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Transcription Challenge is Back! - After a long hiatus, we are excited to announce that the Transcription Challenge has returned! You can participate by going to the “Transcription Challenge” tab at the top of the page and submitting your suggestions in the comments. We will review your comments every week and will post new challenges as we find them! We...
New database: Lynn, MA: Harry Lipsky Company Records, 1934-1936 - We are excited to announce a new collection! Lynn, MA: Harry Lipsky Company Records, 1934-1936, a collection From the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center (JHC).   The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center (JHC) at New England Historic Genealogical Society is a destination for exploring, preserving, and advancing the history of Jewish families, institutions, and communities...
Canadian Headstones: additional cemeteries available - Today we’re excited to announce an update to Canadian Headstones: Cemetery Heritage Records of Canada. This update includes data from 44 cemeteries in Alberta, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, Quebec and Saskatchewan. Canadian Headstones is a volunteer-operated Canadian non-profit dedicated to the digital preservation of Canada’s cemetery heritage. We are working together to create an index-only database that...
The Genealogist: Volume 10 (1989) now available - We’re excited to announce the release of Volume 10 (1989) of The Genealogist, in partnership with the American Society of Genealogists. This update adds more than 3,000 records to search in the database. With the addition of Volume 10, this database is now up-to-date. The American Society of Genealogists, founded in 1940, is an independent honorary society...
The Genealogist: Volumes 26-30 now available - We’re excited to announce the release of Volume 26 (2012), Volume 27 (2013), Volume 28 (2014), Volume 29 (2015) and Volume 30 (2016) of The Genealogist, in partnership with the American Society of Genealogists. This update adds more than 21,000 records to search in the database. The American Society of Genealogists, founded in 1940, is an independent...
New sketches: Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784 - Today we’ve added 2 new sketches and updated 3 sketches in Early Vermont Settlers, 1700-1784. The people profiled in the new and updated sketches lived in Brattleboro and Fort Dummer. With this study project, Scott Andrew Bartley researches the heads of families who lived in Vermont prior to the Revolutionary War.  These sketches illustrate major players on political...
The Genealogist: Volumes 21-25 now available - We’re excited to announce the release of Volume 21 (2007), Volume 22 (2008), Volume 23 (2009), Volume 24 (2010) and Volume 25 (2011) of The Genealogist, in partnership with the American Society of Genealogists. This update adds more than 22,000 records to search in the database. The American Society of Genealogists, founded in 1940, is an independent...
The Genealogist: Volumes 16-20 now available - We’re excited to announce the release of Volume 16 (2002), Volume 17 (2003), Volume 18 (2004), Volume 19 (2005) and Volume 20 (2006) of The Genealogist, in partnership with the American Society of Genealogists. This update adds more than 27,600 records to search in the database. The American Society of Genealogists, founded in 1940, is an independent...
The Genealogist: Volumes 11-15 now available - We’re excited to announce the release of Volume 11 (1997), Volume 12 (1998), Volume 13 (1999), Volume 14 (2000) and Volume 15 (2001) of The Genealogist, in partnership with the American Society of Genealogists. This update adds more than 19,200 records to search in the database. The American Society of Genealogists, founded in 1940, is an independent...
Wyeth Funeral Service Records, 1904-1964: database complete - We are very excited to announce that our database: Cambridge, MA: Wyeth Funeral Service Records, 1904-1964 is now complete. This database now contains all funeral home account records in the collection, spanning from 1904 through 1964. The complete database contains more than 17,400 records and 45,000 names. Searchable fields include names of the deceased; dates and...