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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.1 Million Images to Collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 3.1 million images to collections from Brazil, Canada, France, Indonesia, Netherlands, Peru, Portugal, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 268,969 indexed records and images from the new Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection; the 350,087 images from the Indonesia, Jawa Tengah, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.1 Million Images to Collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.1 million images to collections from Belgium, England, India, Italy, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,571,405 indexed records and images from the new Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541–1910, collection; the 400,841 images from the Ukraine, Donetsk Church Books, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 5.4 Million Images to Collections from England, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 5.4 million images to collections from England, New Zealand, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 2,152,718 indexed records from the new England, London Electoral Registers, 1847–1913, collection; the 132,560 images from the Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, […]

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Preserving a Revolutionary War Battlefield

The following teaser is from an article posted in the April 12, 2014 edition of chonicle.augusta.com: SYLVANIA, Ga. — More than two centuries after a daring British surprise attack routed American forces at Brier Creek, new efforts are underway to preserve one of Georgia’s least explored Revolutionary War sites. This battlefield has all the components […]

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Gainesville, Georgia African-American Cemetery Found

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the April 8, 2014 edition of gainesvilletimes.com: A temporary, handwritten sign marks the site of the small cemetery. It reads “New Bethel Church, Strickland Cemetery.” The final word has already faded though the sign was erected only a few months prior. The sign was placed there […]

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Georgia Name Lists 1733-2010, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present

With 14 volumes now available, I am providing details about each of the nine most recently released volumes in the William Doallarhide’s State Name Lists Series. A few days ago I gave details about the Florida edition. Here we examine Georgia Name Lists 1733-2010, with a selection of National Name Lists, 1600s – Present. Currently, […]

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An Historical Timeline for Georgia, 1497 – 1803

The following article was written by my friend, William Dollarhide, and is excerpted from his new book, Georgia Name Lists, 1733 – 2010. For genealogical research in Georgia, the following timeline of events should help any genealogist understand the area with an historical, jurisdictional, and genealogical point of view: 1497-1498. Italian explorer Giovanni Caboto (John […]

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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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FamilySearch Adds Over 39.5 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Italy, Mexico, Spain, & the SUA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 39.5 Million indexed records and images to Collections from Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, El Salvador, France, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 24,856,324 indexed records and images from the U.S., New York, New York Passenger and Crew […]

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Siblings Reunited

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the July 18, 2013 edition of The Eatonton Messenger (Putnam County, GA). Sylbie Yon, longtime Putnam County resident and former county commissioner, received a telephone message in late May unlike any other she had heard before. The voice on the other end of the line belonged […]

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Georgia State Archives to Move from the Secretary of State’s Office to the Board of Regents Office July 1, 2013

According to an AP article, the University System of Georgia will take over the Archives collections and the a funding increase should allow an increase in service. The archive, housed in Morrow, Georgia, hold over 80,000 cubic feet of state records, including many of interest to genealogists. Increased archives access as well as an increase […]

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Savannah, Georgia, Records of Titles, 1791-1971 digitized and posted at Ancestry.com

I see that Ancestry.com has just posted a new database made up of 3,784 new records from the digitized Savannah, Georgia Records of Titles 1791-1971. The data is mostly from the Laurel Grove Cemetery, although early entries also seem to be for the sale of city lots by the City of Savannah. The original data […]

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Middlebrooks Cemetery in Georgia Cleaned Up by Sons of Confederate Veterans

The following teaser is from the June 17, 2013 edition of the Rockdale Citizen. COVINGTON [Georgia] — The first time Debbie Autry saw the historic family cemetery, she was about 10. It was in such a decrepit state, “I just remember thinking we ought to do something about this,” Autry said. Autry’s late mother, Peggy, […]

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Georgia Research – Winner of NGS’s Award for Excellence: Genealogical Methods and Sources

Every year at its annual banquet, a popular part of its annual convention, NGS awards individuals and organizations who have made outstanding contributions to NGS programs or have performed outstanding work in the field of genealogy, history, biography, or heraldry. This year’s winners of the NGS Award for Excellence: Genealogical Methods and Sources were Robert […]

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FamilySearch Adds More Than 1.1 Million Records & Images to Illinois County Marriages

The following information is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 2.25 million index records and images this week from Argentina, Austria, Italy, Paraguay, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,152,830 index records and images from the U.S., Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934, collection, and the 244,523 images from the Spain, […]

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