Ancestry + Footnote: Update

“Credit Where Credit is Due” That’s one of our mottos around here.  In our last post, we failed to include Tamura Jones’ substantive article on the acquisition.  Tamura was the first to break the news via Twitter.  His insightful article is at


Grand Genealogy Journey: to Acquire

That rumbling out of the western mountains: the Earth shifting on its axis again as the genea-sphere reverberates from learning that is acquiring!  The announcement made today may be a game-changer in the competition for the online family history customer. I’ve always liked, and once in  awhile I wistfully have thought that these two  friends of mine, …Continue reading →


Census Collection Free on through April

This note came from Justin Schroepfer, marketing director at I wanted to update you that we have decided to extend our Interactive Census Collection free to the public through the end of April.  Since opening this collection a few weeks ago, we have received a very positive response.  In order to view the images from the collection, visitors only …Continue reading →

OFF Adds New Vietnam War Resources has announced additions to its Vietnam War collection. The new resources are Army Photos and Unit Service Awards.  These additions are a result of the partnership between and the National Archives. In a press release sent from’s corporate home in Lindon, Utah, CEO Russell Wilding said, “These documents and photos tell a part of the Vietnam War …Continue reading →

OFF Opens Their WWII Collection Free To The Public During December

I’ve been a fan of since they opened.  I was very pleased to learn about their “interactive USS Arizona Memorial.” And that along with the rest of their World War II collection will be free for the rest of the month of December. Here’s the press release: Lindon, UT – December 7, 2009 – In honor of Pearl Harbor …Continue reading →


BREAKING NEWS: Entire Census Going on

At this hour, is releasing details of its venture with the National Archives to digitize and make a searchable database of the entire set of available U.S. census population schedules from 1780 to 1930. presently has the complete 1860 census and about 97% of the 1930 census available on its site.  In a press release from its Lindon, …Continue reading →

OFF Teams with Facebook to “Remember”

The following press release was received today from  For more info, contact Contact: Justin Schroepfer Marketing Director (801) 494-6517 LAUNCHES APPLICATION ON Facebook® Platform To Help Friends remember friends I REMEMBER Uses The Fourth-Most Trafficked Website in the United States To Bring Memories Together Like Never Before May 5, 2009 – Lindon, Utah – …Continue reading →


Insomnia–The Genealogist’s Friend

A few nights ago, I was having difficulty falling asleep.   Rather than fight the feeling, I thought I’d just get up and cruise the Internet for a little while. I went first to and noticed that their Texas death certificate collection is now about 50% complete.  So I just typed in the name Manson to see what would come …Continue reading →


Black History Month: “Negro Subversion”

March 8, 1918 From: Chief, Military Intelligence Branch, Executive Division To: Captain Roy F. Britton, Boatmen’s Bank Bldg., St Louis, Mo. Subject: Charlie Williams (colored) 1. The above is employed as a porter-janitor at St Louis Union Station, 18th and Market St., St. Louis, Mo. 2.   About 45 years old, very black, about 5 feet 4 inches, weight about 175 …Continue reading →


Product Review:

I’ve been a subscriber for awhile now, but hadn’t really spent a lot of time with it until recently. When I first started with it, it seemed to have a lot of fairly obscure documents, such as the city council minutes of South Boston, Virginia. Frankly, what brought me back to explore it again was a series of interesting …Continue reading →

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