Category Archives: Washington

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.

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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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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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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,


40 newspapers added to, many from Iowa, Wisconsin added another 40 newspapers this week. 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 list of newspapers and dates covered.   Alabama Abbeville, Indiana


Newspapers added to 19 US states plus Washington DC on

The following newspapers have been added to during the last two weeks. While they currently may only have a few pages in some papers, be sure to click through to “Watch” the papers in your area of research so that you can be updated when they add more. (Scroll

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Records added from Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Portugal, and more on

FamilySearch added to or updated the following collections during the last week: Find A Grave Index Germany, Mecklenburg-Schwerin Census 1867 Hungary, Civil Registration, 1895-1980 Netherlands, Gelderland Province Civil Registration, 1811-1950 (includes index) Portugal, Coimbra, Civil Registration, 1893-1980 Washington, Seattle, Passenger Lists, 1890-1957 Update: There has been a lot of excitement


Almost 150 newspapers added to this week

After another week of adding almost 150 newspapers, now includes 1,761 newspapers and 48,313,379 pages, an addition of 800,000+ pages during the last week. Most of these newspapers only added a few pages for now, but you can follow the newspapers to be updated when more are added later. See


Odds & Ends: US & Canada edition – lots goin’ on!

Canada The 1921 Canadian Census was released last week to much rejoicing. It was released onto (usually a subscription site) for viewing for FREE. The indexes have not been created yet, but should be available later this year. Individuals are taking it upon themselves to transcribe pieces of it

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