Archive for March, 2017

Nebraska and Kansas Cancelled Homestead Claims

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

FamilySearch has updated their listing of cancelled homestead claim files for Nebraska and relinquishmentKansas.  Land offices included currently are:

  • Dodge City, Kansas
  • Topeka, Kansas
  • Alliance, Nebraska
  • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • O’Neill, Nebraska
  • Broken Bow, Nebraska
  • North Platte, Nebraska
  • Valentine, Nebraska

These claims appear to have been later ones–but check the specific land office to determine which claims have been digitized.

There is more information on using these claims and finding them in my Rootdig post.

 

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John Adams Library at the Boston Public Library

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

The scanned collection at the Internet Archive contains images of 2700 books collected by the second United States president. It includes a variety of dictionaries and histories.

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United States Census, 1860

Friday, March 24th, 2017

FamilySearch is indicating that their 1860 census has been updated (United States Census, 1860). It’s been on the site for some time and I do not know what the update consists of.

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Minnesota, Clay and Steele County Obituaries, 1865-2006

Friday, March 24th, 2017

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

Minnesota, Clay and Steele County Obituaries, 1865-2006

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Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940

Friday, March 24th, 2017

FamilySearch is indicating this database has been updated:

Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940

It’s been on the site for a while already–I can’t say what the specifics of the update are.

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United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of the Assistant Commissioner, 1865-1872

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

FamilySearch is indicating the following database of images has been updated:

United States, Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of the Assistant Commissioner, 1865-1872

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South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

FamilySearch is indicating the following database has been updated:

South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965

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United States, Cancelled, Relinquished, or Rejected Land Entry Case Files, 1861-1932–Limited

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

FamilySearch has announced an update to the images posted in “United States, Cancelled, Relinquished, or Rejected Land Entry Case Files, 1861-1932.” The currently available items are limited in their scope, including only the following offices:

Dodge City, Kansas, Land Office

Topeka, Kansas, Land Office

Alliance, Nebraska, Land Office

 

These materials are unindexed and are sorted by case file number. We are working on a more detailed post on these claims for our other blog and are posting the notice for those who are familiar with these records and need access to them.

Alberta Vital Records Indexes

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

The Provincial Archives of Alberta has put the following vital records indexes online:

Please read the sections that explain these indexes before using them. The indexes are PDF files of the original indexes–not searchable databases.  These are large files in some cases.alberta-vitals


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FREE Printable USGS PDF TOPO! Maps

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

National Geographic Maps is allowing the creation and printing of United States Geological Survey maps on their website. Fairly easy to download and print these, but it’s one map per location.

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Part of the USGS map for Tioga, Hancock County, Illinois.

Don’t forget historical USGS maps available as well.


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