Documents to be made public to help African Americans trace ancestry before Civil War | NBC

Afreican American records to be made available.

Genealogists just released records that could help millions of African-Americans trace their family history for the first time. The collection of government documents being released is from the post Civil War Freedman’s Bureau and could help people with slave ancestry find out where they come from. “We will now be able to research our own …

How children benefit from learning their family history. | CNN.com

The slave trade in America.

As I’ve mentioned in previous blog posts, I’m continually fascinated by the stories of our ancestors – both good and bad. I truly believe our children benefit from learning their family history – good and bad.   Our genealogy includes murderers, thieves, adulterers, and other ‘bad’ characters. As a matter of fact, my research into …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 20 Apr 2015.

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The following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 20 Apr 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Canada Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927 Belgium Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1541-1912 Belgium, Limburg, Civil Registration, 1798-1906 Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Czechoslovakia Czech Republic Censuses, 1800-1945 England England, Cornwall and Devon Parish …

The Knowles Collection: Jewish genealogy database reaches 1 million entry milestone.

Jewish alter in a synagogue.

The Knowles Collection, the Jewish genealogy database linking generations of Jewish families, has recently reached over 1 million entries.   Since it’s inception, this free searchable database at familysearch.org has been growing steadily at an average rate of about 10,000 individuals each month, including Jewish individuals from over 80 nations. Genealogy researchers are free to …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Feb 2015

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Following are the most recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 10 Feb 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Czechoslovakia Czech Republic, School Registers, 1799-1953 Japan Japan, Census Records, 1661-1875 Japan, Genealogies, 1700-1900 Japan, Village Records, 709-1949 Netherlands Netherlands, Friesland Province, Church Records, 1543-1911 Netherlands, Overijssel Province, Church Records, 1542-1893 Philippines Philippines, Civil Registration (Local), …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 30 Jan 2015.

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions

Following are the recent Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions up to 30 Jan 2015.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions Argentina Argentina, National Census, 1895 Canada Nova Scotia Delayed Births, 1837-1904 El Salvador El Salvador Civil Registration, 1704-1977 Philippines Philippines, Manila, Civil Registration, 1899-1994 United States California, Immigration Registers of Japanese, Filipinos, and Hawaiians at …

Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions to 17 Dec 2014.

Following are the Ancestry.com and FamilySearch.org updates and additions to 17 Dec 2014.   FamilySearch.org Updates and Additions   Barbados Barbados, Church Records, 1637-1887 Belgium Belgium, Liège, Civil Registration, 1621-1910 Brazil Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Canada Canada Census, 1911 Newfoundland, Vital Records, 1840-1949 China China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2014 Italy Italy, Bergamo, Civil …