Friday, May 30, 2014
The digitized collection of Hillsborough County, Florida, Naturalization Certificates from 1895 to 1906, excluding 1897/8, is now online at the University of South Florida Library's Special Collections website.
This collection consists of digital copies of Hillsborough County Naturalization documents, including declarations of intention, petitions for naturalization, and naturalization certificates. The original record books were loaned to USF for digitization by the Clerk of the Hillsborough County Circuit Court and indexed by volunteers from the Florida Genealogical Society (Tampa). The entire collection is searchable.
Check it out at: USFLDC Home - Hillsborough County Naturalization Records, 1895-1906
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
If you are researching ancestors in the area of Kenton County, Kentucky, here is a collection of online databases you should check out.
The Kenton County Public Library offers online records for cemeteries, church records, city directories, court cases, and more. Most of the records date back to the mid 1850’s, and in some instances even earlier. All told there are over 300,000 records represented.
Check it out at: GenKY Database List
Monday, May 26, 2014
Sunday, May 25, 2014
Recently the GenealogyInTime Magazine published an article detailing how to perform online searches. The rules and methods covered are applicable for most search engines--Google and the GenealogyInTime search engines included.
Even if you use search engines a lot and think you are an accomplished searcher, it would not hurt to brush up your techniques.
Check out the article at: A Guide to Performing Online Genealogy Searches
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Three townships in northeastern Illinois (DuPage County) have their cemeteries indexed and online. They are Addison Township, Downers Grove and Lisle Township, and York Township. Among the three, nearly 50 cemeteries are represented.
Follow the link below, and then click on the hot link for the township collection you are interested in.
Wednesday, 28-May-14 at 6:00 PM--Internet Site Exploration - a fun-filled look at some lesser known genealogy websites, bring your favorites. Local History Room, Largo Library.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Joe Beine recently updated his genealogy guide: Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records.
The list is organized by state, but a few large cities are also listed for direct access. They include Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York and St. Louis.
This site is an absolute “must” for your browser favorites. Check it out at: Online Searchable Death Indexes, Records & Obituaries
Sunday, May 18, 2014
This website gives an in-depth view of the Mormon emigration experience. It provides passenger lists, personal accounts of the journey, and information about each voyage.
Even if your ancestors were not Mormon, this can be a fascinating area to poke around in.
Check it out at: Find a Voyage | Mormon Migration
BY THE WAY: Don't forget to try out the newly available FOLD3 archives. They focus on military records, but there are other historical documents available also...all searchable and digitized. You can access Fold3 from PC's at the Largo Library or from home through the library website. Consultants at the library Genealogy Center will help you get started, and we will have a couple classes on using the resource scheduled over the summer.
Thursday, May 15, 2014
If you have ancestors from New York City, you can get an idea of how they lived by perusing this online gallery of over 800,000 images.
It is free and you can either browse or search the images. After clicking the link below, click on “Enter the Online Gallery” at the bottom of the page.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
The Genealogy Trails History Group website is a treasure…fun to explore and loaded with information down to state level. Some of the topic areas included are slavery, military, maps, newspapers, obits, and more.
From the home page, scroll down for major topic areas, and look to the left pane for links to state contributions.
Check it our at: Genealogy Trails History Group - Start your family research here
Saturday, May 10, 2014
A recent article in GenealogyInTime Magazine recaps fifteen common genealogy mistakes. You have to be careful when you read this, because the mistakes are presented at truths.
It is good reading, just to be sure you have not relaxed your guard and fallen prey to one of these mistakes. You will find the article at: Common Genealogy Mistakes
Friday, May 9, 2014
Friday, 16-May-14 at 7:00 PM--Who Do You Think You Are? Bryan, Gulfport Historical Society, 5301 28th Street South in Gulfport.
- 10:00 AM--Computers in Genealogy--Question and answer session on the use of computers in genealogy research and record keeping. Bryan, Local History Rm, Largo Library.
- 11:00 AM—Armed Forces History Museum-Bill Allen, an Ex POW of the Korean War, will speak on military history and the role of Armed Forces History Museum as well as his own experiences as a POW for 31 months. He is the author of the book titled My Old Box of Memories which goes into detail about his POW experience.
- About 12 noon--Intro to the Fold3 Database at Largo Library
- About 12:30-12:45 PM, Workshop tour of the Genealogy Center showing the many genealogical research resources there. Stokes, Genealogy Center, Largo Library. This tour will begin soon after the end of the program meeting.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
If you have Polish ancestors in your tree, it is worth checking out. The call number is 929.3438 SOKOL, STANLEY S.
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
Monday, May 5, 2014
If you have ancestors from the New Haven County area of Connecticut, this web site is worth checking out. It is “…a joint effort dedicated to providing a free database of Oxford history online.
The link below will take you to a page with links to cemetery databases, old photos, old maps from the 1850’s and more. The “Genealogy” link will take you to an index of surnames and family information.
Check it out at: Oxford Past - Cemetery, Genealogy and History Project - Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut
Friday, May 2, 2014
The GenealogyInTime Magazine recently publish an article on how to pack light for a trip. This is always a concern during genealogy research trips, so we thought the article would be of value to refer to here.
Check it out at: Tips on How to Travel Light