Its almost that time again: on April 1st the 1950 census will be released. The National Archives says that new technology will make it more accessible than ever. Read about it here.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
Wednesday, December 8, 2021
Tuesday, November 16, 2021
Irish War Dead
A new database consisting of names of Irishmen killed in WWI.
Monday, November 8, 2021
DigitalNC adds new newspapers
DigtalNC (North Carolina) has added editions of the Star of Zion, one of the oldest African American papers in North Carolina. Coverage includes the years 1884 through 1926. For more information and links to the collection, click here. DigitalNC is adding new titles regularly and provides an update each week. For the lastest, click here.
Tuesday, October 26, 2021
North Carolina Slave Deeds added
Buncombe County (NC) has added 50,000 names to its Slave Deeds database. To read about it and find links to the database, click here. source: ResearchBuzz
Friday, October 22, 2021
Ancestry's Tips for Reading Old Handwriting
This article might help you to decipher those hard-to-read old documents, and this one from familyhistorydaily.com provides translations for abbreviations you may encounter.
Wednesday, October 13, 2021
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Genealogy Society meeting
The Genealogy Society of Hernando County will meet Oct 15th at the LDS Family History Center, 21042 Yontz Road in Brooksville, at 10 a.m. Social distancing and masks for the unvaccinated will be required.
For more information, contact Georgene Jurgensen at 816-591-0251.
Monday, September 27, 2021
Using Google Books to search the Google News Archives
Read how to do it here on Nancy's Family History Blog. The article includes a link to Google books and another to a list other features of the site helpful to genealogists.
Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Franklin County, MO.
If you or your descendants are from Franklin County Missouri, or thereabouts, this collection of photographs from The Missourian will be of interest. An article with background information can be found here. Source: ResearchBuzz
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Fold3 has added more records for thousands of military and civilian personnel still listed as missing in action from many of this country's conflicts.
Fold3, the military records resource, is available to library card holders 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.
From the library's homepage, click on databases, then e-resources for adults.
Look for the Fold3 logo.
Tuesday, August 3, 2021
One Way to Restore Old Gravesites
The Irish in County Cork have come up with a unique way to uncover graves in overgrown graveyards: sttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58026027. Source: ResearchBuzz
Thursday, July 29, 2021
World War I Burial cards on Fold3
From Fold3, available on the library's website to all cardholders:
We’ve added a new collection of WWI records to our archives! The U.S. WWI Burial Cards document the death and burial of over 78,000 American soldiers in WWI. These cards contain information including:
- Name of the deceased
- Unit assigned
- Date and cause of death
- Burial location
- Final resting place if reinterred
- Emergency contact information (often the name of a family member)
Most Useful Genealogy Books
Click here for the Goodreads.com list of most useful genealogy books, as voted on by readers.
Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Veterans Grave locator
Search for the graves of veterans at the Veterans Administration's Nationwide Grave Locator .
Monday, July 26, 2021
Charlotte (NC) News
digitalnc.org has added more than 10,000 copies of the Charlotte News, covering the years 1888-1922.
Friday, July 23, 2021
Wednesday, July 14, 2021
101 Genealogy Websites
Here is a link to Family Tree Magazine's 101 Best Genealogy websites for 2021.
Friday, June 25, 2021
The Georgia Historic Newspapers Archive has added the Georgia Bulletin, the weekly newspapers of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta, to its digital collection. Source: ResearchBuzz
Monday, June 7, 2021
NYC Genealogy page
Here is a link to the Genealogy page at New York City's website, nyc.gov.
Monday, May 24, 2021
Fold3 On Your Library Website
With Memorial Day approaching, now is a good time to remember that holders of Hernando County Library cards, and our reciprocal borrowers, have access to Fold3 from anywhere, 24/7.
"Fold3® provides convenient access to military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served".
Fold3 can be found under "databases" on the library website.
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Church of Ireland Gazette
The Church of Ireland Historical Society has completed their Gazette Digital Archive.
The archive is free and available worldwide. Read more about it here.
Friday, April 30, 2021
Jones County (North Carolina) Journal
The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center has added the 1949-1961 editions of the Jones County Journal to its digital newspaper collection. Source: ResearchBuzz
Friday, April 23, 2021
Sometimes information about our ancestors can come from places where we'd rather not find it, such as arrest and prison records. This article reports on Ku Klux Klan membership ledgers from mid -1920's Denver. The article contains a link to the scanned records. source: 9NEWS(Denver) via ResearchBuzz
Monday, April 12, 2021
4 universities have collaborated to produce Enslaved: Peoples of the Historical Slave Trade, a database containing millions of records cataloging the lives of enslaved Africans and their descendants. The URL is here.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Here an article with some tips on how to find an elusive ancestor courtesy of outofmytreegenealogy.com.
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Florida State Genealogical Society webinars
If you're a member, log in to participate in these upcoming webinars.
Friday, March 19, 2021
African-American newspapers from Georgia
The Digital Library of Georgia (DLG) has completed the digitization of two historically significant Georgia African American newspapers as part of a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. The images will be included in the Library of Congress’ newspaper site: Chronicling America. The papers are the Savannah Tribune (years 1886-88) and the Athens Republique (1921-1924). Source: Research Buzz
Tuesday, March 16, 2021
Litchfield Conn Newspapers
chroniclingamerica.loc.gov now includes issues of the Litchfield County Post from 1826-1829 & the Litchfield Enquirer from 1829-1866.
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, NY
Archivists plan to honor WWII veterans buried in the Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. If you have information on relatives or friends who served in WWII and are buried at Green-Wood, please email email@example.com or call 718-210-3045 Details of interest include full name, date and place of birth and death, military service history, family contact info and if possible, a photograph of the serviceperson along with their lot number.
Source: The NY Daily News via ResearchBuzz
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Publishing Your Genealogy Work
Here is some advice from familytreemagazine.com on publishing your family history.
Monday, January 25, 2021
Here is a link to Genealogy TV on YouTube.
Monday, January 11, 2021
The West Branch has Re-Opened!
The West Hernando branch, at 6335 Blackbird Ave, off Cortez near Weeki Wachee, is open again.
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...
Buncombe County (NC) has added 50,000 names to its Slave Deeds database. To read about it and find links to the database, click here. ...
Sometimes information about our ancestors can come from places where we'd rather not find it, such as arrest and prison records. This ...
Volunteers organized by the nonprofit Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund have found photos for all of the 58000 Americans who lost their lives ...