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Tombstone of Christian and Fredericka Busse.

A Primer on Cemetery Research to Find Ancestors

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           Cemetery research absolutely is one of the most valuable tools for genealogy research. Although I’m pretty much housebound and don’t get out much now, there was a time when I did venture out and do research in places such as cemeteries. As a matter of fact, I previously wrote about one experience at an old …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 May 2015.

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           The following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 May 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 15 May 2015. Australia Australia, New South Wales, Census (fragment), 1841 Australia, Tasmania, Correspondence of the Immigration Office Concerning the Nomination, Arrival and Settlement of Migrants, 1920-1943 Australia, Tasmania, Government Gazette, 1833-1925 Australia, …

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Worldwide Map

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 27 Feb 2015.

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           Following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 27 Feb 2015. FamilySearch.org Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1895 Australia Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961 Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2014 Canada Canadian Headstones Ireland Ireland, 1841 and 1851 Census Search Forms Philippines Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), 1888-1983 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Civil …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Jan 2015.

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           Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions up to 30 Jan 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1895 Canada Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904 El Salvador El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1977 Philippines Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1994 United States California, Immigration Registers of Japanese, Filipinos, and Hawaiians at …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

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           Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 6 Jan 2015. FamilySearch.org Austria Austria, Upper Austria, Catholic Church Records, 1581-1919 Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1909 Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1912 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1910 Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1913 Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1914 Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906 …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – 5 Dec 2014.

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           Following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 5 Dec 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Barbados Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1887 Canada Canada, Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959 Canada, Marriages, 1661-1949 Puerto Rico Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 United States Hawaii, Obituaries Index, ca. 1980-present Michigan Obituaries, 1820-2006 Minnesota, Grand Army of the Republic …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org additions and updates to 21 Nov 2014

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           If you’re interested in newly indexed and available records at Family Search and Ancestry.com , be sure to keep checking this blog. Although there is no set schedule, I try to publish the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org additions and updates. FamilySearch.org Additions and Updates United States Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013 Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions to 14 Nov 2014

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           The following are the FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions to 14 Nov 2014.   FamilySearch.org Albania Albania, Census, 1930 Australia Australia, New South Wales, Census (fragment), 1841 Canada Nova Scotia Probate Records, 1760-1993 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, Censuses, 1800-1945 Czech Republic, School Registers 1799-1953 South Africa South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions – June 26, 2014

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           Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions. The list is extensive and will break into multiple pages as June 18th seems to have been a very busy, productive day at FamilySearch.org. The countries with the most additions are Italy, Netherlands, Brazil, United States and Poland.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, Córdoba, …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – June 4, 2014

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           The following are the most recent FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com updates and additions of numerous collections.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Brazil Brazil, Paraíba, Catholic Church Records, 1731-2013 Chile Chile, Cemetery Records, 1821-2013 Chile, Civil Registration, 1885-1903 Denmark Denmark Civil Marriages, 1851-1961 Guatemala Guatemala, Civil Registration, 1877-2008 Italy Italy, Como, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1806-1815, 1850-1927 …

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Genealogy News Bites – May 5, 2014

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           In an effort to help ease the load of searching for genealogy news and genealogy events, I prepare a ‘Genealogy News Bites’ post to gather together what I feel are the most important or informative genealogy news headlines from the previous week (or thereabouts). Following are the most recent and relevant genealogy news headlines.   …

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DNA may be key to identifying 55 bodies exhumed from the notorious Dozier School for Boys in Florida.

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           In genealogy, the most valuable sources we can find and use are those relating to the death and burial of an ancestor, including tombstones. DNA is most likely the only hope any of the families of these unknown victims of abuse found buried in unmarked graves at the Dozier School for Boys in Florida have …

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Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Additions and Updates – July 2, 2013

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           Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org additions and updates for between June 25 and July 2, 2013.   FamilySearch.org Czech Republic Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 Czech Republic, Civil Registers 1874-1937 Belgium Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1609-1909 Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1912 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1711-1906 Belgium, Hainaut, Civil Registration, 1600-1911 Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1910 Belgium, …

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Billion Graves introduces FamilySearch Tree Connect.

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            I just received a news release from BillionGraves.com about Family Search Tree Connect. Thanks to this new service, all of your graveyard and gravestone images can now be uploaded straight to FamilySearch.org as quickly as clicking a button. Click the “Tools” tab on the BillionGraves site. Select “FamilySearch” from the dropdown menu. Connect family …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – June 4, 2013

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           FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions FamilySearch.org Mexico Mexico, Oaxaca, Catholic Church Records, 1559-1988 Netherlands Netherlands, Drenthe Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1942 Netherlands, Friesland Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1950 Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1811-1950 (includes index) Netherlands, Groningen Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1940 Netherlands, Limburg Province, Civil Registration, 1792-1922 Netherlands, Noord-Brabant Province, Civil Registration, 1811-1942 Netherlands, Noord-Holland, …

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