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New collections and indexing projects from Africa, Latin America, the US, and more on FamilySearch

FamilySearch added or updated the following genealogy databases over the last couple weeks: * indicates a new collection Africa *Liberia, Monrovia, Census, 1843 South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004 South Africa, Methodist Parish Registers, 1822-1996 Asia China, Collection of Genealogies, 1239-2011 Japan, Genealogies, 1700-1900 Philippines, Pangasinan,

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New collections and projects from Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and more on Ancestry

Collections Following are the new genealogy collections and indexing projects Ancestry has released recently. * indicates a new collection Web: indicates a collection found outside of the Ancestry website, but searchable from within. Often, these collections can be found for free elsewhere on the web, so if you don’t have

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Newspapers added from California, Indiana, South Carolina, and more on GenealogyBank

Newspapers in the following areas were added during the last month: California, Redding (1899-1923) Indiana, Indianapolis (1998-Current) South Carolina, Fort Mill (2010-Current) These newspapers had additional pages added: California, Fresno (1879-1899) Florida, Bradenton (1923) Georgia, Marietta (1936) Georgia, St. Mary’s (2013) Illinois, Chicago (1950) Illinois, Rockford (1868-1879, 1881-1882, 1923-1952) Louisiana, Baton Rouge (1984-1990) Massachusetts, Boston (1961-1992) Mississippi, Biloxi (1923-1934) Nebraska, Omaha (1888-1907) New York,

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FamilySearch collections updates and new indexing projects from Germany, Spain, Denmark, Bolivia, the US, and more

FamilySearch updated the following genealogy databases over the last couple weeks: Worldwide BillionGraves Index Europe Germany, Prussia, Pomerania Church Records, 1544-1945 Spain, Diocese of Ávila, Catholic Church Records, 1502-1975 Latin America Bolivia, Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996  United States Illinois, Lee County Records, 1830-1954 New York, Orange County Probate Records, 1787-1938

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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

elephind indexes 110 million items

Have you tried yet? It is a free search engine designed specifically for performing keyword searches across multiple world-wide historic newspaper collections at once. There are now more than 110 million pages and nearly 2,000 titles people can explore through a single search. Newspapers are searched from each of


52 Newspapers added from North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and more on added another 52 newspapers during the last two weeks and updated a bunch more. Be sure to click through to “Watch” the papers in your area of research so that you can be updated when they add more pages. (Scroll down for instructions.) Go to to get the full

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Newspapers added from California, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, and more on GenealogyBank

Newspapers in the following areas were added to or updated during the last month. * indicates a new newspaper from this area was added this month. *California, Fresno  (1888-1896) Colorado, Denver  (1908-1917) Florida, Bradenton  (1923) Florida, Tampa  (1925-1926) *Georgia, Cornelia  (2013) *Georgia, Dawsonville  (2013) Illinois, Rockford  (1925-1959) *Indiana, Batesville  (2010-Current) Louisiana, Baton Rouge  (1981-1990) Louisiana, New Orleans  (1978)

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Newspapers added in Pensylvania, New York, Michigan, Colorado, and more on GenealogyBank

Newspapers in the following areas were added to or updated during the last month. *California, Claremont (2012–Current) Colorado, Denver (1902–1917) *Florida, Callahan (2012–Current) *Florida, Fernandina Beach (2013–Current) *Florida, Jacksonville Beach (2012–Current) *Florida, Ocala (2010–Current) Florida, Tampa (1925–1926) *Georgia, Cleveland (2012–Current) *Georgia, Dahlonega (2013–Current) Georgia, Marietta (1892–1924) Illinois, Rockford (1938–1959) *Indiana, Bedford (1996–2013) *Indiana, Bloomington (1998–Current) Louisiana, Baton Rouge ( 1950–1972)

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