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5 Nov 2015

First Friday Genealogy November 2015

The First Friday Genealogy November 2015 issue comes out tomorrow. My free newsletter is sent out (you guessed it) the first Friday of the month. It contains tips and tricks for your family history research from the perspective of an archivist and librarian. Sign up below to start your free subscription.

This month’s issue is about archives websites to help your family history research.

Lots of attention in the genealogical research world goes to commercial (for-profit) digital collection sites like Ancestry or MyHeritage.

But there are many, many non-profit libraries, archives, and museums that are working hard to digitize and deliver their collections directly to users, usually for free. In these collections are genealogically rich materials such as yearbooks and oral history transcripts.

One of these sites is OCLC’s ContentDM. Their Collection of Collections site features digital collections from a host of libraries and archives that use CONTENTdm‘s software to deliver digital collections […]

16 Jul 2015

Some Bumps in the Road

You may have noticed some bumps in the road the last few days as changes were made behind the scenes to Sassy Jane Genealogy. Some content got a bit mangled along the way, but overall the changes will result in a faster and more stable site.

Links to these posts from the last few days are now working just fine:

Place Research Tool – info about FamilySearch’s new enhanced access to their geographical information database.

Essential American Revolutionary War Records – links to essential Revolutionary War records at the national, state, and organizational level for ancestors who fought as Patriots.

Islands in Reunion 11 Family Tree Software – a new feature that identifies groups of people who are not linked to your main tree in Reunion 11 genealogy software.

Some humor is always welcome.