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Laws are important. Free access to legal information is great. Check out this great collaboration between the Law Library of Congress and the legal publishing company William S. Hein & Co., Inc. as described by The Legal Genealogist.
Burials for the Cook County Cemetery at Dunning, IL are now online! With over 38,000 burials spanning some seventy years, it served as an institutional cemetery for the
institutions. These consisted of the Cook
County County Poor house and farm opened 1854, the Insane Asylum opened 1869, the infirmary opened 1882, and the Consumptive hospital (TB), opened 1899 and was the official potters field serving the poor and indigent of the county. Read the article, Database Remembers Chicagoans Buried, Forgotten in Dunning Cemetery, to learn more. Cook County
A research challenge we run into is when currency changes. How do we get a grasp on obsolete currency? The International Society for British Genealogy and Family History (ISBGFH) has posted a nice & short summary of Post- and pre-decimalization monetary units (covering British currency).
The Ohio History Connection’s State Archives’ online catalog of death records has expanded. On October 1, the Ohio Department of Health transferred nearly two million death certificates from the years 1954 to 1963 to the Ohio History Connection.
Fort Dodge (Iowa) newspaper archive is now online. It covers 56 local and area newspapers and publications for the years 1856-1934.
University of New
Hampshire has some neat Maps & Atlases online with the earliest item a
Gazetteer of the state of from 1817. New
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