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. Irish Famine Eviction Map (1845-1852)
2. Archives départementales de Seine-Maritime (select Le Havre Departing Passenger Lists)
5. London Picture Map - Think of the map as Google Street View for vintage London. You can click on the map to view historical images of particular buildings, streets or areas, or search the collection by topic to reveal everything from historic coffee houses to buildings associated with different authors or time periods. (http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tour-london-yore-gigantic-new-photo-map-180959955/#bjTHcgZVseAJhfrf.99)
9. Episcopal Diocese of Utah Database of Indexed Parish Records (no longer functioning parishes) (.xls file) – covers 1870-1975
10. St. Helena Star (Napa, CA) digitized
11. Colored Conventions – Bringing Nineteenth-Century Black Organizing to Digital Life
13. Whaling Crew List Database (New Bedford MA)
15. Grand Lodge of Maine – Deceased Members who joined 1820-1995
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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