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New OPenn Digital Resources Platform launched online.

Ancestry.com Partnership Agreement for public comment

Following is an excerpt from a press release regarding the launch of the new OPenn Digital Resources Platform.   Recently I wrote a post titled, “Researching Welsh Quakers in Pennsylvania” about my own research into our extensive Pennsylvania and Welsh Quaker ancestry and listed numerous links for pursuing similar research. Be sure to bookmark this

Let’s all work to save and expand our genealogical resources.

I have been researching my family’s genealogy for over twenty years and my appreciation of the tireless and volunteer contributions in the pursuit of genealogy is endless. All of our continuing efforts to expand our own genealogies do contribute to the cumulative effort of us all to save and expand our genealogical resources. At one

Now’s your chance to check out Ancestry.com’s free DNA kit.

If you’ve ever considered a subscription at Ancestry.com , now’s your chance to buy the 6 month subscription, and you’ll get a bonus of a free DNA kit valued at $99. That’s the same value as the Ancestry.com subscription, so you’re essentially getting everything at half price. My tough luck is that I’m already subscribed

Transcription: Charles Keefer; Biographical Sketches of Old Settlers and Prominent People of Wisconsin

Transcription of biography of Charles Keefer. Excerpt from: Biographical Sketches of OLD SETTLERS and PROMINENT PEOPLE of ….WISCONSIN…. _____ Vol. I. _____ Waterloo, Wis., Huffman & Hyer, Publishers. 1899. _________________________________________________ CHARLES KEEFER AMONG the class of hardy pioneers who left their Ohio homes, ” where they were surrounded by the comforts of life and social

The UK’s National Archives’ site “The Cabinet Papers” offers insight into UK government and its participants.

What is available to researchers on “The Cabinet Papers” site? Records from 1915 to 1982 including full text is searchable from this site. Some of these records, however, have been redacted under the Public Records Act. These records include: Decisions and discussions of cabinet. Background reports and papers provided for cabinet ministers before cabinet meetings.

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions – February 9, 2013

FamilySearch.org Czech Republic Czech Republic, Land Records, 1450-1889 Germany Germany, Brandenburg, Bernau bei Berlin, Jewish Records, 1688-1872 Germany, Prussia, Saxony, Various Protestant Church Records, 1594-1936 Germany, Westfalen, Minden, Index to Funeral Sermons, 1580-1740 Germany, Württemberg, Schwäbisch Hall, Probate Records, 1803-1925 Hungary Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 Italy Italy, Napoli, Fontana, Parocchia di Santa Maria della Mercede