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November 9 2006 Genealogy Newsletter

FYI: thought some of you might benefit from this free trial of Ancestry... Here is the email information I received today:

Get Free Access to Expanded Immigration Lists on today announced the completion of a three-year project to digitize and post online all available US passenger lists from 1820 through 1960, covering more than 100 ports of arrival and 100 million names. Even better, you can access the collection on ( free through Nov. 30 (you’ll need to register with the site).

The collection includes 7 million passenger list images and a thousand ship images. estimates 85 percent of Americans can find at least one ancestor in this collection. You’ll discover not only immigrants, but all travelers—handy for tracking “birds of passage” (those who moved between their homelands and the United States multiple times before settling here for good) and ancestors who visited family back home.

Immigration database additions include Detroit border crossings (1905 to 1957), emigrants from Baden-Wurttemburg (1735 to 1930), English emigrants (1609 to 1733), more years for the ports of New York and Boston, Seattle passengers and crew (1882 to 1957) and more. After November, you'll need a $155.40-per-year US Deluxe collection subscription to access the immigration lists.

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