Bones Collector

Thank you for visiting our latest innovative genealogy tool that will keep you up-to-date on all the happenings in the genealogy world both locally and elsewhere. As your guide and 'Head Bones Collector' for this blog, the primary goal is to provide information that can be referred to over and over again. We're very glad you stopped by! Visit us in person on 3rd floor of the Main Library in the Heritage Room!

Slave Registry

Descendants of slaves from the British Empire can now search a new online database that has just launched on the Internet. Ancestry.co.uk has created a database that covers over 2.7 million slaves and 280,000 slave-owners from 17 former British colonies. The records cover the time period 1812 through 1834 and is able to be searched by the slave's name, year of birth (if known), gender and name of their holder. This database is available both by individual subscription and through the institutional subscription available at the library's Heritage Room.

Maryland Land Record Images

A joint effort on the part of the Maryland Judiciary, the Court Clerks of Maryland and the State Archives is now making available online Maryland Land Records. Upon arriving at the site, prospective users can request a password to access the land records. Still a work-in-progress, there are approximately 165 million records covering the entire state of Maryland. An excellent resource for researchers with ancestors in that state.

Ohio Death Certificates

Now accessible FREE, Ohio Death Certificate Images for the years 1908-1953. Simply go to FamilySearch Labs and register for a free account. Enter an email address, name, state and country and within 24 hours, receive an activation key to use within seven (7) days. After the first use, the email address will be all that's necessary to search the records. Adobe Flash Player is required.

Historical KY State Maps

A GREAT resource for early maps of Kentucky can be found on the Kentucky Land Office web site. The maps cover not only the boundaries and various regions of the state but also the waterways. Animated county maps of different sections of the state can also be found showing the boundary changes as new counties were created.

Workhouses in the United Kingdom

Researchers who have been collecting genealogy for quite a while, probably have reached the point where records in the United Kingdom are being sought. For many, the trail could lead them to looking for clues in workhouse records. Available on the Internet is a web site with over 2,000 pages of information including maps, photos even a timeline dealing with workhouses. The Workhouse main goal is providing a tremendous amount of information about the workhouse and, in particular, where to find those all important records. Some records are available on the site such as the 1881 census: Residents of Whitechapel Union Infirmary, Bakers Row, London and Middlesex. A Search box is available to use in locating information on this comprehensive site.

DNA Ancestry

With the addition of DNA testing becoming more widely and actively used by genealogists, many researchers find themselves wanting to know more about testing, and, signing up to be tested. Since there are now more online web sites that offer DNA testing service than there were 6 or 8 years ago, the following list of links are some of the more well known that answer questions and perform the testing for applicants. Fees for each vary, so shop around before deciding.

DNA Heritage ~ http://www.dnaheritage.com/ ~ over 75,000 database records

Family Tree DNA ~ http://www.familytreedna.com/default.aspx ~ over120,000 database records

Genetic Genealogy ~ http://www.dnaancestryproject.com/index.php ~ thousands of database records

My Genetic Heritage ~ http://www.mygeneticheritage.com/ ~ thousands of database records

National Geographic's Genographic Project ~ https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/index.html ~ over 78,000 database records

Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation ~ http://www.smgf.org/ ~ over 70,000 database records (Free service)

ysearch ~ http://www.ysearch.org/ ~ over 54,000 database records

 

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