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  • FamilySearch and DPLA Partner to Expand Access to Digitized Books

    Jul 8

    FamilySearch, the largest genealogy organization in the world, has signed an agreement with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). Together, they will expand access to the growing free digital historical book collection at FamilySearch.org to DPLA's broad audiences of users (which include genealogists, family historians, and others). DPLA...

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  • FamilySearch is Having a Worldwide Indexing Event

    Jul 4

    FamilySearch is the sponsor of the Worldwide Indexing Event of 2016. They are seeking volunteers who want to help out. You are invited to participate. You can help if you have indexed before or if you are brand new to indexing. FamilySearch describes indexing as: “the process of entering information from the world's digitally scanned histo...

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  • MooseRoots is a FamilySearch Compatible Computer App

    Jun 27

    MooseRoots is a leading genealogy research website that provides detailed information on more than 1 billion historical genealogical records. It is completely free to use. It is also a FamilySearch compatible computer app. MooseRoots has its own search engine that is easy to use. Start by selecting any of the following categories: 1940 Census...

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  • Family History Library Offers Free Webinars May 2016

    May 3

    The Family History Library is offering several free classes and webinars in May of 2016. The Family History Library was founded in 1894 to gather genealogical records and to assist members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with their family history and genealogical research. FamilySearch, which is offered by The Church of Jesus...

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  • For More Effective Results. Genealogy Research.

    Apr 9

    We have all been there ... an ancestor you just can not gather any information about. In such a case, first never give up. Many answers can be found. So the following are a few approaches you many not have tried yet and need to attempt. Do research in locations that are not solely online. The Internet genealogical databases still do not have all d...

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  • FamilySearch Has Free Webinars in April

    Apr 5

    Genealogists and family historians who want to learn more about how to use various types of genealogy resources will have plenty of opportunity to do so in April. FamilySearch is offering a bunch of free online classes and webinars. FamilySearch is one of the most popular genealogy websites. It is offered as a service by The Church of Jesus ...

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  • Volunteers Index More than 1 Million Freedman’s Bureau Records

    Mar 30

    Volunteers at FamilySearch have been working very hard at digitizing the records from the Freedman's Bureau. In February of 2016, the digitization project reached its halfway point with more than one million records transcribed. More help is needed to finish the project! The Freedman's Bureau Project was designed to bring thousands of records ...

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  • American Revolutionary Soldiers & Sailors Database

    Mar 27

      There are nearly 18,000 records for state rosters of American Revolutionary War soldiers and sailors from the states of Alabama, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Vermont, and Virginia available on FamilySearch.org. It covers the years of 1775 to 1783. Each of the six colonies or territories are different in the type of information p...

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  • Videos from RootsTech 2016 are Available

    Mar 24

    RootsTech, as you may know, is the biggest genealogy and family history conference in the world. The annual event is hosted by FamilySearch, one of the most well known genealogy websites. Videos from RootsTech 2016 are now available. RootsTech takes place in Salt Lake City, Utah, every year. The conference is a multi-day event that includes w...

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  • FamilySearch Collection of Mexican Ancestor Records Grows

    Feb 25

    FamilySearch has had a collection of Mexico ancestor records that genealogists could search through. Recently, it has added more records to that collection. This was made possible due to FamilySearch's partnership with Ancestry.com. FamilySearch is one of the most popular genealogy websites. It is provided for free as a service by the Church of ...

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