06 December 2016

Holiday Gifts to You -- Genealogy Style -- 15 Free and (Relatively) New Family History Resources -- Part 1

Part 1

The holiday season is a period of gift giving.  My gift to you is another series of editions of FREE and (Relatively) New Genealogy and Family History Resources, the 2016 Holiday Version ...

Check out Re-cap – 20 Free and (Relatively) New Genealogy and Family History Resources, 2016 Version – 5 parts post (March 2016) where I did a recap of the 2015 and early 2016 editions. 

2.    Nova Scotia Records (Halifax Funeral Home, vital stats from “The Colonial Patriot” and more)

3.    Civil Records -- The General Record Office (GRO)  of Ireland has made their civil registers of birth, marriage and death available on the website IrishGenealogy.ie. Currently includes: Births: 1864 to 1915, Marriages: 1882 to 1940, Deaths: 1891 to 1965
4.    Property Losses (Ireland) Committee -- The Property Losses (Ireland) Committee (PLIC) was established in June 1916 to assess claims for damages to buildings and property as a result of the destruction caused by the 1916 Rising.

5.    DigiVault (Digital Archives of Malta)


7.    New Amsterdam Stories (New York City)
8.    The Georgetown Slavery Archives (Washington DC)
9.    Methodist Episcopal Church Congregations and other related collections (Louisiana and East Texas)
11. Gallatin (MT) County Genealogical Society databases (divorce index, funeral home records, naturalization petitions, obituaries, vital records)
15. World War II Secret Mustard Gas Testing -- a database of more than 3,900 American servicemen exposed to mustard gas in secret military experiments during World War II.

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!

Editor’s Note: Know of a neat resource that you think might be a hidden gem?  Drop an email to [email protected].

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