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FindMyPast Records Update

New records at FindMyPast include:

United States Marriages
Covering 360 years of marriages from 1650-2010, when complete this landmark collection will contain at least 100 million records and more than 450 million names from 2,800 counties across the United Sates.

These records are free until February 15th!

Norfolk Baptisms
Explore over 1.8 million baptisms from 546 parishes around Norfolk, England. Uncover your ancestors’ birth place, parents’ names and baptism dates.

Norfolk Marriages
Over 953,000 marriages dating back to the early 1500s are now available to search. Uncover new branches of your Norfolk family tree and learn the names of parents to jump back through the generations.

Norfolk Burials
Delve through over 1.4 million burial records to find out when your relatives died, the date of their funeral, where they spent their final years and if they died in unusual circumstances.

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Fold3′s Black History Collection – Free Thru February announced their Black History collection can be accessed for free during the month of February. This collection covers the following periods:

  • Slavery
  • Civil War
  • Reconstruction & Jim Crow Laws
  • World Wars
  • Civil Rights Movement

The section on U.S. Colored Troops is 100% indexed and is described as:

A compiled military service record consists of card abstracts of a soldier’s service with information collected from original muster rolls, returns, rosters, payrolls, appointment books, hospital registers, prison registers and rolls, parole rolls, and inspection reports. Unique to the records of the USCT are deeds of manumission, oaths of allegiance, proof of ownership, certificates of monetary award, and bills of sale.