Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Resources for African-American research Part 2

Read here about a database of ads by newly freed slaves looking for family members from whom they were separated. A link to this resource from Villanova University and Mother Bethel AME Church in Philadelphia is in the article. Volunteers can help by registering to transcribe ads- see the link on the website.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

New Online Genealogy Journal is announcing the arrival of a new, peer-reviewed scholarly journal:
The Journal of Genealogy and Family History.
The journal will be free and online, and will be available starting in April.
Source: ResearchBuzz

Friday, February 17, 2017


Doing research related to the Wolverine State? Try Scroll down and click on the Discover button to look at the online sources available. You'll find death, census, and Civil War records, among other information.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

The Loss of the 1890 Census

Only fragments of the important 1890 census remain.This 2-part article in Prologue magazine explains how the tragic destruction of the that census was not totally due to a fire in the Commerce building in 1921.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Resources for African- American research

February is Black History Month. Read here about resources for tracking down your African-American ancestors, courtesy of, the military genealogy site, is making its Black History Collection available for free for the month of February.

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