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FamilySearch.org recently added 5 million new indexed names and images to its free
databases. These 48 new and updated collections come from 19 different countries,
including the first records from Nicaragua and Sri Lanka. Also included are church
and civil registration record from Brazil; baptism, marriage and death records from
Canada; Swedish church records; vital, tax and other records from the United States;
and more. You can search the
records at FamilySearch beta.
I came across a website called Tools
of History, a collaborative digitization project for historical manuscripts, photographs,
maps, drawings, books and artifacts from south central New York State. Among the collection
sare photos of the Daughters of Charity at Lourdes Hospital, Atlases of Chemung County
and something intriguing called the “murder pamphlet collection” (looks to be old
books, letters, sermons and other accounts of cases in the area). Definitely a site
worth exploring if you have ancestors there.
Ancestry.com has introduced a new feature called Suggested
Records that, well, suggests records for you to check. The suggested records list
is being tested on results pages in the 1900 census and the WWI draft registration
If the record you’re viewing has been saved to any member family trees,
the list will suggest other records have been saved to the same nodes on those member
Seaver takes a close look at Suggested Records on his Genea-Musings blog.