Published by Genealogy’s Star: Discovering Birth Records

Many newly minted genealogical researchers are surprised to learn that government issuance of birth certificates is a relatively new development in the United States. For example, in Arizona, statewide birth registration did not begin until 1909 and general compliance did not occur until 1926. There are no “birth certificates” before 1909 in Arizona. However, birth…

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Published by Dick Eastman: Recent Updates to the Calendar of Genealogy Events

The following pages have recently been updated in the Calendar of Genealogy Events: California, Connecticut, Maryland, Ohio, Ontario, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington Some of the above changes may have been deletions of past events. All information in the Calendar of Events is contributed by YOU and by other genealogists. You can directly add information…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/06/29/recent-updates-to-the-calendar-of-genealogy-events/

Published by Dick Eastman: New Convict Records Available To Search This Findmypast Friday

The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast: This week’s Findmypast Friday marks the release of over 240,000 fascinating Australian convict records, new additions to our collection of historic Irish newspapers, Irish Workhouse records from County Clare and Sligo as well as English parish records from the parish of Southfleet in North West…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/06/26/new-convict-records-available-to-search-this-findmypast-friday/

Published by My Roots My Blog: The Freedmen’s Bureau Project Needs Your Help!

The Freedmen’s Bureau Project needs help indexing nearly 4 million records to make them searchable online. I have already signed up to start transcribing some records. For more information and to volunteer visit www.discoverfreedmen.org 

https://myrootsmyblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/26/the-freedmens-bureau-project-needs-your-help/

Published by Family Search Blog: GenealogyBank Announces Huge New Collection of Online Newspapers

GenealogyBank is especially pleased to announce a major addition to its vast newspaper archives – the single largest release of newspaper titles since the launch of GenealogyBank. More than 450 historical newspapers have been added with more coming soon – all newspapers are digital so that you can easily search every word. What has been…

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/genealogybank-announces-huge-collection-online-newspapers/

Published by Genealogyblog: Cyndi’s List – 20 Years and Still Growing

On the first day of Summer, 2015, Cyndi Howells set about writing a blog about “how it all began” – Cyndi’s List that is. The popular genealogy link site evolved into what Cyndi has made it today over a period of 20 years. If you’re looking for genealogy-related information, it’s still the go-to website. Cyndi…

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