After a slow August, September has shown that the pace of records coming online will only accelerate.
- Millions of newspaper pages have been added to Trove during the last week, over ~3.7 million, in fact.
See the full list of available newspapers on Trove
- Census: I love these grass-roots efforts to get indexes to online records. See efforts to index the 1921 Census (you’ll need an account, but it’s free).
- Newfoundland and Labrador: Part 6 of “Canadian Genealogy Online” was released last week, teaching you about the online resources available for researching your Newfoundland and Labrador ancestors.
- British Columbia historic photographs: New historic images of the Kootenay region from the 1940s-1970s digitized and added to the Touchstones Nelson flickr photostream. More historic photos can be found on their website. Read the announcement here.
- Findmypast ($) released a new collection, Electrical Engineering Apprentices & Trainees, 1902-1934. “The records list 4,756 ex-apprentices and trainees of the Metropolitan-Vickers engineering company at Trafford Park, Manchester, England…. Many lived in Manchester and the surrounding area but a significant number were based overseas.”
Search the collection / Read more
Germany / Germans in the US
- The German Genealogy Group has a new website, new databases (the Most Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Church in New York), and they’ve added the ability for individuals to submit corrections to their databases.
Visit the site | Search the collections | via Dick Eastman
- 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:https://sites.google.com/site/irishgleanings” 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 4YourFamilyStory.com
- It’s time to follow MexicanGenealogy.info – 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
- 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.
- 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.
More about online collections (not locality specific)
- What Source Records are left to Dititize? by Genealogy’s Star
- Q&A about the FamilySearch/Ancestry.com partnership by FamilySearch
- GenealogyInTime magazine improves its Free Genealogy Search Engine by Dick Eastman
- The easier (and more accurate) method of searching the SSDI by Dick Eastman
- New Burke’s Peerage Service by British GENES
- Researching Newspapers for Genealogy for Free by The Ancestor Hunt (via 4YourFamilyStory.com)