America

  • Viewing Voter Registration Forms

    Aug 19

    A most interesting resource that you might want to consider is checking in the hometown or county of your ancestors and see if you can locate their original voter registration. Many of these vintage records have been made digital or microfilmed and could be in the city and / county government voter offices or in their archives. They could be in the...

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  • Chicago Tribune Online 1847-1991

    Aug 17

    The Chicago area with a long history, if you had any relatives in or around this city by Lake Michigan, you have to investigate what may have written about the person, a business, a neighborhood or just the times in Chicago. Besides news articles there are photos, comics, obituaries, classified and display advertising. The Chicago Tribune has pl...

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  • Nazi Poster Baby

    Aug 15

    You never know what might turn up in your family history. For one woman, the fascinating turn of events was not about a grandmother or great aunt, but rather her own childhood. Jacob and Pauline Levinsons (originally from Latvia) of Berlin, Germany on May 17, 1934 were proud parents of a baby daughter, named Hessy. At age six months that had the b...

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  • Illinois Newspapers online

    Aug 11

    The University of Illinois has placed some 45 different newspapers in the state of Illinois in a digital format and made it available online. It is equal to some 1,105,004 pages with 6,975,155 articles. It is free to search. Besides the public newspapers there are special newspapers such as trade papers for the entertainment business covering fr...

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  • Family Desserts

    Aug 9

    Nothing brings back fond memories like your favorite desserts. Some are classics like chocolate cake or apple pie, however your family may have some family favorites that are special just to your family. Different desserts can be created and handled down through the generations. They can also be more a cultural favorite. Maybe it is only on specia...

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  • Passenger Lists – Philadelphia, PA

    Aug 5

    Related links on FamilyTree.com genealogy blogs: Ships Carrying Immigrants Japanese Immigration Castle Garden Not all our ancestors arrived in America in New York City. There have been numerous ports of entry along the eastern coast, southern and western portions. On FamilySearch.org, there are the arriving passenger lists for Philadelphia, P...

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  • Small Town News

    Jul 31

    Related FamilyTree.com genealogy blog links: New York Newspapers Various Hometown Newspapers   The printed newspapers are going by the wayside with media being in digital form now, but luckily the print newspaper was a steady staple of most hometowns for decades. Those reporters wrote about the community, its people, society events, good a...

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  • Using eBay

    Jul 29

    As has been suggested in the past (see related links below) there are many family heritage items to be found on eBay, the online auction and for sale site. Many have been located in estate sales or from other private collectors. You could find a diary written by an ancestors, a bill of sale for property, a letter or postcard addressed to an ancesto...

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  • New York Ship Manifests — 1902-1956

    Jul 27

    When you think of immigrant ancestors arriving in the 20th century, you mostly think of Ellis Island in New York City. Yet, many immigrants actually arrived at other ports in the state of New York. In Buffalo, Lewiston, Niagra Falls, Rochester, Hogansburg, Malone, Morristown, Nyando, Ogdensburg, Rooseveltown, and Waddington, New York, these were al...

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  • North Carolina Land Deeds – Back to 1740s

    Jul 25

    There is a list with link of North Carolina counties who currently have their deeds digitized and available to download from the web FOR FREE. Some in specific counties goes back to the 1740s. The following list has the ten counties now available and more to be added (click on the county name).   Alamance County- still in the process of b...

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