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           Publisher Ray Wilson  rebard@mindspring.com    Date  December, 2006

Here are some new sites I have discovered this past month.

Hope some of them will prove useful to you.

 

 http://www.memoriallibrary.com/IL/South/

I am pleased to announce a new addition to the MARDOS Memorial Library
in the Illinois section. Susan Dorris painstakingly transcribed this
huge 1912 - 3 volume set of the phenomenal History of Southern
Illinois. There are hundreds of bios with lots of backward history of
the various families and also lots of area history that I found quite
interesting. Translation continues and will be added as completed.
 
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 http://www.doukhobor.org/Terms-Dates.htm
Russian Dates & Calendars
In order to find and use specific types of Russian records, resarchers
need to be able to identify and understand some key terms in the Russian
language. This glossary contains terms relating to dates, time and calendars
in Imperial Russia, transliterated from Russian, along with their English
translations. Theterms included here are those that you are likely to find in
Russian genealogical sources.
 
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 http://www.doukhobor.org/Terms-Occupational.htm
Occupations in Imperial Russia
In order to find and use specific types of Russian records, resarchers
need to be able to identify and understand some key terms in the Russian
language. This glossary contains terms relating to occupations, trades and
professions in Imperial Russia, transliterated from Russian, along with their
English translations. Theterms included here are those that you are likely to
find in Russian genealogical sources.
 
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 http://www.doukhobor.org/Terms-Dates.htm
Russian Dates & Calendars
In order to find and use specific types of Russian records, resarchers
need to be able to identify and understand some key terms in the Russian
language. This glossary contains terms relating to dates, time and calendars
in Imperial Russia, transliterated from Russian, along with their English
translations. Theterms included here are those that you are likely to find
in Russian genealogical sources.
 
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 http://www.doukhobor.org/Terms-Familial.htm
Russian Familial Terms
In order to find and use specific types of Russian records, resarchers need to
be able to identify and understand some key terms in the Russian language.
This glossary contains familial, kinship and gender terms, transliterated from
Russian, along with their English translations. Theterms included here are those
that you are likely to find in Russian genealogical sources.
 
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 http://www.doukhobor.org/Terms-Archival.htm
Russian Archival Terms
In order to find and use specific types of Russian records, resarchers need to
be able to identify and understand some key terms in the Russian language. This
glossary contains record and archival terms, transliterated from Russian, along
with their English translations. Theterms included here are those that you are
likely to find in Russian genealogical sources.
 
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 http://www.doukhobor.org/Terms-Geographic.htm
Russian Geographic Terms
In order to find and use specific types of Russian records, resarchers need to
be able to identify and understand some key terms in the Russian language. This
glossary contains terms relating to geographic features and places, transliterated
from Russian, along with their English translations. Theterms included here are
those that you are likely to find in Russian genealogical sources.
 
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 http://www.doukhobor.org/Terms-Weights.htm
Imperial Russian Weights & Measures
In order to find and use specific types of Russian records, resarchers need to
be able to identify and understand some key terms in the Russian language. This
glossary contains terms relating to weights and measures in Imperial Russia,
transliterated from Russian, along with their English translations. The terms
included here are those that you are likely to find in Russian genealogical sources.
 
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 http://www.doukhobor.org/Terms-Numbers.htm
Russian Numbers
In Russian genealogical sources, numbers and dates are occasionally spelt out.
The followingglossary contains transliterated spellings of cardinal (1, 2, 3)
and ordinal (1st, 2nd, 3rd) numbers in Russian.
 
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http://www.doukhobor.org/Terms-Nationality.htm
Nationality, Religion & Class in Imperial Russia
In order to find and use specific types of Russian records, resarchers need to
be able to identify and understand some key terms in the Russian language. This
glossary contains terms relating to religion, nationality and class in Imperial Russia,
transliterated from Russian, along with their English translations. Theterms
included here are those that you are likely to find in Russian genealogical sources.
 
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 http://www.doukhobor.org/Terms-General.htm
Russian Genealogical Terms - General Terms
In order to find and use specific types of Russian records, resarchers need to
be able to identify and understand some key terms in the Russian language. This
glossary contains general terms relating to Russian genealogy, transliterated
from Russian, along with their English translations. The terms included here are
that you are likely to find in Russian genealogical sources.
 
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 http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~kayhin/ukocp.html
Cornwall Online Census Project
Free-to-view searchable database of Cornish 19th century census returns.
 
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 http://www.cornwall-opc.org/search/
Cornish Parish Register Online Project
Creating a free-to-view searchable database of Cornish parish register entries.
 
