Monday, July 30, 2018

Lost military records

A fire in 1973 at National Personnel Records center in St. Louis destroyed a significant amount of records covering service personnel who were discharged between 1912 and 1964. Read here about what records were lost.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

So. Carolina Revolutionary War records

The South Carolina Department of Archives and History has made a new set of records available on its Online Records Index: more than 11,000 Revolutionary War documents "presented by citizens to the treasury in support of claims for military service, supplies, and other contributions rendered during the latter part of the ...war". A press release, including a link to the records, is here  Source: ResearchBuzz

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Irish Genealogy Project Archives

Here  is  a good free site from the Emerald Isle. It's broken down by category and includes gravestones, obituaries, census and church records. It is somewhat limited but growing thanks to volunteer contributions

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Vermont newspapers archive

If you are on resident of the Green Mountain state, you can have free access to 200 years of Vermont newspapers on the website, via the state archives. To learn more, click here.

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