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World Vital Records Special Offer Extended Through July 1, 2007

World Vital Records offers affordable access to over 10,000 databases!

For only $49.95 you can have access to their entire collection for a full 2 years!

NEW! International Parish Register Collection is one of the largest collections of parish registers on the Web from many different countries, with more being added every day.

NEW! Quintin CDROM Library contains more than 10,000 exclusive databases that would cost over $4,000 if you purchased the CDs separately! These valuable and hard-to-find materials have started coming online and will continue over the next month until the entire collection is avaliable.

Exclusive Access to Everton’s Online Library including over 200 issues of the Genealogical Helper Magazine (1946-2006). That is more than 40,000 pages of information to help you with your genealogy! They have also indexed more than 3.6 million names from Everton’s pedigree files and family group sheets.

SmallTownPapers® Collection allows you to discover your ancestors like never before…the people, places and events as reported in real time in their local newspaper. World Vital Records provides access to this archive of exclusive newspaper content, not available from any other genealogy source! This gives you access to a completely searchable digital archive that features small-town newspapers back to 1846. We currently offer nearly 1 million pages from this unique archive, and are adding more than 100,000 pages each month!

International Marriage Record Collection contains over 3 million marriages from all over the world.

World Gazetteer Collection provides detailed information on more than 310,000 places around the world.

Exclusive Content Added Daily – Your membership includes easy access to many databases that are not available anywhere else on the Internet. Our content acquisition team is constantly working to scan and index information from libraries and archives around the world. This data has never before been online including vital records, family histories, books, gazetteers and maps. New databases are added to the site every day!

Offer extended through July 1, 2007 – Your Online Research Guide

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Announcement from

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Ermatinger’s York Factory Express Journal is’s newest database. The database will be free to access until June 14, 2007.

The database contains records of journeys made between Fort Vancouver and Hudson Bay in the Years 1827-1828.

Ermatinger’s York Factory Express Journal is part of Quintin Publications’ collection, as is available at through its recent partnership. Click here to read the press release about the partnership between Quintin Publications and – Your Online Research Guide

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Parish/Town Guide to the Province of Québec

Source: WorldVitalRecords

Parish/Town Guide to the Province of Québec and The Notaries of French Canada 1626-1900 databases are now available at These databases will be free to access until June 8, 2007.

Robert J. Quintin, former founder and president of Quintin Publications created these databases.’s recent partnership with Quintin Publications has made these databases available on its site. In addition, thousands of Quintin’s databases will soon be available at To learn more about the partnership between Quintin Publications and, click here

Click on the links below to access the databases:

Parish/Town Guide to the Province of Québec This guide was created by Robert J. Quintin, as well as the revised and augmented edition. It was designed to prevent wasting time looking for ancestors in the wrong town at the wrong time. Quintin said that this guide will save researchers many hours of research by helping them focus on the correct parish in the correct town during the correct time period. Four different lists designed to make genealogical research in Québec much easier are currently available. This database contains 1) a chronological listing of pre-1901 Catholic Churches, 2) an alphabetical listing of parishes by town, 3) an alphabetical listing of parishes by the patron saint of that parish, and 4) an alphabetical listing of parishes by county.

The Notaries of French Canada 1626-1900 – These records were also created by Robert J. Quintin. It contains a handy listing of the notaries that practiced in French Canada. The database lists notaries 1) alphabetically, 2) chronologically and 3) by the area served. Quintin said that this guide will save the genealogist many hours of valuable research time by helping them find the most logical notaries who most likely will have the records for which they are searching. – Your Online Research Guide

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Godfrey Memorial Library Partners With

Partnership to bring increased access to genealogical records and services

Provo, UT, May 29, 2007 — Godfrey Memorial Library recently formed a partnership with to provide individuals throughout the world with greater access to millions of records and genealogical collections.

“This is a great opportunity for Godfrey to collaborate with, one of the fast-growing genealogy and family history Internet-based companies. Godfrey has a long-standing tradition of research services and we are happy to add to our list of resources,” said Richard Black, Director, Godfrey Memorial Library.

As part of the agreement, individuals who purchase a subscription to Godfrey Memorial Library (or who are current members) can upgrade their membership to include a subscription for an additional $45.

A subscription to Godfrey Memorial Library includes a variety of genealogical material, reference books and indexes, including the 19th Century Newspaper Collection, London Times Archives 1795-1995, American National Biography Online, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Online, Reference USA, OCLC Worldcat, Marquis Who’s Who, and the Columbia World Gazetteer. The other part of the agreement allows to scan and index books, articles, and church records from the Godfrey Memorial Library. The indexes will be housed on both sites.

“We have been in contact with Richard, the Director of the Godfrey Memorial Library from the beginning of and we have been interested in the Godfrey collection. Since our visit to the library last September, we knew we would eventually work together with Godfrey to scan their content and make it accessible online,” said Yvette Arts, Director, Content Acquisition. subscribers benefit from this partnership by having the option to upgrade to the Godfrey Library Scholar Online Portal for only $30 (a $35 value).“The Godfrey Memorial Library is an icon in the field of genealogy and family history. Both of us benefit by this partnership because Godfrey provides us with immediate access to top reference materials, and in turn, Godfrey benefits from’s daily additions to its ever growing collection,” said Paul Allen, CEO of

Source: Press Release at WorldVitalRecords – Your Online Research Guide

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90 Million Names in US Military Collection Available Online has announced the launch of the largest collection of U.S. military records available online and is offering it free to access through June 6, 2007 (D-Day). This collection contains over 700 databases and titles and over 37 million images of original documents.

Revolutionary War (1775 – 1783)
This collection contains almost 2 million names and more than 20,000 images from the Revolutionary War from state militia records to war service records to officer listings.

Civil War (1861 – 1865)
The largest online collection of American Civil War military records, spanning 1860-1865 features more than 18 million names, both Union and Confederate, from service records, pension files to photographs and more.

World War I (1917 – 1918)
The largest online collection of WWI military records, with a complete index and image collection of more than 24 million WWI draft registration cards. Spanning from 1914 to roughly 1930, the WWI Collection includes more than 40 million names from all existing U.S. states.

World War II (1941 – 1945)
The largest online collection of WWII military records with more than 15 million names and 11 million images from documents created during and around WWII, roughly 1936-1946. Although the majority of WWII records are not publicly available, has gathered together enlistment records, draft registration cards, POW records and more.

Other Conflicts
This collection contains more than 200,000 Vietnam and 150,000 Korean War records, along with over 650,000 War of 1812 and 80,000 Spanish-American War records.

For more on the U.S. Military Collection visit – Your Online Research Guide

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