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14 Jun 2017

Free 19th-Century Portrait Photographs for Genealogy Research

By |14 Jun 2017|African-American Genealogy, digital collections|2 Comments

Miss Grace Gibbs (LC-DIG-bellcm-12452) The Library of Congress has released 25,000 free 19th-century portrait photographs for research. Digitized from glass plate negatives, the collection of 19-century portrait photographs were made by Washington D.C. photographer C.M. Bell. Bell and his successors photographed their subjects between 1873 and 1909. The [...]

23 May 2017

Researching Irish Immigrant Girls

By |23 May 2017|archives, digital collections, immigration records|Comments Off on Researching Irish Immigrant Girls

Are you researching Irish immigrant girls in your family tree? Try the Watson House Digital Archives for more information on Irish immigrant girls who arrived in New York. Between 1856 and 1921, 3.6 million emigrants left Ireland for North America. Most of them were women who were single and younger than [...]

14 Jan 2017

Finding German Place Names at

By |14 Jan 2017|digital collections, German genealogy, translation|2 Comments

Using the essential Meyers Orts German gazetteer just got easier. Try finding German place names at, which provides maps and translations. is a new site for searching the indispensable Meyers Orts- und Verkehrs-Lexikon des Deutschen Reichs (Meyers-Orts for short). As FamilySearch notes, This gazetteer of the German Empire is [...]

10 Nov 2016

Free Swedish Genealogy Research Alert

By |10 Nov 2016|church records, databases, digital collections, genealogy, immigration records, marriage records, military records, Swedish genealogy|Comments Off on Free Swedish Genealogy Research Alert

Free Swedish Genealogy Research Alert – on Saturday November 12 and Sunday November 13, ArkivDigital  is providing free access to everyone who wants to try out ArkivDigital All-in-One. New users and users with Base subscription get access to everything in their All-in-One database on both days. Church records, estate inventories, court records, [...]