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  • What’s New on FamilySearch—September 2016
    Each month, FamilySearch publishes a list of new changes and updates to the website. This list includes changes to Family Tree as well as other parts of In some cases, these changes will also be published as individual articles where the need to do so exists.         Recently Released FamilySearch: […]
  • New FamilySearch Design: Log In to Try It Out
    Regular users of FamilySearch may notice something different when they log in: we’ve changed things up a bit. A new logged-in design makes your time on FamilySearch more about you. You’ll see a history of what you have done lately, you’ll find hints about your ancestors we may have found in historical records, and you’ll […]
  • 141 Million New Ancestor Hints Added to FamilySearch Family Tree
    141 million new ancestor hints will be released on FamilySearch Family Tree this week. That’s a big number. But what does it really mean to you, as a user? Here’s some context. Why Hints Are Important Hints matter because they can make it easier for you to discover your ancestors in historical records. Finding […]
  • Revolutionary War Veteran Nathaniel Hayford’s Story
    Do you have a Revolutionary War veteran in your family tree? If so, a great way to discover his story is by finding his obituary in a collection of old newspapers. I recently found this obituary of Revolutionary War veteran Nathaniel Hayford, who died in 1851 at the age of 96. Source:, New Hampshire […]
  • Join the Cause! Index Every Marriage Record in the United States
    The U.S. Marriages Project, a joint initiative between and, is actively working to save the marriage records from every state in the United States. Through the indexing efforts of online volunteers across the U.S, this service project will create a high quality, searchable database of nearly every marriage recorded in the United States […]
  • Dark Days
    This article was originally featured in Ancestry Magazine, November-December 2007. My grandfather died when his wife and children were still quite young and America was in the grip of the Great Depression. At the time, fatherless families had few options for financial assistance. My grandmother turned to the church for help and placed her children Read More
  • Exploring historical London with the London Picture Map
    As an ex-pat living in London, one thing I never tire of appreciating is London’s history. Coming from a young country in comparison to England, my head boggles with just how old this city is; what it’s been through, what it’s seen, how it’s changed and sometimes, how it hasn’t. The house I grew up Read More
  • Shakin’ Stevens and the ‘Echoes of our Times’
    For a lot of people, researching their family history can be a huge undertaking that can span months, or even years. So when you finally reach a point of personal fulfilment, it’s natural to want to do something with all those findings. People often print and frame their family trees; produce coffee table books; write Read More
  • A Confection Connection
    This article originally appeared in Ancestry Magazine, November-December 2007. Family history clues can be anywhere. An old recipe card may note “these were always served by cousin Mary McGuire” or “Aunt Susie made this every Thanksgiving.” So where do you go from there? Start at the beginning. I was told that Bertha Christine Molzen Deschner, Read More
  • How British are you? DNA study reveals UK’s ethnic diversity
    Think you’re more British than queuing for cricket in the rain? Or drinking Pimms with sun burn? By looking at our DNA data, we’ve been able to not only find the most British region in the UK, but prove how ethnically diverse Britain is. And the winner is? Yorkshire! New analysis of the genetic history Read More
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  • State Archives Digitizes Records of World War I Combat and Civilian Experiences
    [This blog post comes from a Dept. of Natural and Cultural Resources press release – you can find other press releases on] Raleigh, N.C. – Letters recounting the full military experience of North Carolina Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force service members, one-of-a-kind American Red Cross chapter unit histories and a three volume history […]
  • Links to State Archives of North Carolina Materials
    The newest addition to the North Carolina Digital Collections is Links to State Archives of North Carolina Materials. This ongoing digital reference collection is of original records from the State Archives that have been made available online by third party institutions. This collection is comprised of URLs to items within the various websites. Links may […]
  • Onslow County Tax Records
    The Imaging Unit of the State Archives of North Carolina has just completed imaging and creating microfilm for some Onslow County tax records.  The thirty-five new reels of microfilm have been added to the security vault and a reading copy of the microfilm has been placed in the public search room for public use. The material includes […]
  • Mecklenburg, Orange, Perquimans, Person, Sampson and Warren County Tax Records
    The Imaging Unit of the State Archives of North Carolina has just completed imaging and creating microfilm for tax records of six counties.  The seven new reels of microfilm have been added to the security vault and a reading copy of the microfilm has been placed in the public search room for public use. The […]
  • Treasures of Carolina: Summer Edition
    Each week this summer we will highlight an item from our North Carolina Digital Collections in hopes of inspiring you to discover new-to-you materials. For the month of August our theme is school. There are many ways to begin researching materials at the State Archives of North Carolina, like finding aids, for example. Finding aids are descriptive […]

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