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Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 3, # 10

Information Available from Passenger Lists: Probably more time is spent hunting for our ancestors on ship passenger lists than any other type of research. Read more about Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 3, # 10

Nebraska Homestead Records

"The Homestead Act of 1862 changed the world with its offer of free land. Millions of people immigrated to America seeking their fortune, shifting populations along with the power of governments." Source: Homestead National Monument of America. Read more about Nebraska Homestead Records

Slave Trade

Quoting from Diane Richard's article in 'Internet Genealogy', "the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost Read more about Slave Trade

Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 3, # 9

The National Library of Ireland was established by the Dublin Science and Art Museum Act, 1877, which provided that the bulk of the collections in the possession of the Royal Dubli Read more about Ancestor Searching Newsletter, Volume 3, # 9

Acadian Records

For research on Acadian, French Canadian roots, there is a site that offers a variety of many genealogy records and resources of interest.

AcadianRoots.com is devoted strictly to genealogical and census records of Acadian people. Currently, the site has extracted census records of Acadian family names found in the following census records:

1861 Bathurst, New Brunswick
1871 Bathurst, New Brunswick
1871 Beresford, New Brunswick
1881 Beresford, New Brunswick Read more about Acadian Records

Genealogy Wikis

From Mark Tucker of ThinkGenealogy comes this bit of information . . .

"In the last few years, wikis have become popular as a way for many people to collaborate and share information. Particularly interesting to the genealogy community are genealogy wikis. Two of the most well known are Dick Eastman’s Encyclopedia of Genealogy and FamilySearch’s Research Wiki. Read more about Genealogy Wikis

Westport Historic Private Cemeteries

The town of Westport, Massachusetts now has online information from 102 local cemeteries thanks to the tremendous efforts of the genealogy and historical enthusiasts there. Read more about Westport Historic Private Cemeteries

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