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The Genealogy Cloud by Thomas MacEntee - free webinar now online

ThomasThe recording of today's webinar presented by Thomas MacEntee, The Genealogy Cloud: Which Online Storage Program Should You Use? is now online to view. Thomas covered these topics:

  • What is the Genealogy Cloud?
  • How the Cloud works
  • Overview of Cloud Computing Programs
  • Advantages of Cloud Computing
  • Disadvantages of Cloud Computing
  • File Hosting Sites for Genealogists
  • Security, Privacy & Collaboration Issues
  • Genealogy Cloud Best Practices

View the recording

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 30 minute recording of The Genealogy Cloud: Which Online Storage Program Is Right For You? is now available to view in our webinar archives. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch. It will be available until August 6, 2012 for free.

2012-07-27-cloudPre-order the webinar-on-CD

Own your own copy of The Genealogy Cloud: Which Online Storage Program Is Right For You? by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95. It includes the 1 hour 30 minute recording of the class, the complete Q/A session, and 9 pages of handouts. Click here for more information or to purchase.

Special discount coupon

The special discount coupon of cloud that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Tuesday, July 31, 2012.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • Neglected History by Megan Smolenyak, August 1.
  • Wikis for Genealogists with Thomas MacEntee. August 8.
  • Researching with Geoff - LIVE! August 17.
  • The 5 C's for Success in Genealogy Today with Barbara Renick. August 22.
  • Building a Family from Circumstantial Evidence, with Judy G. Russell, CG. August 29.
  • Beyond the Arrival Date: Extracting More from Passenger Lists with Lisa Alzo. September 5.
  • What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'? with Michael Hait. September 12.
  • Getting Started with Heritage Collector Software with Kathleen Bitter
  • Use Your Digital Camera to Copy Records with Mary Hill. September 19.
  • Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs, and To Do Lists: FamilySearch, Research Wiki, and Legacy Family Tree with Geoff Rasmussen. September 26.
  • Privacy and our Ancestors with Thomas MacEntee. October 3.
  • Researching Your Irish Ancestors: Beyond the Basics with Judy Wight. October 10.
  • Ten Brick Wall Tips for Intermediate Researchers with Marian Pierre-Louis, October 17.
  • Your Civil War Ancestors: Beginning Your Research with Michael Hait. October 24.
  • Breaking Down Your Irish Brick Wall with Judy Wight. October 31.
  • Researching Your Canadian Ancestors - an Overview with Claire Brisson-Banks. November 7.
  • Genealogy for Novices: Where Do We Begin with Linda Geiger. November 14.
  • The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources with Mary Hill. November 28.

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Neglected History - free webinar August 1 by Megan Smolenyak

WebinarlogoIt's remarkable how much of our history has been ignored or distorted, but with a little patience and healthy dose of curiosity, any of us can ferret out the truth! In this webinar, Megan Smolenyak walks audience members through a handful of cases she's been involved with, ranging from finding the proper resting place for a tombstone discovered on a Manhattan sidewalk (and its surprising connection to a Yiddish language cookbook) to figuring out who would be king of America today if George Washington had been king instead of president.

Join us for the live webinar on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 at a special time - 6pm Eastern U.S. The webinar will be broadcast live from the BYU Genealogy Conference in Provo, Utah. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

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About the presenter

MeganMegan Smolenyak Smolenyak (yes, that's her real name) is a genealogical adventurer who loves solving mysteries, making unexpected discoveries and pushing the boundaries of conventional genealogy.

A popular writer, speaker and TV guest, Megan has appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show, the Early Show, CNN, NPR and BBC. In addition to consulting on shows ranging from Who Do You Think You Are? to Top Chef, she is the author of six books, a Huffington Post contributor, a cold case researcher for the Army, NCIS and the FBI, and former Chief Family Historian and spokesperson for Ancestry.com.

Megan's books and webinar CDs

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FamilySearch: new free records for Austria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Korea, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the United States

FamilySearch added new searchable collections online this week for Nevada and South Africa plus additional free records for Austria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Korea, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Search these diverse collections and 2.8 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.orgSearchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.
 
