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FREE Access to WW2 Records

Free Access to WW2 Collection Nov 10-30

Free Access to WW2 Collection Nov 10-30

Fold3 is offering FREE ACCESS to it’s WW2 collection from Nov 10th to Nov 30th in honour of Veteran’s Day.  There are many updated and new categories added to the collection so if you haven’t been there in a while you may want to consider having a look!

And don’t forget to let us know if you do find something or someone you’ve been searching for. We’d love to hear from you!

Find My Past – Free Access

Explore Findmypast records for free this weekend

Mocavo – Findmypast

This weekend Findmypast is offering free unlimited access to over 2 million records from their databases which include the following:

  • Global record sets such as census, birth, marriage, and death records from the 1600s to the present.
  • Millions of local newspaper pages from around the globe spanning 1710 to 2014.
  • The largest collection of local records from England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland dating back to 1500.
  • Military records dating from 1760, encompassing the U.S. Civil War, World War I and World War II.
  • Passenger lists and naturalizations, covering the United States, Canada, England, Ireland, and beyond.
  • Local histories, genealogies, and exclusive access to PERSI (the PERiodical Source Index)

In addition, you can tune in to the Findmypast Live Broadcast at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 8th (EST), where some of our family history experts will be giving you advice to help you make the most of your research.

The offer runs from November 7th until 7 am November 10th.

Archivio di Stato di Reggio Calabria

Reggio Calabria

Finally, after waiting what seems to be an eternity, the Italian State Archives have added several records from Reggio Calabria towns to their database.

This is very exciting news as the Italian State Civil records contain images for years up to and including 1940 for some towns which allow researchers to link more recent generations to their databases.

Alternatively, you can also check out the Genealogie van Rijswijk amazing site for more extractions on several of these towns which also include some family sites and church record extractions dating back tot he 1600’s or my personal Website, Calabria Exchange for additional towns not yet listed in the Archives. Many images as well as extractions can be found there.

Good luck and Happy Researching!

Gioiosa Ionica Catasto 1745

Gioiosa Jonica Stemma

The Catasto Onciario 1745 for Gioiosa Jonica [Ionica], Reggio Calabria, Italy is now partially viewable on Calabria Exchange. You can also access it directly through Gioiosa Jonica Catasto.

Marina di Gioiosa Ionica Stemma

The Catasto Onciario 1745 for Martone di Grotteria, Reggio Calabria, Italy is also accessible at Martone Catasto.

Special thanks to Lou Loccisano from Calabria DNA for sending these amazing resources to us!

Free Access to Ancestry UK

Free access to Ancestry.co.uk this weekend so go ahead a have a look. Offer ends at midnight Sunday 23 Feb 2014.

New York City Vital Records Updated on Ancestry

Ancestry.com and the New York City Department of Records/Municipal Archives have entered into a partnership recently which means Ancestry will be updating their databases for the city to include millions of vital records spanning 1866 to 1948. These records will be free to search.

In addition, Ancestry will also be updating to it’s New York Census Collection the 1855, 1875 and 1905 Census records. These records will all be available by the end of next week.

More information about this can be found on the Long Island Newsday site.

Martone, [RC] Catasto Onciario 1745

Martone di Grotteria Onciario del 1745

Martone di Grotteria Onciario del 1745



Martone, Reggio Calabria Stemma Thanks to Lou Loccisano from the Calabria DNA Project for making available and Carmen Papallo from the Famiglie di Martone,Italy Genealogy Project for extracting the Martone, Reggio Calabria 1745 Catasto.

The Catasto Onciario were records of taxes paid by the commoners of a comune to the City and list all items in their possession at they time. This is what the taxes were based on and were taken in the mid 1700?s. They also list any servants living on the property at the time.

As seen on both websites, Louis and Carmen each have deep roots in Martone and both have shared so much of their research with us. More civil records and additional information can also be found on Calabria Exchange.

Portigliola, Reggio Calabria Deaths

Portigliola Stemma

The death records for Portigliola, Reggio Calabria 1894 have now been extracted and linked to their respective images.

Portigliola is a comune in the Province of Reggio Calabria in the Italian region Calabria, located about 80 km southwest of Catanzaro and about 50 km northeast of Reggio Calabria.   …… Wikipedia

Additionally we have added images for Marriages 1894 for this town as well.

If you would like to add information or correct existing data please contact me using the contact form. Please include the link of the page in the message.

You can access the official town website at Comune di Portigliola.

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you and your family a safe and very Happy Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving 2013

Happy Thanksgiving 2013

John F Kennedy

John F. Kennedy - 35th US President

Remembering John F. Kennedy
January 20, 1961 – November 22, 1963

 

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