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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Anatomy of a City Directory

In order to better understand the incredible variety of information a city directory can offer, I took a closer look at the St. Louis City Directory for 1891. Directories for numerous cities including St. Louis are available in the Ancestry.com and Fold3.com reference databases. Directories are searchable by name or keywords, or can be browsed…
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GSCM Reporter

Our genealogy collection concentrates on the State of Missouri, and states and countries that furnished large numbers of migrants to Missouri. As part of that research focus, we collect printed genealogical materials for various Missouri counties, including family histories, record compilations, county and local histories, and publications of county Genealogical and genealogical societies. One quarterly…
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Grundy Gleanings

Our genealogy collection concentrates on the State of Missouri, and states and countries that furnished large numbers of migrants to Missouri. As part of that research focus, we collect printed genealogical materials for various Missouri counties, including family histories, record compilations, county and local histories, and publications of county Genealogical and genealogical societies. One newsletter…
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Douglas County Historical & Genealogical Journal

Our genealogy collection concentrates on the State of Missouri, and states and countries that furnished large numbers of migrants to Missouri. As part of that research focus, we collect printed historical and genealogical materials for various Missouri counties, including family histories, record compilations, county and local histories, and publications of county historical and genealogical societies…
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