15 December 2016

Holiday Gifts to You -- Genealogy Style -- 15 Free and (Relatively) New Family History Resources -- Part 4


Part 4

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. 

1.    Digitized Newspapers -- Danish West Indian newspaper titles being digitized by the Statsbiblioteket include The Bulletin, the Danish West Indian, Lightbourn’s Mail Notes, The Herald, The Royal Danish American Gazette, Danish West Indian Regierings Avis, St. Croix Avis, The Saint Croix Bulletin, The Saint Thomas Gazette, Sanct Thomæ Journal, the Saint Thomas Herald and The West End News.

2.    List of Church of Ireland Parish Registers – a colour-coded resource accounting for what survives; where it is; with additional information on copies, transcripts & online indexes.

3.    Historical Maps Collection (Lantmateriet)

5.    Property Care Association -- Decades of research material documenting the preservation of buildings has been uploaded into a free to view digital archive.
6.    British Library Image Collection (on Flickr)

8.    The Kansas Mother’s Manual (1917-1944) (via Kansas Government Information (KGI) Online Library)
9.    Arkansas GLO Map – original plats from the General Land Office are geo-referenced and then the field notes are linked to each plat.  A one stop shop for Arkansas surveyors or others interested in land plat placement.
11. Digitized Alaska Records (via NARA @ Seattle)
12. American Civil War Newspapers (via Virginia Tech)
15. Digital Commonwealth – Massachusetts Collections Online

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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