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Nov 30, 2009

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RootsMagic, Inc. announced the immediate availability of RootsMagic Essentials, free desktop genealogy software based on their award-winning RootsMagic 4 system. RootsMagic Essentials contains many core features found in its namesake that allow the public to easily start tracing their family trees.  

FAMILYSEARCH: The folks at familysearch have added some new record collections which can be searched for free at the Record Search pilot (click Search Records, and then click Record Search pilot).

The new records include:
- Brazil Catholic Church Records 1805-1979 update
- Massachusetts Marriage Records, 1842â1915
- Mexico, Distrito Federal, Catholic Church Records Spain Municipal Records, 1837â1870
- United States 1920 Federal Census for Texas, Ohio, and Iowa recently released "the Native American Collection" of historical records.

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Crystal writes in with an update on her family search Liz Pidgeon wrote in about Genealogy Gems Podcast episode 74 featuring Joe Bott of the DeadFred website. "There is an Australian equivalent called Photo Rescue though no way as big at: and I know that people also post "unknown" photos to Flickr groups.â

AC has been diving into his family history and wrote in with a neat story of what it can mean to an older relative when we spend time with them and ask about family history.  

Read his article about podcasts.

Susan shared a fun free website that features the music of yesteryear Upchucky Radio Hits of the 1940s Jukebox page

Profile America: 1810 census
Learn more about the 1810 census 

GEM: Part 2 - David Rencher on Family Search

David Rencher is the Head Genealogist at familysearch and in today's episode you"ll be hearing part 2 of my interview with him on the past, present and future of

Profile America: Automobile

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