Ellis Island

Stephen P. Morse has a website that contains lots of valuable information for people researching U.S. immigrants to Ellis Island and other ports.  It contains helps on how to find your ancestor when names were so frequently changed upon arrival to the U.S.  It has other valuable information as well.  It is a great resource for genealogists.  Go take a look!

 

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Free U.S. Genealogy and Family History Website

USGebWeb.org contains links to all 50 states, with transcriptions of all kinds of records.  This is a wonderful site to search for your ancestors in the United States or become a volunteer to obtain and post research for others.

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Familysearch.org Adds 26 Million New Names

Familysearch.org announced that there are “26 Million New Names Added for Costa Rica, France, Hungary, Mexico, Spain, and the U.S.”

“Twenty-nine new collections were updated or added this week at FamilySearch.org—with 26 million names and 1.5 million digital images!”

Click here for the full description and directions on how to access these newly posted records.

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Free Access to U.S. Civil War Records-This Month Only

Footnote.com is offering free access to their U.S. Civil War records for this month only.  Some of the records available include service records, pension records, battle maps, photos, and census records.  In order to view the images for free, you will be asked to register and agree to footnote’s terms and conditions.  If you have ancestors that served in the U.S. Civil War, you may want to check this out.

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Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, and U.S. Records Added to Familysearch.org

Here is the official article released by Familysearch:

Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Spain, and U.S. Records Added

Twenty two (22) new collections were updated or added this week at FamilySearch.org—over 11 million new, free indexed names and images from original source records!

This week the complete U.S. 1910 Federal Census name indexes for Arkansas, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Indiana, Nevada, New Jersey, and Texas were published online at FamilySearch’s Record Search pilot (FamilySearch.org, click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot) or Beta.FamilySearch.org.

Massachusetts death records and Minnesota probate court wills were also added to U.S. collections.

Also released were collections for Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, and Spain!

See the chart below for the complete list of all the newly added or improved collections.

None of this would be possible without the great contributions of many online FamilySearch volunteers. These individuals donate the time and effort needed to make these collections freely available to FamilySearch patrons. If you would like to help by donating a few minutes here and there online with projects of personal interest, become a FamilySearch community volunteer at FamilySearchIndexing.org. Many hands produce great work. Thank you for your support!

Collection Name Indexed Records    Digital Images     Comments
Brazil, Paraiba, Registro Civil [Part 2]        532,000 New Images
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration          665,000 New Images
Canada, British Columbia, Deaths 1872-1986 [Part 4]           5,000       Updated Index
Canada, Nova Scotia, Antigonish Diocese 1823-1905          92,000        9,000 New Index and Images
Czech Republic, Trebon, State Regional Archive Church Records 1650-1900 [Part 2]             112,552  New images
Guatemala, Sagrario, Catholic Church Records, Baptisms, 1898-1920       19,000        2,000    New Index and images
Mexico, Yucatan 1930 Census        35,000       New index to published images
Spain, Barcelona, Vich, Civil Registration        11,000 Images & WP
Spain, Barcelona Civil Registration Pt 2          1,000 Images & WP
Spain, Barcelona Civil Registration Pt 3          2,000 Images & WP
Spain, Cordoba, Civil Registration          4,000 Images & WP
Spain, Málaga, Civil Registration        22,000 Images & WP
Spain, Ripoll (Girona), Municipal Records        53,000 Images & WP
US Federal Census, 1910, Arkansas  1,421,000   Index only
US Federal Census, 1910, Connecticut     955,000   Index only
US Federal Census, 1910, District of Columbia     356,000   Index only
US Federal Census, 1910, Indiana  2,957,000   Index only
US Federal Census, 1910, Nevada       91,000   Index only
US Federal Census, 1910, New Jersey     267,000   Index only
US Federal Census, 1910, Texas  4,000,000   Index only
US, Massachusetts, Death Records, 1913 v. 50-53        2,000        2,000 New index and imag
US, Minnesota, Probate Court Wills 1849-1918 – Part 1      37,000    

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Census of Ireland 1901/1911

Search census records from Ireland (all counties for the years 1901 and 1911) online.  These records are made available by the National Archives of Ireland.  If you have Irish ancestors, check this out!

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Familysearch.org-Free Records and Resources from Around the World

Did you know that you can search birth, death, marriage, census, and many other records for free on familysearch.org

Once on familysearch.org, move the arrow over the “search records” tab and click on “records search pilot.”  Enter the information for the ancestor you are researching, or you may click on “search or browse our record collections.”  This will take you to a page where you may click on the part of the world that corresponds to your research.  You will get a list of available records you can search from that area.  This list includes birth, death, marriage, census, baptism, parish records, and more.

It is also important to note that record search is in pilot status-meaning it is currently under development; additional records are still being added.  You may even want to become a volunteer indexer.

There is a wealth of information available here.  Happy researching!

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Footnote.com’s Recent Additions

Footnote.com adds millions of new documents every month that are found nowhere else on the web.

Here’s what they have recently added:

Interactive 1930 US Federal Census
NY Naturalizations
Indian Census 1885-1940
Civil War Union Soldier Service Records – Missouri
Texas Death Records

Visit Footnote.com – Where real history just might surprise you.

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