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The 1939 Register of England and Wales Has Launched!

A few days ago, I posted a blog about the 1939 Register. The database launched today with much fanfare. Following is an excerpt from an interesting article posted November 1 at the DailyMail website. It is a remarkable snapshot of a nation plunged into war. Dubbed The Wartime Domesday Book, the record of Britain in […]

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The 1939 Register of England and Wales – Coming November 2 to

For those with family living in England and Wales at the start of WWII, the digitization and Internet access to the 1939 Register is an exciting development. Forty-one million people are included in the records, while records for 28 million will become available at launch. British privacy laws (their 100 year rule) restrict access to […]

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New FamilySearch Database Collections Update for the Week of September 21, 2015

The following is from FamilySearch: Check out the Pennsylvania Civil Marriages 1677-1950, Ohio County Marriages 1789-2013, and Virginia Richmond City Birth Index 1870-1912 additions this week. Millions more records were also added for Italy (Potenza, Rieti, and Trapani) and Colombia. Search for these new records and more by selecting the links below. COLLECTION – INDEXED […]

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1861 Census Enumeration Book Pages for Milton and Glasgow Posted at ScotlandsPeople

The following was received from ScotlandsPeople: Release of further 1861 Census enumeration book, and updated index for all census years! A further 1861 Census enumeration book has been indexed and is now available to search on ScotlandsPeople! 15 pages for the Milton, Glasgow area have been made available for the first time. If you are […]

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New Searchable Collections Added Online For Brazil, China, England, Ireland, Italy, Russia, Spain, & the USA

The following was received from FamilySearch December 28, 2012: FamilySearch added an additional 38.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Notable additions include the 6,095,759 indexed records in the new United States World War II Army Enlistment Records collection, the 4,068,907 indexed records for the new United States Germans […]

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All 1911 Census Transcriptions Are Now Free Until Nov 18 on Genes Reunited &

Leading family history websites and have teamed up to offer their members free access to all 1911 census transcriptions from today until 18th November 2012. The 1911 census is a great place to start researching your family history as the records are the most detailed of any census. It includes places of birth, […]

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1940 U.S. Census Community Project Nearly Halfway Complete

The following news release was received from 22 May 2012 – The halfway point for indexing the 1940 U.S. census is fast approaching. Congratulations and thank you to all of the volunteers participating in this unprecedented genealogical community effort. Currently more than 20 states are at or above 85 percent complete. Six states — […]

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The 1940 U.S. Census Now Being Indexed by the US Census Community Project – Delaware Finished

The following news release was received from FamilySearch: 4 April 2012: The 1940 U.S. Census is here and the 1940 US Census Community Project has kicked off to a great start! The excitement and enthusiasm for this project is far greater than anything previously seen in the six years that FamilySearch indexing has been available. […]

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New Indexing Projects at for the Holidays

The following was received from Paul Nauta, With FamilySearch: FamilySearch volunteers have some exciting new indexing projects to work on during this holiday season. Recently released projects include records from Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Jamaica, Nicaragua, and the United States. There are also projects from four different countries that were recently completed and will soon be […]

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British Census Serves Up Some Wimbledon Quirks

The following news release was received from Debra Chatfieid, marketing manager at As the 2010 Wimbledon Championships head towards the closing stages, leading UK family history website has delved into its collection of census records from 1841 to 1911 to find some interesting tennis-themed entries.. The finds… In the 1891 census, a Miss […]

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Entire 1911 Census Now Available Online for the First Time – at

Thanks to Debra Chatfield for the following press release: Records for Wales, Channel Islands and Isle of Man and military serving overseas now online Following the initial release of the Southern English records in January 2009, now hosts the complete 1911 census records for people living in England, Wales, the Channel Islands and the […]

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1911 Wales Census Goes Online Today at

The following news release was received from Debra Chatfield, Online access to the records of 2.4 million people living in Wales in 1911 2.4 million people were recorded living in Wales in the census taken on the night of Sunday, 2 April, 1911. Today, after nearly 100 years, the Welsh census records are available […]

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Michael Parkinson’s Roots are Found in the 1911 British Census of Yorkshire

You can now find families from not only West Yorkshire, but East and North Yorkshire as well as other areas of Britain (not all are posted yet), in the 1911 British Census at And if you happen to be related to Sir Michael Parkinson, someone’s already found your family for you. The following excerpt […]

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1911 British Census Goes Online

The following press release was received today from Nicola Hussey, Lansons Communications. 36 million people were recorded in the British census taken on the night of Sunday, 2 April, 1911. Today, after nearly 100 years, these census records are available to the public at The census covered England, Wales, the Isle of Man and […]

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