The National Archive and
Records Admin. (NARA) has started the countdown to the release of the 1940
census. Details may be found at: archives.gov/research/census/1940.
The official release date
is 2 April 2012. This census will be presented as digital images, available
on personal computers via the Internet, free of charge.
This version of the census includes some interesting
information. In addition to the customary name, address, relationship, and age
data, this version includes:
Whether the person was born in a foreign country
What language was spoken in the home they grew up in
Was the person a member of the WPA
Was the person still living in 1935
Does the person have a Social Security number
Whether women have been married more than once with more
detailed questions about the marriages
Anyone who has been
researching for awhile can attest to the genealogical value of newspapers GenealogyBank.com,
a subsidiary of the long-standing NewsBank, Inc., provides access to thousands
of historical newspapers, books, and documents -- a collection that is
continually growing. One should not overlook the historical books that include
local area histories; family genealogies, biographies and more. All of these
books are name-indexed.
historical documents collection includes military records, casualty lists,
Revolutionary and Civil War pension requests, widow's claims, orphan
petitions, land grants and more.
recent records are the Newspaper Obituaries, dating from 1977 to the present,
and an up-to-date Social Security Death Index (SSDI).
GenealogyBank.com is subscriber-based, access is free at the Genealogy Room at
SouthShore Regional Library)
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CHANGES SEARCH METHOD
In lieu of
using a + sign to join two search arguments, Google now uses quotes
(“) Example of OLD Way: +ragan
NEW Way: "ragan" geneology"
reported by Robert Ragan
new website: www.newyorkfamilyhistory.org
VETERAN GRAVE MARKERS
Administration will provide a grave marker free of charge for a military
veteran if requested by next of kin (including lineal descendent) or a
representative, such as funeral director, cemetery official, or Veterans
counselor. Requests must be accompanied by the discharge document. Costs for
installation are not included.
about placing or replacing a broken grave marker for your military ancestor,
for complete information and to
Thanks to Halifax GS for this info
The National Archives (www.archives.
gov/research/military/) holds Federal military service records from the
Revolutionary War to 1912 in the National Archives Building in Washington,
D.C. Military records from WWI to the present are held in the National
Military Personnel Records Center (NPRC) in St. Louis, Missouri.
These records cover the eras of
the American Revolution, War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, Spanish American
War, Philippine Insurrection, Boxer Rebellion, World War I, World War II,
Korean War, and Vietnam War.
Records can be ordered online for
FIND THAT SPOT
Are you looking for a ghost town, a small community, a place that was renamed,
relocated (yes, there are towns in the US that have been relocated) or divided
or perhaps you are searching for an old cemetery location or a church. You
can now get information about its geographical location (latitude, longitude,
elevation), name change (year changed and sometimes by what authority and
why), and if applicable name variations or name conflicts.
to http://geonames.usgs.gov and use its
Thanks to Pasco County GS for this.
The new season
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broadcast on Fridays from
8 pm to 9 pm,
beginning February 3.