Saturday, March 28, 2015


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Title Records Last Updated
Philippines, Pangasinan, Civil Registration, 1945-1981Browse Images *27 Mar 2015
Italy, L'Aquila, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865, 1911-194312,240 *27 Mar 2015
Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-19101,969,244 *27 Mar 2015
Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-199012,429 *27 Mar 2015
England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-19101,474,822 *27 Mar 2015
United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-19204,327,810 *27 Mar 2015
Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1983Browse Images *27 Mar 2015 Record Collections
 North Dakota, Territorial and State Censuses, 1885, 1915, 1925Census & Voter Lists1,423,483Updated

Poland, Łódź Ghetto Inhabitant Lists, 1939-1944 (USHMM) (in German)Schools, Directories & Church Histories80,948New

Web: Madeira, Portugal, Baptism Index, 1860-1911 (in Portuguese)Birth, Marriage & Death283,565New

Australia, Imperial Force Burials At Gallipoli, 1915Military7,254New

Arizona, Naturalization Records, 1912-1991Immigration & Travel61,907Updated

Bexley, Kent, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1985Birth, Marriage & Death49,848New

Bexley, Kent, England, Baptisms, Marriages, and Burials, 1558-1812Birth, Marriage & Death27,113New

Bexley, Kent, England, Cemetery Registers, 1879-1985Birth, Marriage & Death53,843New

Bexley, Kent, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1925Birth, Marriage & Death67,801New

Bexley, Kent, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1935Birth, Marriage & Death61,801New

Wednesday, March 25, 2015


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Title Records Last Updated
Italy, Caltanissetta, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820-1935Browse Images *26 Mar 2015
New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-195728,819,354 *25 Mar 2015
Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988Browse Images *24 Mar 2015
Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-19771,454,505 *24 Mar 2015 Record Collections
 Riga, Latvia, Austrian, Czech, and German Jews, 1942-1943Stories, Memories & Histories867New

Reichenberg, Germany, Victims of the Holocaust, 1938-1945Stories, Memories & Histories895New

South Dakota, School Records, 1879-1970Schools, Directories & Church Histories196,935New

Beuthen, Germany, Jewish Deportees, 1942Stories, Memories & Histories949New

Ukraine, Galician Forced Laborers from Lvov, 1941Stories, Memories & Histories1,110New

Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 (in Hungarian)Birth, Marriage & Death472,027New

Czechoslovakia, Czech Inmates at Bergen Belsen and Theresienstadt, 1945Stories, Memories & Histories1,769New

Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills3,852,784Updated

Monday, March 23, 2015


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Title Records Last Updated
United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-201410,247,508 *23 Mar 2015
Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-199012,429 *23 Mar 2015
Italy, Taranto, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1926Browse Images *23 Mar 2015
Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1977187,126 *23 Mar 2015
Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic Membership Records, 1866-1956Browse Images *23 Mar 2015
Texas, World War I Records, 1917-1920Browse Images *23 Mar 2015
United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-19204,329,207 *23 Mar 2015
California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-19531,167,589 *20 Mar 2015
Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-20134,536,489 *20 Mar 2015
North Dakota, Manifests of Immigrant Arrivals, 1910-1952Browse Images *20 Mar 2015
California, San Diego, Airplane Passenger and Crew Lists, 1929-1954Browse Images *20 Mar 2015
Newfoundland Census, 1921218,865 *20 Mar 2015
South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-195646,522 *19 Mar 2015
Montana, Beaverhead County Records, 1862-200912,073 *19 Mar 2015
Canada Census, 19117,246,159 *19 Mar 2015 Record Collections
 Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1925Census & Voter Lists8,238,557Updated

Web: Bisbee, Arizona, Evergreen Cemetery Index, 1884-2007Birth, Marriage & Death13,821New

UK, Electrical Engineer WWI and WWII Rolls of Honour, 1924, 1949Military378New

Monday, March 16, 2015


AncestryDNA had two announcements recently:

AncestryDNA $89 Sale Through 17 March 2015

Several times a year AncestryDNA runs an $89 sale. That is happening right now, through 17 March 2015

 Meet Your European Cousins
Meet your European cousins
Meet your European cousins
Meet your European cousins
This will allow us to make connection with some of our United Kingdom and Ireland cousins.

Happy ancestor hunting.

Sunday, March 15, 2015


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Title Records Last Updated
New York, Northern Arrival Manifests, 1902-1956160,650 *12 Mar 2015 Record Collections
 Mannheim, Germany, Births, 1870-1900 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death227,970New

New York, New York Guard Service Cards, 1906-1918, 1940-1948Military286,117New

Mannheim, Germany, Marriages, 1870-1920 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death137,017New

Mannheim, Germany, Deaths, 1870-1950 (in German)Birth, Marriage & Death233,778New

New Zealand, Officiating Ministers, 1882-1920Schools, Directories & Church Histories27,435New

