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Ray's Newsletter



Publisher Ray Wilson   May, 2006


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

Hope some of them will prove useful to you.

I Dream of Genealogy - Alabama Census Records
Large database of free online census resources for Alabama.
The Scotch-Irish in Western Pennsylvania
An account of the Scotch-Irish contribution to the history of Western Pennsylvania.
World Families Network
Where DNA Testing meets Genealogy.
Ohio Female Name Index to 1850
This index includes 13,686 entries taken from Ohio publications through 1850
including city directories, school catalogues, etc. Each entry includes name,
address, city, race and occupation with book and page citation for researchers.
Finding Funeral Cards Online
Search this database of thousands of funeral card links, along with our
own growing collection of card images.
Buchanan County Iowa Genealogy Society
Over 30,000 Obituaries, Newspapers from 1856,Death records, marriage
records, cemetery records, and more.
GEDCOM Index .com
Town-by-town index of entries in GEDCOM files published on the web. Find your
ancestor, click to download somebody's GEDCOM from their site.
Ulster Towns Directory 1910: Saintfield, County Down
A list of inhabitants of Saintfield, County Down, Ireland, in 1910.
Sean Fagan, Rare Books
Out of print and rare books in all fields of interest. Thousands of books
including genealogy and town histories.
The Pine Cone and Tassel
Maine family history newsletter.
=~=~=~= Ulster Towns Directory 1910: Worldwide Top Sites
A list of Many free search sites for many subjects.
Genealogy Websites - Family Tree
Search for your family tree - citizens and military records online.
African Americans on the Move
A look at the Forced and Voluntary Movement of Blacks Within America.
Eccles, WV (Raleigh County)
A Selected History - Pre-1910 to Present. These pages are dedicated to the
courageous families and the descendants of the Coal Miners that toiled there
in the early to mid-20th Century.
Scarbro, Carlisle, Whipple, & Oak Hill, WV (Fayette County)
A Selected History - These pages are dedicated to the courageous families and the
descendants of the Coal Miners that toiled there in the early to mid-20th Century.
Income tax records
An act of Congress passed on 1 July 1862 instituted a progressive income tax.  If your annual income was $600 or more, you were taxed.  The levy was repealed in 1872. The records are available either through the National Archives or through your local Family History Center.
If your ancestors are from a southern state, as the federal troops took over an area, the tax was levied.  Georgians, for example, paid income taxes beginning in 1865.
Census of Canada offers the largest number of Canadian family research records
online, including more than 150 million names, and the first and only fully
indexed 1911 Census of Canada collection online.
Focus Photo Digital Photo Restoration
Specializing in Digital Prints, Digital Photo Restoration, Passport/Immigration
Photos, Large Format Printing and Custom Slide Processing.
Family History Archive
From the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University, over 4700 digitized
family and local history books. New works added weekly. Free access.

Map of Military Lots, Garrett County, Maryland. 1787
Lots assigned to Marylanders who served 3 years in the American army during the
Revolutionary War. Each soldier was assigned 50 acres, and officers 200 acres, in Garrett County, Western Maryland.

Forgotten Medical Cures
This is a compilation of forgotten medical cures and "yucky stuff" sent in
by the subscibers of the Roots-L mailing list back in October 1998, as well as
those who have visited the web site since then.
Linking Us to the Past — Name By Name
"It is not difficult to understand why some of the surnames that appear in 1790 census have passed out of existence because people tend to avoid and change peculiar
ones, especially those that can be ridiculed," writes Myra Vanderpool Gormley.
"Myriad given names, which appeared frequently in the 17th and 18th centuries,
and even in the early part of the 19th century, have become obsolete. Our names,
particularly given names, have always followed popular trends.".
Wills From A "Burned" County: Walker County, Alabama
Walker County, Alabama, lost its earliest records in a courthouse fire on 22 July
1877. The first volume of last wills and testaments covers those filed after the 1877
fire, though some were written as early as the 1860s.
Branch's Baptist Church Cemetery, Richmond, VA; Page 1 -- Sassytazzy's Online Genealogy Research Library
Inscriptions of headstones at Branch's Baptist Church Cemetery (corner of Broad
Rock Boulevard & Walmsley Boulevard, Richmond, VA) as of 5 Feb 2006.
Scotlands Family
Scotland's new genealogy portal offering free online BMD, census data, Parish
maps, ship passenger lists, and more.
Genealogy Links
Page of useful links for UK genealogy, along with notes for seaching censuses
and the IGI.
Cemetery Photographer for the NY area
 Photograph cemeteries and churchs in Brooklyn Queens Staten Island
Manhatten Bronx. Obituary and census look ups.
Official Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee
State recognized. Accepts enrollment of all Cherokee who can fully document their Cherokee heritage.
Vital Records for Salem, NH 1735-1907
Alphabetical listing of Birth, Death and Marriage records from
Gilbert's History of Salem NH, 1735-1907.
Internet Genealogy Search
Free search facility for genealogical information in GEDCOM files on the
Internet, searchable by name, place and date. Also provides a custom search for GEDCOM files on a specified website.
The Official birth, marriage and Death Certificate Service for the United Kingdom
Commercial service providing births, deaths and marriage certificate and search
service for the UK.
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