Ray's Newsletter

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Publisher   Ray Wilson        rebard@mindspring.com               Date  July 04, 2004

Here are some new sites I have discovered this past month. Hope some of them will prove useful to you.

http://www.fairfaxrifles.org

17th Virginia Infantry, Co. D, "Fairfax Rifles"

Re-enactors based in historic Fairfax Court House, Va. representing Northern Virginia Confederates.

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http://www.geocities.com/cherokeetanara/Geneaoly_Search_Help.html

Genealogy Search Help

Helping individuals search for Native American roots, as well as assistance in researching roll numbers from the various government rolls.

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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_extinct_U.S._counties

List of extinct U.S. counties - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a list of U.S. counties that were established by a state, provincial, colonial or territorial government which no longer exist, for one reason or another. This does not include counties that were renamed but retained their territorial integrity.
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http://www.voy.com/105263/

American Indian Genealogy Message Board

Queries related to Native American Indian genealogy answered by an accredited genealogist.

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http://www.expertgenealogy.com/websearch

eXpertGenealogy WebSearch using Google, Yahoo, etc.

Enter a family name and it will automatically be submitted to many databases. Enter spouse and parent names and a number of search queries are automatically generated. Advanced Google search features are used.

 

 

http://www.rod-neep.co.uk/acatalog/sitemap.html

Archive CD Books

Easy to use site containing over 1500 directories, census, church records, school registers etc on CD for every county in England and Wales plus Cds for USA, CAnada, Australia, India, Ireland, Scotland and more.

 

http://www.authorlisasaunders.com/mycustompage0013.htm

New York 9th Heavy Artillery

New York 9th Heavy Artillery of Wayne and Cayuga Counties during the American Civil War. Timeline,Excerpts of Letters, Obituaries, List of soldiers such as SEWARD, MCDOWELL, WAGER, MURPHY, AND GARRITY.

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http://www.cdpheritage.org/newspapers/

Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection

Colorado's Historic Newspaper Collection offers free public access to historic newspapers in Colorado from 1859-1923. Visitors can search on full-text or browse by date. A project of the Colorado Digitization Program, Colorado State Library and Colorado Historical Society.

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 http://www.arkansasties.com/Special/Gazette/NewsIndex.htm

Arkansas Gazette

The Arkansas Gazette (starting in November 1819) is one of, if not the oldest newspapers west of the Mississippi. Articles indexed & listed here include, but not limited to the following: Marriage, Birth, Deaths, Reward, Legal, Political, Organization, and Advertisements. New Articles & Indexes added weekly.

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Illinois Family History Research: Place Names of the 33 Western Counties

Place names: Elevation, Incorporation Date, Former Names, Later Name, Post Office Dates of Operation, Population, Railroads, Rural Route, Towns, Townships, US Post Offices 1859/60, Zip Code... each county now has "last updated date" at the beginning of each county listing, this listing offers every town and and township that ever existed in Illinois and is grouped by the county (note: MANY towns appear in SEVERAL counties

as it was the practice to name a town whatever name you wanted, they didn't care if five or ten other towns already had that name!). 

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http://hometown.aol.com/dennisvcarter1/myhomepage/heritage.html

Illinois Family History Research: Place Names of the 44 Southeast Counties

Place names: Elevation, Incorporation Date, Former Names, Later Name, Post Office Dates of Operation, Population, Railroads, Rural Route, Towns, Townships, US Post Offices 1859/60, Zip Code... each county now has "last updated date" at the beginning of each county listing, this listing offers every town and and township that ever existed in Illinois and is grouped by the county (note: MANY towns appear in SEVERAL counties

as it was the practice to name a town whatever name you wanted, they didn't care if five or ten other towns already had that name!).

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http://hometown.aol.com/illinoygenealogy/myhomepage/tv.html

Illinois Family History Research: Place Names of the Northeast 25 Counties

Place names: Elevation, Incorporation Date, Former Names, Later Name, Post Office Dates of Operation, Population, Railroads, Rural Route, Towns, Townships, US Post Offices 1859/60, Zip Code... each county now has "last updated date" at the beginning of each county listing, this listing offers every town and and township that ever existed in Illinois and is grouped by the county (note: MANY towns appear in SEVERAL counties

as it was the practice to name a town whatever name you wanted, they didn't care if five or ten other towns already had that name!).

 

 

http://hometown.aol.com/illinoygenealogy/myhomepage/writing.html

Illinois Family History Research: Place Names of Each Illinois County

Place names of Illinois: each county now has "last updated date" at the beginning of each county listing, this listing offers every town and and township that ever existed in Illinois and is grouped by the county (note: MANY towns appear in SEVERAL counties as it was the practice to name a town whatever name you wanted, they didn't care if five or ten

other towns already had that name!).

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http://hometown.aol.com/texmexgenealogy/myhomepage/books.html

Starr County, Texas, Certificates of Immigration/Naturalization Declarations

The following roughly 1161 names of immigrants are those who completed the naturalization process as a part of earning their citizenship and have been extracted from Declaration Records, 1883-1902; which was photographed from the records of the County Court of Starr County, Texas. It should be noted that most of the dates are from 1883-1894 and that there is at least one from 1898 and another from 1905, but i did

not see any from 1902. The book consists of four certificates on each page and the usually very neat handwriting on most certificate makes this a document that many would be proud to have a copy made for their book of remembrance. The handwriting in the index was usually not as neat and clear to read as the writing on the certificates. The certificates could be enlarged at any commercial copy place and enhanced so that when properly framed it would look nice displayed in your home as a reminder to your children of your roots, and not just on display!for Independence Day. Although a fair number have signatures of their ancestor, many signed their name with their own unique mark, usually an "x," so this document becomes even more personal and important to your heritage. Signing with an "x" does not always mean the person could not sign their name, it was a faster way to sign documents.Prices are $2.00 per photocopy.