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(+) Turn Vacations into Genealogy Fact-Finding Trips

The following is a Plus Edition article written by and copyright by Dick Eastman. 

“If It’s Tuesday, This Must Be Belgium.”

Where will you go on your next vacation trip? A trip to New England? Washington, D.C.? How about to the beach? Or how about a European vacation? How about taking a trip to the town where your grandparents grew up or visiting the country of your ancestors? What if you could actually walk the same streets as your great-great grandfather or see the home...

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Findmypast Grant Free Access to all Military Records to Commemorate Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast:

  • findmypast_logoFindmypast makes entire collection of 65 million world military records free for eight days
  • All UK, Irish, Australian, Canadian and US military records free from 27th of June to 4th July , allowing researchers around the world the opportunity to learn more about the military heroes in their family
  • Includes free access to 32 million World War 1 records including 4.2 million British Army Service Records, over 5.8 million...

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Findmypast Releases Latest Installment of Landmark Prisoner of War Collection

The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast:

  • findmypast_logoFindmypast releases over 764,000 new records in the latest phase of landmark PoW collection
  • New additions span 230 years of conflict, from the Napoleonic Wars to World War 2
  • New function added allowing researchers to browse through over 270,000 images from 1,156 archival pieces

London, 24th June 2016

Today, 24th June 2016, over 764,000 records of servicemen, women and civilians who were taken captive during...

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Ancestry Unveils Three New Historical Canadian Collections

The following announcement was written by the folks at Ancestry.ca:

PrintNiagara Falls, Ontario, Canada, Honeymoon and Visitor Registries, 1949-2011

  • Commonly known as the “Honeymoon Capital of the World”, Niagara Falls is visited by approximately 50,000 newlywed couples each year.
    • Fun fact: Niagara Falls received its reputation as the “Honeymoon Capital of the World” in 1801 when Theodosia Burr Alston (daughter of the 3rd Vice President of the United States, Aaron Burr),...

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Freedmen’s Bureau Project Completed with Nearly 2 Million Records of Freed Slaves Indexed

A project to index the records of 4 million freed African-American slaves is now completed, almost a year to the day after the project was launched by the LDS Church’s FamilySearch International genealogy service with an announcement June 19 of last year at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles.

The Freedmen’s Bureau Project has marshaled the efforts of 18,940 volunteers working coast to coast in the United States and Canada, uncovering the names of nearly 1.8 million of...

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