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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Ancestry.com Will Acquire Sweden’s Genline.se

Ancestry.com has announced an agreement to acquire Genline.se.  The deal should be finalized in July according to Ancestry’s blog.  If you have Swedish ancestors, this may benefit you!  New records available will include “a collection of Swedish church records that contain more than 26 million digitized pages of records spanning more than 400 years from the 16th to the 20th century.  These records consist of birth/baptismal, confirmation, marriage, death/burial, church ledgers and household examination rolls.”

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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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First Time FREE Public Access

Free Public Access to its entire online collection is being offered for the first time by World Vital Records beginning August 11 through August 13, 2009.  This milestone is commemorating the addition of the largest number of records to be released in a single day since the site launched in 2006.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity.

Published in: on August 12, 2009 at 10:53 pm  Leave a Comment  
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