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Maryland Mechanic Discovers He is Heir to the Throne of the Isle of Man

The following teaser is from an article posted in the August 6, 2015 A blue-collar American is getting the royal treatment after a search for his family ancestry online revealed that he is the heir to the throne of the British Isle of Man. In the new TLC reality series Suddenly Royal, David Drew […]

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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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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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New Records From 20 Countries at

A broad range of records were added to this week from 20 countries, notably Australia, Austria, Canada (Saskatchewan), Chile, Columbia, Dominican Republic, Germany, England, Dominican Republic, Germany, Honduras, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Slovakia, Spain, Venezuela, and the U.S.A. The U.S. additions include a variety of records from California, Illinois, Indiana, North […]

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Over 300 Million New Names Added Online @ the New Site

The following information was received this morning from Paul Nauta with FamilySearch: There were over 150 new collections added or enhanced this week at FamilySearch volunteers indexed over 120 million records — over 300 million new names — from original source documents to accomplish this great feat. The massive release was announced this past […]

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The Isle of Man Ancestry Centre Project

Fitting out the new £1.25m Manx Ancestry Centre will take six months after the building work is complete. Alex Downie told the Legislative Council that construction of the building at the former Government Analyst’s Laboratory next to the Manx Museum, Douglas, was on schedule with the facility due to be handed to Manx National Heritage […]

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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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Paul Milner Joining Sheila Benedict as a NGS Britain and Ireland Forum Co-Leader

“The National Genealogical Society (NGS) is very pleased to announce that Paul Milner is joining the NGS Britain and Ireland Forum as co-leader. Paul will join Sheila Benedict, CG, in leading the Britain and Ireland Forum, an NGS members-only Forum established to assist members with their research in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, the Channel Islands […]

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