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The following is a news release dated March 1, 2013, from Findmypast.co.uk regarding millions of new Yorkshire, England parish records: “We’re very pleased to announce our project to publish millions of Yorkshire parish baptism, marriage and burial records on findmypast.co.uk Spanning the years from 1538 into the 20th century, the records cover parish church registers […]

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Here’s a shout-out to 23andMe for not only making their information more interesting for genealogists this past year but also for their interesting research in personal genetics. They have an improved relative finder tool and have made groundbreaking research discoveries, thanks to members contributions in their study of the genetics of Parkinson’s Disease. It will […]

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To make sure that Ancestry.com met customer requirements, they asked users what they could do to make their research goals better. Based on the response, they put together a list of 12 improvements Ancestry will implement in 2012 as follows: “1. Announcing the 1940 U.S. Federal Census — the 72-year wait is over! The long-awaited […]

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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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Sandy on February 2nd, 2011

If you’re serious about researching your family history for yourself and for your descendants, sooner or later you’re going to think about storing your files in a safe place. I’ve been leery about offsite storage for several reasons and the decision to decide who, what, and when, should be taken very seriously. In the past […]

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