A list of registered voters for the City of New York in 1880 is available on GoogleBooks. Organized by residence, fulltext searches can be conducted within the GoogleBooks interface.
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County [Ohio] has an extensive collection of city directories from 1819-1941 (not all years included) on their virtual library website.
The United States National Archives catalog has been updated (at least since the last time I was on their site). Consider giving it a try. It’s not a full text search of everything they have, but a really good start.
To reduce confusion, here is a summary of my blogs/newsletters:
- Rootdig.com—Michael’s thoughts, research problems, suggestions, and whatever else crosses his desk. You can get a daily update in your email by subscribing using the link on the blog page.
- Genealogy Tip of the Day—one genealogy research tip every day–short and to the point. You can also join our Facebook group or follow us on our fan page. You can get the tip daily in your email by subscribing on using the link on any Genealogy Tip of the Day page.
- Genealogy Search Tip—websites I’ve discovered and the occasional online research tip–short and to the point. You can get these tips daily in your email by subscribing using the link on the blog page.
- Genealogy Transcriber—one piece of handwriting every day–with the answer the next.
- Weekly blog update (view an older one). This is a weekly summary of postings to the four blogs listed above–with a few extras thrown in for subscribers. This is a fee-based subscription.
- Casefile Clues. This is my how-to newsletter with detailed discussion and analysis of a problem or document in every issue. Delivered as a PDF file.
The following databases are showing as having been updated on FamilySearch since our last update:
Please find out more about these databases before using them. There is a link to “learn more” underneath the description of each database on the search page. Generally speaking the databases listed in this post come from the former International Genealogical Index. As such the majority of these entries come from personal genealogical work submitted by LDS members or extractions of local records made by members.
The following databases are new on FamilySearch since our last update:
Finding place names can be problematic for a variety of reasons. This “Fuzzy Gazetteer” allows users to change the “fuzzy level” of their search to broaden or narrow their results. If sites that allow wildcards or traditional phonetic-based searches have not located the place you need, this site, FuzzyG, may help.
The following databases have been updated at FamilySearch since our last update:
|Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991|
The following databases are showing as updated at FamilySearch since our last update.
The United States Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System contains over 2.2 million names of geographic features within the United States. Searches can be focused on certain states, counties, features, or elevation. Wild cards are allowed as long as three characters are used in addition to the wildcard operator:
- k*ille (using Illinois as the state) brought up every feature in Illinois starting with a “k” and ending in “ille.”
- choose a county and “cemetery” as a feature type to get a list of cemeteries within that county–only the ones in the database will be included.