Friday, April 30, 2010

Friday Finds – 04/30/10

Weekly column sharing genealogy-related things that I’ve learned or found.

Note:  Some of these are from last week, but I forgot to post them.

List of NARA Microfilm Publications and Original Records Digitized by Our Digitization Partners – This is list of records that have been digitized and are available via Ancestry or Footnote, as of March 2010.  They will update the list as more records become digitized.

Preparing for a Genealogy Research Trip – Elyse wrote a great article about getting ready for your next research trip.  She even includes a list of items to bring with you

52 Weeks of Online American Digital Archives and Databases: Iowa – Miriam delivers again in this series, this time focusing on Iowa.  I can’t wait to dig further into these sources for my Linn and Muscatine County families.

Non-Population U.S. Census Schedules Online – Kimberly Powell writes about the non-population schedules (agricultural, industry/manufacturing, and social statistics) that are being added to Ancestry.  She notes, “Not all available schedules are online as of yet. The states covered include California, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, and Washington Territory. Some states may have one type of non-population schedule online, but not others.”  Since Michigan was on the list, I spent the better part of the day collecting the agricultural schedules for my folks in Oakland County!

Connecticut Archives, 1629-1820 – According to the Connecticut State Library’s website, “The ‘Connecticut Archives’ are the papers and correspondence of the General Assembly, the Governor and Council, and other colony or state officials. Included in this collection are petitions, drafts of bills, acts, resolves, and other early government documents.”  Most of them are indexed, and the indexes are available online.  More on this is a separate blog post.

The Source:  A Guidebook to American Genealogy – The third edition, edited by Loretto Dennis Szucs and Sandra Hargreaves is available online through the Ancestry.com Wiki.  It’s nice to see this online, as I do not own this book.

Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources – The third edition of this book, edited by Alice Eichholz, is also available online through the Ancestry.com Wiki.  Although I own this book, it’s nice to have an online version for the times I need it when I’m away from home.

The Federation of Genealogical Societies to Digitize War of 1812 Pension Files – I’ve know about this for awhile now, but keep forgetting to post about it.  Running across Dick Eastman’s post, I figured now was as good a time as any.  The post also includes some general information about the War of 1812 and pension files.  I made three seperate donations:  one in honor of Marsha Hoffman Rising, and the other two for my fifth great-grandfathers who served in the war, Robert Parks and Aaron Webster.

FamilySearch Record Search – Tons of new records available this week!

Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army (1789-1903) – This book, by Francis B. Heitman, is available via Google Books.  Various details, particularly about officers.

List of Officers of the Navy of the United States and of the Marine Corps from 1775 to 1900 – This book, edited by Edward W. Callahan, is available via Google Books.


1 comment:

Miriam said...

Thanks for highlighting my post, Julie!

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