Genealogy News Bites – May 5, 2014

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FamilySearch.org Blog

FamilySearch Adds More Than 5.8 Million Images to Collections from Belgium, England, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States

FamilySearch has added more than 5.8 million images to collections from Belgium, England, Philippines, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 90,674 images from the new Belgium, West Flanders, Civil Registration, 1582–1910, collection; the 485,188 indexed records

BillionGraves Partners with MyHeritage to Digitize the World’s Cemeteries

Recently, BillionGraves and MyHeritage have partnered up to focus on encouraging people everywhere to work together in a race against time to digitize cemeteries throughout the world. Doing so will dramatically increase

Indexing Obituaries Just Got Easier

In 2014, we have already indexed over 16 million names from obituaries. And all of this was done while navigating the indexing learning curve for these new projects. Nicely done! Thank you for your willingness to index these amazing records, learn the instructions, and give feedback to create the highest quality indexes possible

The National Archives of Ireland, findmypast, and FamilySearch Bring Lost Irish Records to the Internet

The National Archives of Ireland and two other popular family history websites findmypast and FamilySearch.org have recently announced the release of records that should prove to be a great source for those doing research to locate their Irish ancestors

Genealogy Canada

British Columbia, Canada, Estate Files, 1859-1949

Ancestry has the browsable images on their site, and you can browse by Judicial District/Locality, whereas FamilySearch has the background information that could help you to search estate files in British Columbia. plus browsable images

Royal Tour of Canada this month

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall will tour Canada from May 18 to May 21, 2014. They will make four official stops in three provinces – Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, and Manitoba

The National Archives

Sketchy behaviour

At The National Archives we work on a principle of user-centred design for our digital services. You may have read some blog posts recently about the different ways we do

The Ancestry Insider

Ancestry.com Adds Page Control for Swedish Church Records

One of the things that makes browsing images difficult on Ancestry.com or FamilySearch.org is that the image numbers don’t match the page numbers. This has been especially problematic for Ancestry.com’s Swedish Church

Insight News

DNA: The truth of our identities – Insight News

Callie Riser and Norma Miller were among the hundreds of Twin Cities residents engaged in a two-day event on African-American genealogy at the beginning of last month at downtown Minneapolis Central Library

photo credit: alittlebirdy via photopin cc


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