Now Available: CT Historical Society "eMuseum"

Started by Ashley on Monday, June 13, 2011

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6/13/2011 at 6:55 PM

The Connecticut Historical Society has slowly been putting many of its acquisitions on-line through scanned copies. There are quite a few items up from the Original Proprietors period, including photographs of possessions owned by founders.

You can find the eMuseum at http://emuseum.chs.org:8080/emuseum/

You can also follow their blog at http://manuscripts.wordpress.com/

Many images are copyrighted (typically photos they've taken of 3D items), but not all. If nothing else, summaries of the manuscripts and other acquisitions could make for fantastic sources. I'm going to start going through and see what we can use.

Have fun! :)

6/13/2011 at 7:13 PM

Excellent. Thanks!

6/14/2011 at 8:50 AM

RE: "Connecticut: Colonial Families 1650-1850"

I've also been meaning to mention a project over at familysearch. It is part of the experimental "labs" program but a series of projects that show a lot of promise called "community trees".

They have for example a community tree of 4269 for profiles in this tree: "Connecticut: Colonial Families 1650-1850"

A list of all of the community trees can be found here.
http://histfam.familysearch.org/learnmore.php

6/14/2011 at 11:28 AM

Thanks, Randy! It looks like the direct link for the Connecticut tree is here: http://histfam.familysearch.org/search.php?%20nr=50&tree=Connec...

I'll have to dig through it. One thing I do like is that, unlike a lot of past FamilySearch tree projects, they have clear, easy ways to contact those responsible for submitting the information. I think FS is learning from mistakes of the past, which is a good thing. :)

6/14/2011 at 4:06 PM

This looks disappointing however. Think about how many we have and how many common names we have on Geni:

http://histfam.familysearch.org/surnames.php?tree=Connecticut

And looking at Baldwin, which I have score of in Milford alone, they only have 9 and just a couple of wives/daughters in Milford:

http://histfam.familysearch.org/search.php?mylastname=BALDWIN&l...

6/15/2011 at 5:56 PM

RE: "Connecticut: Colonial Families 1650-1850" in familysearch labs.

Yes very disappointing. I had hoped for better coverage. It's still a "labs" project and hopefully will improve over time.

6/15/2011 at 6:16 PM

That would be great.

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