October 25, 2014

1940 U.S. Census Records from New York State Now Searchable by Name

New York is the latest addition to states where 1940 U.S Census records are searchable by name via Ancestry.com. Records are free to search. Additional info/links in this blog post. Other states with records searchable by name (as of June 6, 2012): Delaware D.C. Maine Nevada But wait, that’s not all! More Records: New York […]

Ancestry.com to Acquire Archives.com For $100 Million in Cash

From the Ancestry.com Blog: You may already know of Archives.com – a fast-growing family history site that has clearly attracted new users to family history with a product that is easy to use and one that has proven to be a great way for people to get started with family history. Over the past two […]

Ancestry.com Begins Roll Out of a 1940 Census Database That’s Searchable by Name

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A new blog post from Ancestry.com reports that the company has now made all scanned images (more than 3.8 million) of the 1940 U.S. Census available on their platform. The company also points out that they’ve indexed all of the names found in the 1940 Census for two states, Nevada and Delaware, and made those […]

Massachusetts: "A New Window on Bay State’s Vital Records"

From The Boston Globe: Locked away in town vaults and basements for years, the historical records date to 1620 and include the scribblings of town clerks from days of yore and the names of Clara Barton, Paul Revere, John Hancock, John Adams, and Benjamin Franklin. The old public records are slated to go online Tuesday, […]

EBSCO's MEDLINE Complete Database Now Available, Full-Text Content From Over 1,800 Journals

From an Company Announcement: MEDLINE Complete is the largest full-text companion to the MEDLINE index ever assembled and provides full text for more than 1,850 journals. This wide-ranging file contains full text for many of the most used journals in the MEDLINE index — available in MEDLINE Complete with no embargo. [Clip] From the MEDLINE […]

Ancestry.com Makes 60 Million WWII Records Available For Free (For a Limited Time)

From the USA Today: That treasure trove, which includes 60 million World War II records of individual members of the U.S. armed forces, will be available for free over the next six days, starting Friday and running through Dec. 7, the 70th anniversary of the attack, says Josh Hanna, executive vice president of Ancestry.com. “We […]

Historical Records: State Library of Tennessee Partners With Ancestry.com, Database Includes Millions of Images and Names

From the Tennessee Department of State: The State Library and Archives is commencing the relationship by sharing Tennessee death records from 1908 through 1959 with Ancestry.com and its users. This database includes 1.2 million digital images and indexes 3.4 million names that appear in those records. The records are available free to Tennesseans by visiting […]

Recently Made Available by Library and Archives Canada: Launch of "Census of Canada, 1871"

From the LAC Web Site: The 1871 census marked the first regularly scheduled collection of national statistics, and Library and Archives Canada is now pleased to make its results available online. Researchers can access digitized images of original census returns featuring the name, age, country or province of birth, nationality, religion, and occupation of Canada’s […]

New Version of the Canadian Naturalization Database Now Available

From Library and Archives Canada: Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the online database Canadian Naturalization 1915–1951. The nominal index has been extended with the addition of more than 91,000 names and now covers the years from 1915 to 1936, inclusively. Work is ongoing to […]

National Library of China Launches Genealogy Portal

From China Daily (via Asia One): Users can search the site, which is based on NLC’s trove of ancient books, for information about 500 surnames in different locations, including genealogical documents and charts, lists of well-known people in history and relationships with other families in the same place. The latest records that can be found […]