Many of the local Maryland deed books on MDLANDREC (the site hosted by the Maryland State Archives) have individual indexes in each volume. To determine if a specific volume has an accompanying index, type in “0” for the page number. The aggregate indexes may not index every item in the actual book (powers of attorney, for example) or may contain errors. (Thanks to a reader of Rootdig for pointing this out.)
FamilySearch has updated the following database since our last posting:
This database is showing as updated on FamilySearch:
This is an index only with no associated images. Genealogical Society of Utah film number given for each entry. Use that to determine what records were used to generate index entry.
FamilySearch is indicating the following database as updated:
The following databases are new/updated on FamilySearch since our last update:
We received good feedback from this latest installment in my “Brick Wall” series–25 Brick Wall Busters.
If you’ve enjoyed our “Brick Wall” series, this one will revisit some of our more popular approaches along with new examples and a few new tricks thrown in the mix. Sometimes it never hurts to hear something again, if only for the reminder. This presentation will include a handout with the concepts discussed and brief examples demonstrating the approach. This presentation is geared towards the advanced beginner/intermediate level researcher.
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For those who missed it on my Rootdig blog, there is a post about keyword searches in the US Census to take advantage of family structure at Ancestry.com.
The following database is showing as having been updated since our last posting:
The Library of Congress has a wonderful collection of United States maps, many of which are digitized. The interface has been changed since I last visited the site and is much improved. There are a variety of digital images of county and state maps on this site which can be viewed online or downloaded.
For those with ancestors from more than one foreign country and particularly those with family from Germany and points east, this list may be helpful. The list includes: English, Latin, German, Polish, Hungarian, Czech, Ukrainian and Slovak.