Category Archives: Genealogy Online

Find My Past Announce Four Days of Free Access

Do you have Irish or British Ancestors? Then you may want to check out the databases from Find My Past.

 

  • Findmypast makes all birth, marriage, death & census records free to search and explore from Thursday 12th to Sunday 15th January 2017
  • Free access covers all records hinted against in Findmypast’s family tree builder
  • This includes 583 million UK BMDs, the largest collection available online including over 80 million exclusive parish records you won’t find anywhere else, over 10 million Irish Catholic Parish registers and over 140 million United States Marriages
  • Family historians will be supported with expert insights and how to guide

 

 

To read more about the free four day access click here:

To start searching visit the Find My Past Website.

 

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Browse Panoramic Maps by State

When doing Genealogy Research we know that maps are an invaluable resource in locating where our ancestors lived or worked.  While many libraries, archives, and historical societies hold these treasures,  often times to use them one has to visit those locations. However, the Library of Congress has a collection of Panoramic Maps on their website that have been digitized, searchable by state and you can do from home.

browse-maps-by-stateBrowse Panoramic Maps by State

 

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New Searchable Databases on AmericanAncestors.org

Thanks for stopping by this week’s SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays Blog. In case you haven’t seen it in the current issues of the American Ancestors magazine there is a feature about new searchable databases on AmericanAncestors.org. Those databases include;

Early Families of New England *7 new sketches added

Early Vermont Settlers *14 new sketches added

Western Massachusetts Families in 1790 *6 new sketches added

Torrey’s New England Marriages to 1700-updated version

United States Census: 1850-1870 *Index only images can be view on Ancestry.com

Plymouth County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1686-1881.

To search any of the databases listed above visit any of our library locations and choose American Ancestors under the databases  or if you would like to read the article from the American Ancestors magazine it can be requested through the catalog or by visiting the Genealogy Department.

Until next week…Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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Catholic Parish Register Now Online!

Thanks for stopping by this week’s SCDL Tree Talk Tuesdays Blog. The third Tuesday of the month we like to bring you information about online resources for researching Genealogy and this week we have some exciting news. In case you haven’t heard, on July 8th the Catholic Parish Registers of Ireland were released to the public. The registers contain marriages and baptisms from the majority of the Catholic Parish in Ireland through the years 1880. For those researching their Irish Ancestry this is very exciting news, with the lack of Irish Census Records before 1901 these registers are the main source for finding information. So how does one begin searching these records? The following is a guide to help begin the search.

1. Visit the National Library of Ireland’s website (The link will take you directly to the registers)

2. Enter the Parish name (if known), if you do not know the parish name, but know where the family was from. Click on the “Search the Map”

a. Click Show the Counties in the upper left hand corner. This will display all the counties in Ireland.

b. Locate the county where the family lived and then click “Show the Diocese” this will change the map to show the Diocese that served that area.

3. Once you have the diocese return to the main search screen and enter the diocese name and click search. A list will be generated of Parish names from that diocese. Simply locate town/parish and click on the link.  In this example Antrim was used.

4. After locating the Parish in this case “Drumaul” click on the name and the next screen will be the images for the Parish registers. Below is a image of one of the pages. They are downloadable and Printable.

Microfilm 05474 / 11 | Page 5  Drumaul; County of Antrim; Diocese of Down and Connor. Baptisms, Nov. 1825 to Jan. 1826

Microfilm 05474 / 11 | Page 5
Drumaul; County of Antrim; Diocese of Down and Connor. Baptisms, Nov. 1825 to Jan. 1826

Until next week, Happy Ancestor Hunting!

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