Category Archives: Genealogy Online

Tombstone Tuesdays: The Political Graveyard

The Political Graveyard is a neat web site about U.S. political history and cemeteries. It is the Internet’s most comprehensive source for American political biography, listing 192,291 politicians, living and dead. The site includes  many federal officials, state officeholders and candidates … Continue reading

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Need Genealogy Tweeting Success Stories!

I’m currently doing the chapter on messaging and online genealogy: Any of my readers have success stories using Twitter? I’d love to hear from you! I’m @ECWriter, and you can hash #GenealogyOnline on Twitter, or just leave a comment here!

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Surname Saturdays: Powell

My brick wall is named Reason. William Reason Powell to be exact. “Reese” as he was known to the family, was born 1802, Edgefield Co, SC. He was in Alabama in 1832 when he married Anna Gibson/Gipson 17 Feb 1832. … Continue reading

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Search Military collection on Ancestry for free

 Genealogy Web site Ancestry.com is opening up its entire U.S. military collection in honor of Veterans Day  for free through Friday.  600 Navy cruise books  are also available in  its online collection of military records for the holiday. These  like yearbooks … Continue reading

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New FamilySearch indexes

New indexing projects added this week are:   ·         Argentina, Buenos Aires—1855 Censo [Parte 2] ·         Canada, Ontario, Toronto—Trust Cemeteries, 1826–1935(Partnered with Ontario Genealogical Society—Toronto Branch) ·         U.S., Maine—1920 Federal Census ·         U.S., New York—1920 Federal Census Volunteers can help … Continue reading

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National Archives Helps Founding Fathers Go Online

Washington, DC…The National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC), the grant making arm of the National Archives, in partnership with Documents Compass at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, is pleased to announce 5,000 previously unpublished documents from our nation’s … Continue reading

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Ancestry.com Posts De-Classified Records on Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance, Now Online for the First Time

Ancestry.com Allows Americans to Investigate for Themselves, ‘What Really Happened to Amelia Earhart’PROVO, UT–(Marketwire – October 23, 2009) – There are multiple theories surrounding the mysterious disappearance of iconic aviator Amelia Earhart in 1937, but a unique case file published … Continue reading

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WorldVitalRecords Partners with Footnote to Bring Members the 1860 and 1930 Census

WorldVitalRecords.com, an online family history resource, and Footnote.com, the premier history website for original content, today announced a joint partnership enabling family historians, academic researchers and others free online search access to comprehensive indexes of the 1860 and 1930 United … Continue reading

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Reason POWELL; SC,AL,MS

Reason POWELL; SC,AL,MS Searching for Reason POWELL,b. 1802 in Edgefield County, SC. He was in AL by 1832 when he maried Anna GIBSON/GIPSON in Montgomery county, AL. In Union Parish, LA in 1840. He is back in Sumter County, AL … Continue reading

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PRess Release: Swedish Records online.

Volunteers to Bring Historic Sweden Church Records Online 400 million names included in largest indexing effort to-date   FALKÖPING, Sweden—FamilySearch and Svensk Arkivinformation (SVAR), a division of the National Archives of Sweden, announced today the launch of the largest online … Continue reading

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