Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
The October 12th JGSTB meeting will be a special joint meeting with the Florida Holocaust Museum. We will meet at the same time, but at a different place - at the Holocaust Museum in St. Petersburg - see address and details below. This will be a wonderful opportunity for those with Holocaust victims in their family to learn how to research those victims. Our speaker will be Urszula Szczepinska, Curator of Education and Director of Research for the Florida Holocaust Museum, which is one of only three Holocaust Museums in the United States that is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Ms. Szczepinska is an award winning authority on Holocaust research.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
James Tanner in his Blog Genealogy’s Star, gives us an extremely useful list of online newspapers listed by state. He also lists some national and regional sources for online newspapers.
James points out that this particular online landscape is constantly changing, so any exhaustive list is not possible. That aside, if you are using newspapers in your research (and you definitely should be), be sure and look over this list.
Check it out at: Genealogy's Star: Online Digital Newspaper Collections by State -- The Lists by State
Thursday, September 25, 2014
If you are looking for a site to help put your ancestors in some historical context, HyperHistory is worth exploring.
When you get to the homepage, click on a focus choice in the left panel (People, history, events, etc.) and then select from a time period in the right panel. The result will be a graphic display of that topic. All entries in the display are hotlinks. When you click on one, a detailed explanation of it appears in the right pane.
Check it out at: World History : HyperHistory
Monday, September 22, 2014
Here is a database of immigrant servants that may be useful. Each index entry gives the surname and given name of the indentured servant/immigrant, the colony/destination, date of birth, date of servitude, and an opportunity to view the complete transcribed record. The transcription provides even more information to include ship name, whether the person is an orphan, literate, a convict, and more.
The database can be searched by name or browsed by first letter of the surname.
It is presented as part of a site sponsored by a group offering professional genealogy services: Price & Associates.
Check it out at: Immigrant Servants Database