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 […]

https://pastsmith.wordpress.com/2015/09/11/project-gutenberg/

Published by Dick Eastman: Luxembourg Family History Searches are now Easier Thanks to a new Online Archive

More than one million Luxembourg birth certificates from 1600 to 1923 have been made available online thanks to a voluntary project. Since Luxroots.com launched in 2004, its 50 volunteers have analysed and uploaded 1 million birth certificates to its database, 800,000 of which were from communes currently in Luxembourg. The online service was started by…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/09/10/luxembourg-family-history-searches-are-now-easier-thanks-to-a-new-online-archive/

Published by Dick Eastman: Arizona State Library and FamilySearch Agree to Partner to Make Genealogy Information Accessible

This is the apparent happy ending to a recent fiasco involving the genealogy collection at the Arizona State Library. See my earlier articles at http://goo.gl/pzZ0YI and at http://goo.gl/L8PPXE for the history of this problem. FamilySearch has now agreed to provide scanning and digital hosting services for 5,000 books at no cost to the State of…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/09/10/arizona-state-library-and-familysearch-agree-to-partner-to-make-genealogy-records-accessible/

Published by LegacyFamilyTree: 5 Tips to prepare for your visit to the archives

One of my favorite tasks as a genealogist is on-site research. Repositories offer researchers a chance to touch and interpret many amazing documents and relics of our past. As genealogists, we might be there to read a bible belonging to our ancestors, account books of our ancestor’s general store, or perhaps to look at photographs…

http://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2015/09/preparing-for-your-visit-to-the-archives.html

Published by FamilyTreeGirl Blog: People of Color Genealogy Research, can it be done at the DAR Library?

Who is DAR? It is the National Society of the Daughter’s of the American Revolution, known as DAR. It is a lineage society and membership is open to any female 18 years and older regardless of race, religion or ethic background. Women wanted to be included in expressing their patriotic feelings, since they were not […]

http://familytreegirl.com/2015/10/04/people-of-color-genealogy-research-can-it-be-done-at-the-dar-library/

Published by Genealogyblog: Sacramento Archives Crawl This Saturday

The following is from the September 29, 2015 edition of sacramentopress.com: In celebration of American Archives Month, archives and special collections libraries from throughout the region will showcase their rarely-seen holdings during the 5th annual Sacramento Archives Crawl on Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 10am to 4 pm. Free and open to the public, the…

http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=36424

Published by Genealogyblog:Croatia is About to Make Yugoslav Spy Files Public

The following excerpt is from an article posted September 28, 2015 at balkaninsight.com: The Croatian security and intelligence agency, SOA, said on Saturday that it has given secret service documents created between 1937 and 1990 to the state archives, which will ultimately allow them to be seen by the Croatian public for the first time,…

http://www.genealogyblog.com/?p=36427

Published by Dick Eastman: Canadian Genealogy at the Maine State Library

An article in the August 2015 Edition of the Maine State Library Genealogy Newsletter caught my eye. Canadian Genealogy at Maine State Library describes the many resources of that library for anyone researching Canadian ancestry, especially those who migrated to Maine. Since 50% of my ancestors moved from Canada to Maine, you KNOW that I paid…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/08/27/canadian-genealogy-at-the-maine-state-library/

Published by Dick Eastman: Providence, Rhode island, House Directories Now Available Online

The Providence City Archives has announced the completion of a project to scan the Providence House Directories. The directories were published between 1895 and 1935 and are an invaluable resource for those conducting genealogy research, house research, neighborhood demographic change, and occupancy patterns. Basic entries in the more than 20,000 pages of information are organized…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/08/27/providence-rhode-island-house-directories-now-available-online/

Published by Dick Eastman: 14 Volumes of Genealogical Lists of Irish-Jewish Families Presented to Dublin City

Fourteen rare volumes of genealogical lists of Irish-Jewish families in Ireland were presented to Dublin City Council’s Library and Archive today. The volumes were gifted by Stuart Rosenblatt, President of the Genealogical Society of Ireland. The set of 14 volumes presented by Stuart to the people of Dublin at Dublin City Library & Archive, is…

http://blog.eogn.com/2015/08/25/14-volumes-of-genealogical-lists-of-irish-jewish-families-presented-to-dublin-city/