Monthly Archives: May 2013

Mocavo and Genealogy Karma

The purpose of this article is (1) to encourage you to try Mocavo – a specialised family history search engine, and (2) to introduce you to a new service from Mocavo which they are calling Genealogy Karma – it is … Continue reading

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Update on the Size of the Historical Records Collection at

¬†When you click on Search in the Historical Records collection at, you are looking at: 3.5 billion searchable names with 1 billion images indexed. There are about 200 million indexed names published each year. There are about 35+ million … Continue reading

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How Far Back Should I Be Able to Trace My Family Tree?

For most of us tracing an ancestor back to the early 1700s or 1600s is a major accomplishment. I think you should congratulate yourself for each ancestor you manage to locate! You never know when you will hit a brickwall … Continue reading

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