31 March 2014

Door County, Wisconsin, Newspaper Index

Did you have relatives who lived or vacationed in Door County, Wisconsin? The Door County digitization project has indexed more than 60 years of Door County newspapers from 1862 to 1939. Free search starts at http://www.doorcountynewspapers.org/

08 March 2014

RootsTech Videos

Videos from RootsTech 2014 Conference are online.
https://rootstech.org/about/videos/

Can't get enough RootsTech Conference videos? RootsTech2013 is online, too.
https://rootstech.org/about/videos/rootstech-2013-videos/

06 March 2014

Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States

Containing 14 chapters and nearly 700 maps, the Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States was first published in 1932. This wonderful resource, the product of the Digital Scholarship Lab, is available online at http://dsl.richmond.edu/historicalatlas

Chapters include
  • Population, 1790-1930
  • Colleges, Universities, and Churches, 1775-1890
  • Boundaries, 1607-1927
  • Industries and Transportation, 1620-1931
There's a lot here, so be sure to set aside time to learn what the collection offers, then do your homework and make a research list to you can get the most from this wonderful resource.

05 March 2014

Researching Your Irish Ancestors

Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt from the Ulster Historical Foundation will give four talks about researching family histories in Ireland. Explore new techniques and approaches for your personal family research.

This program is free and no registration is required.
Click here for program details.
The Newberry Library, March 13, 4pm.
60 West Walton Street, Chicago