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Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter - 5 new articles

Drouin Institute’s Free Online Database Now Holds more than 1.6 million Canadian Obituaries

The Drouin Institute has added 246,000 recent obituaries to its bilingual website GenealogyQuebec for a total of 1,685,650 Canadian obituaries, from 1999 to 2015. A short article providing a bit of information and links to the new database may be found in Gail Dever’s Genealogy à la carte blog at http://genealogyalacarte.ca/?p=9997.


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Scanner Pro 6 Will Turn Your iPhone or iPad into a Portable Scanner

Scanner Pro allows you to scan paper documents into PDF files that look clean and professional. It is time to replace huge hardware scanners with mobile technology. I wouldn’t use this app for scanning old photographs but it seems to work well for scanning documents or pages out of a book when at a library or archive. You can even scan multi-page documents or books into multi-page PDFs.

Scanner Pro 6 can replace the bulky flatbed scanner you may have been using. It includes a “Scan...

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Book Review: Korzenie Polskie, Polish Roots

The following book review was written by Bobbi King:

Korzenie Polskie, Polish Roots
by Rosemary A. Chorzempa. Genealogical Publishing Co., 2014. 270 pages.

This second edition of Rosemary Chorzempa’s book is a welcome update of what is simply the best Polish genealogy book out there. With several sections of new material particularly focused on online research, Polish Roots re-asserts its place as a singular and essential Polish research guide.

Part One: Research in America covers the...

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National Genealogical Society Enters Partnership with Findmypast to Benefit NGS Members

The following announcement was written by the (U.S.) National Genealogical Society

ARLINGTON, VA, 6 July 2015—National Genealogical Society (NGS) has made a special arrangement with Findmypast (FMP), one of the leading genealogical records companies, to provide NGS members a free, one-year subscription to Findmypast US and Canada collection.

Members can use this opportunity to extend their own FMP US and Canada subscriptions beyond their current expiration date. Also available to NGS...

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Preserving and Digitizing Newspapers

Archivists using the latest conservation technology are racing to digitize 300 years of newspapers before they crumble to dust – and that’s just for starters. The Guardian has published a fascinating story about a huge project by a team from the British Library that is preserving newspapers. The article says:

A gigantic robotic vault, the National Newspaper Building in Boston Spa, near Leeds, is the British Library’s high-tech approach to safeguarding what it rather endearingly terms...

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