Digitized St. Louis Circuit Court Record Books

Record books are permanent bound handwritten records of daily proceedings of circuit court civil and criminal cases (1809-1862). These books are now available on the Washington University Digital Gateway website, and contain digitized page images and transcriptions of entries related to court cases in this collection. Direct Indexes (Plaintiffs) and Inverted Indexes (Defendants) are also…
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Guide to Civil War Resources

The Guide to Civil War Resources lists in one place the many and varied records available at the Missouri State Archives that document Missouri's participation in the Civil War. The Guide includes documents created at all levels of government (local, state, and federal) from 1844 through 1875 (includes relevant coverage for the antebellum period and…
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Shelby’s Raid (1863)

While Shelby’s Raid was national news at the time, it is remembered mainly by Civil War historians and re-enactors today. Given that this 1863 Confederate cavalry raid by Colonel Joseph O. Shelby lasted over 40 days and covered more than 800 miles of ground in Arkansas and Missouri, it seems astonishing that so few people…
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UK—City, Town and Village Photos, 1857-2005

Ancestry.com is useful for more than just genealogical records. It’s also a good source for photos, postcards, and maps. The Francis Frith Collection contains photographs of almost every city, town and village in Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland), with more limited coverage of Ireland. The photos include thousands of individual streets, churches…
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Associated Press Record Sets

You probably already know that Ancestry Library Edition (ALE) offers some coverage of newspapers, in addition to its huge collection of genealogical records pertaining to individuals. On ALE’s Home screen, you can browse newspaper titles using a link in Quick Links (bottom of the page). Doing so will reveal 145 record sets within ALE that…
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