Content Update: Mass and German Vitals, Border Crossings, and Ohio Taxes

Posted by Paul Rawlins on September 25, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Research

We added some critical Mass to our records last week with new indexes to Massachusetts births, marriages, and deaths: Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1901–1960 and 1967–1970 Massachusetts, Marriage Index, 1901–1955 and 1966–1970 Massachusetts, Death Index, 1901–1980   While you’re in the neighborhood, you’ll also find an additional 300,000 records added to the Boston, Passenger and Crew Read More

New Content: Nonconformists, Military Registers, Cali Marriages, and the Baker Roll

Posted by Paul Rawlins on September 13, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Content

Not everybody comes to the U.S. via New York. Maryland, Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes, 1910-1954, is just that, an image-only collection of crew lists for both ships and planes that arrived in Baltimore during the first half of the 20th century. If your English ancestors were nonconforming types—you know, Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, and the Read More

New Records: NY Soldiers and NSW Teachers

Posted by Paul Rawlins on August 29, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site

Quiz: Which state sent the most soldiers to fight in World War I? That would be New York. You’ll find records for half a million of them in New York, Abstracts of World War I Military Service, 1917-1919, including nurses:   We’re approaching the 100-year anniversary of the start of World War I, and you’ll Read More

New Records: Idaho Comings and Goings, Eight Holocaust Indexes

Posted by Paul Rawlins on August 20, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site

  Research in the Gem State gets a boost with: Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1912, Stillbirth Index, 1905-1962 Idaho, Divorce Index, 1947-1962 Idaho, Death Index, 1890-1962 (updated) Idaho, Marriage Index, 1842-1996 (updated)   There has also been a steady stream of new indexes of details extracted from Holocaust records we have been uploading this summer in partnership with Read More

Recent Releases: Saskatchewan Residents and Mounties, Texas Marriages and Divorces, Ads for Lost Irish

Posted by Paul Rawlins on August 5, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site

For those of you with Saskatchewan roots, we have a lot of good news for you. We’ve teamed up with the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society to bring several new databases online. The Saskatchewan, Canada, Residents Index (SRI), 1800–2012, is the largest, with an index containing almost 3 million names from cemeteries, local history books, Cummins Maps, Read More

Recent Releases on Ancestry.com – Oregon Adoptions, Mexican-American War Volunteers, London Knights and Bankrupts

Posted by Paul Rawlins on July 26, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site, Content

We didn’t want you to miss any of these little gems while recovering from temporary fireworks-induced blindness, excessive barbecue intake, parade fatigue, or simply a really bad sunburn, so here are some of the new records released earlier this summer:   Adoptions can be fantastic for families but hard on genealogists. But you may be Read More

Jackie Robinson, Big Man on Any Campus

Posted by Paul Rawlins on May 9, 2013 in Ancestry.com Site

How good was Jackie Robinson? So good that in high school, he even got written up in opponents’ yearbooks—after beating them:     At Pasadena Junior College, he wowed folks in track,   baseball,   basketball,   and football,   the sport that led to his being dubbed the greatest individual athlete on the greatest Read More