Ancestry New and Updated Collections – February 1-28, 2021

Ancestry.com continues to add or update their records collections at a fast pace for us to search. For the period of February 1-28, 2021,  the new/updated collections are: Australia and New Zealand, Find a Grave Index, 1800s-Current (UPDATED) Bornheim, Germany, Births, 1798-1900 (NEW) Bornheim, Germany, Deaths 1799-1932 (NEW) Bornheim, Germany, Marriages 1798-1932 (NEW) Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., Marriages, 1700-1809 (UPDATED) Brazil, Find a Grave Index, […]

FamilySearch New and Updated Collections – February 1-28, 2021

Source: familysearch.org FamilySearch continues to add or update their records collections at a fast pace for us to search. For the period of February 1-28, 2021, the added/updated collections are: Alabama Voter Registration and Poll Tax Cards, 1834-1981 Alabama, Military Discharge Records, ca.1918 – ca.1962 Argentina, Corrientes, Civil Registration, 1880-1930 Argentina, Misiones, Catholic Church Records, 1874-1975 Argentina, Salta, Civil […]

Ancestry New and Updated Collections – January 1-31, 2021

Ancestry.com continues to add or update their records collections at a fast pace for us to search. For the period of January 1-31, 2021,  the new/updated collections are: 1860 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules (UPDATED) 1911 England Census (UPDATED) Alabama, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1753-1999 (UPDATED) Archdeaconry of Richmond, England, Church of England Marriage Bonds, 1611-1861 (NEW) Australia and New Zealand, […]

The 5 Best Free Sites for Online Newspaper Research for Genealogy

I have been an historical newspaper research addict for a long time. In the past several years I have decided to ratchet up my interest and share what I have learned through newspaper research-related blog articles, huge link lists, as well as video tutorials. For all my articles about newspaper research, just navigate to the Newspapers Page of […]

Where to Find Old Obituaries Online

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historic newspapers is to find obituaries. Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They provide death dates and locations, funeral and cemetery information and more importantly – information about the relatives of the deceased’s family and extended family. This family name information is often not found […]

Quebec Birth, Marriage, and Death (BMD) Record Links

One of the main goals for genealogists is finding birth, marriage, and death (BMD) information about their ancestors.   Over the past few decades, thanks to volunteers, librarians, and archivists (as well as the largest of them all – FamilySearch), a great number of indexes to birth, marriage, and death collections have been provided for free online.  […]

What is the Future of Obituaries?

Just the other day, I was having a short conversation with François Desjardins, of the Drouin Institute, the company behind Généalogie Québec, which offers over 45 million online files and images for the Quebec and French-Canadian research community.  My interest was particularly the free online obituaries, which now number over 2.3 million names across Canada. […]

How to Find Historical Obituaries

One of the main goals for genealogists in searching historic newspapers is to find obituaries. Obituaries are a gold mine of information. They provide death dates and locations, funeral and cemetery information, and more importantly – information about the relatives of the deceased’s family and extended family. This family name information is often not found […]

The Ancestor Hunt Greatest Hits

To celebrate this, the 8th anniversary of the birth of “The Ancestor Hunt”, we are making available a Greatest Hits Album. There are two sides (A Side and B Side), each with 6 Tracks (posts) each, along with 4 Bonus Tracks (posts). These are the most popular of the hundreds of posts published by The […]