New York, New York National Guard Service Cards, 1917-1954Military254,183New

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Monday, March 9, 2015


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Maine, Vital Records, 1670-1907 1,404,391 *09 Mar 2015
Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-19902,132,988 *09 Mar 2015
New York, New York, Soundex to Passenger and Crew Lists, 1887-1921Browse Images *09 Mar 2015
California, San Diego, Chinese Passenger and Crew Lists, 1905-1923Browse Images *09 Mar 2015
United States, Records of the Superintendent of Education and of the Division of Education, 1864-1879Browse Images *09 Mar 2015
Hungary, Civil Registration, 1801-1980316,184 *09 Mar 2015
Russia, Tula Poll Tax Census (Revision Lists), 1758-1895Browse Images *06 Mar 2015
United States, Panama Canal Zone, Employment Records and Sailing lists, 1905-1937172,492 *06 Mar 2015
New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950303,599 *06 Mar 2015


From the Louisiana Digital Media Archive site which was launched last month:

Welcome to the Louisiana Digital Media Archive (LDMA), the home of the Louisiana Public Broadcasting Digital Collection and the Louisiana State Archives Multimedia Collection. This is the first project in the nation to combine the media collections of a public broadcaster and a state archives.
So, what will you find here? This ever-expanding site contains a combined catalog of thousands of hours of media recorded over the past half-century.  You can see interviews with Louisiana civil rights pioneers, notable political figures, war heroes, artists and literary icons. You’ll have a front row seat to Louisiana history through video of historic events. You can also visit remote and endangered Louisiana places and cultures.  This history is at your fingertips through the LDMA.  We will be continually adding new content, so come back often!"

Happy ancestor hunting.

Thursday, March 5, 2015


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Title Records Last Updated
Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-20134,536,489 *05 Mar 2015
France, Haute-Garonne, Toulouse, Censuses, 1872 and 1886247,943 *04 Mar 2015
Italy, Napoli, Serrara Fontana, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-19297,580 *04 Mar 2015
Italy, Napoli, Barano d'Ischia, Civil Registration (Comune), 1809-192934,188 *04 Mar 2015
Australia, New South Wales, Cemetery, Military, and Church Record Transcripts, 1816-1982190,180 *04 Mar 2015 Record Collections
 California, Naturalization Records, 1887-1991Immigration & Travel1,054,169New

Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985Birth, Marriage & Death10,934,015Updated

Sweden, Selected Indexed Household Clerical Surveys, 1880-1893 (in Swedish)Census & Voter Lists4,446,837Updated

Czechoslovakia, Children from Prague, 1943-1944Stories, Memories & Histories1,216New

Czechoslovakia, Prostějov (Prossnitz) Jewish Martyrs, 1930Stories, Memories & Histories1,220New

Győr, Hungary, Victims at Auschwitz, 1944Stories, Memories & Histories3,099New

Belarus, Jewish Conscripts from Polesie, Poland, 1928-1939Military3,039New

Romania, Deportations from Dorohoi to Transnistria, 1942Stories, Memories & Histories3,263New

Wisconsin, Marriages, 1820-1907Birth, Marriage & Death1,368,708Updated

California, Alien Land Ownership Records, 1921-1952Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills39,170Updated

U.S., Residents Serving in the British Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1919Military13,565New

U.S., Residents Serving in Canadian Expeditionary Forces, 1917-1918Military23,291New

England & Wales, Criminal Lunacy Warrant and Entry Books, 1882-1898Tax, Criminal, Land & Wills4,332Updated


If you are not familar with FindMyPast site and are planning on trying it free this weekend, you can download a guide/cheat sheet HERE to help more effectively use the website.

Happy ancestor hunting.


From 6am on Friday, March 6th (CST) to 6am on Monday, March 9th (CST), FindMyPast collections of billions of historical records will be open to everyone, absolutely free. 

 From FindMyPast:
"Findmypast can give you all the tools and resources you need to discover your family history.
  • We have hundreds of millions of US census records dating as far back as 1790
  • We have military records covering conflicts that include the American Revolutionary War 
  • Our newspaper archive contains millions of pages dating back as far as 1710 
  • With our Hints feature, also free this weekend, we search our records on your behalf and suggest potential matches to the people you add to your family tree
This weekend you can explore all of these records and many more for free, as well as testing out some of the great features on our site. Bring your past to life today with Findmypast."

It will be necessary to for a free account with your name, email and password.  I have registered and it is FREE!

I used this database two years ago at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and found a gold mine of information on my family from 1930-1960 in the Ruston Daily Reader.  This information is not available any where else that I know.  Give FindMyPast a try this weekend - it may be just what you are searching for.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015


A new website enables genealogists for the first time to have free, easy, and precise searching of family history books.
 More Than 40,000 Digital Genealogy Books Now Fully Searchable and Downloadable for Free at  More are planned to be added to the site. is the only website that – completely for free – returns genealogy book results only. Results include the publication name and a snippet from the page showing the highlighted search terms:

Above is a screen shot of some of my results from searching today.  Searching for Hugh Jones in Alabama, I found a family history book that gives a complete genealogy of my second great grandmother Gennetta Woolley.  This included detailed information about her family along with a history of the settlement of Bibb and Chilton counties of Alabama.  I can use this information to fine tune the date that Hugh's father moved from Georgia to Alabama.

Quite a find!!!!

Happy ancestor hunting.