Missing Air Crew Reports  

Our Fold3.com reference database includes a record collection that can help family members or historians researching American aviators who went missing during World War II.   In May 1943, the Army Air Forces recommended the adoption of a special form, the Missing Air Crew Report (MACR), devised to record relevant facts of the last known […]

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U.S., Obituary Collection, 1930-2017  

The collection in Ancestry Library Edition (Ancestry LE) contains relatively recent obituaries from hundreds of newspapers. Ancestry.com employees scour the Internet regularly to find new obituaries and extract the facts into this collection. Where available, they include a URL link to the source information (since URLs are subject to change, links may stop working on […]

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Mississippi Record Collections in Ancestry Library Edition  

We get numerous requests for information about Mississippi ancestors. As luck would have it, Ancestry LE includes 28 record collections that deal specifically with Mississippi records (listings below include name of record collection and number of records in that collection): 1. Adams County, Mississippi, Slave Certificates, 1858-1861 [1,591] 2. Alexander Barksdale, 1798-1850, Virginia Pioneer in TN, […]

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Missouri Deaths & Burials Index, 1873-1976  

Entries in this Ancestry Library Edition record collection were compiled using 36,000 microfilmed copies of church, civil, family, and other records of Missouri deaths and burials. The number of available records varies widely by county, and cannot be considered a complete list for any county. Details in these records vary but can include: name birth […]

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Local Record Collections in Ancestry.com  

Record collections in Ancestry.com can be international, national, state-wide, or local in scope. Find a Grave, for example, is international in scope, while the 1920 Federal Population Census is national in scope. Other collections concentrate on records of just one state—for example, Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002. Some collections, however, concentrate things even further—to the county […]

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Special Uses of the 1890 Veterans Schedules  

This record collection in Ancestry.com lists individuals enumerated in the 1890 special census of Civil War Union veterans and widows of veterans available on microfilm M123 (118 rolls) from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Although this schedule was intended to be used to enumerate only Union Army and Navy veterans, in some areas […]

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Newspapers in Fold3.com  

The Fold3.com reference database is well-known as the premier source of historical American military records. But Fold3.com offers a lot more than just military records. Its offerings in fact include long runs of five major newspapers (four domestic and one international):   Atlanta Constitution (1868-1923) Chicago Tribune (1849-1923) London Times (1785-1921) San Francisco Chronicle (1865-1923) […]

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Rinehart Native American Photos Collection

November is National Native American Heritage Month, and the Fold3.com reference database includes a number of collections that deal specifically with Native Americans.   One such collection is the Rinehart Native American Photos Collection, which is a joint effort of Fold3.com and its Content Partner, Boston Public Library.. Frank A. Rinehart was a commercial photographer […]

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