Tuesday, December 21, 2021

1950 Cenus comes out April 1st

 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, November 16, 2021

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.

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)
Fold3 can be found under "databases" on the library website.

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

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.

Source: ResearchBuzz

Friday, June 25, 2021

Georgia Bulletin

 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

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

KKK records

 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

Hard-to-find ancestors

 Here an article with some tips on how to find an elusive ancestor courtesy of outofmytreegenealogy.com.

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 history@green-wood.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

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.

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

 From   historyhub.history.gov