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    New in Ancestry Library Edition

    What's new in Ancestry Library Edition? Here a list of just a few of the recently added collections:

    • Maryland, Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes, 1910-1954
    • New South Wales, Australia, Teacher's Rolls, 1869-1908
    • 1921 Census of Canada
    • Poland, Last Letters from the Łódź (Lodsch) Ghetto, 1941
    • U.S., American Red Cross Nurse Files, 1916-1959

    The Historical Record

    In the Northern Hemisphere the Summer season is here, so to celebrate we have located some historical images of our ancestors enjoying the Summer sun!

    In the good ole summertime, c. 1905 New Jersey, US. [Dry-plate negative from the Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000]

    From the North Pier, Blackpool, England, c. 1890-1900. [Photochrom print from the Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000.]

    In the good ole summertime {canoe}. [Glass negative from the Library of Congress Photo Collection, 1840-2000]


     Bathing Beach and Summer Garden, Port Dover, Canada. [Postcard from the Canadian Historical Postcards collection.]



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