Tuesday, March 4, 2014
Sunday, March 2, 2014
The Library of Virginia has an extensive collection of legislative petitions for the late 18th century and part of the 19th century. Those with Virginia kin during this time period may wish to learn more about this collection. It is name searchable.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Illinois, has a wonderful collection of Illinois newspapers on microfilm. Many of these are not available in digital format. This webpage contains links to Illinois newspapers organized by county, town, and time period. Film can be purchased or ordered via interlibrary loan.
Monday, February 24, 2014
This set of online maps from the American Memory Collection at the Library of Congress contains detailed drawings showing Indian Land Cessions between 1784 and 1894.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
The Missouri State Archives has death certificates form 1910-1963 online. It's been a while since we mentioned this and periodically the site extends the ending year of the database.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Have a relative who attended college? See if the college itself has put their old yearbooks online. Look at the school's alumni page or library website to see if there are links to digital copies. If you can't find them, try emailing the alumni office to see if they know if older yearbooks are available online. You may be surprised.