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Ancestry Monthly -- May 2007 -- Get the most from Ancestry.ca

Adding a Voice to Your Family Trees

Have you heard about the new audio feature available at Ancestry.ca? Now you or your family can record stories about your family simply by picking up the phone and calling our special number. This article walks you through the process, step-by-step, from making the call to attaching your recording to an individual on your Family Tree.

Learn how to attach audio stories to your Family Tree.

In This Issue:
New at Ancestry.ca
Genealogical Library Master Catalog
Mine the Message Boards
I Spy Google
New at Ancestry.ca

Scottish Census Collection
With the recent release of the 1871 and 1901 Scottish census records, Ancestry.ca now boasts a complete collection of the seven available national Scottish censuses—from 1841 to 1901.

The Reconstructed 1790 Georgia Census
After parts of the 1790 U.S. Federal Census were destroyed by fire, historical groups tried to reconstruct the missing portions. The Reconstructed 1790 Georgia Census was compiled from newspapers, court documents, military records, land documents, and other record sources.

Mexican Border Crossing Collection, 1903–1957
Between 1900 and 1932 the Mexican-born population of the U.S. increased almost fourteen times. The Mexican Border Crossing Collection includes more than 3 million searchable records documenting many of these individuals’ migration. It also includes records of those from European and other origins who came to Mexico before crossing into the U.S.

Coming Soon to Ancestry.ca:

Military Records
In honor of Memorial Day, several military record collections are scheduled to come out later this month. They include the War of 1812 POW Records; Confederate Army Service Records; U.S. Navy Muster Rolls; and WWII Navy, Marine, Coast Guard casualty records, and more. An updated release of the British Army Pension Records is also scheduled.

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.

View a list of all the new and updated databases.


TEN-MINUTE MISSION

Mine the Message Boards
Doing your family history on the Web doesn’t mean just finding records online; it means finding other researchers. Search the message boards for information on a surname, locality, or topic of interest to you. If you don’t find anything relevant, post your own message and see who responds.

ANCESTRY 101

Genealogical Library Master Catalog

This catalog gives bibliographic references to more than 200,000 family histories, genealogies, town histories, and other records in libraries across the U.S. Each entry includes a title, subjects, and the library that holds the item. If the library isn’t nearby, order a copy at your local library using interlibrary loan.

Interesting Finds

I Spy Google
Think Google is a modern phenomenon? Tell that to George E. Google, whose Civil War records shows up in Ancestry.ca pension file indexes.


-- Thanks to Lucy Sanchez

Send in your fun and interesting finds. Include links to records if available.

Learn More

PERSI: The Hidden Resource

State Records: The Other Censuses


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