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In a smaller update, FamilySearch has recently added more than 260 thousand indexed records and images from Guatemala, Italy, New Zealand, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 102,461 images from the new U.S., Indiana, Naturalization Records and Indexes, 1848–1992, collection, the 45 images from the Italy, Mantova, Mantova, Censuses (Comune), 1750–1900, collection, […]

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Devonshire, England, is a beautiful place, if you have ancestors who hailed from Devon the following 3.5 million records from Findmypast.co.uk will help you find them. For a small area 3.5 million is a lot of records: “Search new Plymouth and Devon parish records covering 3.5 million people and five centuries on findmypast.co.uk These records […]

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New York is an amazing city (an understatement). The newly released collection of 870 archived images actually includes a rare crime scene photographs courtesy of the city Department of Records. Reality at its worst but, you’ll also view spectacular photographs of stately bridges and street scenes that truly capture the essence of New York. The […]

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Having written about British genealogy company brightsolid (poet e.e. cummings would love the use of lower case “b”) a couple of times recently I’m not surprised to be tapping out another post. My last entry was about their sponsorship of the currently active Rootstech conference and their imminent plans to enter the genealogy market here in […]

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In addition to the Facebook contest information in my recent post, I’m adding the following press release from Ancestry.com for additional information: “Enhanced Collection also Features Celebrity Yearbook Photo Gallery of Today’s Stars before They Became Famous PROVO, UTAH – August 24, 2011 – Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family historyresource, today announced a massive expansion […]

Continue reading about Ancestry.com Expands U.S. School Yearbook Collection To Include More Than 150 Million Records of Relative’s School Days

Up until a couple of years ago, the basic operations of our libraries hadn’t changed much since philanthropists like Andrew Carnegie donated more than $40,000,000 to build about 1,700 libraries in communities throughout the country. Now, the very existence of our libraries is threatened. Like many businesses, libraries all over the country—if they haven’t been […]

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The following is a press release from Ancestry.com “Nearly 25 million National Archives Civil War records documenting lives and service of Union and Confederate soldiers available free to public at Ancestry.com from April 7-14 WASHINGTON, D.C., and PROVO, UTAH — (April 6, 2011) – Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, and the National Archives, […]

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“Nearly 37 Million Americans Claim Irish Ancestry including President Obama and Walt Disney PROVO, UTAH (March 14, 2011) – In recognition of St. Patrick’s Day, Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, today launchedThe Irish Collection – the definitive 19thcentury collection of Irish historical records. The collection provides nearly 100 years of insight into life […]

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I’ve written about the merger of the National Archives of Scotland and the General Register Office for Scotland. This is to remind you that as of April 1, the merger will be completed: “From  1 April 2011 the name of the merged NAS-GROS organisation will be the National Records of Scotland (NRS) The strapline  for the new […]

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The National Archives of Scotland’s premises will be opening its doors for the last time to the public on Friday 25th February 2011. From Monday 28th, access to National Archives collections will be exclusively available at General Register House. Increasing use will also be made of digital images of popular record series in the Historical […]

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The FamilySearch indexing project started in 2006, when FamilySearch moved its CD-ROM based content to the web. This is an ongoing  mammoth effort and, in spite of all the criticism regarding the database, I’m impressed. Database development is difficult and I can tell you from experience that a new systems implementation is not easy. I’ve […]

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The following information was posted on the findmypast.co.uk blog today January 20, 2011. It’s a reminder of what was added in 2010 and what’s planned for 2011: “ What’s planned for 2011 on findmypast.co.uk?

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