Friday, December 26, 2014

Free translation services

We found this article on a database for Swedish language newspapers published in the U.S. that will be available late 2015. That got us to thinking about where foreign language documents might be translated. Here are some places to go for free translation(by an actual person, not a computer):

Multiple language:

freelang.net 
cucumis.org
linguanaut.com

Russian: russian-lang.ru           
               free-translator.russian-translation-pros.com


French: sylang.com (French language site)

Just make sure you read the rules before submitting your request- most limit the number of characters or words you can send at one time.

Monday, December 22, 2014

My cousin, the Virgin Mary

Just in time for Christmas is this post from the Barking Up the Wrong Tree genealogy blog(scroll down to the Dec 22nd post):
 http://buwt.blogspot.com/

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Parish records from Ireland

Those with Irish ancestors may be interested to know that  some 400,000 Irish parish records will become available online, for free, in the summer of 2015. As this article from Catholic News says, you'd have to travel to Ireland to have access otherwise. Thanks to ResearchBuzz for passing this along.

Ellis Island Research

The Statue of Library- Ellis Island Foundation is a good place to start your immigration research. The link is  here  .