Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Slavery in North Carolina

Click  here for links to the  University of North Carolina's Digital Library on American Slavery, which includes large amount of data of interest to genealogists.  There is also information on a work in progress: People Not Property -  Slave Deeds of North Carolina.
Source: ResearchBuzz

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Boston Catholics

The New England Historic Genealogical Society and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston are collaborating to build a database of sacramental records of millions of Catholics from 154 parishes.
The records are not searchable by name yet, but you can browse by parish.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Write your life story

Make 2017 the year you get your life experiences down on paper for your descendants.  The library offers "Writing Your Life Stories" programs at the West Hernando branch on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays (there are two sessions:  10:15 to 11:45a.m.  and an afternoon session  from 3:00 to 4:30) and at the Main branch on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays, from 2:00 pm to 3:30. Come to get inspired and share your stories.
If you need some more incentive, Randy Seaver at the Genea-Musings blog posted this press release from Family Search regarding its #52 Stories project.

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

 From   historyhub.history.gov