20 March 2015

20 Free and (Relatively) New Genealogy and Family History Resources, Part 6

My present continues ... 20 more FREE resources ....
  1. British Library – Digitised Manuscripts
  2. Adobe PDF Guide – Everything You Wanted to do with PDFs – we are always dealing with PDF documents!
  3. Directory Database (Ireland) -- Database of nearly 850 links to Historic Directories of Ireland
  4. Métis Scrip (Canada) -- more than 24,000 references about money scrip (certificates) given to Métis family members
  5. The European Library – Newspaper Collection
  6. Mapping the Freedmen’s Bureau
  7. Coroner’s Inquest Papers (Northern Ireland) (1872-1920)
  8. Chicago in Maps
  9. Chicago Architecture Data
  10. Children’s Homes -- providing information on children's homes in the British Isles, Canada, Australia and Jamaica
  11. ShapeCatcherwe often come across written characters and don’t know what they are or have forgotten their name. This tool might help.
  12. Utah Digital Newspapers
  13. Lives of the First World War (UK)
  14. Map of 73 Years of Lynchings (1877-1950)
  15. Chattanooga [TN] History Center Online Collections Database
  16. The most mispronounced Irish names in America
  17. Facebook for Canadian Genealogy
  18. Landscape of Liberation – The African American Geography of Civil War Tennessee
  19. Unknown No Longer (Virginia Historical Society) – A Database of Virginia Slave Names
  20. York [UK] Cause Papers Online (1300-1858)

Editor’s Note: This is the last of this series.  I will continue to collect links to neat resources and I will possibly continue these in the future. I hope you’ve enjoyed this 6 part series of eclectic databases.  Know of a neat and/or overlooked database that you think Upfront With NGS members would benefit from knowing about?  Drop an email to UpFront@ngsgenealogy.org.

Editor’s Note: As of today, each of the above links worked.  Now, whether the links in any of the identified articles work, I cannot vouch for that.  And, armed with the information provided, it should be relatively easy to get to determine where the discussed database currently resides.  If you get really stuck, drop me an email and I’ll try to ferret out the recalcitrant link or cross out my entry in the above list!

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