Monday, August 31, 2020

New Editions to Digital Newspaper Collections, and Photos of NYC buildings, circa 1940

     Elephind.com , a free historic newspaper archive, has added the Hoosier State Chronicles  collection, containing 137,198 issues(almost 1.2 millions pages) of Indiana newspapers.
     The always growing Georgia Historic Newspaper database will be adding a variety of  new papers in the coming year.
    Beginning in 1939, the city of New York sent photographers around all five Boroughs to take photographs of every building for tax assessment purposes. The photographs were digitized in 2018, but the collection was difficult to navigate. An article, including a  link to the improved database. is here. All the photos were taken between 1939-1941. source: ResearchBuzz

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Articles from the National Genealogical Society.

There are some interesting and helpful articles on the National Genealogical Society's website. This is the current collection of complimentary articles. They appear to be targeted at more experienced genealogists.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Fold3

If your ancestor served in any of our country's wars, going back to the Revolution, remember to look at Fold3 in the library's e-resources.

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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

DNA testing

Two articles from 2018: in the first, small collections of reference panels (DNA samples from a particular area) are a stumbling block for people researching their non-European Ancestry. The second points out that these samples are estimates of where your roots are.

Ellis Island Research

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