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Looking for Orting, Washington WWII Veterans

UPDATED NOV 20 2014 Having just moved back to the Orting, Washington area after an absence of over 20 years, I’ve gotten involved with the local Orting Historical Society. One of their current projects is the restoration of the War Memorial in the Orting City Park. The Memorial was originally built sometime after August 7, […]

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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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Family Roots Publishing & Meitzler Family Move Update

Last spring we (the Meitzlers) made the decision to move home to Orting, Washington. As of July, we had been gone for 20 years, as it was in July of 1994 that we left Washington State and went on the road in our 36 ft. Safari motorcoach. We didn’t come off the road until 2000, […]

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Washington State Genealogical Society’s Annual Conference is August 15 & 16!

The following excerpt is from the August 7, 2014 edition of heraldnet.com: ARLINGTON [Washington] — The Washington State Genealogical Society’s annual conference is set to bring together about 300 people fascinated by family histories. It’s a record turnout for the event, according to the Stillaguamish Valley Genealogical Society, which is hosting this year’s conference in […]

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Fred Keating Farm Buildings in 1924

From 1975 until 1991, with very brief absences, Patty and I lived on the old Fred Keating farm on South Prairie-Carbon River Rd, about 5 miles outside of Orting, in Pierce County, Washington. We raised our kids there. We live in the area again now, but in the City of Orting itself. This photo, scanned […]

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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 5.4 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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Washington State Archives Flood Found “Just in time.”

The following excerpt is from an article posted in the April 25, 2014 edition of The Olympian. An employee discovered a flood that started in a break room at the Washington State Archives about 7 a.m. Friday, and state officials scrambled to save priceless historical documents. Archivist Steve Excell said the state is lucky that […]

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Washington State Archives is Out of Space

The following teaser is from an AP article posted March 4, 2014 at oregonlive.com: OLYMPIA, Wash. …Washington is running out of space to store its history. The three-floor repository filled up in 2005, forcing archival documents to be shelved in the State Records Center warehouse in Tumwater. Agencies send thousands of boxes of records there […]

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FamilySearch Adds Nearly 4.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added close to 4.2 million indexed records and images to collections from Australia, Austria, Brazil, Belgium, Canada, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Honduras, Italy, New Zealand, Peru, Spain, United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 543,676 images from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980, […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 3.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Collections from Austria, Brazil, Italy, South Africa, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 3.2 million indexed records and images from Austria, BillionGraves, Brazil, Italy, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 1,157,399 images from the Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902–1980, collection, the 324,226 images from the new South Africa, Eastern Cape, […]

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Civil War Veterans Buried in Washington State

Because I was raised in a soldiers’ home town (Orting, Pierce County, Washington), the Civil War Veteran’s Buried in Washington State website is close to my heart. 6000 Soldiers Buried in Washington It is said there are approximately 6,000 veterans of the Civil War, both blue and gray, buried within Washington State. Anyone who has […]

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British Columbia Man Finds 107-year-old Message in a Bottle from Bellingham, Washington Man

The following excerpt is from a fascinating article by Jim Donaldson posted in the Sept. 17, 2013 edition of the Bellingham Herald. Steve Thurber, 53, of Courtenay, B.C., was walking along a beach south of Tofino last Monday, Sept. 9, when he discovered a glass bottle with a crusted cap lying in the sand, according […]

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Visit the New Clallam County Genealogical Society Research Center

The following excerpt is from the August 5, 2013 edition of the Sequim Gazette. From a bright and airy building, Clallam County residents and visitors can dig into the dark recesses of their family roots at the new Clallam County Genealogical Society Research Center, 402 E. Lauridsen Blvd., Port Angeles [Washington]. CCGS president Virginia Majewski […]

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FamilySearch Adds More Than Half a Million Index Records and Images to New Ireland Calendar of Wills and Administrations Collection

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has recently added more than 2.7 million images from BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Ireland, Mexico, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 544,966 index records and images from the new Ireland, Calendar of Wills and Administrations, 1858-1920, collection, the 731,428 index records and images from […]

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