Thursday, June 27, 2024

New additions at newspapers.com

 newspapers.com has added 148 new titles from 13 states and Canada to its collection. This resource is available 24/7 to library card holders. You can find it under "Research Tools" on the library's homepage.

Here is the list of new additions.

Wednesday, June 12, 2024

Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps

 We mentioned this website from the Library of Congress in 2019. It has been updated since. From the Public Domain Review:

"Created for US insurance firms during a period of devastating fires across the 19th and 20th centuries, the Sanborn maps blaze with detail — shops, homes, churches, brothels, and opium dens were equally noted by the company’s cartographers. Tobiah Black explores the history and afterlife of these maps, which have been reclaimed by historians and genealogists seeking proof of the vanished past".

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Revolutionary War Records

Good places to search for your ancestors who served in the Revolution or lived at that time are Ancestry (accessible only in the library) and  Fold3 , which is available 24/7 to library card holders. 

Ancestry

Connecticut Revolutionary War Military Lists 1775-1783

Land Grants to Georgia Revolutionary War Veterans

Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia

Maryland Revolutionary Records

Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolutionary War

New Jersey, Complied Census and Census Substitutes Index

Inhabitants of New Hampshire 1776

North Carolina Revolutionary War Soldiers 1776-1783

North Carolina Taxpayers 1701-1786

The Rhode Island 1777 Military Census

Roster of South Carolina Patriots in the American Revolution

Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution

Fold3

Final Payment Vouchers- Delaware

Final Payment Vouchers- Georgia

Final Payment Vouchers Index for Military Pensions 1818-1864 (New York)

Pennsylvania Archives

Virginia Half Pay Pension Application Files


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

 From   historyhub.history.gov