Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Follow the link below and than scroll down the page for links to each of the cemetery indexes.
Monday, April 28, 2014
This month Fletcher Belcher will share stories of his pioneer family.
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Sunday, April 27, 2014
Established in 2004, the USGenNet Data Repository continues to add new record sets to its free collection. It is organized by state—select your state of interest in the upper left corner of the home page.
You never know what you may find at this site as it is regularly updated.
Check it out at: The USGenNet Data Repository, a division of USGenNet Inc. biographies books cemeteries church county court county histories land (deeds, etc.) letters newspaper obituaries prison lists ship rosters shipwrecks tax records, vital records, (birth, marriage, death) wills probate letters of administration civil war letters
Friday, April 25, 2014
You can purchase memorabilia (bricks, seats, floor boards, etc.), walk through the campus, enjoy the spring concert, and just say "farewell" to the old Largo High School.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
GenealogyInTime Magazine recently published an series of articles dealing with English research. This three- part, in-depth guide is a must read for anyone with English ancestors.
The guide uses a timeline approach to show what records are available when. This guide should make it easier to find your English ancestors.
You can find the first article in the series at: A Date Guide to English Genealogy (Part 1)
At the end of the article are links to parts 2 and 3.
The meeting will be held in the Auditorium of the John F. Germany Public Library, 900 N. Ashley Drive in Tampa, beginning at 11:00 AM.
Monday, April 21, 2014
Saturday, April 19, 2014
If you have ancestors buried in Columbus, Georgia, you will be interested in this site. The Columbus Public Works Department website has a database covering four cemeteries, two of which date from the early 1800’s, another from 1890, and the fourth from 1946.
The cemeteries are Linwood, Porterdale, Riverdale, and East Porterdale.
When you get to the home page, click the “Cemeteries” link at the top of the left pane. That will take you to the search screen. You can search for a cemetery to browse, of search directly for a name.
Check it out at: Cemeteries Division
Friday, April 18, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
This is a repeat article but well-worth mentioning again.
We all have our reasons for getting involved in genealogy, and this article in GenealogyInTime Magazine probably covers yours. But there is the possibility that you may have a reason that you have not articulated to yourself and this article can reveal it.
Even if it doesn’t reveal anything personal for you, it is inspiring to see a thoughtful list of possible motivations.
Read the article at: Why Genealogy is Important
Sunday, April 13, 2014
“World Views” from The Washington Post offers a treat to all you map lovers out there.
The article shows you maps illustrating economic status, immigration paths, colonial shipping routes, population growth, American ancestry by county, and more.
Check it out at: 40 more maps that explain the world
Friday, April 11, 2014
The Detroit Historical Society has amassed a collection of artifacts (photos, objects, etc.) that are searchable or which can be browsed. If you have Detroit ancestors, you may be interested in exploring it.
Click “View the Collection” from the link given below to go to the search screen. If you wish to see random images, you can find a link to do so in the navigation bar above the search field.
Here is the link: Detroit Artifacts Spanning 300 Years | Detroit Historical Society
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
On 20 May the Largo Area Historical Society museum workshop will be held at the Historic Feed Store in Largo Central Park. If you wish to see the exhibits or join in to help, show up between 10 am and 2 pm.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The Forgotten Photographs Project website contains old photographs that have been discovered/found/purchased and posted with as much identifying information as was available.
The photos are arranged alphabetically and access is available right from the home page, and the collection is updated frequently. Access and use if free, within the limits of copyright, which says essentially that you are free to use the content for personal and non-commercial use.
Check it out at: The Forgotten Photographs Project - HOME
Monday, April 7, 2014
Donation is $12 per adult and $6 per child 12 years old and under.
Food will be served from 11:30 a m until 1:00 p m. Join in the fun.
Sunday, April 6, 2014
If you have ancestors from Iowa City who may be interred in the Oakland Cemetery, this site may be of interest.
When you reach the home page thru the link below, click on the “map and database” link about half way down the page. That will take you to a map showing the different areas of the cemetery, and a search form for individual names.
Here is the link to the home page: Oakland Cemetery
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Thursday, April 3, 2014
We have mentioned the GenealogyInTime free Genealogy Search Engine in earlier blog posts, but it is worth repeating every once in a while. Recently an additional 100 million records have been indexed and added. This includes not only US records, but also some from Israel, Canada, and the Netherlands.
The total number of ancestral records indexed by the Genealogy Search Engine is now around 3.1 billion. The search engine is free to use and the ancestral records it finds are also free. This is a lot of free power to fuel your research.
Give it a try at: Free Genealogy Search Engine
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
You can find it all at: Otero County, Colorado Genealogy Resources