Wednesday, July 29, 2020

North Carolina Colonial Court Records, and "Every Name Counts" project.

The No. Carolina State archives is in the process of making accesible these records, some of which cover the years prior to NC's becoming a  state in 1789. Read about it here......and here is an article about "Every Name Counts", a crowdsourcing project to digitize 26 million documents related to victims of Nazi persecution collected by the Allies as Europe was liberated at the end of WW II. The link to the project is in the first paragraph. Learn how you can participate. source: ResearchBuzz

Friday, July 17, 2020

Slave Narratives

During the Great Depression of the 1930's, the Federal Writers Project collected the personal stories of 2000+ former slaves. Beginning in 1972, retired Detroit librarians Ola Mae Spinks and Phillys G. Williams began organizing the material that is now available for viewing at the Library of Congress website. In addition to the type written narratives, click on "Collection Items" to see photographs  of the participants. source: ResearchBuzz

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Land Entry Records at the National Archives

Land Entry Case Files  provide details about land transferred from the federal government to private citizens. They are available online at the National Archives website and can contain much information of value to genealogists.There are records available for 30 states; for the others, go to their state archives (see article for details). To print a good copy of the record, click the download button to download it to your computer.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Fold3 Update

Fold3, the e-resource for military records, has added the unit history of the 456th Bombardment Group, which was based in Italy in World War II.
The Hernando County Public library offers free, 24/7 access to Fold3 from your home computer:

From our homepage, click on "Research Help" and select e-resources for adults.
Scroll down until you see the logo for Fold3, and click on it.
Enter your library card number and PIN.
Use the search box at the top of the page to find what you are looking for. 

Monday, July 6, 2020

Free online consultations

familysearch.org, the website of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, is offering free 20 minute consultations via the web. A research expert will discuss with you resources and records available online. The program currently includes Brazil, the British Isles, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Iceland, Italy, Latin America, Norway, Portugal, the area comprising the historical Russian empire, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United States. 

Ellis Island Research

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