Tuesday, May 06, 2008



Major updates focus on the American south are on the way including a celebration of Tennessee state marriages — approximately six million names to be exact, covering the years 1780 to 2001 • We’ll account for approximately five m illion of North Carolina’s deceased with a new collection of death certificates • And our collection of major historical newspapers will see almost 20 million new images with enhanced search technology — that’s over one billion new names!


U.S. Naturalization Records Indexes, 1791-1995

3,338,030 names of some of the most American people you’ll ever read about. They are the intrepid pioneers of families around the world that escaped poverty, religious persecution, oppressive governments, racism and more to start a new life in America. Here you’ll find names, volume numbers, page numbers and sometimes even certificate numbers documenting the moment your ancestors became U.S. citizens.

U.S. IRS Tax Assessment Lists, 1862-1918

It’s the only thing people hate more than going to war: paying taxes on it. In Civil War times, the government had no qualms about taxing its citizens to help fund the war, its end and the aftermath. This database contains the names and bus inesses taxed, their address, the taxable period and the amount of taxes reported. How did paying taxes on the war affect your wartime ancestors?

Register of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914

All proud military traditions start somewhere. See the moment 2.5 million men signed up to become heroes. Information listed on these records includes name, age at time of enlistment, birthplace, date of enlistment, place of enlistment, occupation, physical description (including eye color, hair color, complexion and height), rank, company, regiment, and date and cause of discharge (if applicable). If your ancestors served in the Army before 1914, this is an excellent place to start your search.

Family and Local Histories

a. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Baltimore, 1820-1834
b. Passenger Arrivals, 1819-1820
c. Passengers to America
d. Passengers Who Arrived in the U.S., September 1821-December 1823
e. Quaker Arrivals at Philadelphia 1682-1750
f. Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, Vol. I
g. Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, Vol. II
h. Rhode Island Passenger Lists by Maureen A. Taylor
i. South Carolina Naturalizations 1783-1850
j. Index to the 1800 Census of South Carolina
k. A Compilation of the Original Lists of Protestant Immigrants to South Carolina, 1763-1773
l. The Jury Lists of South Carolina, 1778-1779
m. Index to Wills of Charleston County, South Carolina, 1671-1868
n. Indexes to the County Wills of South Carolina
o. Warrants for Land in South Carolina, 1672-1679
p. Warrants for Land in South Carolina, 1692-1711
q. Warrants for Land in South Carolina, 1680-1692


Drouin Collection Index, 1850-1947

If you’ve ever searched for French-Canadian ancestors, it’s likely you’ve used the Drouin Collection. If you haven’t and plan to, it’s probably the best place to start. This collection represents the largest and most valuable French-Canadian family history resources available, including an impressive collection of Quebec vital records. The collection includes nearly 15 million records, marking the history of Quebec families over three centuries.

a. Acadia French Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1670-1946
b. Quebec Vital Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
c. Ontario French Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1747-1967
d. Early U.S. French Catholic Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1695-1954
e. Quebec Notarial Records (Drouin Collection), 1647-1942
f. Miscellaneous French Records (Drouin Collection), 1651-1941

Slave Registers of Former British Colonial Dependencies, 1812-1834

Doing research to find ancestors in your past that were slaves can be extremely difficult. Collections like this may be exactly what you need to locate these people in your tree. Information in this collection includes owner name, place of res idence, slave names, gender, age and nationality, and covers various locales throughout the Caribbean and the world including the Bahamas, Sri Lanka, Trinidad, Tobago, Maruitius, Barbados and more.

Victoria, Australia Rural Cemetery Records, 1836-1988

This database was obtained from the Australian Institute of Genealogy and includes cemetery records from several cemeteries in rural Victoria as well as a few in New South Wales. If someone in your family tree passed away in Australia, you may find them here. This collection includes 172,318 names and lists names, age at time of death, death date, burial date, cemetery name and location, and AIGS source reference.

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