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New Brunswick, Canada Records

"Established in 1967, the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick collects and preserves the documents of the people, institutions and government of the province. Most of the holdings are for the period from 1784, when New Brunswick was made a separate province of British North America. However, some materials relating to the earlier exploration, Acadian and pre-Loyalist periods have also been acquired. Read more »

Ancestor Searching, Volume 4, #8

Genealogy Scrapbooking: Throughout several decades now, people have used several ways of preserving their family history. Maintaining photo albums and photo collages are some of the ways of maintaining a family history. People generally maintain family history to try and get the future generations acquainted with their roots and also to treasure their family members. A comparatively newer way of maintaining family history could be scrap booking family history. In fact, remember childhood times, when as students assignments were given to maintain a scrapbook for school. Read more »

Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection

Excellent resource for researching in Colorado: "Newspapers are one of the most versatile and heavily used sources of information for researchers,genealogists, students and the general public. Feature stories, society news, classified and picture advertisements, school and church announcements, news from surrounding towns, editorials and cartoons, all give the reader the sense of "being there." Often the papers contain historical information that is not available in any other source.

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Ancestor Searching, Vol. 4, #7

A new twist has been added to the arsenal of the Huntsville Heritage Room’s resources that are being made available to the public. First of all, for those with an interest in accessing Heritage Quest Online from home, there is now a brief instructional video available that gives step-by-step instructions on accessing Heritage Quest. (Note: Be sure to copy the entire link into the browser’s address field). Read more »

Triana Public Library closed

Due to a recent fire, the Triana Public Library will be closed until further notice. Photos of the damage are available on Flickr. Our press release is available here in .doc format.

Ancestor Searching, Vol. 4, #6

Terms and Meanings of Genealogical Words: Something a little bit different from the usual articles. During the course of research, terms and initials are bound to appear in most any kind of document that will require researchers to search for answers as to just exactly what the meaning of a word or abbreviation indicates or means. In an effort to offer assistance with these terms and abbreviations, the following lists are the first of a two-part series on genealogical terms and their meanings. This month's newsletter covers the subjects of occupations and initials. Read more »

Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 4, # 5

The Domesday Book was the first major census in the British Isles, and was more comprehensive than current census compilations, as properties such as farms, mills, bakeries and other industry were recorded which showed the wealth of the area as well as the population. Read more »

HMCPL receives grant from Huntsville Hospital

The HMCPL is a recipient of the 2009-2010 Huntsville Hospital Community Health Initiative Grant! The Library will use this money to create an attractive collection of information and resources available online, in the library, and in the community which will address the physical, emotional, and mental health of today's teens. The project will be named The Pulse to echo the idea of monitoring and maintaining the health of the Madison County teen population while creating a catchphrase for the teens to use. Read more »

Digital Media Zone

Now your library never closes! The Huntsville Library Foundation is pleased to announce the Digital Media Zone--a digital library where HMCPL card holders can browse, check out, and download best-selling and classic audiobooks, ebooks, music and video. The new Digital Media Zone is available any time of day from any computer. And there are never any late fees because titles are automatically returned at the end of the loan period! More information at dmz.hmcpl.org.

Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 4, # 4

Oral history interviewing is a tool that's used for research in history, anthropology, and folklore. Oral history collects information about the past from observers and participants in that past. It gathers data not available in written records about events, people, decisions, and processes. Oral history interviews are grounded in memory, and memory is used for recording the past. Oral history can reveal how individual values and actions shaped the past, and how the past shapes present-day values and actions. Read more »

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