We didn’t want you to miss any of these little gems while recovering from temporary fireworks-induced blindness, excessive barbecue intake, parade fatigue, or simply a really bad sunburn, so here are some of the new records released earlier this summer:
Adoptions can be fantastic for families but hard on genealogists. But you may be in luck if the one you’re looking for took place in Oregon around the turn of the century: Oregon, Adoptions and Name Changes, 1876–1918.
As always, thanks to the volunteers joining with us and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to index records for the World Memory Project. The latest release is USHMM: Łódź, Poland, Vital Records of Jews in the Łódź Ghetto, 1939–1944.
Family history hero of the month honors have to go to Charles R. Hale. In the early 1930s Hale directed a WPA project that transcribed inscriptions on headstones in more than 2,000 Connecticut cemeteries, which you can now access without tromping over hill and dale in Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions, 1675–1934.
Our Ancestry.com offices in Provo and San Francisco actually both sit on land ceded to the United States after these U.S., American Volunteer Soldiers, Mexican War, 1845–1848, took to the battlefield.
And for those of you who want to keep up with what’s going on—or went on—with the genteel folk back home, you’ll find almost 140 years of UK news in the London Gazette (London, England), 1825–1962.