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

Census Search Tips

Does your Great-Aunt Annie show up in the census as your Great-Aunt Amie? Have your Seaver ancestors suddenly become your Leaver ancestors? The census is only as good as your search, so we’ll teach you how errors sometimes creep into these records and what you can do to find your elusive ancestors anyway. Learn some census search strategies.

In This Issue:
New at Ancestry.ca
Australian Convict Lists, 1787–1868
Family and Local Histories
Born in Transit
New at Ancestry.ca

A Strange Brew: Ancestry Reveals Quirky Details about Two Canadian Families
Shipwrecks, kidnappings, and poisonings? You won’t believe what we found out about some of Canada’s most famous brewers just by doing some simple searching on Ancestry. Read more about Canada’s famous brewers.

California Divorce and Marriage Records
More than 4.8 million index entries for California marriage records, from 1960 to 1985, and more than 3.5 million index entries for California divorce records, from 1966 to 1984, are now here.

Ancestry Magazine Goes Digital
Now subscribers to Ancestry Magazine and Ancestry.ca also receive a digital version of the magazine—absolutely free. Take a peak inside the July/August issue and see for yourself.

“Vacations That Take Family History to Extremes”
“How to Connect with Far-Away Relatives”
“What Heritage Tastes Like to TV Chef Alton Brown”
“Megan’s Search: 2 Generations--100 Years Apart”

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.com for the latest announcements.

View a list of all the new and updated databases.

Australian Convict Lists,
1787–1868

Whether your ancestors were from Australia or not check out this collection and see why Australia is notorious for being a country with a criminal past. Almost 160,000 convicts appear in what is the largest online collection of convict transportation registers ever assembled. Learn more about the convict lists and how to search them.

ANCESTRY 101

Family and Local Histories

Did you know that Ancestry has digitized hundreds of histories written about prominent families and a range of towns and counties throughout Canada? Search the Family and Local Histories collection by an ancestral name, if it’s unique enough, or simply enter the location where your ancestors lived in the “Keywords” field.

Interesting Finds

Born in Transit
In an 1899 newspaper from Forte Wayne, Indiana, I found an announcement for a baby who was born on a train. The announcement also claimed that the baby was the first Filipino baby born in America.


-- Thanks to Alison Lloyd

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

Learn More

U.S. County Land Ownership Atlases

New at Ancestry: Military Records Collection


Copyright © 2007 The Generations Network, Inc.

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