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources for free at FamilySearch.org or through more than 4,600 family history centers in 132 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.
 
Collection Indexed Records Digital Images Comments
Austria, Vienna Population Cards, 1850-1896 91,440 0 Added indexed records to existing collection.
BillionGraves Index 386,296 386,296 Added affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links to existing collection.
Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011 0 100,066 Added browsable images to existing collection.
China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-1980 0 193,468 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921 0 28,721 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 0 231,166 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Dominican Republic, Civil Registration, 1801-2010 0 19,271 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Korea, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-2009 0 90,461 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996 0 162,265 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911 0 38,068 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Diocese of Lamego, Catholic Church Records, 1529-1916 0 38,740 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Portugal, Diocese of Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1575-1975 0 106,572 Added browsable images to existing collection.
South Africa, Orange Free State, Estate Files, 1951-2004 0 109,906 Added browsable images to existing collection.
South Africa, Western Cape, Various Records 0 204,841 New browsable image collection.
Spain, Province of Sevilla, Municipal Records, 1903-1918 0 152,448 Added browsable images to existing collection.
Spain, Records of Widows and Orphans of Spanish Officials, 1860-1960 0 16,053 Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Alabama, Madison County Chancery and Circuit Court Records, 1847-1950 0 65,507 Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959 (Jennings county) 32,597 0 Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Maine, State Archive Collections, 1790-1966 0 55,694 Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Nevada, County Birth and Death Records, 1871-1992 0 14,425 New browsable image collection.
United States, New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938 0 38,009 Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Oregon, Douglas County Records, 1852-1952 0 48,742 Added browsable images to existing collection.
United States, Texas, Deaths, 1977-1986 78,411 0 Added indexed records to existing collection.
United States, Civil War Widows and Other Dependents Pension Files 165,871 165,871 Added affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links to existing collection.
United States, National Homes for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, 1866-1938 (Roseburg) 2,571 0 Added indexed records to existing collection.
 

Tips for Taking the Flip-Pal mobile scanner to Your Family Gatherings - free webinar now online

The recording of today's webinar presented by Gordon Nuttall and Thomas MacEntee, Tips for Taking the Flip-Pal mobile scanner to your Family Gatherings is now online to view. If you are considering the purchase of a Flip-Pal mobile scanner, or already have one, you will definitely want to view this. Gordon and Thomas provided tips for its use and for gathering information from your living relatives.

View the recording

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 27 minute recording of Tips for Taking the Flip-Pal mobile scanner to your Family Gatherings  is now available to view in our webinar archives. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch. It is available indefinitely.

FPB_305179-2TFlip-Pal mobile scanner

The Flip-Pal mobile scanner and accessories are available for purchase in our online store. The brand new Flip-Pal mobile scanner AND Digital Creativity Suite 3.0 DVD which includes Adobe Photoshop Elements 10.0 is now available.

Click here for more information or to purchase.

Since the Digital Creativity Suite DVD is not available by itself, if you already purchased a Flip-Pal mobile scanner, email our Customer Service at and give them your name, telephone number, and Flip-Pal serial number and we will call you to arrange for the special purchase.

Special discount coupon

The special discount coupon of flip that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Monday, July 30, 2012.

Register for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • The Genealogy Cloud: Which Online Storage Program Is Right For You? with Thomas MacEntee, July 27.
  • Neglected History by Megan Smolenyak, August 1.
  • Wikis for Genealogists with Thomas MacEntee. August 8.
  • Researching with Geoff - LIVE! August 17.
  • The 5 C's for Success in Genealogy Today with Barbara Renick. August 22.
  • Building a Family from Circumstantial Evidence, with Judy G. Russell, CG. August 29.
  • Beyond the Arrival Date: Extracting More from Passenger Lists with Lisa Alzo. September 5.
  • What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'? with Michael Hait. September 12.
  • Getting Started with Heritage Collector Software with Kathleen Bitter
  • Use Your Digital Camera to Copy Records with Mary Hill. September 19.
  • Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs, and To Do Lists: FamilySearch, Research Wiki, and Legacy Family Tree with Geoff Rasmussen. September 26.
  • Privacy and our Ancestors with Thomas MacEntee. October 3.
  • Researching Your Irish Ancestors: Beyond the Basics with Judy Wight. October 10.
  • Ten Brick Wall Tips for Intermediate Researchers with Marian Pierre-Louis, October 17.
  • Your Civil War Ancestors: Beginning Your Research with Michael Hait. October 24.
  • Breaking Down Your Irish Brick Wall with Judy Wight. October 31.
  • Researching Your Canadian Ancestors - an Overview with Claire Brisson-Banks. November 7.
  • Genealogy for Novices: Where Do We Begin with Linda Geiger. November 14.
  • The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources with Mary Hill. November 28.

