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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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