Tuesday, April 23, 2019

A tip about defunct counties

Sometimes counties from the past are absorbed by others- often after a brief existence- like these in No. Carolina and Georgia . Make sure to check county histories to avoid overlooking them. Others are created after splitting from a larger county. Present day Citrus and Pasco counties, for example,  were part of Hernando County until June 1887.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Parish records for English and Irish research.

If you are searching back hundreds of years for ancestors in England and Ireland, understanding parish records is essential. Here are 15 tips, courtesy of the findmypast blog. In addition, here is a wikipedia article on Irish parishes and another on English parishes.

Monday, April 8, 2019

Restore the Ancestors 2019

Read here about how to join a volunteer project to index FamilySearch records related to African American genealogy. To participate, you just need to set up a free account at FamilySearch.org.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

War of 1812 pension files

 Pension files for the War of 1812 are now available at Fold3 on the library's website. 83% of the 7.2 million pages have been added so...