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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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Additional Freedmen’s Bureau Records Posted at FamilySearch

The following news release is from Globe Newswire: Note that links to the Freedmen’s Records at FamilySearch are found at the end of this blog. SALT LAKE CITY, June 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — In recognition of Juneteenth, FamilySearch announces the online publication of additional Freedmen’s Bureau records—popular historic sources for those doing African American […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.7 Million Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 3.7 million indexed records and images for Belgium, England, Germany, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,807,806 indexed records from the England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913 collection; 190,879 indexed records from the US, Texas, Brownsville Passenger and Crew […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4.6 Million Indexed Records & Images for Australia, Canada, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch. This posting is of databases announced by FamilySearch on May 18 & 26. FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 4.6 million indexed records and images for Australia, Canada, China, India, Peru, the Philippines, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 327,195 images from the Peru, Lima, Civil […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 9.8 Million Indexed Records & Images for Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Jamaica, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 9.8 million indexed records and images for Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Jamaica, Peru, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 2,983,594 indexed records from the Croatia, Church Books, 1516–1994 collection; 57,446 indexed records and 1,785,969 images from […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 4 M Indexed Records & Images for Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Italy, S Africa, & the USA

The following information is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 4 million indexed records and images for the Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Italy, South Africa, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 700,220 indexed records from the US, Alabama, County Marriages, 1809–1950 collection; 461,167 indexed records from the US, […]

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