Archive for March, 2007

Search Kent, Burslem, and The Great Marlow Parish Registers Now at

Friday, March 30th, 2007

Kent, Burslem, and The Great Marlow Parish Registers were added recently to These databases are FREE to access until April 7, 2007.

The Kent Parish Registers database contains marriage records from five parishes. Four of the parish records contain information from the 16th century and the other parish records contain information dating from the 17th century.

The entries in this database have not been transcribed verbatim, but have been put in a common form where contractions are freely used. The contractions and their meanings can be found in the preface. (To access the preface – Use the Browse This Database feature on the site.)

The Burslem Parish Registers, Volume 1 is a database from the Everton Library Collection. The Burslem Parish Register contains baptism, marriage, and burial records for the years 1761-1809. Burslem is in North Staffordshire. It is on the Trent and Mersey Canal. It is an ancient Chapelry and occurs in Domesday as Barcardeslim and in various records and charters as Borewardeslyme, Burewardesley-lime, Burwardeslime, Burwareslem, and Burdeslem.

The Great Marlow Parish Registers database contains baptismal, marriage, and burial records from 1592 to 1611. Unfortunately, the registers were fairly damaged by moisture and contained many torn pages. The transcription contains the best recreation of the records as possible, with supplied words enclosed in square brackets. In some places toward the end, every letter had to be carefully analyzed under a strong lens.

20 Newspaper Updates For March 29, 2007

Thursday, March 29th, 2007 has made the following newspapers updates to its site today. All of these papers are FREE to access and have been provided by SmallTownPapers®.

CA Gridley Herald (Gridley, California) UPDATE
FL Heritage Florida Jewish News (Fern Park, Florida) UPDATE
GA Harris County Journal (Hamilton, Georgia) UPDATE
KY Harrodsburg Herald (Harrodsburg, Kentucky) UPDATE
KY Hart County’s News-Herald (Horse Cave, Kentucky) UPDATE
LA Gonzales Weekly (Gonzales, Louisiana) UPDATE
MA Hometown News (Norton, Massachusetts) UPDATE
MD Hancock News (Hancock, Maryland) UPDATE
MN Hendricks Pioneer (Hendricks, Minnesota) UPDATE
NH Hollis Brookline Journal (Hollis, New Hampshire) UPDATE
NM Hidalgo County Herald (Lordsburg, New Mexico) UPDATE
OR Hells Canyon Journal (Halfway, Oregon) UPDATE
OR Heppner Gazette-Times (Heppner, Oregon) UPDATE
SD Hartford “Area” News (Hartford, South Dakota) UPDATE
TX Free Press (Buda, Texas) UPDATE
TX Grand Saline Sun (Grand Saline Sun, Texas) UPDATE
WV Grant County Press (Petersburg, West Virginia) UPDATE
WV Hinton News (Hinton, West Virginia) UPDATE
WY Greybull Standard (Greybull, Wyoming) UPDATE
WY High Plains Sentinel (Wright, Wyoming) UPDATE

19 New Newspaper Updates Free To Access At

Wednesday, March 28th, 2007 added 19 new newspaper updates to its site today. These records from SmallTownPapers® are FREE to access.

Click on the links below to access the databases:

AL Democrat Reporter (Linden, Alabama) UPDATE
AL Florala News (Florala, Alabama) UPDATE
CA Feather River Bulletin (Quincy, California) UPDATE
FL Florida Flambeau (Tallahassee, Florida) UPDATE
HI Molokai Dispatch (Kaunakakai, Hawaii) UPDATE
IA Danish Villages Voice (Elk Horn, Iowa) UPDATE
IA Dayton Review (Dayton, Iowa) UPDATE
IA Decorah Public Opinion (Decorah, Iowa) UPDATE
MN Ely Echo (Ely, Minnesota) UPDATE
MO Excelsior Springs Standard (Excelsior Springs, Missouri) UPDATE
OK Drumright Gusher (Drumright, Oklahoma) UPDATE
SD Freeman Courier (Freeman, South Dakota) UPDATE
TX East Bernard Express (East Bernard, Texas) UPDATE
TX Edgewood Enterprise (Edgewood, Texas) UPDATE
WA Deer Park Tribune (Deer Park, Washington) UPDATE
WA Dispatch (Eatonville, Washington) UPDATE
WA Edmonds Beacon (Edmonds, Washington) UPDATE
WA Goldendale Sentinel (Goldendale, Washington) UPDATE
WV Glenville Democrat (Glenville, West Virginia) UPDATE

Search Some of Our Most Popular Databases: SSDI (FREE), Everton Pedigree and Family Group Sheets, Passengers Arriving in New York from Ireland 1846 – 1851, etc.