Click here to register.

See you online!


Brand new webinar - "Researching with Geoff - LIVE!" by Geoff Rasmussen

WebinarlogoI'm excited for this one...

Geoff’s at it again – he recently discovered an obituary which appears to be the key to unlocking the mystery of one of his ancestral families. In fact, he believes he will finally crack the case of what happened to three of Martin Brown’s daughters (female ancestors – so hard to track sometimes aren’t they!). He’s going to wait and take the next step in front of a live webinar audience.

You are invited to watch as he first demonstrates how to scan the obituary, shows where to save the digital image on his hard drive, sets up the source clipboard, and evaluates and adds the new information to his real, personal Legacy family file. He will next come up with his research plan, add it to Legacy’s To Do List, and begin the unscripted, unrehearsed research – live! You will probably also learn about census searching techniques (and its data entry), searching the Social Security Death Index and other online databases and much more. With this kind of instruction, you will get a peek inside the mind of a professional researcher that may give you some new ideas or solidify the research techniques you have developed.

In preparation for this webinar, download and print the handouts which include a copy of the obituary and the family group record.

Join us for the live webinar on Friday, August 17, 2012 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

Registerbut

About the presenter

GeoffMug2Geoffrey D. Rasmussen is the father of four budding genealogists. He graduated with a degree in Genealogy and Family History from Brigham Young University and has served as director and vice-president of the Utah Genealogical Association. As host of the Legacy Family Tree webinar series, he has spoken virtually to nearly 100 different countries. He has authored books, videos, articles, and websites, and develops the Legacy Family Tree software program. On a personal note, Geoff enjoys playing the piano, organ, cello and basketball. His favorite places are cemeteries, the ocean, and hanging out with other genealogists. He met and proposed to his wife in a Family History Center.

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The webinar will be live on Friday, August 17, 2012 at:

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  • 6pm GMT

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Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp today. It's free!
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  7. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Two free webinars this week - Flip-Pal mobile scanner AND Thomas MacEntee's The Genealogy Cloud

WebinarlogoWe've got two terrific webinars for you this week:

  • Tips for Taking the Flip-Pal mobile scanner to your Family Gatherings, presented by Gordon Nuttall and Thomas MacEntee (Wednesday, July 25) - we're giving away a free Flip-Pal as a door prize!
  • The Genealogy Cloud: Which Online Storage Program Is Right For You? presented by Thomas MacEntee (Friday, July 27)

Sign up for one or both today - they are free to attend. Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp.

Flippal2Tips for Taking the Flip-Pal mobile scanner to your Family Gatherings

This webinar will quickly outline the basics of the Flip-Pal mobile scanner and then draw on personal stories and testimonials of how others have used their Flip-Pal mobile scanner for family trip scrapbooks, wedding anniversaries, military reunions, family reunions, genealogy trips, weddings, funerals, showers and more. We will give tips for scanning everything from gravestones and trip mementos to framed pictures in your grandmother's living room. Learn why the Flip-Pal mobile scanner is a highly-regarded genealogy research tool and is the only scanner permitted in the National Archives because it does not risk damaging the original.

Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp.

ThomasMacenteeThe Genealogy Cloud: Which Online Storage Program Is Right For You?

Tired of keeping your genealogy research data on multiple CDs, DVDs, flash drives, hard drives and in different locations? Cloud computing – the practice of storing data on a remote server – is a practical solution for genealogists. In this webinar learn how cloud computing works, compare the latest cloud programs (including Dropbox, Google Drive, Windows Live Sync, etc.) and learn how to keep your data secure and private.

Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp.

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The webinar will be live on Wednesday, July 25, and Friday, July 27, 2012 at:

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Here's how to attend:

  1. Register at www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp today. It's free!
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  4. Calculate your time zone by clicking here.
  5. Make sure you have the latest version of Java installed on your computer. Check at www.java.com.
  6. Click on the webinar link (found in confirmation and reminder emails) prior to the start of the webinar. Arrive early as the room size is limited to the first 1,000 arrivals that day.
  7. Listen via headset (USB headsets work best), your computer speakers, or by phone.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


Plan Your Way to Research Success - free webinar now online by Marian Pierre-Louis

The recording of Marian Pierre-Louis' webinar, Plan Your Way to Research Success, is now online for a limited time. Marian began with this suggestion:

"Don't stumble to discovery, search with a purpose and intent."

She then described how creating and using a research plan can help you better organize and manage your research. She used these techniques when breaking down my personal brick wall and found Nathan Brown's parents - her suggestions work! One viewer commented,

"Every genealogist should watch this webinar, it's one of THE most informative webinars I've seen. I've known I needed to implement a research plan but never known exactly how to go about it. Now with such great instruction, I'm finally going to be able to be more organized and efficient in my researching. Thank you Marian!"

View the recording

If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 33 minute recording of Plan Your Way to Research Success is now available to view in our webinar archives. Visit www.LegacyFamilyTree.com/webinars.asp to watch. It is available for free until July 30, 2012.

Pre-order the webinar-on-CD

2012-07-18-cdOwn your own copy of Plan Your Way to Research Success by purchasing the webinar-on-CD for just $9.95. It includes the 1 hour 33 minute recording of the class, the complete Q/A session, 15 pages of handouts, and her blank digital files for you to use in your own research! Click here for more information or to purchase.

Or purchase the brand new Brick Walls CD bundle. Includes:

  • Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners (1 hour 31 minutes, 8 pages of handouts)
  • Brick Walls: Cracking the Case of Nathan Brown's Parents (1 hour 25 minutes, 4 pages of handouts)
  • Plan Your Way to Research Success (1 hour 33 minutes, 15 pages of handouts)

Order for just $26.85 (savings of $3).

Special discount coupon

The special discount coupon of success that was announced during the webinar is valid for 10% off anything in our online store through Monday, July 23, 2012.

WebinarlogoRegister for our upcoming webinars (free)

  • The Genealogy Cloud: Which Online Storage Program Is Right For You? with Thomas MacEntee, July 27.
  • Neglected History by Megan Smolenyak, August 1.
  • Wikis for Genealogists with Thomas MacEntee. August 8.
  • The 5 C's for Success in Genealogy Today with Barbara Renick. August 22.
  • Building a Family from Circumstantial Evidence, with Judy G. Russell, CG. August 29.
  • Beyond the Arrival Date: Extracting More from Passenger Lists with Lisa Alzo. September 5.
  • What is a 'Reasonably Exhaustive Search'? with Michael Hait. September 12.
  • Getting Started with Heritage Collector Software with Kathleen Bitter
  • Use Your Digital Camera to Copy Records with Mary Hill. September 19.
  • Digital Research Guidance, Research Logs, and To Do Lists: FamilySearch, Research Wiki, and Legacy Family Tree with Geoff Rasmussen. September 26.
  • Privacy and our Ancestors with Thomas MacEntee. October 3.
  • Researching Your Irish Ancestors: Beyond the Basics with Judy Wight. October 10.
  • Ten Brick Wall Tips for Intermediate Researchers with Marian Pierre-Louis, October 17.
  • Your Civil War Ancestors: Beginning Your Research with Michael Hait. October 24.
  • Breaking Down Your Irish Brick Wall with Judy Wight. October 31.
  • Researching Your Canadian Ancestors - an Overview with Claire Brisson-Banks. November 7.
  • Genealogy for Novices: Where Do We Begin with Linda Geiger. November 14.
  • The Big 4 U.S. Record Sources with Mary Hill. November 28.

