United States Officer Down Memorials, 1791-2014

This record collection in Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) references The Officer Down Memorial Page database, which honors U.S. law enforcement officers (local, state, and federal) who lost their lives in the line of duty. More than 20,000 United States law enforcement officers are included. Records begin in 1791, although coverage is sparse prior to…
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The Social Security Death Index No Death-Day Conundrum

If you’ve been a genealogist for any length of time, you are aware that: 1.      The Social Security Death Index (SSDI) is an extremely useful database. 2.      SSDI records omit day of death for some people. This means that an SSDI record sometimes looks like this: Name: Blow, Joseph Aloysius    Date of Death: Mar 1973…
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Died Here, Buried in Philly

One of the many record collections in Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) is titled Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Death Certificates, 1803-1915. This record collection may be of interest to St. Louis residents because it is possible to search for people who died in St. Louis but are buried in Philadelphia. One of the search delimiters in this…
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Military Pension Records in Ancestry LE

Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) contains millions of records of military pension holders (U.S. and foreign). Record collections cover 12 states and three foreign countries: • AL (Confederate Pension Records) • AR (Confederate Pension Records) • FL (Confederate Pension Records) • GA (Confederate Pension Records) • KY (Confederate Pension Records) • LA (War of 1812…
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Records of Indenture and Apprenticeship in Ancestry LE

Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) includes millions of poorhouse and workhouse records, and hundreds of thousands of records of apprenticeship and indenture. You can locate these record collections by searching Ancestry LE’s Card Catalog: • SEARCH—CARD CATALOG—KEYWORD(S) apprentices 6 • SEARCH—CARD CATALOG—KEYWORD(S) indentures 4 • SEARCH—CARD CATALOG—KEYWORD(S) workhouse 4 • SEARCH—CARD CATALOG—KEYWORD(S) poor 24 Information…
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Voter Records in Ancestry LE

It might surprise you to learn that nearly 300 million voter registration records are available in Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE). Earliest coverage begins in 1538, and last year covered is 1996. Year ranges and geographic availability do vary widely (so it may prove helpful to keep your expectations low). You can search for these…
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Maiden Name Searches in U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2013

Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) includes a large collection of digitized and indexed yearbooks from across the country. Middle school, junior high, high school, and college yearbooks are included. Locating an ancestor in a yearbook can provide info about their academic and athletic pursuits and club memberships. One or more photos of that ancestor may…
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