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Mapping Boston’s Entire History

Ed McCarthy grew up in Boston and is now a history geek. McCarthy wondered why it should be so difficult to get a geographic understanding of where Boston’s many historic sites once stood. There had to be a way to combine a literary and visual vehicle to the past. McCarthy needed a map. More specifically, he needed to create a map.

The result is a series of maps that depict different sections of Boston, over a time span of nearly 400 years. When viewed on an individual basis, any one of...

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Millions of Historical Records added to MyHeritage

The folks at MyHeritage (the sponsor of this newsletter) have added millions of new records to the service. According to the MyHeritage Blog:

We’re happy to announce that we’ve just added millions of new records to SuperSearch.

The new collections include birth and death records, church records, electoral rolls and more from around the globe to help families everywhere explore their past. The new records come from the United Kingdom, the United States, South Africa,...

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University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth receives $500,000 to support Portuguese-American Archives

A $500,000 bequest from Otilia Ferreira will be used to create a fund for scholarships and Luso-American research at UMass Dartmouth. Ferreira announced the gift at the five-year anniversary of the Ferreira Mendes Portuguese-American Archives on October 9, according to a university news release.

In 2005, Ferreira made the lead gift to help create the archives which is now the largest collection of historical material documenting the experience of Portuguese immigrants in the United States. The...

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Attorney Alan Dershowitz, singer Carole King and playwright Tony Kushner episode of PBS’s “Finding Your Roots”

The following announcement was written by the folks involved in the Jewish Records Indexing – Poland:

5 million Polish-Jewish records database is key resource for Attorney Alan Dershowitz, singer Carole King and playwright Tony Kushner episode of PBS’s “Finding Your Roots.”

The ancestral search in the forthcoming November 4th episode of PBS’s documentary series “Finding Your Roots,” might not have happened if not for Jewish Records Indexing – Poland (...

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Indiana to Digitize 13 Million Birth, Death, and Marriage Certificates

The Indiana Commission on Public Records has approved a contract with Ancestry.com to digitize more than 13 million birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, Gov. Mike Pence announced Thursday. The birth and death certificates date back to the early 1900s, according to a news release, and the state’s marriage records are from 1958 through 2005.

The digitized versions of those records older than 75 years will start becoming available to Hoosiers in 2015, the release said,...

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