Published by Ancestry: Ancestry Mexico Launches with More than 220 Million Searchable Mexican Historical Records

We are pleased to announce the launch of new online services that will help Mexicans and the estimated 34 million Mexican Americans* research their family history. More than 220 million searchable historical records from Mexico, including new birth, marriage, and death records dating back to the 1500s are now available on the Ancestry site, many of…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/10/28/ancestry-mexico-launches-with-more-than-220-million-searchable-mexican-historical-records/

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Published by Genealogy’s Star: Showing Alternative Relationships – Does your program show these relationships?

There are a huge variety of familial relationships in the world. This is not new development. I have written about this issue a few times, especially about kinship systems and other types of relationships. For example, in many countries, there is a strong tradition of godparents. These people assume some of the responsibilities for the…

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/GACzzI/~3/lb_6De8LIOA/showing-alternative-relationships-does.html

Published by Dick Eastman: 220 Million Records of British Voters Available to Search Online for the First Time

The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast: Electoral Registers document the evolution of modern British democracy from the passage of the Great Reform act of 1832 to votes for women in 1918, and voting equality in 1928 Records include details of property ownership, allowing you to uncover the history of your home…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/10/09/220-million-records-of-british-voters-available-to-search-online-for-the-first-time/

Published by FamilySearch: What it Means to “Fuel the Find”

Have you heard how indexing helps “Fuel the Find”? Indexed records are the fuel that helps FamilySearch.org lead people to their ancestors. We’ve heard from many indexers and arbitrators who have seen firsthand how indexing has opened new discoveries in their own family trees. Here are a couple of their stories. Technology will help you…

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/means-fuel-find-2/

Published by Ancestry: Building a WWII Timeline of Service

This is a guest post by Jennifer Holik. Researching an individual in our family tree often requires us to create a timeline of the individual’s life. On that timeline we place important events such as birth, marriage, education, residence, and death. We follow the same process for a World War II soldier, except we are specifically…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/10/22/building-a-wwii-timeline-of-service/