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GOING GREEN: ANCESTRY.COM INDEXES MILLIONS OF IRISH RECORDS

“Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, genealogical research website Ancestry.com is making 10 million Catholic parish records from Ireland – some dating to 1655 – available online for free to help people trace their Irish heritage.The goldmine of information, available without cost for a week starting Friday, includes baptism, confirmation, marriage, and burial records from more than 1,000 parishes in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.” (via The Associated Press)

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Ancestry Mexico Launches with More than 220 Million Searchable Mexican Historical Records

“We are pleased to announce the launch of new online services that will help Mexicans and the estimated 34 million Mexican Americans* research their family history. More than 220 million searchable historical records from Mexico, including new birth, marriage, and death records dating back to the 1500s are now available on the Ancestry site, many of them important historical records never before available online.” (via Ancestry.com)

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Something New To Try When Using Ancestry.com in the Library

“Did you know that Ancestry.com is available for free in thousands of libraries in the U.S? You can’t create a tree, or post messages on message boards. You can’t sit in your jammies and work on your family (please don’t sit in your jammies in the library!). You can’t work until 3am in the morning. But you can view much of our great content. But how do you get the content home? (via ancestry.com)

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Now Available on Ancestry.com: New York City Vital Records

“Did you hear the news out of New York? We have teamed up with the New York City Department of Records/Municipal Archives to bring indexes to more than 10 million New York City birth, marriage, and death records for the years 1866–1948. You can search the indexes free from a new landing page at www.Ancestry.com/NewYork, where you’ll find other new releases as well, including the 1855 and 1875 New York state censuses.” (via Ancestry.com)

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Looking Back at the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy in New Online Historical Record Collection

“Today we are releasing, for the first time online, 6.5 million new birth and death records from the Texas Department of State Health Services.Spanning nearly a century 1890-1980, the collection includes the state’s entire public archive of death records, including a newly-rediscovered certificate for President John F. Kennedy, as well as those involved in  the investigation and reporting of his assassination, which rocked the nation 50 years ago this month.” (via Ascestry.com)

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Ancestry.com and Associated Press Bring Historical AP Archives Online

“We are excited to announce a collaboration with the Associated Press that makes fifty years of news stories–in their original wire copy format–available online today.Available at Ancestry.com/AP, the voluminous card catalog of names and subjects links to more than two million records and more than one million AP stories spanning 1937 to 1985, a resource which took Ancestry.com several years to prepare and digitize.” (via Ancestry.com)

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Ancestry.com Acquires Find A Grave

“We are pleased to announce that Ancestry.com LLC has acquired Find A Grave, Inc., the leading online cemetery database. With over 100 million memorials and 75 million photos, Find A Grave has amassed an unparalleled collection of burial information. Over the past 18 years, it has grown to become an invaluable resource for genealogists, history buffs and cemetery preservationists. Find A Grave will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Ancestry.com, and will continue to be managed by its founder, Jim Tipton.” (via Ancestry.com)

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