Thursday, April 27, 2023

Ask A Librarian

Get assistance with your genealogy project by using Ask A Librarian 

Ask A Librarian is administered by the Tampa Bay Library Consortium and provides Florida residents with virtual reference services through live chat and text messaging with Florida librarians from 10 a.m. to midnight Sunday through Thursday (ET) and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday (ET).

Email is available to patrons 24 hours per day, seven days per week.

Links to Ask a Librarian are below under Links to Related Websites, and on the library’s homepage under
Research Tools


Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Maps for Genealogy

 Family Tree magazine recently listed map websites that can be useful for genealogists:

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries  https://digital.newberry.org/ahcb/

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States https://dsl.richmond.edu/historicalatlas/

Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records https://glorecords.blm.gov/

David Rumsey Map Collection https://www.davidrumsey.com/

Historic Map Works  https://historicmapworks.com/

Mapire (maps.arcanum.com) https://maps.arcanum.com/en/

US Geological Survey https://www.usgs.gov/


Thursday, April 6, 2023

Polish Genealogy Websites

If you are researching your Polish ancestors, these free websites might help:

http://halgal.com/
https://geneteka.genealodzy.pl/?lang=eng (click on the UK flag for English)
https://metryki.genealodzy.pl/ (click on the UK flag for English)
https://agad.gov.pl/inwentarze/testy.html (click on "English")
poland genweb
https://pgsa.org/  (Polish Genealogical Society of America)
https://polishroots.com/
Polish State Archives  (click on the US flag for English)
https://poznan-project.psnc.pl/index.php?lang=en (Poznan Project)

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

 From   historyhub.history.gov