Archive for February, 2016

Virginia Confederate Disability Applications and Receipts

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

The Library of Virginia has online images from the “Confederate Disability Applications and Receipts” collection. These applications result from an 1884 act to grant a total of $60,000 to veterans (soldiers and sailors) who had been disabled in the Civil War.

Confederate Disability Applications and Receipts


FamilySearch Update: OH and TN Marriages

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

FamilySearch is indicating the following databases have been updated since our last posting:

Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958

Tennessee Marriages, 1796-1950

FamilySearch: San Francisco Vessel Passenger & Crew Lists, 1954-1957

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

FamilySearch is indicating that the following database has been updated since our last posting:

California, San Francisco Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving, 1954-1957


Genealogy Search Tip of the Day is  proudly sponsored by GenealogyBank. In February, they are offering an annual subscription for a monthly rate equivalent to less than $5 a month!

San Francisco City Directories Online

Sunday, February 21st, 2016

This page on the San Francisco Public Library website has links to free copies of San Francisco between 1850 and 1982sanfran.

My Weekly Blog Update

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

weeklyblogupdate-20febMy blog update is sent every week and summarizes content posted to all my blogs since the last update was sent.

This includes article links from the following blogs:

  • Rootdig
  • Genealogy Search Tip
  • Genealogy Tip of the Day
  • Genealogy Transcriber

Additional content:

  • citation of the week
  • tombstone of the week
  • letter of the week
  • photograph of the week

Some use the weekly update in place of the daily updates that go out. There’s a nominal $5 fee per year to pay for the email service that is used to send the update out. Email addresses are not sold or shared. You can view the most recent issue where there is also a subscription link at the bottom of the page.2weeklyblogupdate-20feb


Indianapolis City Directories 1855-2001

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

The Indiana University website has a collection that consists of all published Indianapolis city directories ranging from 1855-2001.

FamilySearch: Mass. delayed & corrected vital records, 1753-1900

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

FamilySearch has added 14 rolls of microfilm to it’s online collection.

Massachusetts delayed and corrected vital records, 1753-1900.

View the card catalog entries (links included to actual images are on this page in the far right hand column and the catalog tells you what’s on each roll)


Brooklyn, New York, Directories 1856-1908

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Brooklyn, New York, city directories covering the years 1856-1908 have been digitized by Brooklyn Public Library and can be viewed on their site.

Webinars and Brick Walls

Friday, February 19th, 2016


Old Webinar Prices back through 21 February

Old prices back (an average of $8–lower than the competition!) between 18 February and 21 February Regular prices are between $15 and $20.

Visit our webinar page


Brick Walls from A to Z Blow-out

From now through 21 February, we’re also offering all four of my “Brick Walls from A to Z” webinars for a total of $15..

Visit our order page.

FamilySearch Updates: MA, NE, ME, MD Vital Events & San Francisco 1954-1957 Arrivals

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

The following databases are showing up as new on FamilySearch since our last posting (many of the statewide indexes of vital events are from what used to be referred to as the International Genealogical Index):

California, San Francisco Passenger and Crew Lists of Vessels Arriving, 1954-1957
Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910
Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915
Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915
Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915
Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910
United States Deaths and Burials, 1867-1961
Nebraska Marriages, 1855-1995
Maine Marriages, 1771-1907
Maine Deaths and Burials, 1841-1910
Maryland Births and Christenings, 1650-1995
Maryland Deaths and Burials, 1877-1992
Maryland Marriages, 1666-1970
United States, World War II Prisoners of War, 1941-1945