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Ray's Newsletter               Newsletter
  Ray Wilson   August, 2008


Here are some new sites I have discovered this

past month.

Hope some of them will prove useful to you.  
Complete U.S. Federal Census Collection, 1790-1930, passenger lists
from 1820-1960 and WWI and WWII draft registration cards.
For more than a decade, and NARA have collaborated to make
important historical records available to the public, demonstrating their dovetailing commitment to preserving America's heritage. currently has the
largest online collection of digitized and indexed NARA content, including the
complete U.S. Federal Census Collection, 1790-1930, passenger lists from
1820-1960 and WWI and WWII draft registration cards. Through this new
agreement, and NARA have greatly enhanced their working
 =~=~=~= - an index of Irish merchant seamen active
The website contains a database of Irish born merchant seamen contained
in the CR10 series of index cards in the Southampton Civic Archives, which
holds 270,000 cards covering the the British Merchant Marine during the
period from late 1918 to the end of 1921.
=~=~=~= Transcript: makes transcribing easier.
Transcript is a program designed to help you to transcribe the text on
digital images of documents. You see the image in the upper screen
and the editor on the bottom. It has many features which make transcribing
easier and is free for personal non commercial use.
Barbour Collection of Connecticut Vital Records
Search the Barbour Collection of Connecticut vital records and other state records.
The Hale Collection of Early Connecticut Cemetery Records
The Hale Collection of early Connecticut Cemetery Records. Many
origional transcriptions done by us and found no where else on the
internet plus links to all other known transcriptions to make this the
most complete resource available on the internet.
Morgan Index of Ohio People, Businesses and Institutions,
This is a new updated and expanded index of the Ohio Name Index.
It is now called the Morgan Index of Ohio People, Businesses and
Institutions, 1796-1850. The site is now platformed on OhioLINK, has
a new search engine for basic searches as well as advanced searches with
limit options. Searches can be conducted by name, address, city, state,
occupation, race, birth/death date and place of birth and death, as well
as employer. Searches may be sorted by name, date city or occupation and
by gender , male or female, or business. Entries have been expanded from
88,000 to over 130,000 with quarterly updates now a regular feature.
Mortality Schedules
Search marriage, death records found in the New York State federal and state
census mortality schedules 1850, 1855, 1860, 1865, 1870, 1875, 1880.
Greenville County, SC, Marriage License Search
Marriage Index for 1911 to the present.
Origins of Irish Surnames
Discover the Origins of Irish surnames. Where did your surname come from?.
New York State and Colonial Census Records
New York State and Colonial Census Records.
The Sussex 1861 Transcribers
Transcriptions of the 1861 Census entries for the County of Sussex , England. Search or browse for free.
CanadaGenWeb's Cemetery Project
An index of all known Canadian cemeteries, includes cemetery location,
history and where to find transcripts, indexes & photos.
West Virginia Unclaimed Civil War Medals
This site is being formed to assist in the family recovery of unclaimed
West Virginia Civil War Medals. This site is on my Web Pages.
Florida's Lost & Abandoned Graveyards
Tombstone transcriptions for many Florida cemeteries.
Canadian Genealogy (early history)
Read about the early Canadian settlements and history. Trace your ancestors
back to the early days of Canada.
Irish Genealogy (end of the Irish civil war)
Were your ancestors involved with the Irish Civil War? Learning more about
the Irish Civil War will give you a great headstart when searching for your
Irish Ancestors.
Genealogy Compass
Genealogy Compass is a free online resource that will help all genealogy
and family tree researchers: Includes news and reviews of the latest happenings
in the online genealogy world and offers unique family history tips, lessons,
and training in plain English. You will discover videos and in-depth looks at
the latest genealogy research techniques.
=~=~=~= - Over 12,000 17th Century German Coats of Arms
'Wappenbuch' contains images of over 12,000 Coats of Arms from 17th
Century Germany.Scanned & indexed from a rare, ancient book.If you
have German roots, your ancestors' names may appear and you can display
their Coat of Arms.