22    Aug 20112 comments

Genealogy News: North America – 21 August 2011

Recent announcements include online Canadian records, a free mobile app for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), as well as interesting family history-related stories covering an inspiring search, family reunions and memoir-writing.

Canadian records online

Looking for a quick way to search Canadian genealogy records?

FamilySearch.org has added nearly 8,000 Quebec notarial record images (1800-1860) to its Canadian records. Click here for more information. 

  • Try Genealogy in Time’s free genealogy search engine. Some included websites: Automated Genealogy, Alberta Family History Society, Alberta Genealogical Society, Ontario Genealogical Society, Canada Genweb websites, federal and provincial archives, Canadian obituary websites, as well as French, Acadian, Loyalist, Mennonite and other sites. Fifty additional online sites with Canadian ancestral records have been added. The site claims some 10 million new records have been added.
  • For more lists of Canadian-specific sites and records, click http://www.genealogylinks.net/canada/ or  http://www.cyndislist.com/canada

 

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21    Jul 20112 comments

Family Reunions Around the World

Summertime and the living is easy (or so they say). It's hot, the days are long and kids are running amok around town trying to cool down. What better a time then now to get the extended family together?

We've been hearing some great stories of family reunion traditions around the world and have gathered a few here:

Lang family invades Victoria Park for reunion, a 100-person family reunion that brings together members from Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Alberta, Michigan and the Czech Republic.

Annette John-Hall: A reunion brings together five generations of love and history, a beautiful story of a 86-year-old matriarch and her impressive family of 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Ann's Choice Hosts Longstreth Family Reunion, a very nice story of the Longstreth reunion, celebrating Warminster and some 35,000 relatives.

Whether it's your first family reunion or 50th -- we want to hear how your family celebrates! Please share your photos and stories on our Facebook page.

Happy Summer!

24    May 20100 comments

Success: The London Connection

The Singer family (Czernovitz, about 1830)

In February, our genealogy and translation manager Daniel Horowitz traveled to London for the Who Do You Think You Are? LIVE family history fair.

His visit enabled the reunion of two branches of his SINGER  family, who shared decades of information for the first time.

Read the full story about Daniel's happy reunion here at the MyHeritage Genealogy Blog.

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