U.S.A. - Ancestry.com free through July 5, 2015
Published on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 22:28
In celebration of July 4th, Ancestry.com is offering free access to their records collection from the original 13 colonies (US) through July 5, 11:59 PM EDT. This includes over 160 million birth, marriage, death, and divorce records—plus their just-released Virginia collection.
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Canada - Canadiana.ca Online
Published on Saturday, 27 June 2015 14:59
The website Canadiana.ca, Early Canadiana Online, has processed 21 million pages of historic records from Canada. The website can be searched by keyword, collection and date range. To access the website.
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U.S.A. - PBS Suspends Finding Your Roots
Published on Thursday, 02 July 2015 14:00
PBS has announced that it is suspending the future season (third season) of Finding Your Roots due to the past season's undue influence by Ben Affleck on his family roots story. You may recall the news stories that broke when Sony's emails were hacked revealing that Ben Affleck did not want the fact that a family ancestor was a slave owner revealed in his family story. Henry Louis Gates, the program's host asked a Sony executive about the "megastar's" request which was then agreed to not include the slave-owner ancestor.
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