New Content: Military Records, Virgin Islands Vaccination Journals, and the 1921 Census of Canada to Name a Few

Posted by Paul Rawlins on November 1, 2013 in Website

New records are piling up like the leaves on my front lawn. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is home to an extensive collection of compiled family histories and Bible records. The U.S., Select Family History and Bible Records Index gives you an online guide to HSP’s treasure trove. Veterans Day has its roots in WWI, Read More

Three Cs: New Content from Connecticut, Canada, and Czechoslovakia

Posted by Paul Rawlins on October 22, 2013 in Collections, Website

If you haven’t heard of the World Memory Project, it’s our joint effort with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to create the largest free online resource for information about individual victims of the Holocaust and Nazi persecution. So far, almost 3,000 volunteers have added more than 2,000,000 records. The latest are USHMM: Czechoslovakia, Selected Jewish Read More

New Content: Probates, School Girls, BMDs, and Airplane Snacks

Posted by Paul Rawlins on October 18, 2013 in Collections, Website

Family historians love wills and probate records for the light they can shed on family relationships. This month, we’ve added two probate-related collections from the southern hemisphere: New South Wales, Australia, Index to Deceased Estate Files, 1923-1958 New Zealand, Notices of Deceased Estates, 1880-1950   U.S., School Catalogs, 1765-1935, is a fun hodgepodge of everything Read More

New Content: Lots of Birmingham with a Little Perth and Virgin Islands

Posted by Paul Rawlins on September 27, 2013 in Collections

We have released a lot of Birmingham, England records recently – the birthplace of industrial innovations ranging from the steam engine to heavy metal music – and we added six new databases full of your Brummie ancestors, whether they were in church or…prison. Birmingham, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 Birmingham, England, Burials, 1813-1964 Birmingham, Read More

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

Posted by Paul Rawlins on September 25, 2013 in Research, Website

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 Collections, Website

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 Website

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

What’s New: CT Work Stubs, NV Deaths, More JewishGen

Posted by Paul Rawlins on August 26, 2013 in Website

  New records released ranged from New England to the Nevada desert. By 1882 child labor advocates were gaining ground, and in Connecticut, working children between 8 and 14 had to attend at least 12 weeks of school. In 1895, children under 14 were prohibited from working at “gainful employment” at all. In 1903, the Read More

New Records: Idaho Comings and Goings, Eight Holocaust Indexes

Posted by Paul Rawlins on August 20, 2013 in Website

  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