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007

What are people searching at Here is a list of’s most popular databases:

  1. USA Social Security Death Index (SSDI) – FREE
  2. Everton Pedigree and Family Group Sheets
  3. Passengers arriving in New York from Ireland 1846 – 1851
  4. Maine Marriages 1892-1966
  5. 1871 Canadian Census
  6. USA Korean War Casualties
  7. Everton’s Genealogical Helper
  8. USA 1880 United States Census
  9. Hinton News (Hinton, West Virginia) (FREE)
  10. Blair Press (Blair, Wisconsin) (FREE)
  11. Maine Deaths 1960-1996
  12. Land Patents – Ohio
  13. UK Marriage List, 1655-1992 adds at least one new database to its site each day. Here is a list of the new newspapers and updates for today – March 27, 2007.

AR DeWitt Era-Enterprise (DeWitt, Arkansas) UPDATE
AZ Camp Verde Journal (Camp Verde, Arizona) UPDATE
AZ Copper Basin News (Kearny, Arizona) UPDATE
AZ Cottonwood Journal Extra (Cottonwood, Arizona) UPDATE
CA Catalina Islander (Avalon, California) UPDATE
CA Chester Progressive (Chester, California) UPDATE
CA Cloverdale Reveille (Cloverdale, California) UPDATE
DE Cape Gazette (Lewes, Delaware) UPDATE
FL Calhoun-Liberty Journal (Bristol, Florida) UPDATE
FL DeFuniak Springs Herald (DeFuniak Springs, Florida) UPDATE
GA Clinch County News (Homerville, Georgia) UPDATE
IA Carlisle Citizen (Carlisle, Iowa) UPDATE
IA Decorah Journal (Decorah, Iowa)
IA N. Warren Town & County News (Norwalk, Iowa) UPDATE
MI Clare County Review (Clare, Michigan) UPDATE
MN Chatfield News (Chatfield, Minnesota) UPDATE
MN Cold Spring Record (Cold Spring, Minnesota) UPDATE
MN Dodge County Independent (Kasson, Minnesota)
MO Cuba Free Press (Cuba, Missouri) UPDATE
ND Dickey Counter Leader (Ellendale, North Dakota) UPDATE
NM Clovis Livestock Market News (Clovis, New Mexico) UPDATE
NM De Baca County News (Fort Sumner, New Mexico) UPDATE
OR Clatskanie Chief (Clatskanie, Oregon) UPDATE
SC Columbia Star (Columbia, South Carolina) UPDATE
SD Canistota Clipper (Canistota, South Dakota) UPDATE
TX Clarendon Enterprise (Clarendon, Texas) UPDATE
TX Clay County Leader (Henrietta, Texas) UPDATE
VA Clinch Valley Times (St. Paul, Virginia) UPDATE
WA Cheney Free Press (Cheney, Washington) UPDATE
WA Coulee City News & Hartline Standard (Coulee City, Washington)

Search More Than 9 Million NARA World War II Army Enlistment Records Online at

Tuesday, March 27th, 2007 add another large Wonderbase to its site

More than 9 million World War II army enlistment records are now searchable online at through a shipment provided by National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), one of the largest archives in the United States.

NARA created the database in 2002 in conjunction with the Bureau of the Census. The World War II Army Enlistment database contains the majority of the Army enlistments during World War II from 1938-1946 and will be searchable for FREE until April 5, 2007.

This rich database contains the serial number, name, state and county of residence, place of enlistment, date of enlistment, race, grade, Army branch, term of enlistment, longevity, nativity (place of birth), year of birth, civilian occupation, marital status, education, military occupational specialty (1945 and later), height and weight (before 1943), component, and box and reel number of the microfilmed punch cards.

At, these NARA databases are part of a global search, allowing users to search all of the databases at one time. These records have also been enhanced with geomapping and the Google Book search features.

We, at, feel that the World War II generation brought us out of the Great Depression and established much of the American modern infrastructure we enjoy today. We celebrate their lives with the inclusion of these records.

Did You Know Has a FREE Genealogy Blog Planet?

Monday, March 26th, 2007

That’s right. has a genealogy blog planet that contains more than 45 blogs that individuals can access for FREE!

