Florida Memory: Using Tax Rolls for Family History Research

Florida Memory: Using Tax Rolls for Family History Research. “You’ve probably heard the tired old cliché that nothing in life is certain except for death and paying taxes. Roll your eyes if you must, but if you’re researching your family tree, you can make this reality work in your favor! Tax records are probably one … Continue reading Florida Memory: Using Tax Rolls for Family History Research

The Advocate: Tracking family history of enslaved ancestors in Louisiana? Donaldsonville museum can help

The Advocate: Tracking family history of enslaved ancestors in Louisiana? Donaldsonville museum can help. “Researching family history for African-Americans in Louisiana often means traveling to parish courthouses to pull old records of slavery, the conveyance documents that in jarringly neat handwriting detail the buying and selling of human beings. There’s an effort underway that would … Continue reading The Advocate: Tracking family history of enslaved ancestors in Louisiana? Donaldsonville museum can help

IAAM Center for Family History Launches United States Colored Troops Pension Collection

New from the IAAM Center for Family History: USCT Pension Files. “As Bernice Bennett notes in her article USCT Pension Files: A Rich Resource for African American Genealogy, pension files can reveal many biographical details about ancestors who served in the United States Colored Troops (USCT). Because events in USCT veterans’ lives before the Civil … Continue reading IAAM Center for Family History Launches United States Colored Troops Pension Collection

North Carolina Offering Virtual Family History Fair on November 4

North Carolina will be holding a virtual “family history fair” on November 4th. From the home page: “Presented by the North Carolina Government and Heritage Library and the State Archives of North Carolina. This year the presentations will be focusing on local collections and resources for local and family history research. Local records, libraries and … Continue reading North Carolina Offering Virtual Family History Fair on November 4

Family Search Blog: New French Census Records Aid Family History Research

Family Search Blog: New French Census Records Aid Family History Research. “How can these records help you if you have French ancestry? These census records are valuable because they provide a snapshot of families at a specific time—in this case, 1876, 1891, and 1906. As you find your family in multiple census records, you will … Continue reading Family Search Blog: New French Census Records Aid Family History Research

GeneaPress: Announcing The Journal of Genealogy & Family History (PRESS RELEASE)

From GeneaPress: Announcing The Journal of Genealogy & Family History (PRESS RELEASE). “Launching in April 2017, the new Journal of Genealogy and Family History (JGFH) will address the current need for a high quality, peer reviewed publication, covering broad scholarly research in genealogy and family history in a 21st century online format. The journal will … Continue reading GeneaPress: Announcing The Journal of Genealogy & Family History (PRESS RELEASE)

Free Access to Early New England Family History Research Resources, October 18-25

Genealogists! Do you have ancestors in New England? here’s a freebie for you through October 25th. “From October 18 to October 25, New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is offering FREE access to essential resources for early New England family history research…. During a special free access week, family historians can search nearly 300,000 records … Continue reading Free Access to Early New England Family History Research Resources, October 18-25

Lincoln Journal-Star: UNL project illustrates history of slaves suing for their freedom

Lincoln Journal-Star: UNL project illustrates history of slaves suing for their freedom. “UNL’s Center for Digital Research in the Humanities have compiled and digitized court documents from more than 500 freedom suits and published them in an online database titled ‘O Say Can You See: Early Washington, D.C., Law and Family,’ through a grant by … Continue reading Lincoln Journal-Star: UNL project illustrates history of slaves suing for their freedom

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Photo archive chronicles 3 generations of a family’s Pittsburgh story

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Photo archive chronicles 3 generations of a family’s Pittsburgh story. “The sepia-toned images chronicle a Pittsburgh story rarely told: three generations of a prominent black family whose members include doctors, athletes, public servants,Tuskegee airmen and some of the smartest, most determined women you’ll ever meet. Though tiny compared with the 80,000 images shot … Continue reading Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Photo archive chronicles 3 generations of a family’s Pittsburgh story

The Astana Times: First virtual museum of Kazakh women’s history educates and empowers

The Astana Times: First virtual museum of Kazakh women’s history educates and empowers. “Kazakh women’s history museums educate and empower women, providing an awareness-raising platform and tools for overcoming discrimination, said Women of Kazakhstan founder Dinara Assanova in an interview with The Astana Times. Assanova’s family provided her with a keen awareness of women’s contributions … Continue reading The Astana Times: First virtual museum of Kazakh women’s history educates and empowers

Research: 4 new ways browser history can be exposed (Slashgear)

Slashgear: Research: 4 new ways browser history can be exposed. “A recent study by the University of California, San Diego, showed four new ways to expose Internet users’ browsing histories. They also showed the ways in which these histories could and can be used to target internet users with various attacks. Most of these attacks … Continue reading Research: 4 new ways browser history can be exposed (Slashgear)

FamilySearch: What’s Coming to FamilySearch in 2019

FamilySearch: What’s Coming to FamilySearch in 2019. “The popular, free genealogy website, FamilySearch.org, has many plans for the new year, including enhanced record search and Family Tree search capabilities, new online discovery experiences, and more! In addition to over 300 million additional historical records and images for family history discoveries, look for the following new … Continue reading FamilySearch: What’s Coming to FamilySearch in 2019

Ancestry Blog: This Veterans Day, Discover the Military Heroes in your Family

Ancestry Blog: This Veterans Day, Discover the Military Heroes in your Family. “For the past 30 years, our focus has been digitizing and making historical content accessible for everyone – today, we offer more than 10 billion historical documents, including an unmatched collection of more than 250 million military records. As America celebrates Veterans Day … Continue reading Ancestry Blog: This Veterans Day, Discover the Military Heroes in your Family

University of Rochester: Seward Family Digital Archive project tops $1 million in grant money

University of Rochester: Seward Family Digital Archive project tops $1 million in grant money. “The project, a collaboration between the University’s Department of History, the River Campus Libraries’ department of Rare Books, Special Collections, and Preservation, and the Digital Scholarship Lab, brings together students in the humanities and computer science, residents of retirement communities, and … Continue reading University of Rochester: Seward Family Digital Archive project tops $1 million in grant money