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

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 compare their Jewish ancestry with read on…

Genealogy News Bites – April 28, 2014

In an effort to help ease the load of searching for genealogy news and genealogy events, I prepare a ‘Genealogy News Bites’ post to gather together what I feel are the most important or informative genealogy news headlines from the previous week (or thereabouts). Following are the most recent and relevant genealogy news headlines from a broad range of sites read on…

Ancestry.com and the New York City Department of Records provide free access to New York’s vital records index.

The┬áNew York City Department of Records vital records index is now available free to family history researchers via Ancestry.com . In today’s press release by Ancestry.com , they “announced the availability of an index to more than 10 million New York City birth, marriage and death records, spanning 1866-1948, for free online at Ancestry.com /NewYork. The new index, made possible read on…