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Ancestry.ca | Monthly Update
December 2010
In this month’s newsletter:
Featured Section – Historic Sears catalogues
Pierre Berton Award Finalist
Just Launched on Ancestry.ca
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Featured Section
Happy Holidays!
At this time of year it's all about family, and that makes us excited here at Ancestry.ca! As the world's largest online family history resource, we're committed to making those family connections even stronger. It might be a busy time of year, but it's also the time of year to relax, to regroup, and to spend time with the one's you love. What better way to celebrate with family than to show a loved one your family tree. This year, why not look at the Historic Catalogues of Sears, Roebuck and Company, 1896–1993. Imagine the Christmas presents of your family's past.
Historic Catalogues of Sears,
Roebuck and Company, 1896–1993
Was it a Daisy Red Rider BB Gun or a doll with a real metal head? Wander through the gifts and goods your family was pining for over the last century in our collection of historic catalogues from Sears, Roebuck and Company. Available to World Deluxe members.

Just Launched on Ancestry.ca
NEW COLLECTION   |   Available to Canada & World Deluxe Members
1911 England & Wales Census Summary Books
Take a peek at our first release from our 1911 England and Wales census project by strolling historic neighbourhoods via this collection of census summary books. Each contains names of heads of households, the number of people recorded in each house, name of the person next door and more. Stay tuned – the entire 1911 England and Wales census is coming.

NEW COLLECTION   |   Available to Canada & World Deluxe Members
New South Wales, Australia, Gaol Description,
and Entrance Books, 1818–1930
The prison records of New South Wales, Australia is the key to some families tracking their history. Between 1818-1930, these entrance books from 11 different prisons or gaols in New South Wales provide a wealth of information about these ancestors including their portraits, ship and year of arrival, trial information, weight and even hair and eye colour.

UPDATED COLLECTION   |   Available to Canada & World Deluxe Members
U.S. Social Security Death Index
A wealth of information for Canadians with American heritage, the U.S. Social Security Death Index contains over 88 million records of deceased persons possessing social security numbers and whose deaths were reported to the SSA (Social Security Administration) as of November, 2010! This update includes corrections to old data as well as additional names, so be sure to search this collection. The collection not only reports on where the person last lived or when they died, but if any lump sum payment was made in connection with their death.

Replica of a 1960s era Social Security Application form
Pierre Berton Award Finalist
Pierre Berton Award Finalist
Ancestry.ca was recently recognized by Canada's History Society and nominated for the prestigious Pierre Berton Award. This award acknowledges excellence in bringing Canadian history to a wider audience.


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