FamilySearch – One Billion Indexed Records

FamilySearch passed a big milestone last week, Friday. They started their current indexing project in September 2006. Now they have indexed over 1 billion records. The procedure is that each record is indexed twice and then arbitrated for differences of each record. Once indexed records are completed, they are put on the FS website and …

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FamilySearch Website Update

FamilySearch has made major changes to their website. All of the changes were talked about last month at the RootsTech Conference in Salt Lake City by James Tanner and Dennis Brimhall. The website added the capability to upload photos and stories of your ancestors. I uploaded a picture of my grandmother. After you upload the …

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NY State Genealogy Conference in September

The Central New York Genealogical Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society announce their First New York State Family History Conference on September 20 and 21st. The information below is from the press release: The Central New York Genealogical Society and the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society are cosponsoring the first-ever statewide …

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Kodak News; Apr. 15 – 19

History still in the making… On Monday, Kodak announced that they entered into a purchase agreement with Brother Industries, Ltd. for the proposed sale of Kodak’s Document Imaging business for a cash purchase price of approximately $210 million. Brother would assume the liability of the business, which totaled approximately $67 million. Kodak’s Document Imaging business provides …

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Anti-Slavery Newspapers

A collection of Anti-Slavery and Abolitionist Newspapers, has been added to the New York Heritage website, courtesy of St. John Fisher College’s Lavery Library. This collection includes issues of Frederick Douglass newspapers that he published over many years. There are some issues of The North Star (1847 – 1851),  Frederick Douglass’ Paper (1851 – 1860?), Douglass’ Monthly (1858 – 1963) and and …

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