Internet Genealogy (Jun/Jul 2016)

Internet Genealogy, June-July 2016
Internet Genealogy 11:2 (Jun/Jul 2016) includes a number of articles of likely interest to our genealogists.

Free UK Genealogy (pp. 12-13) looks at three valuable free websites that offer lots of information, including indexes of births, marriages, and deaths, historic parish registers, and 19th century English and Welsh censuses.

Tell Their Stories! (pp. 14-16) discusses how FamilySearch.org is helping researchers to preserve and share the stories of their ancestors’ lives.

Online Genealogy Sources for Researching the Great Depression (pp. 18-21) enumerates some easily accessible records that can help you flesh out the lives of Depression-era (1929-1941) American ancestors. For example:

           1930 U.S. Census
           1940 U.S. Census
           State census (1935 available for a few states)
           School census (exist for a few states)
           City directories and telephone books
           Civilian Conservation Corps records
           Farm Security Administration photos
           Office of War Information photos
           Historic American Buildings Survey
           Federal Writers Project
           State Emergency Relief Program database (OK)
           Old Age Pension database (ID)

The author provides a description of and URL for each of these potential genealogical gold mines.

Supreme Court Cases and Your Family History (pp. 42-44) looks at legal reference materials that may offer research results of great interest to family historians.

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