Dublin City University: Updated Placenames of Ireland website launched by Minister Jack Chambers

Dublin City University: Updated Placenames of Ireland website launched by Minister Jack Chambers . “The updated… website provides a searchable database of the official Irish-language versions of approximately 100,000 places throughout the country. The new Placenames Database of Ireland site features interactive maps, aerial photography and better ease of navigation for those looking to find out the origins of place names from Arklow to Zion Road.”

Fold3: Introducing the New Fold3® Gallery and Tags!

Fold3: Introducing the New Fold3® Gallery and Tags!. “We’ve launched a beta version of a new Fold3® Gallery and Tag experience! The new Gallery and Tag feature gives researchers a powerful new tool to organize Fold3 records, Memorials, photographs, and documents. Now you can create custom tags that allow you to tag records and organize them into groups that can be quickly recalled.”

Hill Air Force Base: Base history through newspaper digital archive

Hill Air Force Base: Base history through newspaper digital archive . “Hill AFB’s history has been preserved and now it’s offered free to anyone with computer access. Hill’s base newspaper, the Hilltop Times, and its predecessor, the Hill Fielder is available online in a searchable database offered by the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library.” This looks like an extension of the access that was first established in 2018.

Fold3: Introducing Our Collection of Morning Reports

Fold3: Introducing Our Collection of Morning Reports. “Morning reports are company-level reports that were filled out each day to reflect status changes for personnel assigned to that unit. These changes may include transfers, disciplinary actions, battle wounds, leaves, and those who were sick in quarters. We have just added a new collection, U.S. Morning Reports 1912-1946. This growing collection contains 2.33 million records with additional records coming. We currently have morning reports through the year 1939.”

University of Utah: Digitizing 133 years of Salt Lake Tribune newspapers

University of Utah: Digitizing 133 years of Salt Lake Tribune newspapers. “Researchers, historians and genealogists now have an additional 1.6 million pages of The Salt Lake Tribune, at their fingertips. The recent digitizing process added issues dating from 1920 to 2004, to the existing online collection of issues between 1871 and 1919. All 133 years are now keyword searchable and available to the public thanks to a partnership between the U’s J. Willard Marriott Library, Newspapers.com, a division of Ancestry and The Salt Lake Tribune.”

For nation: 330,000 online memorials unlock individual stories of our First World War ANZACs (Mirage News)

Mirage News: For nation: 330,000 online memorials unlock individual stories of our First World War ANZACs. “The individual wartime journeys of over 330,000 Australian men and women who volunteered to serve overseas in the First World War are revealed for the first time in an ambitious family history project launched today…. Australian War Stories by Memories enables descendants to search for a loved one… and receive a free online memorial of their wartime journey: from enlistment, to training, embarkation and beyond.” From the front page it looks like you have to provide information like your name, email, and postcode before you can submit a search.

Digital Library of Georgia: R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation-Funded Magruder Newspapers Now Available

Digital Library of Georgia: R.J. Taylor, Jr. Foundation-Funded Magruder Newspapers Now Available. “The newly-released collection includes rare nineteenth-century titles from north Georgia and previously unavailable titles from larger cities across the state. The project creates full-text searchable versions of the newspapers. It presents them online for free in its Georgia Historic Newspapers database.”

Brass Oak Genealogy: 1950 US Census: I’m Here To Help!

Brass Oak Genealogy: 1950 US Census: I’m Here To Help!. “You’ve probably spent some time over the last two weeks trying to find people in the 1950 US census (I know I have!). But it’s not an easy task, especially without a solid index and the search tools that we’re used to on genealogy websites. That said, I’ve created a variety of videos that address some of the issues and offer solutions and workarounds.”

WIRED: The Census Is Broken. Can AI Fix It?

WIRED: The Census Is Broken. Can AI Fix It?. “The once-a-decade endeavor informs the distribution of federal tax dollars and apportions members of the House of Representatives for each state, potentially redrawing the political map. According to emails obtained through a records request, Trump administration officials interfered in the population count to produce outcomes beneficial to Republicans, but problems with the census go back much further.”

Westchester Journal News: New database highlights African American burial grounds across NY state

Westchester Journal News: New database highlights African American burial grounds across NY state. “The following is an unofficial database of African American burial grounds in New York, compiled by this reporter through research and information provided by various sources. It’s aim is to help the public in tracking these sacred sites. It will grow with your input.”

Genealogy’s Star: 1950 U.S. Census Project Moving Rapidly Forward

Genealogy’s Star: 1950 U.S. Census Project Moving Rapidly Forward. “If you go to the FamilySearch 1950 U.S. Census Project page… you will see that four states have been completed and that only two more are open right now (as of the date of this post). Checking handwriting recognition from Ancestry.com is a different experience from indexing. The accuracy is significant, and it is apparent that the entire project will likely be completed in a matter of months and perhaps weeks.”

State Archives of North Carolina: More Search Room County Record Microfilm Added to Discover Online Catalog (DOC)

State Archives of North Carolina: More Search Room County Record Microfilm Added to Discover Online Catalog (DOC). “We are excited to announce that 19 additional counties of Search Room microfilm have been added to our online searchable database, Discover Online Catalog (DOC)! The completed counties are Alexander, Alleghany, Anson, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Cleveland, Currituck, Dare, Davie, Henderson, Hertford, Hoke, and Greene.” North Carolina has 100 counties currently as well as a number of defunct entities, so this is very much a work in progress.

History is a click away: The best digital tools for Texas history buffs (Austin American-Statesman)

Austin American-Statesman: History is a click away: The best digital tools for Texas history buffs. “Although I dearly love a good library or archive — and goodness knows I cherish taking road trips to talk to historical witnesses or experts in person — some of the sharpest tools for Texas history research are as close as your favorite digital device. Today’s column is devoted to some of the most reliable digital resources.”