Archive for June, 2017

New Jersey State Census, 1895

Friday, June 30th, 2017

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

New Jersey State Census, 1895

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Hamilton County, Ohio, Morgue Records 1887-1930

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Morgue records (Hamilton County, Ohio), 1887-1930 are online at the University of Cincinnati.

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Digital Collections at Family Search in Catalog but not on Historical Records Collection Page

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

Not everything available digitally at FamilySearch appears in the “Historical Records Collection” on their website–often the catalog will indicate that the film has already been replaced by digital images.

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If you see something significant (other than just a handful of rolls of microfilm), let me know at michael.john.neill@gmail.com and I’ll mention it here.

For example, many Baltimore County, Maryland, probate records are available digitally but one has to search the catalog to find them. They don’t appear in the link on the “Historical Records Collection” page.

Cincinnati, Ohio, Birth and Death Records from 1865-1912

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Cincinnati Birth and Death Records from 1865-1912 are online at the University of Cincinnati  Archives. It is a collection of over 528,000 records.

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Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004

Monday, June 26th, 2017

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Ohio, Crawford County Obituaries, 1860-2004

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FamilySearch Microfilm Lending Program Ending

Monday, June 26th, 2017

We don’t normally post news, but will make an exception in this case:

FamilySearch is ending it’s microfilm lending program to it’s branch libraries. On September 1, 2017, FamilySearch will discontinue its microfilm distribution services.

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Make A Practice Database for Your Software

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Before trying out all the bells and whistles of your genealogical software–particularly the deleting, merging, and correction portions–consider making a practice database. That’s the best way to experiment and try things out without having to go back and fix the errors. Of course learning how to fix errors is important, but those lessons are sometimes best learned when the database or file is not your “good one.”

New Webinars: Crossing Pond and Beginning German Research

Sunday, June 25th, 2017

Altje Goldenstein used this immigrant trunk when she left Germany for Illinois in the 1870s.

We are offering two new webinars on 6 July:

  • Before You Cross that 19th Century Pond
  • Beginning German Research

Additional details are on our announcement page.

Boston City Directories online at Tufts University

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

Tufts University has a few selected Boston, Massachusetts, city directories online between 1845 and 1925:

New York City Directories Updated at NYPL

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

City directories for New York City for the following years have been recently added the City Directories Collection on the New York Public Library site:

  • 1786
  • 1790
  • 1791
  • 1796
  • 1797
  • 1875
  • 1884 – 1886
  • 1908 – 1913
  • 1916 – 1918
  • 1920 – 1922

Directories on the site run from 1786 through 1923.

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