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FamilySearch adds to its Canadian Headstones Collection indexed records
By Rick Roberts, GlobalGenealogy.com
FamilySearch has added to its Canadian Headstones Collection indexed records this week. They are now up to 240,168 indexed headstone records that are searchable by name and other details... Read on >>

New United Kingdom Wills and Probate beta website is a must-visit - UPDATED
By Rick Roberts, GlobalGenealogy.com
The results are in -- Wills and Probate records are often overlooked as a source of information to prove family relationships and to help researchers form an economic picture of a person or family. The National Archives in the United Kingdom has a new online resource for... Read on >>

The Value of Scientific Research
By John D. Reid, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections
Exactly a century ago, on 5 March 1915, the journal Science published an article by Chas B. Davenport The Value of Scientific Genealogy. Davenport was... Read on >>

Call for Speakers - Irish Genealogy - Toronto
By Gwyneth Pearce, Toronto Branch Ontario Genealogical Society
Toronto Branch is planning a one-day workshop on 19 September 2015 on Irish genealogy and family history with a specific focus on... Read on >>

The Family History Library Announces Free Classes for March 2015
By FamilySearch.org press release
Webinars can be accessed by going to FamilySearch.org, and then click Wiki,then Family History Library, then... Read on >>

The Grand River Métis Council and resources for researching Métis in Canada
By Sandra Roberts, GlobalGenealogy.com
Prior to Canada's crystallization as a nation, a new Aboriginal people emerged out of the rations of Indian Women and European Men. While the initial offspring of these Indian and European union's we're individuals who simply possessed mixed ancestry, subsequent intermarriages between these mixed ancestry children resulted in... Read on >>

Search Coming to iOS Ancestry App
By John D. Reid, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections
I've been using the Ancestry app more recently. It's not without its frustrations, freezing panes and mixing two different hint results. The good news is... Read on >>

Report from Canadian Expert Panel on Memory Institutions and Digital Revolution
By John D. Reid, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections
Leading in the Digital World: Opportunities for Canada’s Memory Institutions is the report of an expert panel convened under the auspices of the Council of Canadian Academies at the request of Library and Archives Canada. They were asked to answer the following question... Read on >>

Free broadcast of RootsTech Conference workshops in Brampton, Ontario
By Helen Warner
The annual RootsTech Conference, hosted by FamilySearch, is a global conference celebrating families across generations, where people of all ages are inspired to discover and share their memories and... Read on >>

The Family History Library Announces Free Webinar Classes for February 2015
By Family History Library press release
These classes and workshops are designed to help individuals and families find their ancestors and... Read on >>

Historic British Weather Information
By John D. Reid
The February issue of Family Tree Magazine (UK version) is out. Scanning the contents my eye was drawn to... Read on >>

FindMyPast adds Irish, British, British Military and Utah records this week
By Rick Roberts
Several new collections of useful records are now... Read on >>

Digitization of the Canadian Expeditionary Force Personnel Service Files – Update of January 2015
By Rick Roberts
Library and Archives Canada report that as of today, they have added... Read on >>

US Committee Releases Final Draft Genetic Genealogy Standards
By John D. Reid
The final draft of Genetic Genealogy Standards produced by a grass-roots committee of US genetic genealogists has been published. It is intended to... Read on >>

FamilySearch Launches New App Gallery
By FamilySearch.org
FamilySearch.org today launched its online app gallery to help patrons more easily find partner applications or services to... Read on >>

Announcing the New FamilySearch Indexing Website
By FamilySearch.org
FamilySearch recently released a newly redesigned indexing website at FamilySearch.org/indexing, and we invite you to come and take a look. This new website integrates indexing with... Read on >>

ScotlandsPeople website adds another year of birth, marriage and death records
By Rick Roberts, GlobalGenealogy.com
With yesterday's turning of the calendar to 2015, ScotlandsPeople website added an additional year of birth, marriage and death records (digital images) to their collection of Scottish civil... Read on >>

Macleans on "Why are our national archives being locked from public view?"
By John D. Reid, Canada's Anglo-Celtic Connections
An opinion piece by Anne Kingston in Macleans rehearses the familiar and sorry story at Library and Archives Canada. Few would argue with the article's view that Daniel Caron left the organization reputation shattered, its... Read on >>

Call for Speakers For Toronto workshop on Genetic Genealogy
By Family Search press release
The Toronto Branch of the Ontario Genealogical Society is planning a one-day workshop on 6 June 2015 on Genetic Genealogy and its uses in family history research... Read on >>

FamilySearch Adds More Than 125.4 Million Indexed Records and Images to the United States
By Family Search press release
Notable collection updates include the 124,060,301 indexed records from the Find A Grave Index collection; the 830,416 indexed records and images from the US, Michigan Obituaries, 1820–2006 collection; and the 497,490 images from the US, Washington, County Records, 1803–2010 collection... Read on >>

Scottish Institute organizing program for professional and semi–professional genealogists in Scotland
By Rick Roberts
Christine Wood of the Scottish Institute has asked us to let readers know about her 2015 program for "Professional and semi–professional genealogists: One week of learning about and researching in the Scottish records while stationed in Edinburgh’s ... Read on >>

Pembrokeshire is first Welsh council to add burial records to Deceased Online
By Deceased Online press release
Records for 11 Welsh cemeteries and crematorium now available online. All burial and cremation records for Pembrokeshire County Council (PCC) have been digitized and added to the specialist family history website... Read on >>

Global Contest Challenges App Developers to Significantly Impact Growing Family History Industry
By Family Search press release
RootsTech, the world's largest family history and technology conference, announced today its Innovator Challenge, a first of its kind global competition to encourage developers to create apps and technology-based experiences that will... Read on >>

Call for Presentations for the BIFHSGO Conference 2015 - Ottawa
By British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa
The British Isles Family History Society of Greater Ottawa (BIFHSGO) is seeking proposals for presentations at its 21st annual conference, September 18-20, 2015 to be held in Ottawa at Library and Archives Canada... Read on >>

David Archuleta and Studio C to Perform at RootsTech 2015
By Family Search press release
American Idol finalist David Archuleta is teaming up with the popular comedy sketch group Studio C from BYUtv to perform at RootsTech, the largest family history conference in the world happening February 12-14, 2015. The two talents will be performing at the RootsTech Closing Event at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah. Both will be featuring new original pieces for... Read on >>



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