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The latest update from the Registry of Deeds Index Project results in a new total of 274,091 indexed entries available to researchers. These entries have been indexed from 30,371 memorials of deeds.

It's worth noting that the project also now has more than 55,000 townland index entries, all submitted by volunteers.

The project website is free to search.

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Det är nu dags att återvända till marknaderna i Vimmerby som förr ofta var både livliga och händelserika. Folk kom långväga ifrån för att göra kreatursaffärer, köpa och sälja varor och säkert fanns det de som bara var där för att träffa folk och festa till. Men samtidigt hände det en hel del tråkigheter under marknadsdagarna, stölder, tragiska dödsfall och till och med mord. Idag ska vi göra nedslag i dagspressen och se vad de skrev om 1800-talets marknader i staden.

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Monday 18 June: NLI Reading Room and Manuscript Room closed. Venue: National Library of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. On-going Monday closures are to facilitate extensive redevelopment of the premises. All other services/exhibitons/cafe, including Genealogy Advisory Service operating as normal. Details.

Thursday 21 June: The sinking of the RMS Leinster in 1918, with Philip Lecane. Host: Leixlip History Group. Venue: Leixlip Community Library, Captain's Hill, Newtown, Leixlip, Co.
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Vi i MyHeritage er heldige som kommer i kontakt med mange spennende mennesker med fascinerende livs- og slektshistorier. I denne serien, som vi har valgt å kalle «Blant oss», gir vi våre brukere anledning til å få et lite glimt av hverdagen for andre brukere. Du vil nok ikke finne så alt for mange likhetstrekk mellom disse, annet enn at DNA-testing og/eller slektshistorie har en plass i deres liv.
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When Sarah DeMars, 41, received her MyHeritage DNA results, she could not believe her eyes. After years of searching for her biological family and having received inaccurate information from different sources, she finally had a solid lead — she was matched with her biological father! Leading up to Father’s Day this year, Sarah and her father Arland just met for the very first time on the Megyn Kelly Today Show in New York City.
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Read more details at UGA’s website here

This is a great opportunity to learn more about Norwegian, Danish and Icelandic genealogy research from the comfort of your home! And – excellent teachers!  In addition to Elaine and Jeff, Finn Karlsen (retired from the Regional State Archive of Trondheim, a division of The National Archive of Norway, where his primary obligation was research support) and Anka Schjerven (currently working as an International Research Consultant at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah).

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If you have ancestry in county Limerick, you are in luck as there is a vast range of genealogical material available online to help you in your research. Here are the top 10 websites for researching your Limerick roots.

1. Irish Census – Search and view all surviving household returns for the 1901 and 1911 Census for Limerick city and county and the limited census fragments dating from 1821, 1841 and 1851.

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"Dansk Adels Forening" og "Slægtsforskernes Bibliotek" har nylig gått sammen i en avtale om å digitalisere Danmarks Adels Årbok og gjøre den gratis tilgjengelig på nett. Den tradisjonsrike årboken med røtter tilbake til 1884 da første utgave utkom, er et register over alle nålevende slekter tilhørende Danmarks adel. Årboka inneholder også informasjon om alle kjente medlemmer tilhørende disse slektene. 

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For the second time this month, the RCB Library has announced the digitisation and free online availability of a further tranche of the Church of Ireland Gazette.

The first June release (see blogpost) saw the free Gazette database extend to cover editions published from 1856 to 1933. The latest instalment adds editions published from 1934 to 1936, so that the free database now spans more than 80 years.

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The following is a press release from Gale, a Cengage company:

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 12, 2018 — Gale, a Cengage company, is introducing a new digital archive that’s considered the social media of the 19th century and gives students and researchers a unique inside look at how teens and young adults of the period expressed themselves and their opinions to the world. Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is the largest and most extensive digital archive in the U.S.

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FindMyPast has added more than 691,000 to its British Armed Forces collection of First World War Soldiers' Medical Records

This collection may allow you to discover when and where your ancestor was wounded, where they were treated how long they were held at the medical facility for treatment. Images may provide a variety of additional details such as their service history and a description of wound.

