MyHeritage census records free this week

Do you have ancestors you can’t find in a particular census? Sometimes it’s helpful to query a different source.


Exclusive new Findmypast marriages

Findmypast adds new record sets every Friday. Among this week’s launch were 4.3 million California and Nevada marriage records, which according to Findmypast are exclusive to their site and have never been available online before.


1775 Dublin Directory database launched

The Irish Genealogical Research Society has announced the launch of a new resource on its website, a database index to Wilson’s 1775 Dublin Directory.


Tithe Applotment Books revisited

This week genealogist/blogger Donna Moughty has written an easy-to-understand explanation about Tithe Applotment Books. I find it’s often worthwhile to go back and take another look at sources previously reviewed – and now’s a good time to reconsider this important set of records (1823-1838).


Weddings, Heirlooms, and Stories

I count among my friends a number of good genealogists and writers. One of them is Lois Abromitis Mackin, who also writes a blog.


New England Catholic records – free webinar

Are you researching Catholic ancestors from Massachusetts or elsewhere in New England? Have you heard about the Historic Catholic Records Online project? Then you’ll be interested in this free webinar.


Back door to FamilySearch

Lots of blogging about FamilySearch during the past week or so, and here’s more.


Another July 4th special: Irish newspapers

New subscribers to the Irish Newspaper Archives can get a 50% discount through July 7th!

Search Ancestry 13-colony records for free

Another Independence Day special: Ancestry is offering free access to records from the original 13 colonies, until 11 pm (CDT) July 4.

See the Fourth of July collection here:

Independence from incomplete family tree

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) suggests you “declare your independence this holiday week from an incomplete family tree. Search and browse free among 1.4 BILLION names on, the award-winning website of NEHGS.”

Until 10:59 pm (CDT) on Thursday, July 6, “you’ll have complete freedom to roam” on all its online databases.

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