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Genealogy News – North America – 20 November 2011

Today’s edition includes map resources (including Google Earth), genealogy classes covering diverse topics, information on the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, a Maryland newspaper digitization project, easing adoptees’ efforts to obtain their original birth certificates, and the start date for the new US season of "Who Do You Think You Are?".

ON THE MAP

The New England Historical and Genealogical Society provided more major map collection resources:

GOOGLE EARTH CAN HELP YOU

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Genealogy News: North America – 30 October 2011

Happy Birthday to the Statue of Liberty, who doesn't look a day over 125! And, in the same general location, Ellis Island has opened the Peopling of America Center.

A major map library has moved into state-of-the-art quarters and the largest collection of Hispanic American newspapers is now online.

In celebration of Halloween or Dia de los Muertos - take your pick - the Genealogy Canada blog will post an updated list of  websites and blogs for Canadian obituaries tomorrow. If you are searching family north of the border, your elusive ancestors may be among records on those websites.

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6    Apr 20110 comments

Historical Maps from the National Library of Scotland

If, like us, you're a fan of historical maps, the National Library of Scotland website may have a lot you're interested in.

The NLS have uploaded a set of historical maps which overlay on Google Maps, making them easy to use and navigate. While there's a focus on Scotland, there are maps for the whole of the UK also - and even beyond.

You can view some of the NLS's maps here. Or check out our favourite UK map - in very high detail - here.

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