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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for January 4, 2016

The following is from FamilySearch: This week showcases sizable additions to collections for Italy L’Aquila Civil Registration (State Archive) 1809-1865 1911-1943, and Italy Udine Civil Registration (State Archive) 1806-1815 1871-1911, Colombia Catholic Church Records 1576-2014 and, South Africa Netherdutch Reformed Church Registers (Pretoria Archive) 1838- 1991. Find these and more by following the links below. […]

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New Maps of Juneau, Alaska’s Evergreen Cemetery to Go Online in October

The following excerpt is from the June 22, 2015 edition of Alaska Public Media. A grease-smudged stack of 25 fading sheets of paper in a storage shed is one of only two copies of who’s buried where in Evergreen Cemetery. All the burials since 1986 are handwritten, but that’s about to change. The City and […]

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The Alaska State Archives Research Room Closed Through March 27, 2015

The following is from the Alaska State Archives website. Between March 4—27, the Alaska State Archives Research Room will be closed and reference services curtailed so that staff can transfer and process approximately 10,000 boxes and court volumes from its 141 Willoughby Avenue facility into the new SLAM building.

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50% Off! $hide Name List-Census Substitute #Genealogy Books AL-KS with Free eBook & Super-Saver USA Shipping

To celebrate the Christmas Season, FRPC is discounting all seventeen Dollarhide Name List printed books by 50%, making them just $9.48 each (including a FREE immediate download of the eBook). The eBooks themselves are also discounted 40%, making them just $7.50 (with no shipping charges). We’ve also put together a Super-Saver USA shipping arrangement for […]

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Juneau Archives Named for William L. Paul, Sr.

It’s been announced that the Juneau Alaska archives at the new Walter Soboleff building will be named for Tlingit Native rights champion, William L. Paul, Sr. The following excerpt is from an article posted in the October 19, 2014 edition of The archives facility at the new Walter Soboleff building will be named for […]

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The Alaska State Archives Has Accepted the Alaska Railroad and Territorial Court Records from NARA

On Friday, the Alaska State Archives took official ownership of about 3000 cubic feet of records from the now-closed National Archives branch in Anchorage. This was done in a signing ceremony attended by court officials, judges, lawmakers, state historians, and museum volunteers. Since the records are being transferred from one archive to another, they all […]

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Alaska Will be Keeping Some of Its Federal Records After All

A few days ago, I blogged about the closing of several National Archives branches. One of those included the branch in Anchorage, Alaska. Now it looks like some of the records will be staying in Alaska. The following teaser is from an article by James Brooks, posted in the April 4 edition of Alaska’s […]

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All 14 Dollarhide Name List books – Print & PDF eBooks Are On Sale for 20% Off – Sale extended through January 6

FRPC has extended the sale of all 14 of the new Dollarhide Name Lists books, which are on sale for 20% off thorugh January 6. The sale includes both the printed volumes, as well as the PDF eBooks. Normally $18.95, the printed volumes are just $15.16, and include a FREE immediately downloadable PDF eBook of […]

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A Genealogist’s Historical Timeline for Alaska, 1725-1959

The following article was excerpted from Dollarhide’s new book, Alaska Name Lists, 1732 – 1991, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present. For any research in Alaska, the following timeline of events should help any genealogist understand the area with an historical and genealogical point of view. 1725. – Tsar Peter the […]

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Alaska Name Lists 1732-1991, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

Just what are name lists and how can they be used? William Dollarhide and Leland Meitzler explain: “Virtually all recorded events from a person’s life originated near the place the person lived, and the old records are usually still stored there today. Finding the place, therefore, is a matter of finding the local jurisdiction of […]

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9 New Dollarhide Research Guides (AL – DC) Now Available at Introductory Prices with FREE PDF eBook & Nearly 50% Savings!

With this new exciting series of genealogical guides, William Dollarhide continues his long tradition of writing books that family historians find useful in their day-to-day United States research. Bill’s Name List guides give a state-by-state listing of what name lists are available, where to find them, and how they can be used to further one’s […]

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Petersburg, Alaska, Public Library Posts Early Newspapers Online

The Petersburg, Alaska Public Library has posted several early newspapers online in their Digital Archives. The following papers are currently available for searching online: Petersburg Weekly Report (2226) Petersburg Press (1298) The Petersburg Herald (610) The Progressive (388) The dates of items currently posted are from 1913 through 1931. According to an article posted at […]

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The following excerpt is from a press release posted at OMAHA, Nebraska (November 1, 2012) – has announced the addition of new records collections to make the work of genealogical researchers even faster. The new collections include documents for New York, North Carolina and Alaska, providing additional resources for members of the website […]

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Ancestry Adds 1940 Indexes for 12 More States & is Now up to 37 States plus Washington D.C.!

The following is from Matthew Deighton at With today’s addition of 12 states (18 million records) to the 1940 US Federal Census, now has 37 states and Washington DC fully indexed and searchable on the site. All of the 1940 US Census will be free through 2013. Number of records per state: Alaska: […]

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FamilySearch Adds Millions of Records for Belgium, China, Philippines, and the U.S. – 20 States Now Completed for the 1940 Census

The following news release was received from FamilySearch published new, free records online for Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Czech Republic, England, Georgia, Indonesia, Italy, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and the United States. The 1940 US Census Community Project continues to progress quickly. Online volunteers have now indexed 80 […]

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