Monthly Archives: May 2009

New Indexing Projects at FamilySearch beta

Diligent FamilySearch indexers made quick work of the New York 1892 and the Rhode Island 1925 State Censuses. Those projects are now complete and will be prepped for publishing online. New indexing projects added this week are: ·         Austria, Wiener … Continue reading

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Press Release: Ancestry.com Marks Milestone in User-Generated Family History Content

Members Add More Than 1 Billion People and 10 Million Family Trees to the Web Site in Less than Three Years PROVO, Utah, May 12 /PRNewswire/ — Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, today announced that its members … Continue reading

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PR: NewspaperARCHIVE Ranked as Number Two Genealogy Database Website

NewspaperARCHIVE, the world’s largest online newspaper archive, is ranked by Alexa as the second most visited genealogy database website in the world. Cedar Rapids, Iowa (PRWEB) May 10, 2009 — NewspaperARCHIVE, the world’s largest online newspaper repository, has been ranked … Continue reading

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Press Release: Deaths Index for Alabama Released

Two million new records were added to the FamilySearch Records Search pilot. The completed statewide deaths index for Alabama was published—over 1.8 million names. This collection covers deaths from 1908 to 1974. Digital collections were added for Jamaica (Trelawny Parish … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Mother’s Day

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Cuban Genealogy

Jim Acosta of CNN is doing a series of reports from Cuba. His blog details some of his impressions, but of most interest to us family tree climbers will be today’s report on tracing his father’s family. The reporter took … Continue reading

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DAR participation in July 4 celebrations

I got this message from Suzan Persons VandeVelde late Monday: This year I [Suzan]   am organizing the NSDAR participation in DC’s Independence Day Celebration. Make Your Fourth of July Plans Now!! Come and join NSDAR President General Linda Gist … Continue reading

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Backup Day

It’s the first of the month and a perfect time to BACK UP all you data! use on online service, CD-Roms, flash drives, whatever you can! Oh, and for Matt: 20 Million Genes: Design Components of Future Life Forms  http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2009/04/gucci-genes–de.html

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