digital collections

17 Apr 2016

Free Colorado Digital Archives for Genealogy

Free Colorado Digital Archives for Genealogy
is part of  Sassy Jane Genealogy‘s States on Sunday series,
providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states.
Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library
“Founded in 2009 and situated in downtown Denver, the Center for Colorado & the West at Auraria Library (CC&W) advances understanding of Rocky Mountain history. CC&W builds unique digital research collections, reviews Colorado publications, and produces mini-documentaries.” Search the catalog at http://digital.auraria.edu/ccw/advanced. Notable collections include:

American West    (Adam Matthew Digital)

Contains the digitized contents of The Graff Collection of Western Americana at the Newberry Library in Chicago. Contents include original manuscripts, ephemeral material (including trade cards, wanted posters, photos, claim certificates, news-sheets, etc.), maps, and rare printed works.

Search online databases at http://library.auraria.edu/tools/databases/subject/Colorado-and-the-U.S.-West-History
Colorado Cemetery Records at Interment.net
Colorado Historic Newspapers

The Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection (CHNC) includes digitized pages from newspaper titles published in Colorado from 1859 to 1923. Search by keyword or browse by newspaper title, […]

10 Apr 2016

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 3

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 3
is part of  Sassy Jane Genealogy’s States on Sunday series,
providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states.
Part 1 featured the major resources available.
Part 2 includes institutional and small organization links.
Part 3 today concludes the entries for California. The state’s resources are so numerous, it is impossible to list them all here. Researchers are advised to search for specific public library and genealogical society resources by geographic areas to find additional resources.
Ethnic Resources
African Americans in California
1,800 items found in 60 collections at Calisphere, predominantly historic images.

Chinese in California Collection

UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library
The Chinese in California presents a balanced perspective on a tumultuous and changing history of this community in California. Major issues explored in these records include the Chinese contribution to California and the American West in the 19th and early 20th centuries; the rampant anti-Chinese sentiment encountered by these immigrants, eventually leading to the federal […]

3 Apr 2016

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 2

Free California Digital Archives for Genealogy Part 2
is part of  Sassy Jane Genealogy’s States on Sunday series,
providing links to free digital resources for each of the fifty states.
Part 1 featured the major resources available.
Part 2 includes institutional and small organization links.
Part 3 concludes the entries for California. The state’s resources are so numerous, it is impossible to list them all here. Researchers are advised to search for specific public library and genealogical society resources by geographic areas to find additional resources.
Access Genealogy California

1861 Placer County, California Directory
https://www.accessgenealogy.com/california/1861-placer-county-california-directory.htm
California Census Map 1910
https://www.accessgenealogy.com/california/1910-california-census-map.htm
[California] Pacific Coast Business Directory for 1876-78, Compiled by Henry G. Langley, San Francisco, 1875
http://caahgp.genealogyvillage.com/pacific_coast/

California Digital Library

Free Digitized Genealogy and Family History Books
https://archive.org/details/cdl?and[]=genealogy

CaliforniaGenealogy.org

California Gold Rush “Most Wanted” Website
http://www.californiagenealogy.org/goldrush/
Website for “Most Wanted (most elusive, brick wall) ancestors lost in California during the time of the Gold Rush 1840s-1880s.”

California Historical Society

Online Catalog
http://c95040.eos-intl.net/C95040/OPAC/Index.aspx

California Perspectives on American History

Oakland Museum of California
http://picturethis.museumca.org/
Picture This: California’s Perspectives on American History features primary source images […]

29 Mar 2016

Free Family History Books Online – Tuesday’s Tip

Today’s post is short and sweet and
about free family history books online.
Family History Books (books.familysearch.org) contains more than 200,000 digitized genealogy, family history, and local history publications available from around the world. “The collection includes family histories, county and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers, and medieval histories and pedigrees.” The titles included in the Family History Books collection come from the following partner institutions:

Allen County Public Library
Brigham Young University Harold B. Lee Library
Brigham Young University Idaho David O. McKay Library
Brigham Young University Hawaii Joseph F. Smith Library
Church History Library
Family History Library
Houston Public Library – Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research
Mid-Continent Public Library – Midwest Genealogy Center
Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Onondaga County Public Library
University of Florida, George A. Smathers Libraries
Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records

You can access Family History Books from FamilySearch.org as follows:
1. Through the Books Tab

A. Go to https://familysearch.org/. Click on the Books tab as shown at the top […]