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: amyjohnsoncrow.com)
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.
Friday, March 11, 2016
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.
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War of 1812 pension files
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