Friday, May 18, 2012

Some highlights from the May-June Links and Bridges, the newsletter for the Genealogy Society of Hernando County: Pam Treme and Patti Schultz will present Posting Queries to Mailing Lists and Message at the May 22nd meeting... 1940 census update: Delaware, Colorado, Kansas, Oregon, Virginia, and New Hampshire are ready for searching by name....the New York Public Library has digitized the 1940 NYC phone books and linked them to the census. You can visit their website here. The Genealogy Society of Hernando County meets at 6:30 on the 4th Thursday of every month at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints(Mormons). The church is located at 21043 Yontz Road in Brooksville. For more information, please call Kathleen Marsh at 352-796-1623 or Bunny Ryczek at 352-796-4419.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Florida's State Archives

The State Archives of Florida, located in Tallahassee, are a very good source of information for Florida-related genealogy. Most of the the holdings are available for viewing by the public during business hours, and reference assistance is also available via phone or email. Some material is also available on line at Florida Memory Project. This includes service cards for Florida veterans of World War I, Confederate Pension applications (these were for Confederate veterans or their widows who were living in Florida when they applied for the pension, regardless of where they were living when they enlisted). Also online are guides to Civil War Records, African American Resources, and New Deal Records

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