Archive for August, 2015

Map of Quebec Catholic Parishes Until 1912

Monday, August 31st, 2015

This page on the “Quebec Records” site has a map of Catholic parishes in the Province of Quebec until 1912.


New Live Webinars

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

I’m putting on what will be the last of my new webinars for a while as I’m getting back to research and writing. Our topics on Friday/Saturday of this week are:

  • Charts, Charts, and More Charts
  • Pre-1850 Research
  • Genealogical Terms and Definitions
  • Preserving Past You

Anyone registered will receive a complimentary copy of the download after the presentations have been recorded. Even if you can’t attend live, register and get the recorded copy a few days after the session. There are more details here.

Digital Wyoming Newspapers

Friday, August 28th, 2015

The Wyoming State Librawymongry has over 800,000 pages of online digital newspapers–all full text searchable.

Historic Oregon Newspapers

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

This portal on the University of Oregon website contains links to digital images of dozens of Oregon newspapers.


Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Thanks to those who purchased webinars during my closeout sale. To let people complete missed downloads, etc. the hosting service is still up and if you missed the chance to order you can still do so. Please note:

  • if you ordered presentations and had download issues, please let me know at so that this can be corrected before the end of the month
  • if you’d still like to order, we can take orders through the end of the month. Just make certain you download the file as soon as the download link comes through. You don’t have to view immediately.

State Reporters on Google Books

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Many state reporters (where cases appealed to google-booksthe state supreme court) are summarized have been digitized by GoogleBooks. While most of the summaries focus on the reasons behind the appeal, there may be genealogical details in the cases and the existence of an appeal would indicate an original action in a lower court.

One way to locate entries in these reporters is to include the last name, the name of the county, and the name of the state when searching in GoogleBooks at


Digital Library of Georgia

Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

This portal on the University System of Georgia website contains links to digital images of newspapers across the State of Georgia.

Webinar Sales Ending Today (Saturday)!

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

Our genealogy webinar closeout continues through 22 August (today). Download is immediate and presentations can be viewed when or as often as you want. Don’t wait!

Oklahoma Newspapers Online

Friday, August 21st, 2015

Ephraim Cox’s home is robbed in 1900.

The “Oklahoma Digital Newspaper Collection” on the Oklahoma Historical Society website contains digital images of many newspapers across Oklahoma. Full text search is available.


Moline, Galva, and Geneseo, Illinois Papers Back Online

Friday, August 21st, 2015

[these now appear to be working again after some time offline]

Three libraries in western Illinois have placed online versions of newspapers for free.