• Free 1901 and 1911 Census for Ireland

    Feb 12

    The official household census for Ireland covered all 32 counties for the years 1901 and 1911. It is provided free by the National Archives of Ireland. Click on the top tab 'Census' to begin a search. You can choose from searching the 1901 (done on March 31st) or the 1911 (done April 2nd) and then switch to the other. There are several place...


  • Graves, Tombs and Cemeteries

    Feb 10

    Many people go to cemeteries to take photographs of the headstones. Countless graves over the decades have been decorated with very unusual and ornate monuments to one's relatives. It has always been a method to bring some remembrance of that individual and many such monuments have withstood the elements of weather and time. So this web site on Gr...


  • Transcriptions of Newspaper Articles

    Feb 6

    A web site titled 'Newspaper Abstracts' can be of assistance to the researcher, especially with the older, sometimes difficult to read newspapers. With the numerous online sites carrying scanned images of whole newspaper pages it can hard in some cases to locate the family surname or location on the page. Some site highlight in yellow the keyword s...


  • 100th Anniversary of a Town / City

    Feb 3

    Every year there are countless celebrations and anniversaries of towns, cities, counties, and historical events across America. Between 2011 and 2015 the country has and will be holding many programs to recount the people and events surrounding the American Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Such programs which include ...


  • Vast Archive Collections in State of Washington

    Jan 27

    Luckily for the family history researcher many of the treasures held by individual state archives are going online to be shared around the world. The State of Washington has quite a varied collection of items open to all to view.  On the site a listing titled “Digital Collections” with a description can be read as you scroll down with about 14...


  • Massachusetts Vital, Ship and 18th Century Archives

    Jan 25

    With the state of Massachusetts having such a long history, there are many chances you will have at least one ancestors from the Colony of Massachusetts or the state. Also because the Port of Boston was a major arriving destination for thousands of immigrants, there is an increased chance of ancestors from this region. The State of Massachusett...


  • Any Ancestors in Federal Prisons?

    Jan 23

    Yes, that could be a possibly, a relative who was tried in a US Federal Court, found guilty and had to serve their sentence in a Federal operated prison could be on your family tree. A Federal crime could involved embezzlement, espionage, drugs, forgery, bank robbery, counterfeiting money, a crime on the high seas, crime against US Post Office, ass...


  • Panoramic Photographs

    Jan 21

    There is nothing like soaring over an area to get that 'bird's eye view'. That experience is very possible in an airplane, hot air balloon or glider. However, to have that aerial view of a hometown, city or area say in 1920 or 1900 or 1890 is impossible. The Library of Congress Panoramic Photographic Collection does offer that experience in imag...


  • York Co. PA and Neighboring Cemeteries

    Jan 17

    The areas of York County, Adams County and Cumberland County in Pennsylvania along with Carroll County in Maryland are all neighboring counties and have an long history of settlement. Many residents over the decades moved back and forth from one county to another. They also had their children and grandchildren resettle from York County to Carroll...


  • Ideas for Searching the Census

    Jan 13

    With the 1940 US Federal Census it has been fun trying to locate our family members and even family friends on that census from over 72 years ago. However, have you also been a bit frustrated when you can not locate a person? It has happened to all of us and not just on the 1940 census, but any from 1790 to 1930, there is bound to be one or more in...