Odds & Ends: New collections added…all over!

After a slow August, September has shown that the pace of records coming online will only accelerate.








Germany / Germans in the US



  • The Irish Genealogical Research Society’s Marriage Finder has now topped 50,000 names. The organization pulls marriage information gathered from multiple unique sources, and is free to use.
    Search the records   |   About the records   |   via Dick Eastman
  • Irish Gleanings “added 800 extracts of names, dates, and locations from correspondence stored in the records of the US Consulates located at the US National Archives, College Park, Maryland.”
    There’s no central search function; search the entire site at once with Google using the “site” command like this: “site:” then add a space and then your search term. via BritishGENES.
  • The Society of Genealogists added details of more than 4,000 Irish will abstracts to their website.
    Search the records   |   via



  • It’s time to follow – over the next 34 weeks he will be doing a roundup of the online resources for each of the Mexican states. Read more



  • ScotlandsPlaces added two new Ordinance Survey Name Books:
    • West Lothian, 1855-1859, and,
    • Wigtownshire, 1845-1849

    Search the records   |   Read more


United States

  • Hawaii: The UH Library added a new newspaper to their online collection published on Chronicling America – the Pacific Commercial Advertisor, first published in 1856.
    Search all newspapers on Chronicling America   |   Read more   |   via Research Buzz
  • Nebraska: An index of articles from the Lincoln Herald, dating from the mid-to-late 1800s, was recently added to the online collection of the Logan County Genealogical & Historical Society.
    Search the records (see the Research Documents section)  |   Read more
  • New England: NEHGS ($) has recently added new databases to their website.
    Search the records   |   See details on Geneamusings
  • New York: Read about efforts to create indexes to the burials at Hart Island, the largest potter’s field in the world.
    Read more @ Mocavo
  • New York photographs: The Colton Historical Society digitized and posted over 1,000 old postcards and photographs on the New York Heritage site.
    View the photos   |   Read more
  • North Carolina: “A century’s worth of North Carolina directories is online (here) as part of the City Directories Collection from the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center (NCDHC). The collection features 939 directories from the years 1860 through 1963. They cover 108 cities in 64 counties.”
    Read more   |   via Dick Eastman
  • Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine, volumes 41-45, have been added to the NEGHS website ($).
    Search the magazine   |   Read more
  • Pennsylvania maps: The Sanborn fire insurance maps, pre-1923, have been published on the Penn State library website.
    View the maps   |   Read more   |   via GenealogyBlog
  • South Carolina: Greenville Technical College yearbooks from 1968-1976 have been digitized and are now online.
    View the yearbooks   |   Read more
  • Tennessee Civil War: Do you have Tennessee Civil War memorabilia? Take this opportunity to have them digitized and become part of a larger project to document records and artifacts from all over the state, and promote public interest in Tennessee Civil War history.
    Read more
  • Virginia: Family involved in the civil rights movement? News footage from the civil rights era has been digitized and placed online. Read more.
  • MyGenealogyHound added biographies to the following counties this week: Greene County, Illinois; Morgan County, Missouri; Montgomery County, Pennsylvania; Sebastian County, Arkansas; Spencer County, Indiana; and Miami County, Ohio; Page County, Iowa; Ballard County, Kentucky; and Fayette County, Tennessee.


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