Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Using the LOC Sanborn Map collection

The Library of Congress has digitized 25,000 Sanborn fire insurance maps, with many more coming in the next 3 years. The maps give you some idea of what your ancestor's home and  neighborhood were like.  This article explains how to use them.

Monday, July 15, 2019

US Navy Muster Rolls

The National Archives has partnered with 3 other organizations to digitize Navy muster rolls , providing the names and personal data of enlisted crewmen on various ships from 1861 through 1879. The list includes escaped slaves who served in the Union Navy during the Civil War.  
Source: ResearchBuzz

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

FamilySearch records expanded

If you haven't used the FamilySearch free online archives recently, you should know that they have added 15 million new records from many countries, as well as some U.S. States.

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

 From   historyhub.history.gov