1921 Scottish Census: Who will you find in the archive? (The National)

The National (Scotland): 1921 Scottish Census: Who will you find in the archive?. “THE 1921 census has officially been released by National Records of Scotland – and will provide a glimpse into the home and working lives of Scotland’s people 100 years ago. Family-history website ScotlandsPeople has been updated to include over 9000 volumes of enumeration district books, comprising more than 200,000 images of 4.8 million individual records.”

How to Colorize Black and White Photos: 5 Free Tools (MakeUseOf)

MakeUseOf: How to Colorize Black and White Photos: 5 Free Tools. “Colorizing photos used to require highly specialized Photoshop skills, but nowadays, you can easily do it with a click of a button. There are plenty of free tools for adding color to black and white photos and thanks to the help of AI, the results are stunning. So get your cherished family photos ready and have fun bringing history to life!”

NARA: National Archives Begins Work on 1960 Census Records Release

NARA: National Archives Begins Work on 1960 Census Records Release. “Though genealogists and other researchers are still busy researching the 1950 U.S. Federal Census, which the National Archives released entirely online April 1, the agency is already preparing for the next launch: the 1960 population census. Almost as soon as the 1950 Census schedules went live, work began on digitizing approximately 41,000 rolls of the microfilmed 1960 Census, a notable increase from the 6,373 rolls of the 1950 Census. The 1960 Census records are scheduled to be released in April 2032.”

ERR: Estonia establishing database of World War II refugees

ERR: Estonia establishing database of World War II refugees. “An estimated 80,000 Estonians fled the country during World War II and the Institute of Historical Memory is now establishing a database to enable further research. It is also seeking people’s help.” The database is available and has a little bit of information, but it’s very early days for this project.

IrishCentral: Find your family history online – Ireland’s 1926 Census is being digitized

IrishCentral: Find your family history online – Ireland’s 1926 Census is being digitized. “The National Archives of Ireland project has announced that as part of a €5 million project the Republic of Ireland’s 1926 Census results will be available online, free of charge, from April 2026.”

Smithsonian: National Museum of African American History and Culture Debuts Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal

Smithsonian: National Museum of African American History and Culture Debuts Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal. “The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) announces the launch of the Freedmen’s Bureau Search Portal. The new comprehensive search platform is designed to help family historians and genealogists search for their ancestors and for scholars and students to research various topics found in over 1.7 million pages of Freedmen’s Bureau records.”

National Archives: National Archives at Riverside Collaborates With California Universities to Digitize Chinese Heritage Records

National Archives: National Archives at Riverside Collaborates With California Universities to Digitize Chinese Heritage Records. “More than 2,200 Chinese Exclusion Act case files held by the National Archives at Riverside are now available online in the National Archives Catalog, thanks to a collaboration with the Chinese Historical Society of Southern California….These records document the movement of Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans in and out of the United States during the exclusion era, when a series of acts passed by Congress between 1882 and 1943 severely curtailed Chinese immigration to the United States.”

Armenian Weekly: NAASR digitizes collection of yearbooks

Armenian Weekly: NAASR digitizes collection of yearbooks. ” The National Association for Armenian Studies and Research (NAASR) has digitized and is making accessible through its online library catalogue a collection of more than 100 rare and fascinating taregirks (տարեգիրք) or ‘yearbooks’ and taretsoyts (տարեցօյց) or ‘almanacs’ from the holdings of its Mardigian Library…. The collection of digitized volumes spans from the 1890s to the 1960s and includes titles published in Alexandria, Athens, Beirut, Boston, Constantinople, Paris, Tehran, Venice and elsewhere.”

William & Mary News: W&M Libraries partners with local Black churches to preserve important church records

William & Mary News: W&M Libraries partners with local Black churches to preserve important church records. “More than a decade ago, William & Mary began the work of reconciling the institution and community with its history regarding the exploitation of African Americans through the eras of slavery, Jim Crow and segregation. Its reconciliation efforts include The Lemon Project, Center for Racial and Social Justice Speaker Series and Hearth: Memorial to the Enslaved, to name a few. Understanding the importance of the effort, the staff at W&M Libraries looked for ways to contribute.”

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: What I learned about antisemitism from a remarkable new archive about Jewish Civil War soldiers

Jewish Telegraphic Agency: What I learned about antisemitism from a remarkable new archive about Jewish Civil War soldiers . “[Max] Glass was not the only Jewish soldier to be cruelly mistreated when serving in the Union Army. But as the new Shapell Roster of Jewish Service in the Civil War demonstrates, his experience was far from typical. I explored the Shapell Roster while working on my new book, on the experience of Jewish soldiers in the Union army. What I learned from the vast collection of documents and data was that indifference, benign curiosity and comradeship appear to have been much more common than conflict for the majority of Jewish soldiers in the Union army.”

Mercer University: Collaborative project identifies nearly 1,000 slave transactions in Macon from 1823-65

Mercer University: Collaborative project identifies nearly 1,000 slave transactions in Macon from 1823-65. “For years, Bibb County deed books from the 1800s sat unopened, collecting dust inside the courthouse. But since 2018, a team of researchers has been studying and cataloging their contents, which include the sale and lease of enslaved people alongside transactions of land, horses and other property. Now, those records have been digitized and a searchable database is in the works, which will allow the untold stories of these African Americans to be shared and the public to learn more about the history of their ancestors as well as Macon.”

Diocese of St. Augustine: Lost Voices from America’s Oldest Parish Archive

Diocese of St. Augustine: Lost Voices from America’s Oldest Parish Archive. “One of the most valuable treasures in the archives of the Diocese of St. Augustine is now available for anyone to see and, more importantly, to use. Sacramental records from 1594 to 1821, including the Golden Book of the Minorcans, have been transcribed, translated and registered in a biographic database by a team led by Dr. J. Michael Francis, Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg.”

Stanly News & Press: State Archives to host a virtual program on the People Not Property project

Stanly News & Press: State Archives to host a virtual program on the People Not Property project. “Discover records of enslavement from across North Carolina through the People Not Property project. The virtual presentation will 1-2 p.m. Nov. 7 as part of the Friends of the Archives annual meeting.”

The Mainichi: Nara researchers turn to crowdfunding to create old monument deciphering app

The Mainichi: Nara researchers turn to crowdfunding to create old monument deciphering app. “Researchers here are collecting money via crowdfunding to develop a smartphone app that lets anyone decipher writing on old stone monuments. The crowdfunding initiative launched by the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties and other bodies on Oct. 5 has already collected its initial goal of 3.8 million yen (roughly $25,000) and is now aiming for 5 million yen ($33,000).”