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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in a break room at the Washington State Archives about 7 a.m. Friday, and state officials scrambled to save priceless historical documents.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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FamilySearch Adds to Dominican Republic, Italy, Peru, Spain, & USA Collections

FamilySearch has added more than 1.5 million index records and images this week from Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Italy, Peru, South Africa, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 217,016 index records from the U.S., Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956, collection, the 151,020 index records and images from the United States, Civil War […]

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FamilySearch Adds to Collections for BillionGraves, Canada, Italy, Peru, Sweden, and the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added more than 9.4 million index records and images this week from BillionGraves, Canada, Colombia, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Italy, Peru, Sweden, the United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 3,368,091 index records and images from the U.S., Michigan, Death Certificates, 1921-1952, collection, the 2,187,206 […]

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FamilySearch Adds 2.4 Million Records & Images to Brazil, German, Italy, Netherlands, & the USA

FamilySearch has added 2.4 million indexed records and images this week from Brazil, German, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Peru, Ukraine, the United States, and Venezuela. Notable collection updates include the 1,033,852 images from the new Netherlands, Bibliothéque Wallonne Card Indexes from ca. 1500-1858, collection, and the 449,478 images from the Germany, Brandenburg, Berlin Probate Records from […]

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FamilySearch Adds Large Updates to BillionGraves Index & Washington State County Records

FamilySearch has added 2.1 million indexed records and images this week from BillionGraves, Canada, Czech Republic, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 815,732 index record and images from the BillionGraves Index collection, and the 753,021 images from the U.S., Washington, County Records, 1856- 2009, collection. See the […]

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It’s Time to Get the Washington Heritage Center Back on Track

The following excerpt is from an editiorial that ran in the Februry 15, 2013 edition of the Spokesman-Review (Spokane). I couldn’t agree more… Read the full article… The Washington State Library and the Washington State Archives have about filled up the space available for housing the state’s most important documents and artifacts. Officials going back […]

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