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 http://www.kindredtrails.com/Iowa-History-1.html
The History of Iowa
 The history of Iowa's people is full of perseverance, strength, and hard work.
The first people to live on the land faced long days of hunting and gathering to
sustain themselves and were constantly on the move. Native Americans called
Iowa home for thousands of years, but gave up their land to American
pioneers in the 19th century. These pioneers faced hardships they could not have
foreseen. Long tracts of prairie land devoid of trees and water made the Iowa
frontier nearly impossible to live on... Read more.
 
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 http://www.blogdict.com/
Dictionary of Terms: Free Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus
BlogDict is online English dictionary, glossary database where you can
preform word/phrase definition lookup, use it as website content .
 
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 http://cheapbooks.com/
CheapBooks.com
Database of over 6 million books. Search new & used titles. All genres.
 
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 http://news.nnyln.net/
Northern New York Historical Newspapers
Searchable, historic newspapers of Northern New York state.
 
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 http://www.floridasscrapbook.com/
Floridas Scrapbook
A Blog about traveling through Florida's past. The families, the Indians the places.
 
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http://ancestorville.com/
Ancestorville
Ancestorville is a unique new genealogy site with thousands of searchable
identified lost family photos, antique paper ephemera and digital downloads
for sale.
 
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http://www.surname-origins.com/

Surname Origins, Their Source and Significations
English last name meanings from the 1875 book by Charles Wareing Bardsley.
Completely free.
 

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 http://www.worldvitalrecords.com/newsletter9.aspx?utm_source=tm9
World Vital Records - Free Newsletter
World Vital Records offers a free genealogy newsletter announcing upcoming
conferences, recent discoveries, and other genealogy information. Don't forget
to get your free eBooks and audio books when you sign up!.
 
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 http://www.franklincountyhistory.com/deerfield/vrs/index.html
Deerfield, MA -- Vital Records to 1850
Deerfield Vital Records: Births, Marriage and Deaths: complete transcription
of the 1920 NEHGS publication.
 
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Greene County Alabama Cemeteries
Greene County, Alabama Cemeteries including maps and many transcriptions
with photos for the 160+ cemeteries in Greene County.
 
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http://www.quincylibrary.org/Reference/NewspaperArchive.asp
Quincy Historical Newspaper Archive
 Digitized images of original Quincy, Illinois newspapers, 1835-1890.
 
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 http://www.plantcitynavigator.com/
Plant City Naviagtor
Genealogy and history about the town and surrounding towns of Plant City Florida.
 
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 http://news.google.com/archivesearch?hl=en&tab=wn&q=
Google Archived and Historical News Search Engine
You can search archived newspapers as well as historical newspapers with
this single search engine. Some newspapers archives require a subscription.
 
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 http://www.bitsofblueandgray.com/october2006.htm
October 2006 - Book Reviews
This month I thought I'd try something a little different. Have you seen
Civil War or History books and wondered if you'd like to read them?
Here are reviews of 20 books from chatters in our AOL genealogy/Civil War
rooms. I hope you enjoy.
 
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 http://amerindgen.com/5civhist.html
Understanding Cherokee Records and Research
An essay on understanding Cherokee history and records. Includes a reading list.
 
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 http://www.rootsweb.com/~mikccem/
Kalamazoo County, Michigan; Cemeteries On The Web
To provide free online access for all burials in Kalamazoo County, Mi. This
site contains cemetery indexes, transcriptions, grave marker photographs and
much more. This site wil be updated on a yearly basis in order to keep all burials
current.
 
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 http://www.michlist.com/
Michigan Biographical Index
Cumulative full-name index merging many Michigan publications and
manuscripts, including: Cemetery Transcripts, County Histories, First
Land Owners, Military Records, Naturalization Records, Plat Maps,
Portrait and Biographical Albums, Probate Records, Tax Lists and Vital
Records.
 
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 http://expertgenealogy.com/?x=pclay
Genealogy Professional Central Ohio Families
Specializing in Delaware & Morrow County, Ohio and Camp Chase CW.
 
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 http://www.ohiohistory.org/resource/database/industrial/
Boys Industrial School Inmate Case Records Index
Searchable database of the Ohio Boys Industrial School inmates’ case records,
1858 to 1920.
 
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 http://www.mapstotreasure.com/
Old Maps of New England, Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Connecticut,
Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio - some with family
names! - Maps to Treasure, Inc.
Old reproduction maps of many New england cities and towns. Many with family
names, very good quality. This is a business website, but might be of interest to
people looking for their ancestry.
 
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