Archive for December, 2016

Recent FamilySearch Additions to Continental Europe

Friday, December 30th, 2016

The following databases for continental Europe have been recently updated on FamilySearch:

Spain, Province of Granada, Municipal Records, 1607-1955
Netherlands, Archival Indexes, Miscellaneous Records
Italy, L’Aquila, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1809-1865, 1911-1943
Italy, Genova, Civil Registration (State Archive), 1796-1812, 1838-1859, 1866-1899
Spain, Soldier Personal Service Files, 1835-1940
France, Dordogne, Censuses, 1876
France, Dordogne, Censuses, 1856
Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Kreis Schleswig, Civil Registration, 1874-1983
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David Rumsey Map Collection

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

The David Rumsey Map Collection has 30,000 map images available online for free.

Books on My Shelf

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

For those who have asked, this is a partial list of genealogical references on my bookshelf. I’ll update it with others as I create the links, but I’m only going to add books that I personally have experience with and that I actually use. There are other good books out there, but I only mention ones with which I have actual experience.books

Your experience may vary. Sometimes one can get used library editions for low-cost–other times not so much.

Late 18th Century Report on Extant Massachusetts Records

Tuesday, December 27th, 2016

The Report on the Custody and Condition of the Public Records of Parishes, Towns, and Counties (Boston: Wright and Potter, 1899), by Carroll D. Wright, Commissioner of Public Records, is an inventory of town, church, and county records–showing what was available on the cusp of the 20th century. The book is available on GoogleBooks. I learned about the Report in Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research, 5th edition, edited by Michael J. Leclerc–one of the reference books on my bookshelf.

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

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

United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783

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Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

FamilySearch is indicating the following database is new or updated:

Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927

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Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

The following database is showing as new or updated on FamilySearch:

Oklahoma, School Records, 1895-1936

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Pennsylvania Land Surveys

Wednesday, December 21st, 2016

Digital images of Pennsylvania land surveys are available on the Pennsylvania State Archives website. The site also contains a good overview of Pennsylvania land records—most of which are not available online.

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Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

FamilySearch is indicating the following database (not very large at this point and not every entry has an associated image) has been updated:

Georgia Church Marriages, 1754-1960

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