Month: July 2012

New Genealogical Records on the Internet

Oakland adds to its 1890 census substitute project
The Oakland County Genealogical Society (OCGS) has added the 1891 tax assessment rolls for Avon Township, Oakland County Michigan to its 1890 census substitute project. Volunteers created an index of t…

New Release in Voices of Genealogy Video Series: Mary McCampbell Bell, CG – “Becoming a Genealogist”

ARLINGTON, VA, 29 JULY 2012: For the July celebration of the 100th anniversary of the NGSQ, the NGS video series Voices of Genealogy presents the delightful Mary McCampbell Bell and her story of “Becoming a Genealogist.” Mary chats about her inspi…

Slovakian Genealogical Records Growing Online

FamilySearch’s free online Slovakian record collection has now grown to over 5 million searchable records. The Slovakia 1869 census is also available as a browsable image collection. Other new searchable collections online were expanded this week for…

Call for Papers: 2013 Story@Home Conference

Story@Home would like to announce a call for papers for the Feb 1-2, 2013 Story@Home conference to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Story@Home is a conference that focuses on the story. Storytelling, Blogging and Family History share a love and pursui…

Ancestry.com Inc. Reports Q2 2012 Financial Results

Q2 Total Revenue $119 Million, Up 18% Year-Over-YearRaises Full-Year Revenue and Earnings GuidancePROVO, Utah, July 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com Inc. (Nasdaq:ACOM), the world’s largest online family history resource, reported today financi…

GLOBAL ALLIANCE OF GENEALOGY PROFESSIONALS: Seeking to Fill the Void Left by ExpertConnect

Ancestry.com’s “ExpertConnect” program made it easy for genealogical consumers to find, compare and retain the services of professional researchers. The newly formed Global Alliance of Genealogy Professionals seeks to fill the void created when Exp…

British “David” Takes On Billion-Dollar U.S. “Goliath” For Share of U.S.’s Growing Online Genealogy Market

Findmypast.com launches into U.S. July 24; seeks to become go-to site for Americans of British and Irish ancestries
World’s second largest genealogy company takes on its biggest rival, with the help of 1,000 unique record collections and 75% annual g…

British “David” Takes On Billion-Dollar U.S. “Goliath” For Share of U.S.’s Growing Online Genealogy Market

Findmypast.com launches into U.S. July 24; seeks to become go-to site for Americans of British and Irish ancestries
World’s second largest genealogy company takes on its biggest rival, with the help of 1,000 unique record collections and 75% annual g…

Global Alliance of Genealogy Professionals

We are recruiting professionals to join an Alliance of pros in many fields related to Genealogy Research and family history.
Get in touch and we can discuss your area of expertise and see how you will fit into the group. Look at the listings on the we…

New Collections for Nevada and South Africa

FamilySearch added new searchable collections online this week for Nevada and South Africa plus additional free records for Austria, Chile, China, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Korea, Peru, Portugal, Spain, and the United States. Search these div…

1881 and 1891 Scotland Census Indexes Added Millions More for Brazil, China, Ecuador, Ireland, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Other Countries

Those with Scottish heritage benefited this week as two major index collections were added for Scotland—the 1881 and 1891 Censuses. Other free records were also published this week for Canada, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Italy, Peru, Port…

Italian Civil Records Awaiting Volunteers

FamilySearch launched a historic partnership with the National Archives of Italy in December 2011 to digitally preserve and index its civil registration records (birth, marriage, and death) for all states from 1802 to 1940. Since the project launch mor…

Speaker John Philip Colletta plans to bring “fun” to ISGS Fall Genealogy Conference Sessions

For Immediate Release
ISGS Fall Conference press release
John Philip Colletta, Ph.D.
July 16, 2012

Whether he’s teaching about the workings of the National Archives or how to breathe life into ancestral records or how to overcome brick walls in gene…

ISGS Welcomes Family History Expos to Springfield

For Immediate Release
July 10, 2012

The Illinois State Genealogical Society is proud to be part of the Illinois Family History Expo 2012
July 10, 2012 – Springfield, IL. The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) welcomes Family History Exp…

76 Million New, Free US Historic Records Added Online Millions more for Brazil, China, Ireland, Italy, Russia, and Spain

76 million much-anticipated state census, naturalization, immigration, and vital records were added this week for 22 states, including Ohio, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Since partnering with the National Archives of Italy to digitally prese…

The National Genealogical Society Announces Partnership With Fold3

ARLINGTON, VA, 5 JUNE 2012: The National Genealogical Society is proud to announce a partnership with Fold3, the premier military history website. NGS has worked with Fold3 to give its society membership an extremely attractive member benefit. Fold3 is…

Ancestry.com Reaches Two Million Subscriber Mark

PROVO, Utah, July 2, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ancestry.com (Nasdaq:ACOM), the world’s largest online family history resource, has added its two-millionth active current subscriber. The milestone recently was reached when Yvonne Ocheltree, of Colliervil…