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Started by Private User on Monday, August 23, 2010

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Private User
10/17/2010 at 9:39 AM

Take a look at this overview/Resource page on the Geni Wiki:
http://wiki.geni.com/index.php/Resources

Please add (and sort) links here - it will be much easier to find them when we need them :-)

Private User
10/17/2010 at 10:20 AM
Private User
10/18/2010 at 9:56 AM

http://genealogytrails.com/ill/carroll/index.html
One of the pioneer counties of Illinois has an excellent genealogy website. Midwestern migrations often went across Illinois as new lands opened westward.

We talked about a military project, they have a link for that.

Private User
10/19/2010 at 1:06 PM

http://docsouth.unc.edu/index.html

Documenting the American South (DocSouth) is a digital publishing initiative that provides Internet access to texts, images, and audio files related to southern history, literature, and culture. Currently DocSouth includes fourteen thematic collections of books, diaries, posters, artifacts, letters, oral history interviews, and songs.

Private User
10/19/2010 at 1:31 PM

EH, that is one cool source. Most of my ancestors in the early part of this country's history came through the South. I have already found ancestors on the 1790 census!

Private User
10/22/2010 at 1:40 PM

I found the motherlode of digital content collections! All free online.

http://www.hathitrust.org/faq

HathiTrust makes the digitized collections of some of the nation’s great research libraries available for all. HathiTrust was initially conceived as a collaboration of the thirteen universities of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the University of California system, and the University of Virginia to establish a repository for those universities to archive and share their digitized collections. ....

Currently Digitized
6,990,835 total volumes
4,012,467 book titles
165,648 serial titles
2,446,792,250 pages
260 terabytes
83 miles
5,680 tons
1,603,903 volumes (~23% of total)
in the public domain

Private User
10/22/2010 at 6:56 PM

EH -- you scored! Some of my favorite "Eureka" finds have been from UVA or William & Mary. The Eureka method has drawbacks, so I'll be check this out as soon as I can.

Private User
10/22/2010 at 7:39 PM

Brilliant, Erica!! In there now, tracking down Scottish ancestors!! :))

Private User
10/22/2010 at 7:42 PM

Lynne BTW I'm going to open a "House of Douglas and Angus" Project shortly. I do hope you join us as a collaborator. I need to find out more about my treasonous witch, Janet Douglas; Archibald "Bell the Cat" Boyd; and other colorful characters of these related families.

If you have a chance to start a discussion to collect resources for us? I'm downloading Cockagne's "Peerage of Scotland ...." from archivestream, for instance. Gotten a little lost between volumes 3 and 6 I'm afraid.

Private User
10/23/2010 at 9:59 AM

USGenWeb Genealogical Site for the County of Barnstable County, Massachusetts
Settled 1637 — Incorporated 1685

Very helpful in looking into Pilgrims.

http://www.plymouthcolony.net/barnstable/

10/23/2010 at 3:54 PM

genlias.com and its related sites for all your Dutch stuff!!

Private User
10/24/2010 at 9:09 AM

Barbara Shephard mentioned this source in another discussion:

http://www.donslist.net/PGHLookups/DirM.htm

DIRECTORIES -- Almanacs, Businesses, Registers, Street Guides

Private User
10/26/2010 at 6:03 PM

Ireland resources:

In case anyone isn't aware, the church in Ireland has put their records online. It's a wealth of information. Many people, including my great grandmother, were born at home, so the only record of birth comes from the church.

http://www.irishgenealogy.ie/index.html

The National Archives is also a great place for records, like census records
http://www.nationalarchives.ie/

Private User
10/27/2010 at 7:56 PM

Has anyone seen this site?
http://www.tolatsga.org/wampa.html

The author's mission statement -- "This is a single part of what will be, by my classification, about 240 compact tribal histories (contact to 1900). It is limited to the lower 48 states of the U.S. but also includes those First Nations from Canada and Mexico that had important roles (Huron, Micmac, Assiniboine, etc.).
"This history's content and style are representative. The normal process at this point is to circulate an almost finished product among a peer group for comment and criticism. At the end of this History you will find links to those Nations referred to in the History of the Wampanoag."

BTW, I used the **NEW** discussion search feature to find this particular discussion. AWESOMENESS, indeed. Got it on the first try!

Private User
10/27/2010 at 8:17 PM

Maria, Can you be sure and add the resource to our American Indian projects? It's a great find.

Now I have to go find the "search discussions" button.

Private User
11/2/2010 at 9:53 PM

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries: A project of the William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture at The Newberry Library in Chicago

http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/

Private User
11/6/2010 at 11:30 PM

http://www.rootsireland.ie/index.php?id=links

Great list of Ireland resources

11/7/2010 at 12:09 PM

Would anyone have any free sites for Italian research?

Private User
11/7/2010 at 12:18 PM

http://www.italiangen.org/Default.htm

Here's a group in NYC. I've found numerous dates for my husband's family (who are not Italian) but live in NYC. They can probably tell you about other resources. Mary

Private User
11/7/2010 at 12:21 PM

http://www.italiangen.org/Linksnew.stm

List of links on the same Italian website

Private User
11/7/2010 at 12:24 PM

http://www.germangenealogygroup.com/

German Genealogy Group

Private User
11/9/2010 at 4:24 PM

http://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?view=image;size=100;id=uc2.ark%3...

Interesting old books with only pictures and signatures of British nobility

Private User
11/9/2010 at 5:34 PM

Cool, Mary Kathleen, we can see what those old folks looked like.

Private User
11/10/2010 at 7:36 AM

http://www.ukgenealogyarchives.org.uk/index.html

Haven't looked extensively but this seems pretty good:

We started building this site about 12 years ago mainly around our own family tree interests, namely UK genealogy, but especially the West Country (Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Cornwall, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire). If this is not your cup-of-tea then please do not be put off yet as we are sure there will be something of interest to everyone with regard to their English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish ancestry - if not then please tell us!. We have information for most counties online, and if not it will be coming soon...

Private User
11/10/2010 at 1:41 PM

http://www.kateemersonhistoricals.com/TudorWomenIndex.htm

INDEX to A WHO’S WHO OF TUDOR WOMEN compiled by Kathy Lynn Emerson to update and correct her very out-of-date
WIVES AND DAUGHTERS, THE WOMEN OF SIXTEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND (1984)

Private User
11/11/2010 at 1:44 PM

Ancestry.com military records are free this weekend for Veterans day.
http://www.ancestry.com/militaryrecords?o_iid=44907&o_lid=44907

Private User
11/11/2010 at 1:50 PM

That's a great announcement, Brendan.

I was able to get jpg files of my grandfather's and father's draft cards from ancestry.com. My father was so tickled.

Private User
11/11/2010 at 1:51 PM

They don't have anything for me. What? Desert storm wasn't good enough to be included?

Private User
11/11/2010 at 1:54 PM

LOL. No, it's probably privacy settings from the US Gov. You're just too young to be included in public records. Let's not tell my father that he's old though (he's 85).

11/11/2010 at 2:25 PM

Hey Brendan.... Thank you for serving. We all appreciate you.
hugs.

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