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For anyone with research in Switzerland - tonight I added 177 new links:
Online Inventory . . . State Archives of Canton Bern - Kirchenbücher (Abteilung) / Church Books (Department)
The church parish registers of 177 of 181 parishes of Canton Bern are now digitized and online as PDF files. They contain taufrodel (baptism registers), eherodel (marriage registers), totenrodel (death registers) as early as 1545 through the late 1800s.

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Regarding the digitization of FHL microfilms:
“I can’t give an exact time frame, but microfilm circulation will go away in the near future, regardless.”

Free webinar available for a week, by Cari Taplin, CG:
Home on the Range: Kansas Research Tips

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Why is it important to report broken links you find on Cyndi's List? It almost always results in much more than one link fixed. One broken link usually leads to me fixing several and sometimes adding new links as well. Tonight I fixed a cemetery link for Madison County, Indiana. That led to a total of 23 links updated and 24 new links added for the library that hosted that information. After doing this for 21 years I know that if one link is broken on a web site, most likely the whole site was changed and all the links I have will be broken. That was the case with the Anderson Public Library. So please be sure to use the form and report broken links when you find them. It benefits us all.


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CL has always had a Slavery sub-category under African-American. Today I created an top-level Slavery category and several Slavery sub-categories under Australia, Canada, Caribbean, and United Kingdom. This should allow for better cross-referencing and more expansion into this sad but necessary topic. As I worked on these categories I checked every link to be sure they were working, so I was able to update and add dozens of links in the process.

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Peggy Clemens Lauritzen is giving two webinars tomorrow and you can see them both for free:

Apprentices, Indentured Servants, and Redemptioners: White Slavery in America

Misbegotten Children: Tracing the Family Lines of the Illegitimate

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Thanks to inspiration from Debbie Mieszala​ at The Advancing Genealogist ( and advice from Judy G. Russell​ at The Legal Genealogist, I've just updated all 50 states, plus Puerto Rico, with a new sub-category: Laws & Statutes. The sub-categories follow this URL pattern. Just replace the two-letter state abbreviation appropriately to see the state of your choice.

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