Thursday, March 29, 2018

Old photos of Ireland

Ancestry.com has added a collection of photos of Ireland to their UK Historical Photographs and Prints 1704-1989 set. There are 120+ photos from the late 1800's to the 1950's, including depictions of daily life as well as historic events such as the Lusitania sinking and the Easter Rebellion.
Ancestry is available (in the library only) in our e-resources. Hover on "research help" on the homepage and click on "e-resources for adults".

Monday, March 26, 2018

Unique online magazine

Shades of the Departed  is a very well done online genealogy magazine- lots of old photos and good articles.  You can page through it like you would an ebook.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Dating Women's clothing; interpreting old documents

Knowing when a photo was taken can help provide a clue to who an unidentified person was. This article tells you how to date the photograph of a women by her clothing....an interesting article on a woman who makes a living deciphering old handwritten documents can be found here. Source: ResearchBuzz

Friday, March 16, 2018

Ellis Island Research

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