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FamilySearch and GenealogyBank Announce a Massive Online US Obituaries Project using Volunteers

The following announcement was written by the folks at FamilySearch:

In celebration of Family History Month, FamilySearch International ( and GenealogyBank ( today announced an agreement to make over a billion records from historical obituaries searchable online. It will be the largest—and perhaps most significant—online US historic records access initiative yet. It will take tens of thousands of online volunteers to make GenealogyBank’s vast U.S....

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FamilySearch Adds More Than 3.7 Million Indexed Records and Images to Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and the United States

The following announcement was written by FamilySearch:

FamilySearch has added more than 3.7 million indexed records and images to collections from Brazil, Canada, Ghana, Italy, Netherlands, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and the United States. Notable collection updates include the 469,781 images from the Italy, Caltanissetta, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1820–1935, collection; the 1,334,890 images from the US, Georgia, World War II Draft Registration Cards,...

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Congregation Beth Israel in Houston, Texas, Places Digital Archives Online

Congregation Beth Israel, located in Houston, has digitized many of the congregation’s early records, ledgers and books. These documents provide information about births, deaths, and marriages, as well as membership dues from 1869 to the 1920s.

The “Bris Book” is the handwritten bound volume chronicling the circumcisions performed by Rabbi Emmich, the first spiritual leader of Beth Israel, dating from the mid 19th century. In German, Hebrew and English this book, currently on display...

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HP Stream Laptops and Tablets will provide Windows on a Budget

I have written often about Chromebooks, the low-cost laptops that boot quickly, never get viruses, and provide the functionality that most computer users want. These lower-powered computers typically sell for $200 to $300. They need to be connected to the Internet to run most programs although there are a number of exceptions.

Chromebooks have been selling like hotcakes. Amazon publishes a list of the company’s 100 best-selling laptop computers at ...

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Windows 10 Kills the Start Screen, Runs on a Wide Variety of Devices

This isn’t genealogy-related but I suspect a lot of people will be interested in the new announcement from Microsoft.

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Microsoft has announced the company’s plans to replace Windows 8 with the next version of the operating system. It will be called Windows 10.

Wait a minute… 6… 7… 8… 10… Isn’t there something missing in those numbers?

According to an article in the GizMag web site,...

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