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FamilySearch Adds Data to Collections from Australia, China, England, Italy, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added 1.7 million indexed records and images this week with new browsable image collections from Austria, Paraguay, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 13,110 images from the new Arizona, Maricopa, Mesa City Cemetery Records, 1885-1960, collection and the 105,745 indexed records and images from the […]

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Eastern North Carolina Family Bibles Online

The following teaser is from the February 24, 2013 edition of the Sun Journal. Craven County, North Carolina: The New Bern-Craven County Public Library’s Family Bibles Collection is online, featuring Bibles that date from 1723 to the mid-1900s, with information on many families in Eastern North Carolina. The online collection, which has 35 Bibles, is […]

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FamilySearch Adds 8.5 Million Records From Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Netherlands, and the United States

The following news release is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch added 8.5 million new, free indexed records and images this week to its collection. Included are 2,897,940 additional index records and images for the new New York State Census of 1855 collection, the 1,070,807 index records and images from the Texas Birth Certificates collection from 1903-1935, and […]

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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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North Carolina and the Civil War: 1861-1865 Exhibit

The following excerpt is from the November 15, 2012 edition of the Raleigh Telegram: RALEIGH – In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in North Carolina, the N.C. Museum of History in Raleigh is presenting a three-part exhibit series titled North Carolina and the Civil War: 1861-1865. The series explores the four-year […]

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Wingate University Posts Yearbooks 1924-2009 Added to the Yearbook Collections of 67 Other NC University’s Online at

The following excerpt is from a blog posted at the EKS Libris website: Wingate University Special Collections recently partnered with The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, a statewide digitization and digital publishing program housed in the North Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. … The partnership between WUSC and the […]

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American Population Before the Federal Census of 1790

American Population Before the Federal Census of 1790 represents an exhaustive research project to extract population data for the area encompassed by the  United State as represented in 1790. Data was gathered from previous research studies, government studies, and independent research. The population lists, which are of paramount importance to the genealogist, include poll lists, […]

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Western Regional Archives Opens in Ashville, North Carolina

The following teaser is from an article published in the August 12, 2012 edition of the Citizen Times. ASHEVILLE — Western North Carolina residents who have an interest in the region’s culture and history no longer have to drive to Raleigh to see relics from the past. Beginning today, the public is invited to enjoy […]

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Western Region Archives of the North Carolina State Archives Opens

The Western Region Archives for North Carolina opened August 13 according this the following article from Western Regional Archives to Open August 13 ASHEVILLE – The Western Regional Archives (WRA), located at the Department of Cultural Resources‘s Western Office at 176 Riceville Road in Asheville, will officially open Monday, Aug. 13. Administered by the State […]

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76 New & Updated USA Vital Records, State & School Census, and Tax Record Databases Posted at

The following U.S.A. vital-records oriented databases have been recently added or updated at This blog covers 76 new and updated entries. We’ve also updated four of our five of the GenealogyBlog Online Database Links Files. See: United States Birth & Christening Records Found at United States Marriage Documents & Indexes Found at […]

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North Carolina’s Elon University Newspapers 1920-1970 Digitized, Searchable and Online

Do you have relative’s that attended Elon University? If so, you might want to check out the newly digitized newspapers. The following excerpt is from an article written by Natalie Allison ’13, for the Elon University website. Elon student newspapers from 1920-1970 are now available in digital format online, and the collection will soon be […]

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Get On Board the Great Valley Road

The following article was written by my friend, William Dollarhide: Note: Any old wagon roads identified here in bold type are shown graphically on the map below. If you had ancestors who went from the Chesapeake to the interior of North Carolina in the middle 1700s; or if you had ancestors who arrived in America […]

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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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Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration: A British Government Redemptioner Project to Manufacture Naval Stores

Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration: A British Government Redemptioner Project to Manufacture Naval Stores is a scholarly book, full of details and amassed facts in an effort to explain the mass migrations from the war torn Rhine Valley in the early 1700s.  The Palatines were driven from their homes, into the British Empire, by circumstance […]

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All 1940 US Census Images and Six States Now Published Online – 20 Million Records for 21 Other Countries Also Added

The following news release was received from The 1940 US Census Community Project, which includes FamilySearch,,, NARA, and, have now published browsable images online for 1940 U.S. Federal Census and the completed searchable indexes for six of the states. Online volunteer indexers have indexed 35% of the census. At current rates, […]

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