Click here to register.

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76 Million New, Free US Historic Records Added Online

Millions more for Brazil, China, Ireland, Italy, Russia, and Spain 

76 million much-anticipated state census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records were added this week for 22 states, including Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since partnering with the National Archives of Italy to digitally preserve and index its civil registration, more than 24 million images have been published and 4 million names have been made searchable on FamilySearch.org. Millions more free records were published this week for Armenia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, and Switzerland. Search these diverse collections and 2.8 billion other records for free at FamilySearch.org.

Searchable historic records are made available on FamilySearch.org through the help of thousands of volunteers from around the world. These volunteers transcribe (index) information from digital copies of handwritten records to make them easily searchable online. More volunteers are needed (particularly those who can read foreign languages) to keep pace with the large number of digital images being published online at FamilySearch.org. Learn more about volunteering to help provide free access to the world’s historic genealogical records online at FamilySearch.org.

Collection

Indexed Records

Digital Images

Comments

Armenia, Church Books, 1838-1929

0

23,781

New browsable image collection.

Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965

336,090

597,070

Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1890-1980

0

175,292

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Canada, British Columbia, Wills, 1861-1981

0

127,172

New browsable image collection.

Canada, Saskatchewan, Probate Estate Files, 1887-1931

0

312,198

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Chile, Santiago, Cementerio General, 1821-2011

0

114,525

Added browsable images to existing collection.

China, Collection of Genealogies, 1500-1980

0

1,360,481

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1600-2010

0

668,102

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Czech Republic, Censuses, 1843-1921

0

31,176

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Czech Republic, Church Books, 1552-1948

0

1,122,697

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Estonia, Population Registers, 1918-1944

0

37,107

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Germany, Bavaria, Traunstein, Family Group Sheets, 1830-1918

0

61,932

New browsable image collection.

Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980

0

15,844

Added browsable images to existing collection.

India, Punjab, Moga Land Ownership Pedigrees, 1887-1958

0

1,605

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Ireland, Prison Registers, 1790-1924

3,127,594

133,011

New affiliate indexed records and browsable images.

Italy, Catania, Catania, Civil Registration (Comune), 1820-1905

0

21,926

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Italy, Catania, Diocesi di Acireale, Catholic Church Records, 1560-1941

0

59,711

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Italy, Toscana, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1808-1923

0

3,171,819

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Japan, Village Records, 709-1934

0

57,591

New browsable image collection.

Netherlands, Limburg Province, Certificates of Nationality, 1860-1913

0

68,237

New browsable image collection.

New Zealand, Immigration Passenger Lists, 1855-1973

366,063

0

Added indexed records to existing collection.

Peru, Amazonas, Civil Registration, 1939-1995

0

27,329

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Peru, Cajamarca, Civil Registration, 1938-1996

0

30,866

New browsable image collection.

Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992

0

105,277

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Peru, Cusco, Civil Registration, 1889-1997

0

306,181

New browsable image collection.

Peru, Lambayeque, Civil Registration, 1873-1998

0

583,011

New browsable image collection.

Peru, Lima, Civil Registration, 1874-1996

0

54,834

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Poland, Roman Catholic Church Books, 1600-1950

0

36,579

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911

0

351,853

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989

0

91,319

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Russia, Samara Church Books, 1869-1917

138,277

1,851,515

Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection

Slovakia, Census, 1869

0

278,392

New browsable image collection.

Spain, Diocese of Albacete, Catholic Church Records, 1504-1979

566,136

23

Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

Spain, Province of Barcelona, Municipal Records, 1583-1902

0

84,297

Added browsable images to existing collection.

Switzerland, Bern, Civil Registration, 1792-1876

0

4,900

New browsable image collection.

United States Census, 1940 (Alabama, California, Indiana, Iowa, Maine, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, Washington)

20,975,134

0

Added indexed records to existing collection.

United States, Alabama, County Probate Records, 1830-1976

0

611,330

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Arkansas, Second Registration Draft Cards, 1948-1959

61,237

11

Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Maryland, Baltimore Passenger Lists, 1820-1948

0

119,418

New browsable image collection.

