Archive for March, 2017

Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, 1917-1943

Monday, March 20th, 2017

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Massachusetts, Boston Crew Lists, 1917-1943

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New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946

Monday, March 20th, 2017

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New York, Southern District, U.S District Court Naturalization Records, 1824-1946

 

A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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?

New Hampshire, Civil War Service and Pension Records, 1861-1866

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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New Hampshire, Civil War Service and Pension Records, 1861-1866

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Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-1959

Friday, March 17th, 2017

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Alaska, Vital Records, 1816-1959

 

Searching for Geographic Features in Virginia Patents at the LVA website

Monday, March 13th, 2017

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.”

Learn about the patents on the Library of Virginia website or search the patents.


 

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.

Order for immediate download.

Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931

Friday, March 10th, 2017

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Pennsylvania, Eastern District Petitions for Naturalization, 1795-1931

Wyoming State Newspaper Project

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

This site, hosted by the Wyoming State Library, has digital images of over 800,000 pages of Wyoming newspapers.

Spring Break Webinars-Brick Walls, Newspapers, and Virginia Patents

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

 

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

Register here.

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.

Register here.

“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.

Register here.

 

 

New York State Census, 1865

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

FamilySearch is indicating that this datanewyorkbase (which has been on the site for some time) has been updated:

New York State Census, 1865

The following counties are missing:

  • Allegany
  • Clinton
  • Franklin
  • Genesee
  • Hamilton
  • New York
  • Putnam
  • Queens
  • Seneca
  • St Lawrence
  • Sullivan
  • Westchester
  • Wyoming