The following databases for continental Europe have been recently updated on FamilySearch:
The David Rumsey Map Collection has 30,000 map images available online for free.
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.
Your experience may vary. Sometimes one can get used library editions for low-cost–other times not so much.
- State Census Records by Ann S. Lainhart
- Genealogist’s Handbook for New England Research, 5th edition, edited by Michael J. Leclerc
- Land and Property Research by E. Wade Hone–a personal favorite of mine–although it is weak on methodology in local records in federal land states.
- Researcher’s Guide to American Genealogy, 3rd Edition, by Val D. Greenwood
- The Source, edited by Lou Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves Luebking–probably the best overview of American sources there is.
- Digging for Genealogical Treasure in New England Town Records by Ann S. Lainhart
- The Family Tree German Genealogy Guide: How to Trace Your Germanic Ancestry in Europe by James Beidler
- Trace Your German Roots Online: A Complete Guide to German Genealogy Websites by James Beidler
- German-English Genealogical Dictionary by Ernest Thode
- Deciphering Handwriting in German Document: Analyzing German, Latin, and French in Historical Manuscripts by Roger Minert
- Evidence Explained: Citing History Sources from Artifacts to Cyberspace, Third Edition by Elizabeth Shown Mills
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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|United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
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Digital images of Pennsylvania land surveys are available on the Pennsylvania State Archives website. The site also contains a good overview of Pennsylvania land records—most of which are not available online.
FamilySearch is indicating the following database (not very large at this point and not every entry has an associated image) has been updated: