Genealogy Blog - Databases & Indexes 2014-12-21T05:15:02+01:00 Geneanet urn:md5:137eeaa00c40515e81be86b078a43655 Dotclear 70,000 Limerick, Ireland, Cemetery Burial Records Go Online urn:md5:0d5181167d243cadcb34e19f9e4fa7a9 2014-05-13T00:15:00+02:00 2014-05-12T09:32:19+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/st-laurence-cemetery-2-630x420.jpg" />The records are for people buried at Mount St Lawrence Cemetery between 1855 and 2008, and they include the name, age, address and in many cases, the cause of death of those buried in the 164-year-old cemetery.<br /> <br /> The searchable database of the records of tens of thousands of people buried there is nearing completion, after staff from Limerick City Archives in conjunction with the History Department of Mary Immaculate College of Education spent three years manually transcribing the handwritten records.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thejournal.ie/limerick-city-cemetery-documents-1006345-Jul2013/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/70000-Limerick-Ireland-Cemetery-Burial-Records-Go-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30817 VE Day: Who Were the Thousands of Scots Laid To Rest Far From Home? urn:md5:1c56ba0e02c3a7c5e0ded473dd115583 2014-05-12T18:15:00+02:00 2014-05-12T09:18:28+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/_74670472_el_alamein.jpg" />To mark the 69th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day BBC Scotland has created an online database of 21,740 of the 57,000 Scots who died during World War Two.<br /> <br /> Etched into sun-seared stone, the names of hundreds of Scots can be read on the seemingly endless rows of headstones criss-crossing the small cemetery in northern Egypt. Names like Bruce, Cameron, McCallum, and Stewart appear alien in a landscape so different to that of their homeland.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-27299199">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/VE-Day%3A-Who-Were-the-Thousands-of-Scots-Laid-To-Rest-Far-From-Home.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30814 'Heritage Heroes' Wanted To Unlock Shropshire Archives' Treasures urn:md5:6b616fc0d4f7945950311f4b489250cd 2014-05-09T11:15:00+02:00 2014-05-09T07:50:26+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13144.jpg" />It is part of a continuing effort to make more and more documents and material about the county's past available on the internet.<br /> <br /> People will be able to log on at home to play their part in the massive job of cataloguing, transcribing, translating and interpreting everything from obscure medieval documents to commercial directories, banknotes, letters, and World War One diaries.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.shropshirestar.com/news/2014/05/08/heritage-heroes-wanted-to-unlock-shropshire-archives-treasures/mary-mckenzie-standing-and-alison-pritchard-call-up-the-heritage-heroes-website/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/05/Heritage-Heroes-Wanted-To-Unlock-Shropshire-Archives-Treasures.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30783 UK Mobilizes Crowdsourcing Army To Analyze Massive Archive of World War I Info urn:md5:26818bdfe0ff7b02cb2b5da76d4a04ed 2014-04-24T09:15:00+02:00 2014-04-24T07:42:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/Screenshot__13087.jpg" />British historians are raising an online army of amateur history buffs to help tackle a massive archive of World War I photos, diaries and documents.<br /> <br /> Operation War Diary — a joint effort by the British National Archives, the Imperial War Museum and the crowdsourcing website Zooniverse — aims to make previously inaccessible data available to academics and amateur historians alike, creating a formidable “hive mind” concept to offer fresh perspectives on World War I.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/04/23/website-uses-collaboration-to-analyze-wwi-diaries-documents/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/UK-Mobilizes-Crowdsourcing-Army-To-Analyze-Massive-Archive-of-World-War-I-Info.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30633 Database of UK Surnames Has Reached 45,000 Entries Dating Back to the Middle Ages urn:md5:41f5dd38efda50e8fff35608b313d519 2014-04-15T13:15:00+02:00 2014-04-15T07:52:40+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_7/list-of-names-650x376.png" />The ‘Family Names of the United Kingdom Project’, which is being carried out by a team at University of the West of England – Bristol, has reached a key milestone with the completion of the first phase of the database with 45,000 surnames researched and explained. The full dictionary of surnames is due to be published by Oxford University Press in 2016.<br /> <br /> Professor Patrick Hanks and Professor Richard Coates have led a team of researchers which includes historical linguists, medieval historians, lexicographers and expert advisers on Irish, Scottish, Welsh, and recent immigrant names.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.medievalists.net/2014/04/14/database-uk-surnames-reached-45000-entries-dating-back-middle-ages/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/04/Database-of-UK-Surnames-Has-Reached-45000-Entries-Dating-Back-to-the-Middle-Ages.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/30527 U.S. National Database Launched to Identify Unclaimed Cremated Remains urn:md5:da2dd400c24fcc13cae62f85904535a1 2014-02-21T11:15:00+01:00 2014-02-21T10:39:00+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/nopicyet.jpg" />Every year, thousands of cremated remains go unclaimed for a variety of reasons at funeral homes, cremation providers and local and state agencies across the country.<br /> <br /> Attempting to fix that issue, Michael Neal, a funeral director in Washington, Pa., has launched a revolutionary website to help with the painstaking task of identifying those unclaimed cremated remains and reuniting them with their loved ones.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/national-database-launched-to-identify-unclaimed-cremated-remains-245976711.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/US-National-Database-Launched-to-Identify-Unclaimed-Cremated-Remains.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29985 Historian Builds Online Database of World War I Memorials urn:md5:b4d6db1b86a8a979665734ef8376b51b 2014-02-10T10:15:00+01:00 2014-02-10T09:24:55+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_6/0209_met_memorial_r770x495.jpg" />With this year's start of the centennial of World War I (1914-18), Mark Levitch, a Washington art historian, has been scouring the country for memorials to the war that was to end all wars.<br /> <br /> He has searched the Internet and taken to the road in hopes of assembling, with the help of the public, a database of the war's forgotten monuments. He calls it the World War I Memorial Inventory Project. He has found about 2,000 so far, including one mass-produced statue that was sold by a savvy sculptor at least 140 times to small towns across the country.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.columbian.com/news/2014/feb/08/historian-builds-online-database-of-world-war-i-me/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2014/02/Historian-Builds-Online-Database-of-World-War-I-Memorials.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/29859 Library and Archives Canada: Release of a New Version of the Census of Canada, 1881 Database urn:md5:f320465560eddbdbe76997947b077a9a 2013-05-02T17:15:00+02:00 2013-05-02T08:07:47+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.Screenshot__9899_t.jpg" />Library and Archives Canada is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Census of Canada, 1881 database. This second general census covered the seven provinces and one territory that were then part of Confederation: British Columbia, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and the Northwest Territories.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2013/04-new-1881-census.aspx">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/05/Library-and-Archives-Canada%3A-Release-of-a-New-Version-of-the-Census-of-Canada-1881-Database.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/27205 Genealogical Society of Ireland Indexes urn:md5:17165b8a596cbc95ad778446c47860bb 2013-03-11T20:15:00+01:00 2013-03-11T09:39:28+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.pict2594_t.jpg" />The GSI Archives &amp; Research Centre, An Daonchartlann, at the Carlisle Pier (Old Mail Boat Pier), Dún Laoghaire, has a number of unique collections and resources.<br /> <br /> The indexation of this material covers a number of the categories, for example, the Society came into possession in the early 1990s of a large volume of documents from a solicitor’s office. The collection is called the Laois Papers.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.familyhistory.ie/index.php/en/collections">Genealogical Society of Ireland Indexes</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/03/Genealogical-Society-of-Ireland-Indexes.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/26749 New Website: Legacies of British Slave-Ownership urn:md5:678d1115bd2df39fbfcdd8682ed57303 2013-03-01T11:15:00+01:00 2013-03-01T09:12:20+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.jon-bull_t.jpg" />Project Overview: "In 1833 Parliament finally abolished slavery in the British Caribbean, Mauritius and the Cape. In place of slavery the negotiated settlement established a system of apprenticeship, tying the newly freed men and women into another form of unfree labour for fixed terms. <br /><br />It also granted £20 million in compensation, to be paid by British taxpayers to the former slave-owners. That compensation money provided the starting point for our first project. We are now tracking back to 1763 the ownership histories of the 4000 or so estates identified in that project."<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ucl.ac.uk/lbs/">Legacies of British Slave-Ownership</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/03/New-Website%3A-Legacies-of-British-Slave-Ownership.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/26680 New Agreement with Jewish Records Indexing – Poland urn:md5:e3882894e4f17b3374d47f3d9d5920a8 2013-02-25T14:15:00+01:00 2013-02-25T10:17:30+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.obraz_043_t.jpg" />On 15 February 2013 the General Director of the State Archives, professor Władysław Stępniak, signed a new agreement for co-operation by and between the Polish State Archives and an international group of genealogists associated by the Jewish Records Indexing – Poland seated in Montreal. <br /> <br /> The event was preceded by signing the said document by the Head of JRI-Poland, Mr. Stanley Diamond, at the Polish Consulate in Montreal. The signed agreement opens another stage of co-operation between the two partners dating back to 1997. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.archiwa.gov.pl/en/news/3550-new-agreement-with-jewish-records-indexing-poland.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/02/New-Agreement-with-Jewish-Records-Indexing-Poland.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/26637 The Ontario Name Index (TONI) Indexing Volunteers Needed urn:md5:eed52f4941f13226c27b9049d3e3b409 2013-01-21T20:15:00+01:00 2013-01-21T10:40:17+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.Screenshot__9111_t.jpg" />The Ontario Name Index (TONI) reached 1 Million entries last fall. This is a remarkable milestone but there are many more items that could be added with a larger team of indexers preparing the materials.<br /> <br /> Everyone is welcome to be a TONI indexer and you can do it in the comfort of your own home. You will need your own computer, the software to read pdfs (downloaded for free), and you will need to be comfortable working with Excel.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ogs.on.ca/ogsblog/?p=2893">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/01/The-Ontario-Name-Index-TONI-Indexing-Volunteers-Needed.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/26327 Library and Archives Canada: Release of a New Version of the Census of the Northwest Provinces, 1906 Database urn:md5:41f9b45c3461442a9ee359acfd219f5b 2013-01-15T14:15:00+01:00 2013-01-15T08:49:46+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.1906-census-sample_t.jpg" />Library and Archives Canada (LAC) is pleased to announce the release of a new version of the Census of the Northwest Provinces, 1906 database. In 1906, the Canadian government called for a special census of the Prairie Provinces (Manitoba, and the two newly created provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta).<br /> <br /> Previously, users could search only by geographical information such as province, district and sub-district. It is now possible to also search by nominal information such as name, given name (s) and age for an individual.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.bac-lac.gc.ca/eng/news/Pages/2013-january/new-1906-Census.aspx">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2013/01/Library-and-Archives-Canada%3A-Release-of-a-New-Version-of-the-Census-of-the-Northwest-Provinces-1906-Database.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/26247 Archives of Michigan Offers Free Census Data Search urn:md5:cb98d38c50ae444a739c732a5da1ad56 2012-11-27T17:15:00+01:00 2012-11-27T12:44:02+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_5/.Screenshot__8742_t.jpg" />The Archives of Michigan says more than 62,000 Michigan state census records from 1884 and 1894 are now available online to search and print for free.<br /> <br /> Archivist Jessica Miller from the Archives of Michigan said Monday that the records will help family history researchers track important data, such as more extensive information about women and children. In Michigan prior to 1884, she said only numerical data about women and children was collected.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.thetimesherald.com/viewart/20121126/NEWS05/311260027/Archives-Michigan-offers-free-census-data-search">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/11/Archives-of-Michigan-Offers-Free-Census-Data-Search.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/25858 Dutch Holocaust Rescuers Get Digital Archive urn:md5:4355ecf7ae9548bbb0e1215df57ff582 2012-08-29T12:15:00+02:00 2012-08-29T09:58:37+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.Yad_Vashem_t.jpg" />The government of the Netherlands and Yad Vashem have agreed to digitally archive documents connected to Dutch rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust. The documents will be scanned by Yad Vashem - Israel’s Holocaust commemoration authority - over the coming two years, Yad Vashem deputy spokesperson Yifat Bachrach-Ron told JTA.<br /> <br /> Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev and Caspar Veldkamp, the Dutch ambassador to Israel, signed the agreement on starting the process Monday at Yad Vashem.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://forward.com/articles/161753/dutch-holocaust-rescuers-get-digital-archive/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/08/Dutch-Holocaust-Rescuers-Get-Digital-Archive.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/25076 FamilySearch Indexing: "5 Million Record" Day urn:md5:b3f0950c9cc4eb4ea0fe294ce19180fd 2012-06-29T21:15:00+02:00 2012-06-29T08:35:19+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.373717_156608427806812_1298782370_n_t.jpg" />An announcement by FamilySearch: "July 2, 2012 (or 1st, depending on your time zone), is going to be an amazing day! We can feel it! It could be the first day that we achieve "5 Million Name" fame. That's right. It might be the day that we index and arbitrate 5 million names (or records) in just 24 hours! No other name transcription project that we know of has ever come close."<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/156608427806812/">Facebook Page</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/06/FamilySearch-Indexing%3A-5-Million-Record-Day.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/24703 Update from Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives urn:md5:08115eeb0ddd7e2a51a1e6e1aec074c5 2012-04-17T13:15:00+02:00 2012-04-17T08:16:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.igpabanner2_t.jpg" />Ireland Genealogy Projects Archives has tweaked its search engine to facilitate easier searching of its extensive website. As a result, researchers can now make a search of a specific county from each County's Table of Contents page. It is also possible to search headstones from the Headstone Table of Contents from each county.<br /> <br /> Additionally, either of these searches, or a full site search, can be made from a new dedicated search page. And some files have been added in the first half of this month.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://irish-genealogy-news.blogspot.fr/2012/04/update-from-ireland-genealogy-projects.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/04/Update-from-Ireland-Genealogy-Projects-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/24046 Unknown No Longer - Virginia Historical Society urn:md5:f8dad4ccec820f3424e188cdc67ce81f 2012-02-27T14:15:00+01:00 2012-02-27T10:19:21+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.unknown_no_longer.jpg_t.jpg" />This <a href="http://unknownnolonger.vahistorical.org/">database</a> is the latest step by the Virginia Historical Society to increase access to its varied collections relating to Virginians of African descent. Since its founding in 1831, the VHS has collected unpublished manuscripts, a collection that now numbers more than 8 million processed items.<br /> <br /> Within these documents are numerous accounts that collectively help tell the stories of African Americans who have lived in the state over the centuries. Our first effort to improve access to these stories came in 1995 with publication of our Guide to African American Manuscripts.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://unknownnolonger.vahistorical.org/">Unknown No Longer</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/02/Unknown-No-Longer-Virginia-Historical-Society.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/23547 Isle of Wight Burials List To Go Online urn:md5:574a2faf96ade0df6daaebe30e464d39 2012-02-01T10:15:00+01:00 2012-02-01T09:18:23+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_4/.220px-Isle_of_Wight_coastline_t.jpg" />A huge project to list all pre-1858 Isle of Wight burials online is being undertaken by volunteers. Members of the Isle of Wight Family History Society are working with staff from the Isle of Wight Record Office to transfer the entire index to the web. <br /> <br /> The project is unlikely to be completed and cross-checked against the original registers before 2014. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/island-burials-list-to-go-online-42789.aspx">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2012/02/Isle-of-Wight-Burials-List-To-Go-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/23296 Royal Canadian Navy Ledger Sheets (1910-1941) urn:md5:882271c745fd5d7f716221037aa9bfe9 2011-11-07T15:15:00+01:00 2011-11-07T08:47:49+01:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.001102-a155895_t.jpg" />The Canadian Navy was established in 1910. Library and Archives Canada holds different type of records for the Canadian Navy and its members. This research tool provides access to 16,788 references to individuals who served in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Naval Reserve between 1910 and 1918. It also includes some records for those who enlisted between 1919 and 1941. The information was extracted from the Navy Service Ledger Sheets.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/navyledgersheet/index-e.html?PHPSESSID=150tkmcqu6erehlrmaf26p6lg7">Royal Canadian Navy Ledger Sheets (1910-1941)</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/11/Royal-Canadian-Navy-Ledger-Sheets-1910-1941.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/22495 Tasmanian Archives Online urn:md5:73137c2909a86e1cd7fe778c3d416060 2011-09-26T18:15:00+02:00 2011-09-26T09:13:16+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.Tasmanian_Archives_Online_t.jpg" />Tasmanian Archives Online is the Archives Office of Tasmania’s on-line link to information on its publicly available holdings. Searching the database provides descriptive and contextual information on Tasmanian state and local government records and private records from individuals and organisations held by this Office.<br /> <br /> The database is structured in a hierarchical manner, providing links between different levels of information – Function, Agency, Series and Item. It is added to, and modified, on a continuing basis. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://search.archives.tas.gov.au/">Tasmanian Archives Online</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/09/Tasmanian-Archives-Online.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/22042 Ireland: Kerry Local Authorities - Graveyard Records urn:md5:02acd6d9c3813f6b0ff14744d50bc153 2011-09-26T16:15:00+02:00 2011-09-26T09:13:10+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.800px-St_Michael_Ballinskelligs_1996_08_16_t.jpg" />Over 140 cemeteries are currently either controlled or owned by Kerry Local Authorities. Burial registers contain details of burials in local authority cemeteries and are a useful tool in assisting genealogical research.<br /> <br /> The ancestors of many emigrants from County Kerry are interred in these cemeteries. Families regularly wish to view the burial records or locate the appropriate cemetery prior to visiting the County.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.kerrylaburials.ie/en/Index.aspx">Kerry Local Authorities - Graveyard Records</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/09/Ireland%3A-Kerry-Local-Authorities-Graveyard-Records.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/22041 A Database of Names to Trace Slave Ancestry urn:md5:af568acb77f5faf8e2de744e11afdc7e 2011-09-09T10:15:00+02:00 2011-09-09T08:45:10+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.09ANTIQUES1-articleInline_t.jpg" />Scholars at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond have set out to leaf through eight million documents dating back to the 17th century, seeking the names of slaves. The preliminary results, listing about 1,400 enslaved people and 180 owners, are appearing in a database posted at <a href="http://vahistorical.org/">vahistorical.org</a>.<br /> <br /> “Unknown No Longer: A Database of Virginia Slave Names” is searchable by locations, professions and first and last names, among other keywords. Listings for Thomas Jefferson’s holdings do not yet mention Sally Hemings, but they do include “Thruston the son of Isabel” and “Bec daughter of Minerva.”<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/arts/design/database-of-viginia-slave-names-goes-online.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/09/A-Database-of-Names-to-Trace-Slave-Ancestry.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21862 Canadiana Discovery Portal Beta urn:md5:d276795a20a673ddf2ed26fd43f815c9 2011-09-03T00:15:00+02:00 2011-09-02T21:31:41+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.Canadiana_Discovery_Portal_t.jpg" />The <a href="http://search.canadiana.ca/">Canadiana Discovery Portal</a> is a new source for Canada’s documentary heritage, providing access to a huge assortment of historical artifacts from across the country.<br /> <br /> The Canadiana Discovery Portal is a free service that enables users to search across the valuable and diverse digital collections of Canada’s libraries, museums and archives. It provides Canadians with access to a wealth of digital material such as books, journals, newspapers, government documents, photographs, maps, etc.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://search.canadiana.ca/">Canadiana Discovery Portal Beta</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/09/Canadiana-Discovery-Portal-Beta.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21808 The Irish Famine Population Data Atlas 1841-2002 and The Atlas of Irish Famine Data 1841-1851 urn:md5:25f78fb53af79d4b6be479a4c7622967 2011-08-14T19:15:00+02:00 2011-08-12T21:18:26+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_3/.Atlas1_t.jpg" />Irish Population Change Atlas: The Irish famine population atlas provides population data for all 32 counties within the Island of Ireland from 1841 to 2002. Data is available at Electoral Division level, at a consistent set of 3432 EDs, which is based on the 1851 Electoral Division boundaries.<br /> <br /> Irish Famine Data Atlas: The Irish famine is a key event in Irish history. This online Atlas of Irish Famine Data provides users with access to population and agricultural data for Ireland for this period. Using data from the Census of Population 1851 and the Agricultural Census of 1841 users can examine aspects of the Irish human and physical landscape at this time in Irish history. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://ncg.nuim.ie/redir.php?action=projects/famine/explore">The Irish Famine Population Data Atlas 1841-2002 and The Atlas of Irish Famine Data 1841-1851</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/08/The-Irish-Famine-Population-Data-Atlas-1841-2002-and-The-Atlas-of-Irish-Famine-Data-1841-1851.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21677 Immigrants to Canada urn:md5:746b330f6bde465f555d72adf8edaecd 2011-08-02T20:15:00+02:00 2011-08-02T09:47:51+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.e000996077.mo-vx_t.jpg" />In 1803, the British Parliament enacted legislation to regulate vessels carrying emigrants to North America. The master of the vessel was required to prepare a list of passengers. Unfortunately, few such lists have survived and therefore, there are no comprehensive nominal lists of immigrants arriving in Canada before 1865.<br /> <br /> Some lists have been identified and indexed by name in <a href="http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/immigrants-canada/index-e.html">this new database</a>. It also includes other types of records such as declarations of aliens and names of some Irish orphans.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/immigrants-canada/index-e.html">Immigrants to Canada</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/08/Immigrants-to-Canada.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21624 Ontario Records and Resources - War of 1812 Documents urn:md5:5e99ff9b75857d9bb641955811381cbf 2011-08-02T18:15:00+02:00 2011-08-02T09:44:56+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.Ontario_Genealogical_Society_t.jpg" />These are transcriptions done by Fred Blair from material housed in Library and Archives Canada, in Ottawa. He has requested that this data be made public. Note that copyright is retained by Fred Blair. <br /> <br /> You may use this data in your research and may quote small portions in a publication but you do not have the right to publish extensive extracts or place any of this material online anywhere else without the written permission of Fred Blair. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://ogs.on.ca/services/1812-militia.php">Ontario Records and Resources - War of 1812 Documents</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/08/Ontario-Records-and-Resources-War-of-1812-Documents.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21623 Delta County of Michigan Death Records urn:md5:ab156ffe2b2315ea23275b89e950ba08 2011-08-02T14:15:00+02:00 2011-08-22T09:12:06+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.Delta_County_Death_Records_t.jpg" />In <a href="http://www.deltacountymi.org/pages.php?ID=42">a project</a> that has taken three years, volunteers from the Delta County Genealogical Society have copied the Delta County Death Records from 1867 to 2010 as recorded in the official records of the Delta County Clerk's Office.<br /> <br /> These records include these categories: Name of Deceased, Death Date, Birth Year, Mother's Name, Father's Name, Cemetery and Funeral Home (when present in the records). Members of the Delta County Genealogical Society copied, typed, and proof read each book.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.deltacountymi.org/pages.php?ID=42">Delta County of Michigan Death Records</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/08/Delta-County-of-Michigan-Death-Records.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21621 An Acadian Parish Reborn urn:md5:a4713937e37d4047ee4bcba1829b6d70 2011-08-02T12:15:00+02:00 2011-08-02T09:33:21+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.thumbs.asp_t.jpg" />Researchers will find there <a href="http://gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/acadian/reborn/default.asp?Language=English">a new searchable database</a> providing the names of all Roman Catholics baptized, married or buried, 1799-1849, in the predominantly Acadian French township of Argyle, Yarmouth County, as recorded in the first eleven parish registers, all of which have survived.<br /> <br /> Each of the 4575 records included in the database is linked to a data table presenting, in both French and English, key information about the event. Below the data table is a digitized image of the page on which the original register entry is found, and another link leading to a full transcription, in French, of that same page.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/acadian/reborn/default.asp?Language=English">An Acadian Parish Reborn</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/08/An-Acadian-Parish-Reborn.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21620 University of Strathclyde Archives urn:md5:a351463d2d73558582a050625de022ac 2011-06-20T16:15:00+02:00 2011-08-02T09:35:27+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.University_of_Strathclyde_Archives_t.jpg" />The catalogue is a searchable database of descriptions of the archives held at the University of Strathclyde.<a href="http://www.ica-atom.org/strathclyde/"> The collections</a> include:<br /> <br /> - The archives of the University dating back over 200 years to the founding of Anderson's Institution in 1796.<br /> - The archives of Jordanhill College of Education and its antecedents dating back to the Glasgow Infant School in 1828.<br /> <br /> Many other collections of archives on subjects as diverse as education, science, politics, town planning, investigative journalism, shipping, the iron and coal industries, asbestos and sculpture.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.ica-atom.org/strathclyde/">University of Strathclyde Archives</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/06/University-of-Strathclyde-Archives.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21223 Obituaries Australia urn:md5:8ad1570d3c2742c91b60ec944ac6df85 2011-06-20T10:15:00+02:00 2011-08-02T09:35:27+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.thomas_167x350_t.jpg" /><a href="http://oa.anu.edu.au/">Obituaries Australia</a> is a digital repository of obituaries published in newspapers, journals, magazines and bulletins. Here you will find the life stories of Australians from the earliest times to the present.<br /> <br /> This site is hosted by the National Centre of Biography at the Australian National University, which also produces the award-winning Australian Dictionary of Biography. While the ADB focuses on the lives of notable Australians, Obituaries Australia offers a sample of the Australian experience by reproducing, in a convenient online format, published obituaries relevant to the history of Australia.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://oa.anu.edu.au/">Obituaries Australia</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/06/Obituaries-Australia.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/21222 New Website to Trace Origins of Enslaved Africans urn:md5:38efcb4de8f5c0549121368b23239203 2011-04-27T11:15:00+02:00 2011-08-02T09:35:27+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.African_Origins_t.jpg" />Little is known of the ancestry of Africans pulled into the trans-Atlantic slave trade. A new website, launched at Emory University this week, aims to change that. The African-Origins (<a href="http://www.african-origins.org/">http://www.african-origins.org</a>) website provides a rare glimpse of the identities of Africans aboard early nineteenth-century slaving vessels, and through this information, the possibility of tracing the origins of millions of other Africans forcibly transported to the Americas. Public participation will be critical to piecing together this missing history.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/new-website-to-trace-origins-of-enslaved-africans-120696759.html">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/04/New-Website-to-Trace-Origins-of-Enslaved-Africans.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20789 Searching Daughters of the American Revolution Databases is Free to Public urn:md5:a0e07c20e1a82d8a20d77b3ad9e37044 2011-04-20T11:15:00+02:00 2011-08-02T09:35:27+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.Daughters_of_the_American_Revolution_t.jpg" />The Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has been digitizing materials the society has collected since its formation in 1890. The material is now available on its website at <a href="http://www.dar.org/">www.dar.org</a>. Searching the databases is free. Only information of a genealogical and historical nature is available. Information for living DAR members is restricted.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://newsok.com/organizations-online-database-is-free-to-public/article/3559449">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/04/Searching-Daughters-of-the-American-Revolution-Databases-is-Free-to-Public.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20729 DIPPAM: Documenting Ireland – Parliament, People and Migration urn:md5:b7757c92db05b356d9ce85f4b0f497a5 2011-03-30T18:15:00+02:00 2011-08-02T09:35:27+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.dippam_t.jpg" /><a href="http://www.dippam.ac.uk/">Documenting Ireland – Parliament, People and Migration</a>, a virtual library of the history of modern Ireland has been launched at Queen's University Belfast. The new virtual resource brings together the story of migration throughout Irish history into one place, a searchable online database. The online resource has three searchable databases: Enhanced British Parliamentary Paper on Ireland, The Irish Emigration Database and Voices of Migration and Return. http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/03/DIPPAM%3A-Documenting-Ireland-Parliament-People-and-Migration.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20519 Australian Genealogy Website Stores Information on Thousands of Greek Dodecanesians urn:md5:1447966403588f5e7ecab882bfa6a262 2011-03-23T10:15:00+01:00 2011-08-02T09:35:27+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.kastellorizo_t.jpg" />The small Greek island of Kastellorizo was estimated in 2004 to have produced some 30,000 Australians – a figure which in 2011 is considerably larger. A Perth genealogist, Allan Cresswell, whose mother came from Kastellorizo, started work several years ago on mapping out the genealogy of the island and has stored all the data on a <a href="http://www.castellorizo.org/">website</a>.<br /> <br /> “I started off by mapping my own family and then with encouragement extended it to research the Kastellorizian Diaspora. There are now 19,300 persons and 6,600 families listed on the site, together with over 1,700 media items. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://au.greekreporter.com/2011/03/22/australian-genealogy-website-stores-information-on-thousands-of-greek-dodecanesians/">Source & Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/03/Australian-Genealogy-Website-Stores-Information-on-Thousands-of-Greek-Dodecanesians.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20419 Mocavo.com Launches as World’s Largest Free Genealogy Search Engine urn:md5:82ecc34b7f7fb7e528a419ed801c4ecc 2011-03-17T19:15:00+01:00 2011-08-02T09:35:27+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.mocavo_t.jpg" />The world’s largest free genealogy search engine, <a href="http://www.mocavo.com/">Mocavo.com</a>, provides genealogists access to the best free genealogy content on the web including billions of names, dates and places worldwide. Mocavo.com seeks to index and make searchable all of the world’s free genealogy information. <br /> <br /> While Mocavo.com discovers new sites every day, some of the existing sites searchable on Mocavo.com include genealogy message boards, family trees, state and local historical societies, the Library of Congress, National Archives, Ellis Island, Find A Grave, the Internet Archive, various U.S. state archives, and many tens of thousands of genealogy sites built by individuals. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.mocavo.com/">Mocavo.com</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/03/Mocavocom-Launches-as-Worlds-Largest-Free-Genealogy-Search-Engine.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20359 1641 Depositions urn:md5:3f992f458cf99a162c102f576213e6c7 2011-03-01T08:15:00+01:00 2011-08-02T09:35:27+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog_EN_2/.MS_EX_04_006-top_t.jpg" />Fully searchable digital edition of the <a href="http://www.1641.tcd.ie">1641 Depositions</a> at Trinity College Dublin Library, comprising transcripts and images of all 8,000 depositions, examinations and associated materials in which Protestant men and women of all classes told of their experiences following the outbreak of the rebellion by the Catholic Irish in October, 1641.<br /> <br /> The testimonies document the loss of goods, military activity, and the alleged crimes committed by the Irish insurgents, including assault, stripping, imprisonment and murder. This body of material is unparalleled anywhere in early modern Europe, and provides a unique source of information for the causes and events surrounding the 1641 rebellion and for the social, economic, cultural, religious, and political history of seventeenth-century Ireland, England and Scotland.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.1641.tcd.ie">1641 Depositions</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2011/03/1641-Depositions.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/20191 AddressingHistory: a New Searchable Historical Database urn:md5:9802a991e4ff949234e6e4f19fdf6746 2010-11-22T08:35:00+01:00 2011-08-02T09:35:27+02:00 Geneanet (Jean-Yves) Databases & Indexes <img title="AddressingHistory.png, Nov 2010" style="float: left; margin: 0 1em 1em 0;" alt="" src="http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/public/Blog%20EN/.AddressingHistory_t.jpg" />AddressingHistory, a new website launching today, is asking history enthusiasts to explore their ancestors and local historical connections by finding and placing historical Scottish Post Office Directory listings on the map.<br /> <br /> Funded by JISC, the <a href="http://addressinghistory.edina.ac.uk/">AddressingHistory website</a> combines the listings from the Directories, historical forerunners of Yellow Pages, with maps from the same years. The site, which is free to use, allows users to search for historical people, places and professions and presents results both on a map and as an editable listing that links to the full digitised Directory page. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.jisc.ac.uk/news/stories/2010/11/addressinghistory.aspx">Source &amp; Full Story</a> http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/post/2010/11/AddressingHistory%3A-a-New-Searchable-Historical-Database.html#comment-form http://genealogyblog.geneanet.org/index.php/feed/atom/comments/19281