Archive for February, 2016

England’s Immigrants 1330-1550

Monday, February 29th, 2016

England’s Immigrants 1330-1550,” is a  database containing of over 64,000 names of people known to have migrated to England during the period of the Hundred Years’ War and the Black Death, the Wars of the Roses and the Reformation. england-immigrants


Organizing Genealogical Information Class-March 2016 Session

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

We are offering a new section of this popular course beginning in March of 2016. There are more details on our informational page.

Texas Fire Insurance Maps

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

Images of Sanborn fire insurance maps for most of Texas between 1877 and 1922 can be found on the Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection at The University of Texas at Austin.texas-sanborn

FamilySearch: Filipinos to Honolulu & NY and MD Crew Lists

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

The following databases have been updated on FamilySearch since our last update:

Hawaii, Index to Filipino Arrivals to Honolulu, 1946

New York, New York, Soundex to Passenger and Crew Lists, 1887-1921

Maryland, Piney Point Crew Lists, 1950-1956

These are apparently small databases.

FamilySearch Update: Freedmen’s Bureau Marriages, Cole County, MO, and More

Friday, February 26th, 2016

The following databases have been updated on FamilySearch since our last update:

Missouri, Cole County Circuit Court Case Files, 1820-1927

United States, Freedmen’s Bureau Marriages, 1861-1872

Virginia, Alexandria Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels, 1946-1957

Utah, Early Mormon Missionary Database

Florida Digital Newspapers

Friday, February 26th, 2016

The Florida Digital Newspaper Library provides access to the news and history of Florida and currently has over 2 million pages of historic newspapers thorough the state.


FamilySearch: Ohio & Tennessee Marriages

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

FamilySearch has listed the following new databases since our last posting:

Ohio, Marriages, 1800-1942

Tennessee Civil Marriages, 1838-1888

These smaller databases appear to have been made from microfilmed records that FamilySearch does not have the authority to put online.

Spring Break Genealogy Webinars 9-12 March

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

We are back with live webinars the week of 9-12 March.

Topics include:

  • Illinois Research
  • Preserving Past You
  • Creating Families from Pre-1850 Census Records
  • Organizing Online Database Searches
  • Tip and Tricks for Using FamilySearch
  • Genealogical Problem-Solving

Join us! There’s more information and registration details on our webinar page. Registration is limited.

FamilySearch: Maryland, Church Records 1668-1995

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

FamilySearch has added “Maryland, Church Records 1668-1995” to their collection of databases. Images are not available, but Family History Library microfilm roll numbers are provided. This is an index database only and appears to be records of the Episcopal churches in Maryland.


Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

Louisiana State University has published between 1836 through 1922, a total of 211,500 pages. More are in the works.
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