Monday, February 25, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Free Marriage Records is offering free access to its marriage records from Feb 10th-17th.
source: ResearchBuzz

Monday, February 4, 2019

Online resources for slave genealogy

First of several posts on African American genealogy:

Digital Library on American Slavery

Large slaveholders of 1860 & African American Surname Matches from 1870

Illinois Slavery Era Insurance Policies registry  
("Similar resources may be available from other states as well -- search for slave insurance registry along with a state name").

Transatlantic Slave Trade Database

Unknown No Longer- a database of Virginia Slave Names

AfriGeneas Slave Data

Source:, which can be accessed at the library, also has collections of slave records. 


Friday, February 1, 2019

Researching Family Legends

Do you believe you have a ancestor who was famous, or who played a part in some historic event? Maybe you have been told you have a full-blooded Native American in your family tree, or a that you are descended from a passenger on the Mayflower.
Here's an article  from the Sunburned Penguin that looks into 4 such legends.

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