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23 Apr 2015

CuriousFox US for American Research


Curious Fox US Sassy Jane Genealogy
Today’s post is about CuriousFox US, a “village by village contact site for anyone researching family history, genealogy and local history in the U.S.” Everyone can post for free, but only paid members can contact others. Membership is $9/year.

CuriousFox US is a message board offering spam-free posts protecting the identity of users. Organized by the 50 states and District of Columbia, CuriousFox US offers searches by surname and by location.

CuriousFox is best known for their UK and Ireland site, featured a few days ago in this post.

About CuriousFox US:

CuriousFox UK was created in August 2002. The aim was to provide a resource for finding and identifying the myriad of UK villages and hamlets, and to provide a facility for genealogists, and family and local history researchers to make contact […]

21 Apr 2015

CuriousFox for UK and Ireland Research

Curious Fox for UK and Ireland Research sassy jane genealogyToday’s post is about CuriousFox for UK and Ireland research. CuriousFox is a “village by village contact site for anyone researching family history, genealogy and local history in the UK and Ireland.” Everyone can post for free, but only paid members can contact others. Membership is £5.50 a year.

UPDATE: Judy Webster, genealogist par excellence in Australia, has a help page here for using CuriousFox. I didn’t want this to be lost in the comments section. Thx, Judy!

CuriousFox offers:

  • Maps and Old Maps
    Shows exact locations on both old and modern maps.
  • Find Nearby
    Find nearby villages and entries for nearby villages.
  • Surname Geosearch
    Search for a surname in any city, village, or town, or within a chosen distance of any place.
    CuriousFox was created to allow people to post messages about genealogy and local history without exposing […]

2 Jan 2015

First Friday Genealogy January 2015

Available (you guessed it) the first Friday of the month, “First Friday Genealogy with Sassy Jane” contains tips and tricks for your family history research, highlights from this website, and special content for subscribers only.

The First Friday Genealogy newsletter for January 2015 has been delivered to subscribers. This month’s issue looks back at the top posts from my blog in 2014. The most popular post this year was about finding missing marriage records.

Download the free January issue of FFG here. To receive each monthly issue in your mail, start your free subscription here:

My focus is genealogy from an archivist’s perspective. Topics include using primary sources effectively, search strategies, archives news, and technology tips. Information on how to organize genealogy research, catalog family photographs, and simplify sources and citations are also favorite topics. I also like sharing information on using iPads and iPhones for mobile genealogy.

There are lots of genealogy newsletters out there, so […]

8 Nov 2014

Arkivdigital Swedish Records Free This Weekend

Arkivdigital Swedish Records Free This Weekend – apologies for the short notice, but those of us researching in Sweden should take advantage of this offer.

ArkivDigital features online archives containing church books (parish records) from the 1600s to 1894 for all of Sweden (household examinations, moving in and out records, birth, marriage and death records). Also available are many of the modern church books (1895-1942), including congregation books,moving in and out records, birth, marriage and death records that are available within Swedish record privacy constraints.

This weekend access is free to all available records.

Check to see what church books are available for a parish by going to www.arkivdigital.net and click on the section image database. (Swedish law limits access to records from 1929 to 1950 because it falls within the current restrictions on information from the last 70 years.)

ArkivDigital improves on the records available from LDS microfilm (about 100 million pages from the Swedish archives) […]