Check this out. Geographic Names Information System. (GNIS)
This is a way to find otherwise difficult or ‘impossible’ locations. Not just towns. Other stuff. Buildings, bridges, cemeteries … … [continued]
This cleaning up frenzy I’m into can’t last forever – well, maybe it can.
From The Generations Network:
PROVO, Utah, June 27 /PRNewswire/ — The Generations Network, parent company of Ancestry.com, the world’s largest online family history resource, today announced two new additions to the Ancestry network of sites in France and Italy — Ancestry.fr and Ancestry.it.
PROVO, Utah, June 26 /PRNewswire/ — Ancestry.com, the world’s leading online family history resource, today launched more than 7.5 million names in U.S. Indian Censuses, the largest online collection of Native American family history records. Taken by the Bureau of Indian affairs, the censuses document some 150 years of Native American family history. These censuses create an intimate portrait of individuals living on all registered Indian reservations between 1885 and the 1940s.
The U.S. Indian Censuses are among the most important documents for tracing Native American family history — as well as the place to for anyone with Native American ancestry to begin searching for their heritage. Representing more than 250 tribes from some 275 reservations, schools and hospitals across the United States, the censuses typically recorded names, including Indian names, ages, birth dates, tribe, reservation and more.
WorldVitalRecords is hopping again.
They announce that they have partnered with Quintin Publishing to put their entire CDROM library online. This is over 10,000 databases and is worth thousands of dollars if you were to buy each CD separately. This is a great library and includes such gems as Cassell’s Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland Volumes 1-6, England Maps, Ireland Maps, Scotland Maps, Handbook of Indians of Canada, Staffordshire pedigrees, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and Dictionnair Topographique Du Department de l’Eure just to name a few. They have just started adding this content to the site but will continue to add these great resources to the web over the next month or so.