Posts about finding, searching, and using databases for genealogy research, including indexes and abstracts of primary source records.

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 [...]

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 Whether or Not You Want to Be

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

Right now, you are in 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 [...]

2 Sep 2016

Updates to FamilySearch Databases August 2016

By |2 Sep 2016|Databases, Digital Collections, Genealogy|0 Comments

There's something for everyone in the new updates to FamilySearch databases August 2016: COLLECTION INDEXED RECORDS DIGITAL RECORDS COMMENTS Maine & Massachusetts Case Files of Deceased and Deserted Seamen 1837- 1965 0 16,231 New browsable image collection. United States World War II Draft Registration Cards 1942 0 882,986 Added images to [...]