Published by Dick Eastman: 220 Million Records of British Voters Available to Search Online for the First Time

The following announcement was written by the folks at Findmypast: Electoral Registers document the evolution of modern British democracy from the passage of the Great Reform act of 1832 to votes for women in 1918, and voting equality in 1928 Records include details of property ownership, allowing you to uncover the history of your home…

Published by TheAncestorHunt:  Pennsylvania Online Historical Photos Research

(Updated October, 2015)An old proverb states that “the eyes are the windows into the soul.” A genealogy corollary is that “a photo is a window into the lives of your ancestors.”I love old photos, whether they are portraits of my ancestors or historical photos for the period when they lived. And it is important to…

Published by FletcherFamilyTree: Records of Civilian Deaths Overseas (US and UK)

My newest contribution to Legacy News is available and talks about how to research ancestors that died abroad. Consulates of the United States Government and British Parliament recorded vital statistics of their citizens in foreign jurisdictions. They are a great alternative when vital records at all levels (state, county, town) have been exhausted and one can […]

Published by Dna-eXplained: Family Societies – Converting a Doubter

For those of you who don’t know me well, I’m not a joiner. I’m not a member of the DAR, although I qualify on several lines and all I’d really have to do is connect to another cousin who has already done the work. I’m a member of a small quilt group, but no large […]

The Library of Congress, Chronicling America Newspaper Project reaches 10 Million Pages

Here is a quote from the press release dated 7 October 2015,Online Resource of Historic Newspapers Posts 10 Millionth Page Chronicling America, a free, online searchable database of historic U.S. newspapers, has posted its 10 millionth page. Launched by the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 2007, Chronicling America provides enhanced…

Published by Dick Eastman: New Passenger lists Go Online on TheGenealogist

The following announcement was written by the folks at TheGenealogist: RMS Campania, one of the ships included in the passenger lists. TheGenealogist has just released five million Emigration BT27 records as part of their growing immigration and emigration record set. These contain the historical records of passengers who departed by sea from Britain in the…

Published by PastSmith: Project Gutenberg

I am a huge fan of Project Gutenberg. If you haven’t heard of it, think Internet Archive. If you research outside of the genealogy websites, you’ve probably used the Internet Archive. If not, you ought to! Started in 1971 by Michael S. Hart, Project Gutenberg is the world’s oldest digital library. It now contains over […]