Friday, April 24, 2015

Free people of color in Louisiana

Louisiana State University has put online a collection of letters, records, and public documents from Lousiana pertaining to free black people from from the colonial period to beyond the Civil War. The link to the article from Daily World and the archive itself is here.  
Thanks to ResearchBuzz for letting us know.

Monday, April 13, 2015

This article, published at theverge.com, talks about how the Web has made genealogical research accessible to the average citizen and transformed the way it is done. The article also looks at the history of ancestry.com,  the role of the Mormon church and its Family History Library, and the use of DNA analysis in genealogy. It's close to being an ad for Ancestry, but has a lot of interesting information.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

April Fools Day

Here are some April Fools pranks from the past, courtesy of  the Genealogy Insider blog at familytreemagazine.com

Ellis Island Research

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