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

6 Aug 2019

Rates of Travel from New York City, 1800-1930

By |6 Aug 2019|Data Visualization, Databases, Digital Collections, Maps|2 Comments

Rates of Travel from New York City helps you calculate how far your ancestors could travel in one day from 1800-1930. Determining rates of travel are especially interesting research questions for genealogists. Did your [...]

7 Jul 2019

Mapping Newspapers at Chronicling America

By |7 Jul 2019|Databases, Newspapers, Search Strategies|5 Comments

Interested in mapping newspapers in Chronicling America collection? An interactive data visualization project at Stanford maps locations of historic newspapers in the Chronicling America collection. How cool is that? The International German Genealogy Conference [...]

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 [...]