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Ancestry Monthly
January 2007 }
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Now you can search every single record and database on Ancestry.ca at once. Plus, an “Exact” option for every field allows for a more precise search while new fields allow you to search for multiple residences at one time and choose multiple record types to search.

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In This Issue:
 
    New at Ancestry.ca  
    Locate Your German Ancestors  
    10-Minute Mission  
 
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New Member Tree Features
Member Trees have a number of new features. Now you can get better hints; export your tree as a GEDCOM; let others add photos, stories, and edits; and search for photos and stories on other people’s trees. Read more about these and other improvements to Member Trees.

Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850–1934
5 million people from Germany and Central and Eastern Europe passed through the port at Hamburg, Germany between 1850 and 1934. More than 2 million names from their passenger lists have been indexed and 200,000 images of the lists put online at Ancestry.ca. Search the Hamburg Passenger Lists, 1850–1934.

1851 and 1861 Scottish Census Records
Researchers looking for Scottish records have more information available to them with the recent additions of the 1851 and 1861 Scottish census records. About 6 million names have been added to the site.

Updated England and Wales Birth, Marriage, and Death Indexes, 1837–1983
Significant increases to the free birth, marriage, and death indexes for England and Wales will make you want to take a second look for ancestors you haven’t been able to find before. 3.6 million names have been added to the birth index while nearly 700,000 have been added to the marriage index and almost 400,000 have been added to the death index.

Check out 24/7 Family History Circle, an online forum where you can see what people are saying about family history topics and voice your own opinion.

Visit the “What’s New” page on Ancestry for the latest announcements.

 
   

Locate Your German Ancestors

What do Donald Trump, David Letterman, George Lucas, and Babe Ruth have in common? Their German roots. If you share their German heritage you will want to know about the recent additions to our German collection, including the records of 5 million people who sailed from Hamburg between 1850 and 1934.

Learn more about the new German records available.

 
Ancestry 101

Story Time
Did any funny family stories get told around the dinner table this holiday season? Now that the festivities have wound down take ten minutes to type one up and preserve it by attaching it to an individual on your Member Tree.

How do I add a story to my Member Tree?

   

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