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Ray's Newsletter

         Genealogy Newsletter

Publisher   Ray Wilson               Date  September 20, 2004

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

Interlibrary Loans.

Locate and contact a library that owns the title before you give it to your librarian. If you find a library that owns a book you are looking for, ask them if it is available on ILL. If it is then provide complete library name and address information to your librarian..



Chicago City Directory - 1843 Republished in 1896

The 1896 version contained additional information about the 1843 residents, including information about the death of 1843 residents who had died



JewishGen On-Line Worldwide Burial Registry (JOWBR)

Database of names and other identifying information from Jewish cemeteries and burial records worldwide.


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 Lookup Service

Burial Societies in the New York Metro Area



Jewish Cemeteries in the New York Metropolitan Area



Gravestone Cleaning and Photographing

So many of us have Civil War ancestors (and our other ancestors too) whose stones are dirty and/or worn. This is a very basic "do's and don'ts" when it comes to cleaning and photographing those stones.



GenePool GED-to-Web and Microsoft Access/CSV Output

GenePool GED-to-Web/ASP and Microsoft Access/CSV Output.



Digital Cemetery Photography

Tips and advice on photographing tombstones with a digital camera.



 Georgia AHGP

History, Genealogy, Wills, data, county information, help for researchers. 



Georgia History and Genealogy - The Original Georgia GenWeb Pages History, Genealogy, Wills, data, county information, help for researchers



National Dutch Newspaper Database

All Dutch en foreign Newspapers in the collection of the archives and libraries in the Netherlands. From 1610 (first edition) till 2004.



Dutch archives

List of all Dutch archives with link to their websites.



Native American



Free People Search

Find people by name, address, phone number or email address.




New Mexico's Ghost Towns

New Mexico’s colorful past is reflected in over 400 known ghost towns consisting of old mining camps, railroad towns, farming communities and lumber mills, which are rapidly disappearing as the old wooden, adobe and even brick structures are deteriorating from the effects of the elements, vandalism and modern development. Most are completely

deserted now and many have disappeared forever. Of the remaining sites most are on private land fenced off with no trespassing signs and inaccessible to the general public or are being commercialized. We are in the process of preserving the history New Mexico’s ghost towns through these pages.



Family Search Secrets

Unlocking hidden family data is a Family Search Secrets focus of this informal yet informative resource.



TITLE: People & Places

DESCRIPTION: Over 420,000 individuals in over 160.000 families.

Emphasis on Colonial America and prior.




Links to all newspapers in Maine.



Rietstap's Armorial Online - searchable

Rietstap's Armorial General is a monumental work, containing descriptions (blazons) of the coats-of-arms of over 130,000 European families. A must-see for everyone interested in heraldry.



Cemetery Surveys, Inc.

A free website for the Western NC/North GA/Eastern TN/Western SC area, covering approximately 400 cemeteries, complete with photos of each stone and panoramas of each cemetery surveyed.




Complete history of the 1 year regiment, including all

rosters, dates and places. Contains dates and places of birth, marriage, death and burial of

soldiers from the regiment. Has casualty lists, next of kin and pension information.