCat and the FamilySearch Catalog to provide more resources for improved genealogy research. More than 1 million FamilySearch genealogical records are now discoverable in WorldCat, the […]

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The Family History Library Deaf Zone

The following is from David Samuelsen via Google+: This announcement is specifically for those Deaf/Hard of Hearing only. Family History Library Deaf Zone has a direct VP number 385-290-4735. Time in operation is 9 am to 4 pm Mountain Time Zone only. Sign Language is the mode of communication. On the videophone, you will see […]

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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 4.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 4.2 million indexed records and images to collections from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Honduras, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 543,676 images from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980, […]

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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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FamilySearch Adds Over 7.4 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 7.4 million indexed records and images to collections from Belgium, England, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Mexico, Peru, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 4,140,062 images from the new U.S., Vermont, St. Albans Canadian Border Crossings, 1895-1924, collection; the 900,127 indexed records from the […]

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Ancestry.com Expands Groundbreaking Collaboration With FamilySearch

The following news release was received from Ancestry.com this morning. It’s so nice to see Ancestry and FamilySearch working hand-in-hand to get records digitized and posted online. That’s sooo different than the competitive and somewhat adversarial relationship the firms had not all that long ago. In reading the announcement, I take it that Ancestry will […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.7 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Brazil, Colombia, England, Portugal, & the USA

The following was information received from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, Colombia, England, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,061,590 indexed records and images from the U.S., Vermont, Vital Records, 1760-1954, collection; the 322,922 images from the Colombia, Catholic Church […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 145 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from BillionGraves, England, Russia, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 145 million indexed records and images to collections from BillionGraves, England, Russia, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 65,593,352 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Birth Index, 1800–1920, collection, the 35,117,915 indexed records from the new England and Wales, Marriage […]

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Announcing the New FamilySearch Indexing Website

The following is from FamilySearch: SALT LAKE CITY – FamilySearch recently released a newly redesigned indexing website at FamilySearch.org/indexing, and we invite you to come and take a look. This new website integrates indexing with the rest of FamilySearch.org, making it easier for indexers to know how to get started and find the help they […]

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FamilySearch WorldCat Partnership

The following excerpt is from an article posted January 8, 2014 at ancestryinsider.blogspot.com Nearly a year ago FamilySearch and OCLC announced a partnership to exchange services. Search results from the OCLC catalog, WorldCat.org, would include the holdings of the FamilySearch Salt Lake City Family History Library (FHL). Search results from the FamilySearch catalog (formerly the […]

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