FamilySearch is indicating the following database has been updated since our last posting:
The following database has been updated on FamilySearch since our last posting:
The Society of American Archivists has published a “Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology.” Might be interesting reading for those who use archival materials on a regular basis.
Do you know what an archivist is referring to when they use the word manuscript?
FamilySearch is indicating the following database is new or has been updated:
FamilySearch is indicating the following database has been updated:
The Library of Virginia (LVA) website allows for a variety of ways to search their digital images of Virginia land patents (including name of grantee and names mentioned in metes and bounds descriptions). Many of these documents mention the creek or river running along the property line. It’s possible to search the database for other patents mentioning that same creek–just search “all field.”
New Webinar on Library of Virginia Land Patents
This hour-long presentation provides a very broad and quick overview of what land patents are on the Library of Virginia Website; how to search, download, organize, and interact with the images. Handout included.
FamilySearch is indicating the following database is new or has been updated since our last posting:
|Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931|
This site, hosted by the Wyoming State Library, has digital images of over 800,000 pages of Wyoming newspapers.
Newspaper Research–13 March 2017–11 am central time.
This hour-long session will focus on finding newspapers (including online [free and fee-based], microfilm, and paper copies), search techniques for digital and microfilm copies, what to search for, interpretive pitfalls, creating citations, published abstracts, and more. Handout included
Library of Virginia Land Patents–13 March 2017-2 pm central time
This hour-long presentation will provide an overview of what land patents are on the Library of Virginia Website; how to search, download, and interact with the images; using the images in further research; transcription issues; and more as time allows. Handout included.
“Brick Wall Busters” 2017–14 March 2017–8 pm central time
This hour-long presentation (aimed at advanced beginner and intermediate researchers) will focus on research approaches to get you past “brick walls”. We will look at reasons why we have “brick walls” and how we may be making our own “brick walls.” Focus will be on problem-solving, getting past assumptions, realizing what we know versus what we think we know, and completely analyzing and understanding what we already have.
FamilySearch is indicating that this database (which has been on the site for some time) has been updated:
The following counties are missing:
- New York
- St Lawrence