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Here is a story that every genealogist, archivist, historian, and museum manager never wants to read: On Saturday, a fire destroyed the Aberdeen Museum of History in Kurt Cobain’s hometown of Aberdeen, Washington, which included items from his early life.

NOTE: The late Kurt Cobain was an American singer, songwriter, and musician. Born in Aberdeen, Washington, Cobain formed the band Nirvana with Krist Novoselic and Aaron Burckhard in 1987.

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Don’t believe everything you read. In fact, don’t believe everything you pay for either.

In Canada, there are major benefits to being able to prove Aboriginal People ancestry.

NOTE: Aboriginal People is one term for what we used to call native North American Indians or Eskimos although those terms have recently been replaced with Native Canadians or Aboriginal Canadians. See http://bit.ly/2JPniVe for a list of some of the benefits of Aboriginal Canadian ancestry.

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A newsletter reader wrote and asked a question:

“I have an account with Ancestry.com and I was using the Family Tree Maker for my back up just in case there comes a time when I can no longer pay for Ancestry and since they stopped using Family Tree Maker. I was wondering if there was anything else I can use as a back up, I would hate to lose all the information I have if I couldn’t pay for it for some reason.

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To mark the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, PRONI will be launching a new exhibition – Voices and Votes: Suffrage and Representation of the People, 1832–1928 – on Monday 2 July at 10am. It explores the journey from reform of the 40-shilling franchise to universal suffrage and recognises some of the people who championed change.

The launch will be followed (10:10am to 1pm) by a half-day conference which will examine the history and context of suffrage and the Representation of the People Act, and its legacy and impact.

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The conservation of a former tenement house at 14 Henrietta Street in Dublin's north inner city has been named Best Conservation/Restoration Project, and has won the Special RIAI* Jury Award at the prestigious annual RIAI Irish Architecture Awards.

14 Henrietta Street, DublinDublin City Council undertook to save and renovate 14 Henrietta Street more than a decade ago, when it was in a seriously derelict state. After painstaking restoration, the building will be officially opened in September as a social history museum telling the story of the Georgian townhouse's shifting fortunes, from aristocratic family home and powerbase to courthouse; from barracks to its final incarnation as a tenement house.

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The U.S. Supreme Court made gay marriage legal in every state, but the LDS Church’s FamilySearch massive genealogy databank still hasn’t listed same-sex couples. However, change is coming to the genealogy resource — and soon.

An article by Peggy Fletcher Stack in the Salt Lake Tribune web site states:

“The church’s genealogical arm has been planning for several years to expand its services to include “same-sex parents and same-sex couples,” according to a statement on the FamilySearch website, but that requires several systems to be “significantly redesigned to support same-sex relationships before Family Tree can release this capability.

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Warning:I had to read this article several times before I understood it. To say it is a twisted tale is an understatement. I am still not certain I understand all of it. The story involves a lawsuit that could only happen in Florida. Yet it could also set a precedent that will alter laws about DNA nationwide.

Toronto businessman Harold Peerenboom and Marvel Entertainment chairman Isaac “Ike” Perlmutter were locked in an absurd suburban skirmish, bickering over who should run the tennis center at Sloan’s Curve, the exclusive Palm Beach waterfront community where both men resided.

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The Rafu Shimpo online archive wasn’t designed for genealogists. You won’t find long lists of names of people. However, it does provide researchers with many first-hand accounts of day-to-day life from Japanese-Americans and their descendants from the early 1900s to today. As such, it can be a valuable tool to learn more about the lives of your Japanese-American ancestors and relatives. And, yes, many names are mentioned within the archive.

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This year's Celtic Connections Conference, 'Pathways to Our Past', will be held at Boston Marriott Hotel in Massachussetts, USA, on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 August.

Co-sponsored by The Irish Ancestral Research Association (TIARA) and the International Genealogical Society of Ireland (IGSI), the conference presents two days of lectures on Irish, Scots-Irish, Scottish and Welsh genealogy, DNA and culture. All presentations are by international and US-based experts.
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