FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Additions and Updates – August 1, 2013

Unknown Soldiers: DNA technology makes it possible for their remains to be identified.

Unknown soldiers can be identified! More than 83,000 US service members lost since the start of WWII are still missing, according to a representative of the Department of Defence. Several lie in forgotten graves on the battlefield and below memorials offering no clue to their identities. New techniques in DNA technology may mean we have …

Take advantage of free military records searches in honor of Memorial Day!

A great opportunity to find those military ancestors!

FamilySearch.org and Ancestry.com Updates and Additions

  FamilySearch.org Argentina Argentina, Capital Federal, Census, 1855 Argentina, National Census, 1869 Australia Australia Deaths and Burials, 1816-1980 Australia, Miscellaneous Genealogical Records, 1776-1980 Australia, New South Wales, Index to Bounty Immigrants, 1828-1842 Austria Austria Burials, 1768–1918 Bahamas Bahamas Births, 1850-1891 Barbados Barbados Baptisms, 1739-1891 Barbados Burials, 1854-1885 Barbados Marriages, 1854-1879 Belgium Belgium Deaths and Burials, …

Ancestry.com and New York Archives Agree to Make New York State Records Available for Free

As a result of an agreement between several New York local and state resources and Ancestry.com , a database is being made available on Ancestry.com for free access to New York residents. The State Archives of New York will continue to add documentary records, in addition to video, audio and photographic images from agriculture, maps, …

DNA Solves Mystery for the Child of the Last US Soldier Killed in Vietnam

On Friday, the family of John O’Neal Rucker gathered with Tia McConnell and her husband Allan and their two boys Matthew and Quentin at the Veterans’ Memorial at Linden’s courthouse to honor her newly discovered father. Tia had been an orphan in Da Nang, and was adopted by Karen and Jack Whittier of Colorado after …