Monthly Archives: December 2016

Recent FamilySearch Additions to Continental Europe

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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Books on My Shelf

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

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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