Genealogy

Ordnance Survey – Great Britain's national mapping agency

From the Get-A-Map website... "free improved mapping service from Ordnance Survey. You can search for maps anywhere in the UK simply by entering the place name, full postcode or National Grid reference - and print the maps or copy them for use on your personal or business website*." (*Terms and Conditions apply) Excellent genealogy resource for UK research.

National Archives Releasing Military Records

Military Personnel Records of servicemen prior to 1946 are now beginning to be released to the public in stages. Eventually, over 57 million individual records will be available. Read the news release on the National Coalition for History website.

Google Docs

If you're not already aware, Google is offering a new service that will offer an exciting new dimension to genealogical research. The service is Google Docs and will allow genealogists greater options for exchanging information with other family members and researchers who are working on the same family surnames.

 Just visit the Google Docs Help Center to find out more or to get started. Read more »

Genealogy News

October is Family History Month. Here’s some food for thought . . .

Exciting News from FamilySearch.org

If you're like many researchers, you want to know more than just names and dates(birth, marriage and death) about ancestors. Or, you may be compiling a family history book to be published about a particular family and desiring more information.

Then be sure to visit the Mormon church website on major news concerning local and county histories!

Go to FamilySearch.org News and read about the latest and greatest news!

Sitting Up With The Dead 3 (2007)

Sitting Up With The Dead 3
Get locked in the library while you research your genealogy!
The library closes at 5pm on Friday, January 19 for everyone who isn't participating in "Sitting Up With The Dead 3." We'll open the library just for you at 5:45 p.m., then lock you in until midnight, giving you lots of time to do your research. It'll be just you, your fellow genealogy researchers, and whatever ghosts happen to be in the Huntsville Library that night. Read more »

Illinois Trails: History and Genealogy

If you happen to have ancestors from the state of Illinois, be sure to check out the website, Illinois Trails: History and Genealogy at http://iltrails.org/. It's a FREE website with information from census, county data, history, maps, military data, newspapers, research help and a mailing list. For those interested in helping, they even have a section with 'Volunteer' information.

Researching British ancestry?

Now with literally millions of records online for England, Scotland and Wales as digital images or transcriptions, it can be difficult at times to decide where to begin looking. The following sites offer a large variety of useful records and information for anyone researching British ancestry. Read more »

Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 2, # 3

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for managing over 264 million acres of land -- about one-eighth of the land in the United States -- as well as 300 million additional acres of subsurface mineral resources. Most of these lands are located in the western United States, including Alaska, and are easily recognized by their vast range lands, forests, high mountains, arctic tundra, and deserts. Under the BLM umbrella are a wide variety of commercial, cultural, recreational, and wilderness resources in these federal public lands. Read more »

Natchez and Mississippi Court Records

Ancestry has just added The Natchez Court Records, 1767-1805 and Mississippi Court Records, 1799-1835 to their online collection of databases. The Natchez Records are from the book compiled by May Wilson McBee in 1953 and reprinted by the Genealogical Publishing Company in 1979. The Mississippi Court records are from J. Read more »

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