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FamilySearch Indexing Projects Update

16 October 2009    New indexing projects added this week are:   ·         Argentina, Buenos Aires—1855 Censo [Parte 2] ·         Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935 (Partnered with Ontario Genealogical Society—Toronto Branch) ·         U.S., Maine—1920 Federal Census ·         U.S., New York—1920 … Continue reading

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DNA News Roundup

The DNA Ancestry Project www.DNAAncestryProject.com Discover Your Ancestry with DNA. Find Ethnic and Geographic Origins. Black genealogy conference comes to Summit City  Frost Illustrated – ‎Oct 13, 2009‎… 14—Genealogy File and Time Management by Shelley Murphy; 15—Catholic Sacramental Records: A … Continue reading

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NARA presents Taylor Branch

Washington, DC…The National Archives will host author Taylor Branch to discuss his groundbreaking new book, The Clinton Tapes: Wrestling History in the White House, on Wednesday, October 7, at 7 p.m. This program is presented in partnership with the William … Continue reading

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Way cool? Or Way TMI?

A press release relevant to the month of Halloween, the history of England, and the appeal of horror in entertainment: Beheadings Return to the Tower of London – the One-Dimensional Travel Guide is Dead London, United Kingdom, 3rd October 2009 … Continue reading

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PRESS RELEASE : Two genealogy libraries to merge

Elmer’s Genealogy Library in Madison, Florida, established by Elmer C. Spear will be merging with the Huxford Genealogical Library in Homerville, Georgia early in 2010.  The merged Library will be housed in Homerville.  This merger has already been approved by … Continue reading

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WorldVitalRecords Partners with Footnote to Bring Members the 1860 and 1930 Census

WorldVitalRecords.com, an online family history resource, and Footnote.com, the premier history website for original content, today announced a joint partnership enabling family historians, academic researchers and others free online search access to comprehensive indexes of the 1860 and 1930 United … Continue reading

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Review: County Courthouse Book 3rd Edition by Elizabeth Petty Bentley

  County Courthouse Book, 3rd Edition by Elizabeth Petty Bentley is an excellent resource for the genealogist. As the author points out, counties often have land, naturalization, vital and probate records that genealogists can use to find ancestors at a … Continue reading

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PR: U.S. Census Bureau Facts for Features: Hispanic Heritage Month 2009: Sept. 15

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — In September 1968, Congress authorized President Lyndon B. Johnson to proclaim National Hispanic Heritage Week, which was observed during the week that included Sept. 15 and Sept. 16. The observance was expanded in 1988 to … Continue reading

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09-09-09

If nine is your lucky number, this is your day! Today in History – Sept. 9 By The Associated Press (AP) – 12 hours ago Today is Wednesday, Sept. 9, the 252nd day of 2009. There are 113 days left … Continue reading

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