What is’ Genealogy Blog Planet?’s Genealogy Blog Planet contains an aggregation of the latest industry news, personal findings, and experts tips from professional genealogists. It’s an excellent resource to find genealogical information on a variety of topics from many different countries.

Advantage of using’s Genealogy Blog Planet

  • Useful genealogy information from genealogy bloggers
  • Time Savings (Find a collection of genealogy blogs all in one place!)
  • Free access

Where is’s Genealogy Blog Planet located?

Click here to access the planet or Go to Click on News. Then click on Genealogy Planet.

How do I submit a blog to’s Blog Planet?

Send an email containing the URL of the blog to would love to receive feedback on its Genealogy Blog Planet.

If you have a comment, suggestion for improvement, or a success story by searching through the blogs, please submit a response to this blog, or send an email to

Korean War Dead and Wounded Army Casualties Database Online at

Friday, March 23rd, 2007

Records on Korean War Dead and Wounded Army Casualties is’s Wonderbase of the Week. The database contains 109,975 records between the period February 13, 1950-December 31, 1953.

The records will be FREE to access for 10 days (April 1, 2007).

The database contains information regarding U.S. army officers and soldiers who were casualties in the war. According to NARA, there are 27, 727 records in this database for Army personnel who died, including personnel who died while a prisoner of war or missing in action. The rest of the records (82,248) are for nonfatal Army casualties.

The database includes the following information for each individual: name, service prefix and number, grade, (Army) branch, place of casualty, date of casualty, state and county of residence, type of casualty, detail/previous casualty type, casualty group, place of disposition, date of disposition, year of birth (for deceased casualties only), military occupational specialty, organization troop program sequence number, element sequence, unit number, race, component, and disposition of evacuations.

New News Features: Newsletter and Press Release Archives Now Available at

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

A newsletter archive containing each week’s newsletter has been added to Individuals must have a membership to access this archive which can be found at the following address:

Stay on top of the latest news and events at Sign up for the FREE newsletter now. Individuals who sign up will also receive the following gifts for FREE:

  • Free eSourcebook of American History – Over 1,000 key works of American History from 1000 to 1999
  • Free audio book – Four Traits of Great Leaders by Stephen R. Covey
  • Free $5 gift certificate at to get the eBook of your choosing. (Thousands to choose from.)

View last week’s newsletter here (March 16, 2007) here.

Each newsletter edition contains the following:

  • Genealogy and family history industry news and updates
  • news and information
  • Information on new and upcoming databases to be added to the site
  • Upcoming conferences and events

A press release archive for has been added to the site and is accessible for free at the following URL:

This link contains more than 20 press releases and is an excellent resource for media contacts and individuals who want to stay informed on the latest news at

Seven New International Pages Added To Belgium, British Columbia, Croatia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Quebec, and Romania

Thursday, March 22nd, 2007

Search Top Genealogy and Family History Sites Now!

International pages from Belgium, British Columbia, Canada, Croatia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Quebec, Canada, and Romania (The writer of this blog must state here that she absolutely loves Romania and is so excited that now has a search engine for this country!).

For those who are new to’s International Genealogy Community Pages, each country page contains a search engine in which individuals can perform searches that are specifically geared toward that particular country.

In fact, these searches provide results to the top genealogical and family history Web sites related to that country. Click here to try it out. Results are in English, as well as the language of each specific country.

Individuals who have a site they would like to add to the search engine, or who would like to provide input as to countries for which they would like to build a search engine site should send an email to Will Be At The Logan, Utah Genealogy & Family Heritage Jamboree This Weekend

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007

This weekend, will be attending the Logan, Utah Genealogy & Family Heritage Jamboree. We hope you will stop by our booth. We will have a special offer for jamboree attendees.

Some of the speakers at the conference include Bruce Buzbee, founder and president of RootsMagic, Inc., and the author of RootsMagic genealogy software; DearMYRTLE, nom de plume of Pat Richley, author of DearMYRTLE’s Joy of Genealogy and The Everything Online Genealogy Book, Holly T. Hansen, President of My Ancestors Found, and many more.

There will be 36 classes offered, which will include a wide range of topics such as Professional Tips & Tricks for Using the Family History Library Catalog Online, Using the Logan City Library Genealogical Collections, Marriage Laws And Customs in Germany, How to Smash Through Genealogical Brick Walls, and Genealogy and DNA: What’s the Link?

Individuals who wish to attend the jamboree are encouraged to pre-register at a very affordable cost of $37 or $42 at the door. Admission price includes a box lunch.

We hope to see you at the jamboree! Click here for additional information about this event.