FamilySearch Microfilm Lending Program Ending

We don’t normally post news, but will make an exception in this case:

FamilySearch is ending it’s microfilm lending program to it’s branch libraries. On September 1, 2017, FamilySearch will discontinue its microfilm distribution services.

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Make A Practice Database for Your Software

Before trying out all the bells and whistles of your genealogical software–particularly the deleting, merging, and correction portions–consider making a practice database. That’s the best way to experiment and try things out without having to go back and fix the errors. Of course learning how to fix errors is important, but those lessons are sometimes best learned when the database or file is not your “good one.”

New York City Directories Updated at NYPL

City directories for New York City for the following years have been recently added the City Directories Collection on the New York Public Library site:

  • 1786
  • 1790
  • 1791
  • 1796
  • 1797
  • 1875
  • 1884 – 1886
  • 1908 – 1913
  • 1916 – 1918
  • 1920 – 1922

Directories on the site run from 1786 through 1923.

nyc-directory

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Chicago’s Polish Newspaper–Dziennik Zwiazkowy (1908-1917)

The Center for Research Libraries has made digital copies of this newspaper (Dziennik Zwiazkowy) online from 1908-1917. Published for Polish immigrants to the greater Chicago area, it contained local, regional, and national news.

poles-in-chicago-newspaper

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