New Zealand military collections now available online

Posted by on April 21, 2011 in Content, Military

We’ve just added nine military collections – almost half a million records – to the Anne Bromell collection of New Zealand historical records. These new collections are outlined below: New Zealand Army WWI Nominal Rolls 1914-1918 New Zealand sent almost 10 percent of its population overseas to do battle on World War I’s killing fields Read More

Tips for discovering your royal ancestors

Posted by on April 14, 2011 in Search

If you’re trying to find royal or noble connections in your family tree, check out our handy hints below: 1. Explore surnames: cross-reference surnames in your family tree with those found in Burke’s Commoners and Landed Gentry of Great Britain and Ireland as this group, mostly descended from royalty or the aristocracy, is when the Read More

US Consular Reports of Marriages 1910-49

Posted by on April 4, 2011 in Content, Marriages, USA

Elaine Strang (of Michigan) and Frederick Donaldson (of Ohio) were married on 27 July 1916 by Reverend Lewis Hodous, authorized to join the couple by the laws of the state of Ohio. So why did the marriage take place in Foochow, China? Documenting the marriage of an American citizen (or citizens) overseas fell to US Read More