Monday, February 25, 2019

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Free Marriage Records

Myheritage.com 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: thoughtco.com

Ancestry.com, which can be accessed at the library, also has collections of slave records. 

also: freedomonthemove.org

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.

Ellis Island Research

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