While doing last minute preparation on Sunday for my final lecture that the Texas State Genealogical Society’s excellent conference in San Antonio, I noticed a new feature on FamilySearch. They have rolled out an easier more direct way to access those unlinked (non-indexed, non-searchable, browsable-only) digitized collections.
Repositories & Records
Rich Venezia takes the mystery out of Alien Registration Files and other USCIS record sets that are valuable to your genealogy research. Learn about five key record types and how to order them. I received answers back to my USCIS requests in less than one month.
Padrinos play an important role in Hispanic culture and family history. Identifying and tracking the names of padrinos found in the records of your ancestors can provide clues to help further trace your ancestral lines, and can help you develop a better understanding of the kinship ties in your ancestral hometown.
Researching Hispanic ancestors involves a significant amount of time working with Catholic church records. Having a solid understanding of those records is essential to doing good genealogy. I highly recommend this webinar to anyone with Catholic ancestors.
The U.S. National Archives & Records Administration (NARA) announced yesterday a 5-year partnership with The Generations Network (TGN), parent company of Ancestry.com, to digitize selected NARA records. TGN will provide the staff, hardware, and software, and will make the digitized records available online to Ancestry subscribers. Access to those records will be available for free, […]
The Associated Press reports today that The New York Times will begin offering free access to portions of its online archives beginning this Wednesday, September 19th. Effective midnight on Tuesday, NYT will do away with if fee-based subscription program and allow free access to NYT articles from the last 20 years (1987 – present), as […]