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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 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, 29 July, 2014.

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           Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions up to and including 29 July, 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, Censuses, 1800-1945 Korea Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2012 Spain Spain, Diocese of Lugo, Catholic Parish Records, 1550-1930 United States Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007 Idaho, Southern Counties Obituaries, 1943-2013 Mormon …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates to July 15, 2014.

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           Following are the most recent FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com additions and updates to their databases.   FamilySearch.org Additions and Updates Brazil Brazil, Pernambuco, Civil Registration, 1804-2013 Canada Canada, Headstones Colombia Colombia, Military Records, 1809-1958 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1963 Germany Germany, Hesse, Frankfurt, Civil Registration, 1811-1978 Italy Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1796-1812, 1838-1859, …

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Genealogy News Bites to June 3, 2014

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           The following are the genealogy news bites and headlines to June 3, 2014. FamilySearch Blog RootsTech 2015 Now Accepting Presentation Proposals The RootsTech Content Committee is now accepting dynamic presentations for RootsTech 2015 that inform and educate both those seeking to begin and those continuing to discover their family story through technology… 15-Year-Old Organizes Unique Genealogy …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – September 20, 2012

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                    FamilySearch.org Austria Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888 Barbados Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1887 Brazil Brazil, Piauí, Civil Registration, 1890-2012 Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1890-1980 Chile Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011 Colombia Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010 Italy Italy, Pescara, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1865-1929 Ivory Coast Cote d’Ivoire, Electoral …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions: July 22, 2012

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            FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Italy Italy, Trento, Diocesi di Trento, Catholic Church Records, 1548-1937 Portugal Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911 Slovakia Slovakia, Church and Synagogue Books, 1592-1910 South Africa South Africa, Free State Dutch Reformed Church Records, 1848-1956 United States Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986   Ancestry.com Updates …

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“The Next Generation” of Genealogy Sitebuilding (TNG Version 9)

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            I’ve been using this genealogy site builder for several months now and I absolutely love it. Among the numerous positives, there are a few that I would rate very highly and they are listed below in order by my preference: Ability to distinguish living individuals and set privacy settings to keep selected data private. …

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FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

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            FamilySearch.org International Genealogical Index (IGI) Australia Australia, Tasmania, Miscellaneous Records, 1829-1961 Brazil Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1890-1980 Canada Quebec Notarial Records, 1800-1900 Croatia Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1949 Czech Republic Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1948 Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 Dominican Republic Dominican Republic, …

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BillionGraves.com – Their Name Is Their Goal

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           I stumbled upon the website for BillionGraves and I’m pleasantly surprised with what I found. This website promotes an organized, cooperative effort to photograph, GPS tag, upload, and transcribe headstones from cemeteries around the world. The starting point for anyone wanting to contribute is to register with their site and download their free app from …

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