08 December 2016

Holiday Gifts to You -- Genealogy Style -- 15 Free and (Relatively) New Family History Resources -- Part 2

 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.    Canadian National Digital Heritage Index (CNDHI) -- is an index of digitized Canadian heritage collections located at Canadian universities and provincial and territorial libraries
2.    Canadian Digital Census Boundary Files (via Scholars GeoPortal)


5.    Scattered seeds - He Purapura Marara -- Dunedin Public Libraries project to  digitize 199,000 index cards from 1851-1993 containing information from newspapers and about community groups

6.    University of Southhampton Knitting Reference Library

7.    California’s Old Series Trademarks -- The explosion of commerce after the Gold Rush also led to California’s first-in-the-nation trademark law and a fascinating collection opens new window of product labels and logos registered with the Secretary of State.
8.    South Carolina Electronic Records Archive (SCERA) – currently includes Birth Certificates (1915), British and Private Records, Local Records, State Records, Constitutional and Organic Papers, and Map Collection
9.    Historic Aerial Photos (Iowa) – historic view of Iowa from the late 1930s.
10. The Daily Pennsylvanian Digital Archives (University of Pennsylvania)
13. North Carolina World War I Service Cards (via FamilySearch in partnership with State Archives of North Carolina)
14. Genealogical Forum of Oregon (many record collections)

15. Sephardic Ancestry – A resource website for researching Sephardic Jewish Lineages.

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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