Free access to 1billion records from the New England Historic Genealogical Society

A press release from one of my favorite websites and a library extraordinaire tell that “through April 13, American Ancestors by the New England Historic Genealogical Society is offering FREE access to one billion online records on Free accounts ordinarily allow Guest Users only a sampling of the vast offerings that NEHGS provides family historians […]

FREE genealogy database news for Labor Day weekend

A few tidbits that are really nice to know about. I already found one family will in the FREE Ancestry offering. It’s the will of Gottried Rohr of Watertown, Wisconsin. He is my Great Great Great Step Grandfather. He married my Maria (Kuschke) Fischer in Germany after her husband died. From the New England Historic […]

Tewksbury, Massachusetts Almshouse records digitization

One of my favorite lectures I present at history and genealogy events is titled Tho’ They Were Poor, They May Have Been Rich In Records. The wealth of information that is available often leads to more family history than you ever thought possible including details on religion, birth, death, burial, divorce, children, and more. The […]

Yale Library to Digitize Documents on New England’s Native Americans

The Yale University Office of Public Affairs released this press release on June 22nd. I found reference to it in several of the news outlets I follow. “New Haven, Conn. — Yale University Library has received a grant of $250,000 from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to support “The New England Indian Papers […]