Published by Genealogy’s Star: How do the search engines stack up?

It has been a considerable time since I last wrote about search engines. The idea is to compare the various search engines with a partially random search and compare their individual results. There has been a lot of water under the bridge, genealogically speaking, since my last post on this subject. According to Google Trends,…

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Published by DNA-Explained: Free Access to Native American Records – Limited Time

Many people have an oral history of Native American heritage.  Fold3.com is offering free access to their Native American Collection until November 15th, 2015. Finding that your DNA carries a history of Native heritage often is just the beginning of a search.  The next question, if of course, which tribe.  That information generally comes from genealogy […]

http://dna-explained.com/2015/11/05/free-access-to-native-american-records-limited-time/

Published by Genealogyblog: Free Cemetery Records Databases at AmericanAncestors.org October 30 through November 7, 2015

The following was received from NEHGS: October 30, 2015 — Boston, Massachusetts — “Your ancestors have been dying for you to uncover them. NEHGS has opened the cemetery gates so you can start digging!” Just in time for the Halloween celebrations and to add some fun to ancestral research this holiday, AmericanAncestors.org and New England…

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Published by NGSGenealogy: FREE Index of 1.5 Million National Railroad Pension Records Now Available

Some great news from the Midwest GenealogyCenter …Midwest GenealogyCenter Launches New Research ResourcePublic Index of 1.5 Million National Railroad Pension Records Now AvailableThursday, October 29, 2015–A free index to over 1.5 million pension records from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board can now be located online for the first time ever through the Genealogy Quick Look…

http://upfront.ngsgenealogy.org/2015/10/free-index-of-15-million-national.html

Published by Ancestry: Keeping Tabs On Suffragettes: The Official Watchlist

To coincide with the recent nationwide release of the film ‘Suffragette’, the official watch list containing details of over 1,300 suffragette arrests has been published online by Ancestry, in association with The National Archives. Digitised from the original record held at The National Archives in Kew, the online collection available on Ancestry – England, Suffragettes Arrested, 1906-1914 –…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/10/30/keeping-tabs-on-suffragettes-the-official-watchlist/

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…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/10/09/220-million-records-of-british-voters-available-to-search-online-for-the-first-time/

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…

http://www.theancestorhunt.com/blog/pennsylvania-online-historical-photos-research

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 […]

http://dna-explained.com/2015/10/09/family-societies-converting-a-doubter/

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…

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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…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/10/05/new-passenger-lists-go-online-on-thegenealogist/