United States, Maryland, Register of Wills Books, 1629-1983

0

74,753

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Michigan, Probate Records, 1797-1973

0

1,261,323

New browsable image collection.

United States, Montana, Yellowstone County Records, 1881-2012

0

37,097

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Nevada, County Marriages, 1862-1993

0

123,409

New browsable image collection.

United States, New Jersey, State Census, 1905

2,146,861

0

New Indexed collection.

United States, New York State Census, 1915

9,742,867

117,082

New affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links.

United States, New York State Census, 1925

11,117,922

130,042

New affiliate indexed records and affiliate image links.

United States, New York, County Naturalization Records, 1791-1980

0

2,129,659

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971

0

3,800,317

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Ohio, County Naturalization Records, 1800-1977

0

1,097,134

New browsable image collection.

United States, Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885 - 1950

342,186

256,680

Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906

1,022,168

140,547

Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

United States, Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994

0

3,197,552

New browsable image collection.

United States, Texas, Divorce Index, 1968-2010

3,599,300

0

New Indexed collection.

United States, Texas, Marriages, 1966-2010

7,606,159

0

New Indexed collection.

United States, Vermont, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1732-2005

0

927,764

New browsable image collection.

United States, Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008

0

32,775

Added browsable images to existing collection.

United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946

2,943,096

0

New Indexed collection.

United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942

1,844,985

500,007

Added indexed records and browsable images to existing collection.

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Plan Your Way to Research Success - free webinar July 18 by Marian Pierre-Louis

WebinarlogoYou may be getting good results in your genealogical research but you could get even better results by using a research plan. A research plan will help you focus your time and energy and save you from researching something twice. Popular webinar speaker, Marian Pierre-Louis, will show you how to create and use research plans to fine tune your research and get you back on track.

Join us for the live webinar on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 2pm Eastern U.S. Register today to reserve your virtual seat. Registration is free but space is limited to the first 1,000 people to join that day. Due to the pre-registration numbers, if you want to attend the live session, please join at least 30-40 minutes early to ensure your virtual seat. Before joining, please visit www.java.com to ensure you have the latest version of Java which our webinar software requires. When you join, if you receive a message that the webinar is full, you know we've reached the 1,000 limit, so we invite you to view the recording which should be published to the webinar archives within an hour or two of the event's conclusion.

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About the presenter

MarianPLMarian Pierre-Louis is a genealogical writer and speaker who specializes in southern New England research (Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts). Born and raised in Connecticut, she has lived in Massachusetts for almost 20 years. Marian has three generations of recent family ties to Rhode Island and also links to some very old Rhode Island lines. As a result, these three states have become the focus of her research activity. Unlike most genealogists, Marian is spoiled to spend most of her time working with original records. You will most often find her researching at a town hall, registry of deeds, probate court or the local cemetery. It’s a rare day that Marian has to sit in front of a microfilm reader. 

Marian is actively engaged in social media.  You can find her starting conversations on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. She frequently speaks on New England topics including house history research, social media, African American research and a broad range of genealogical topics. She is the author of several blogs including: 

Her website is www.FieldstoneHistoricResearch.com.

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We look forward to seeing you all there!


Bouse Genealogical Society Genealogy Technology Seminar

 

If you'll be in the Parker, Arizona area this December I hope you'll join me for this full day of genealogy with the Bouse Genealogical Society. Here's their press release.
When: 7 December 2012
Where: Blue Water Casino, 11222 Resort Dr., Parker, Arizona.
Who: Featuring nationally known speaker Geoff Rasmussen.
Topics:
  • Googling Around with Google: Alerts, iGoogle, Calendar, Reader and more
  • Legacy Tips and Tricks: Something for Everyone
  • Genealogy on the Go: CDs, thumb drives, GENViewer, and Families App
  • Social Media for Genealogists; Message Boards, Mailing Lists, Blogs, and more.
Cost, including lunch, $40 paid before 16 November, and $45 after 16 November. Additional information and registration form are available on our website at:http://bousegenies.weebly.com/ or contact us at BouseGenies@gmail.com.