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26 Jun 2017

Place Research Tool for Genealogy Research

By |26 Jun 2017|Databases, Maps, Research Tips|2 Comments

Place Research Tool for genealogy research is the new way to search the huge database of geographical information at FamilySearch. Place Research Tool helps you find standardized information for place names with links to GPS-generated maps, variant spellings, and changes to place names over time. In addition to helping genealogists search for [...]

2 Mar 2017

Atlas of Historical County Boundaries at Newberry.org

By |2 Mar 2017|Databases, Genealogy, Maps|2 Comments

From the Newberry Library, a wonderful research tool for genealogists researching U.S. locations: the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries at Newberry.org.A project of the William M. Scholl Center for American History and Culture at The Newberry Library in Chicago, the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries is a [...]

3 Feb 2017

Searching the Historic American Buildings Survey

By |3 Feb 2017|Databases|2 Comments

HABS team in 1934 measuring the Kentucky School for the Blind. (Courtesy HABS, Library of Congress) Interested in searching the Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) to find a connection between an ancestor and a specific place? HABS was established in 1933 when Charles E. Peterson, a young landscape architect proposed [...]

13 Jan 2017

You Are in FamilyTreeNow.com Whether or Not You Want to Be

By |13 Jan 2017|Databases, Genealogy|2 Comments

Right now, you are in FamilyTreeNow.com whether or not you want to be. Information about you and other living family members has been aggregated and is available for free. From the Washington Post, an article today entitled "You’ve Probably Never Heard of This Creepy Genealogy Site. But It Knows a [...]