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Genealogy News Bites – April 19, 2014

Genealogy News Bites – April 19, 2014

Amazon.com Widgets Shop Amazon – Get Up to 80% Back When You Sell Us Your Books In an effort to help ease the ‘news’ and ‘research’ load, I prepare a ‘Genealogy News Bites’ post to gather together what I feel are the most important or informative headlines from the previous week (or thereabouts). Following are […]

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Genealogy News Bites – April 3, 2014

Genealogy News Bites – April 3, 2014

  ID News Roots & Branches: First state death certificates to be on Internet soon “Roots & Branches” reader Matthew Prinkey recently asked for an update that’s been on the minds of many genealogists with Pennsylvania roots since the state loosened access to the early birth and death certificates: When are they coming online? The […]

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Genealogy News Bites to March 28, 2014

Genealogy News Bites to March 28, 2014

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) Amara is an online resource that gives individuals, communities, and larger organizations the power to overcome accessibility and language barriers for online videos.  This unique tool is simple to use, collaborative, and fun… National Archives (Great Britain) Last autumn we put out a call to the higher education sector for […]

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War of 1812: Preserve the pensions.

War of 1812: Preserve the pensions.

You can help to preserve the War of 1812 pension records! One of the benefits of the modern era of genealogy research is the massive and rapid digitization of records that could be centuries old, being held  schools, churches, government offices, archives, museums and private households. Why is this beneficial? Provides easy access to researchers. […]

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Finally, we can honor our ancestral war heroes on the internet.

Finally, we can honor our ancestral war heroes on the internet.

I take great pride in our family’s military history in both Canada and the United States and have been researching our ancestral war heroes for decades now. There is a special emotional connection with these people that is not there for others and it’s based in my own appreciation for them and their sacrifices on […]

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Get free access to over 3.6 million records of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) at Fold3.com

Get free access to over 3.6 million records of the United States Colored Troops (USCT) at Fold3.com

I have just learned that Fold3.com, along with the National Archives, has completed scanning military over 3.6 million records about the 1st to 138th Infantry of the United States Colored Troops, the 1st to 6th USCT Cavalry and the USCT Artillery. These records will be available for free until May 31, 2013 on the Fold3.com […]

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Free Civil War Records: April is the perfect month to discover more about Civil War ancestors on Fold3.com

Free Civil War Records: April is the perfect month to discover more about Civil War ancestors on Fold3.com

Fold3.com has announced free access to their extensive digitized collection or Confederate Civil War records. Confederate records from the National Archives’ War Department including service records, including Confederate service records, amnesty papers, navy files, subversion investigation and casualty reports as well as Union and Confederate citizen records. Take advantage of this free access in the […]

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Investment and Cooperation Add to War of 1812 Images Available Free Online

Investment and Cooperation Add to War of 1812 Images Available Free Online

This is what I like to see – the big players in the field working together to preserve valuable documents, photos, etc. from the War of 1812 for free access and future use by genealogists and researchers. On the Preserve the Pensions digitization website, Ancestry.com has pledged to match all contributions to this worthwhile project […]

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Christine Blythe
Empty Nest Genealogy
Chilliwack , British Columbia , V2P 5B9Canada
genealogy, ancestry, family tree, research, transcriptions, sources, images, data

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