Wednesday, March 27, 2024

New titles added to newspapers.com

 Newspapers. com, which is available to library card holders from the library's website, has added 450 more papers from 15 states and 3 countries. More will be added in the next few months. The database can be found 24/7 at hernandocountylibrary.us under Research Tools, and at the bottom right of this page under Links to Related Websites.

Monday, March 18, 2024

blacksheepancestors.com

 This website is a collection from the U.S., U.K., and Canada of miscellaneous records of prisons, courts, insane asylums, executions, and a brief section with biographies of outlaws. The scope is limited, so the chances of finding an ancestor of yours is slim, and there are a lot of ads on it. Still it worth a look if you're curious.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Gravestone symbolism

 The meaning of symbols on gravestones can be a mystery. This article from gravestonestudies.org
presents some interpretations of some and resources to research others. 

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

 From   historyhub.history.gov