Thursday, August 31, 2023

Connecticut introduces the The Connecticut Genealogy Index, 5.5 million records of births, marriages, civil unions, and deaths spanning 3 centuries. Some background information about it can be found here.

Friday, August 25, 2023

Copyright free images

 This post by the Legal Genealogist talks about the copyright-free photos of Carol Highsmith, which you can use to enhance your blog, newsletter, or family history page: 

The photos can be found at the Library of Congress website as the Carol M. Highsmith Archive

Tuesday, August 15, 2023

Ulster Settlers Database

This article from talks about the database, which contains information on the English and Scottish who settled in Ulster between 1609 and 1641. It is currently comprised of about 14,500 names and is a work in progress. A link to the database can be found at the end of the article.

Monday, August 7, 2023

"10 Million Names" project

 From  comes an article about the "10 Million Names Project,  a collaboration between American Ancestors, family historians, African American scholars, and cultural institutions. The project will gather names of millions of persons enslaved in what is now the US from the 1500s to 1865. The data available so far can be found at

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