New records are piling up like the leaves on my front lawn.
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) is home to an extensive collection of compiled family histories and Bible records. The U.S., Select Family History and Bible Records Index gives you an online guide to HSP’s treasure trove.
Veterans Day has its roots in WWI, and we added several WWI-era databases last week. Georgia was home to more training camps than any other state during World War I; you’ll find more than 100,000 Georgia doughboys in Georgia, World War I Service Cards, 1917-1919.
Washington D. C., Military Naturalization Petitions, 1918-1924, were filed by former soldiers in D.C. courts, and Connecticut, Military Questionnaires, 1919-1920, gathered vets’ experiences in the Great War.
Moving on the next world conflict, on April 19, 1943, three young men ambushed the twentieth train transporting deportees from Mechelen to Auschwitz. The Belgium, The Twentieth Train, 1943, database lists the 1,638 deportees on that train.
You’ll find a huge spectrum of documents among the St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, Slave and Free People Records, 1733-1930, from censuses to vaccination journals.
And you don’t want to forget Canada. The biggest news of the week may be that the index for the 1921 Census of Canada is now live. Let the late-night searching begin.
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