Monday, March 28, 2016

Here is a story about an ambitious project by a historical society in Delaware. After spending 13 years cataloging local graves, they are now linking each grave photo, location, etc. to other information and artifacts related to the deceased person.(source: ResearchBuzz)

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Here is a 20 minute video on how to preserve old letters. (source:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Brooksville City Directories

Brooksville City Directories  (includes Spring Hill)
located at the Train Depot Museum, 70 Russell Street, downtown Brooksville

1959  1961  1963  1965-66   1969-78   1980   1982-85   1987   1989-93   1999   2000

Monday, March 14, 2016

Irish letters of 1916

Ireland has begun its first public humanities project. Letters of 1916  will digitize thousands of letters  written between November 1915 and October 1916, giving readers a window into life in Ireland a century ago. There is an image of each original letter and a transcribed copy. And, if you are interested in  a challenging volunteering opportunity, you can transcribe some of the letters yourself.
(source: ResearchBuzz)

Friday, March 11, 2016

Free webinars

With St. Patrick's Day approaching once again, FamilySearch is offering free webinars on Irish Genealogy. (source: ResearchBuzz).

Thursday, March 10, 2016

The Mormons and Genealogy

If you've ever wondered why and how the Church of LDS (the Mormons) came to accumulate all that genealogical data, here is an interesting article from the New Republic. The amount of information they hold is astounding,  and we were unaware of how big a role the church played in the development of data storage. 

20 Reasons You May Have Trouble Finding An Ancestor In the Census