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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.
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.
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.
From the Family Search Blog posted 14 Oct 2013:
MyHeritage, the popular online family history network, and FamilySearch.org announced today the signing and commencement of a strategic partnership that forges a new path for the family history industry….”
What does this mean for users of both sites?
Users will be able to access Family Search historical records database and Family Tree using MyHertiage SuperSearch now. In return, MyHertiage allows Family Search access to it’s “powerful technologies”
The full press release containing details of the partnership can be found here.
Free Access to the 1911 Census England & Wales Census http://t.co/GbIuLzleBx Ancestry.co.uk is offering free access to the 1911 England & Wales census until October 14 records. You will need to register with Ancestry.co.uk with your name and email address. [Don’t forget that all England &
Wales censuses can be accessed without charge at any Family History Centre.]
— Calabria Exchange (@calabriaxchange) August 1, 2013
We are currently in the process of extracting the 1745 Catasto Onciario for the Comune of Gioiosa. At the present time it is almost 50% complete. Images and extractions should be completely uploaded sometime in August.
Stay tuned for further updates on this and many other exciting new projects.
By now most people have heard the news that Ancestry is going to retire the old search feature on their site. A “new and improved” feature is in the works to merge the functionality of both the Old Search and New Search into one consolidated search engine which has set a lot of people in ‘panic’ mode.
Unfortunately, change is unavoidable (and necessary) in today’s wonderful world of technology. This of course doesn’t help those who repel change and technology (myself included).
What can you do? Well Ancestry has set up a survey to solicit feedback from it’s viewers about what they like/don’t like. They will use the feedback to help with the design of the new feature which may not be all bad.