DeLugan’s Top Genealogy News Picks for 9 Nov 2015

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By Diana DeLugan

Diana is the author of Arizona Genealogy Free Resources Sourcebook, and family historian of the Otero family of Tubac. She curates Genealogy Headline News which reports top news and future events in the genealogy community.




Here are DeLugan’s top genealogy news picks for 9 Nov 2015. If you have an item you want to contribute, contact Diana at

Free Access to Genealogy Records as of 11/8/2015 has been busy expanding its’ digital collections. Several of these subscription databases are currently offered for free and include:

Fold3, a subsidiary of, is currently offering:

  • Free Access to Native American Records Collection now until November 15, 2015. This collection includes seven digital collections. Begin your search by visiting

Diane Haddad of the Family Tree Magazine reports that Midwest Genealogy Center is offering free index of 1.5 million U.S. Railroad Retirement Board pension records. Select US Railroad Retirement Board from the collection menu. To learn more about how to search for your railroad worker ancestor for free read Haddad’s article at

Important Genealogy Announcements

Fold3, a subsidiary of has expanded its’ databases to include 18+ million international records. Renowned as the genealogy portal for United States military records, this is an interesting development worthy of watching its’ progress. For more information visit

The RejoiceandbeExceedinglyGlad blog notified us that is making significant positive changes to its’ catalog. These changes include a Thumbnail Gallery and Catalog Icons. Read the blog post explaining why this change at is significant at or read the news release from at

Here at Mexican-American Genealogy Portal, today we launched a new web design. We hope it is more appealing to read and navigate. We welcome your comments and look forward to expanding this site with regular posts Mon-Fri about relevant genealogy resources and every Sunday as Diana DeLugan publishes Genealogy Headline News. This new website design allows you to access newspaper archives.

Wishing you continued success with your genealogy research!


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