Category Archives: Canada

May Digitization Round-up

Every month there are many announcements of new counties digitizing their records, or invitations for you to bring your own photos and records in and get them digitized locally. Each of these projects are started by just one person, or a small group of people, who want to make a difference.

What’s new in the directories this week

Do you have ancestors from Michigan, Ohio, or Ontario, or have a particular affinity for historical videos? Be sure to follow these sites:  News Directory   Detroit Society for Genealogical Research – Shares news of general interest but also Detroit and Michigan-specific news. Ohio Genealogical Society Blog – Shares updates to Ohio records on Chronicling America (newspapers)

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New genealogy collections from Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma integrated into Ancestry searches

I say “integrated into Ancestry searches” because the databases can now be searched on, but the records are actually housed elsewhere. These are the collections added the last couple weeks: * indicates a new collection Web: indicates a collection found outside of the Ancestry website, but searchable from within

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New records and indexing projects from the US, Belgium, Italy, Brazil, and more on

FamilySearch updated or added the following genealogy databases over the last couple weeks:   Asia Japan, Passenger Lists, 1893-1941   Canada Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922 Quebec, Notarial Records, 1800-1900   Europe Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1609-1909 Belgium, Brabant, Civil Registration, 1582-1912 Belgium, East Flanders, Civil Registration, 1598-1906 Belgium, Hainaut, Civil

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Updates from the US, Argentina, Canada, South Africa, and more on FamilySearch

Collections FamilySearch added or updated the following collections this week: Argentina, Baptisms, 1645-1930 Argentina, Buenos Aires, Catholic Church Records, 1635-1981 Argentina, Capital Federal, Catholic Church Records, 1737-1977 Austria, Seigniorial Records, 1537-1888 BillionGraves Index Brazil, Mato Grosso, Civil Registration, 1848-2013 Brazil, São Paulo, Immigration Cards, 1902-1980 Georgia, Probate Records, 1742-1990 Italy, Webinar – Orientation and Research Strategies

The Library of Congress website has millions of primary source documents online. However, it’s not exactly the easiest website to find your way around in…. To teach the general public about how to access the collections, they hold a monthly webinar, “Orientation and Research Strategies.” This month’s webinar is November


Learn about and honor your family’s veterans this Remembrance Day, Veterans Day

Will you be researching your family’s military veterans this weekend?   British Isles launched the UK, WWII Civilian Deaths, 1939-1945 collection this week. They are also opening up their military records for free searching through November 12. (read more from BritishGENES)   Canada is offering free access to military records

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New Collections from the United States, the UK, and Canada on Ancestry

The Ancestry websites added the following collections during the last week: * indicates a new collection Web: indicates a collection published on a partner site, but searchable on Ancestry’s site. *Web: Charlevoix County, Michigan, Marriage Index, 1868-2010 *Connecticut, Military Questionnaires, 1919-1920 *Web: Indiana, Marion Public Library Death Index, 1812

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17 Databases Updated on

FamilySearch added to or updated the following collections during the last week: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Immigration Cards, 1900-1965 Canada Census, 1911 England, Cheshire Non-conformist Records, 1671-1900 England, Norfolk Bishop’s Transcripts, 1685-1941 France, Protestant Church Records, 1612-1906 Germany, Bavaria, Traunstein, Family Group Sheets, 1830-1900 Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 Indiana, Marriages,

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New Canadian, US, UK, Australian, and Jewish records on

The Ancestry websites added the following collections during the last month (I missed a few during my last updates): * indicates a new collection Australia and New Zealand *Web: Australia and New Zealand, Rootsweb Death Index, 1813-2003 *New South Wales, Australia, Index to Deceased Estate Files, 1923-1958 *New Zealand,

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