eBay for Genealogy

Have you ever thought of using eBay for finding genealogy sources? Although eBay was started in 1995 as an auction website, just as many items are “buy it now.” You can find many things for your genealogy including Town & County histories, family histories, city directories, high school & college yearbooks, maps & atlases, newspapers, …

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FamilySearch Indexing Challenge

Now through Aug 14th at FamilySearch is a Worldwide Indexing Event. Last year during the event over 60,000 people indexed record. This year they are hoping to set a new record of 100,000 people indexing in just this one week. There are over 300 projects currently being indexed from over 20 countries around the world. …

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Short Genealogy Notes

Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Rochester has added death dates to their online records. Previously they had burial dates but no death dates online. Start from their search page and after you find someone, click on “More Information / Condolences” to see the death date. Mocavo has made U. S. census searches free for everyone. You …

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New Newspapers Added to Fulton History

Fulton History has added more newspapers to the millions of newspaper pages that were already on the website. Now there are over 30,667,000 newspaper pages. Originally all newspapers were from New York State but you will notice that most of the newspapers added in the last four months are from other states. If you have …

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NY State Historical Newspapers Website

The NY State Historical Newspapers is  a website that  contains about 3,700,000 newspaper pages scanned by libraries throughout the state. At one time each region in NY State had their own website but now they all have been combined. Best of all it is absolutely free. From the main page you can click on a …

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Corrections to FSFT

About the year 2000 I submitted a GEDCOM with data on about 2400 people in my Wilklow family to the LDS Ancestral File. That data eventually was passed over to FamilySearch Family Tree (FSFT). Early last year I started going through all the data that I submitted to make corrections that I found over the …

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Find My Past – Free Weekend

Findmypast, genealogy website. is offering free access this weekend to billions of historical records including their US, UK and Ireland records. You do have to sign up for a free account but as far as I can tell, they don’t send you any emails after you sign up. This access expires at 7 a.m. (EST) …

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Updating an Old Genealogy Submission

About the year 2000 I submitted a GEDCOM of data on my Wilklow family to the LDS Ancestral File. That data eventually was passed over to FamilySearch Family Tree (FSFT). Sometime around the beginning of 2014 I started going through all the data that I submitted to FSFT. So far I have only made it …

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New Newspapers added to Fulton History

Fulton History has added more newspapers to the millions of newspaper pages that were already on the website. Originally all newspapers were from New York State but in the last year there have been newspapers added from other states. The website now has over 29 million newspaper pages. I think there was an update in …

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Find A Grave on FamilySearch (Again)

Back in August 2013 I posted that Find A Grave records were on FamilySearch. There was a problem. Only about 15% of the records from F-A-G  were on FamilySearch. Then within a couple of weeks the F-A-G records disappeared off FamilySearch. This week FamilySearch announced that they now have Find A grave records and this …

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