Past Articles

Gather ’Round the Table: Get the Conversation Going with Global Commenting

Posted on September 17, 2013 in Site

We’ve all done it. Sat around the kitchen table up to our elbows in old black-and-white photos, glasses perched on the end of our nose, asking, “Now, who’s this?” With new commenting features for online trees, the kitchen table just got a whole lot bigger. The idea behind the latest changes to commenting is to… Read more

New Content: Nonconformists, Military Registers, Cali Marriages, and the Baker Roll

Posted on September 13, 2013 in Site, Content

Not everybody comes to the U.S. via New York. Maryland, Crew Lists of Vessels and Airplanes, 1910-1954, is just that, an image-only collection of crew lists for both ships and planes that arrived in Baltimore during the first half of the 20th century. If your English ancestors were nonconforming types—you know, Methodists, Baptists, Presbyterians, and the… Read more

New Records: NY Soldiers and NSW Teachers

Posted on August 29, 2013 in Site

Quiz: Which state sent the most soldiers to fight in World War I? That would be New York. You’ll find records for half a million of them in New York, Abstracts of World War I Military Service, 1917-1919, including nurses:   We’re approaching the 100-year anniversary of the start of World War I, and you’ll… Read more

What’s New: CT Work Stubs, NV Deaths, More JewishGen

Posted on August 26, 2013 in Site, Searching for Records

  New records released ranged from New England to the Nevada desert. By 1882 child labor advocates were gaining ground, and in Connecticut, working children between 8 and 14 had to attend at least 12 weeks of school. In 1895, children under 14 were prohibited from working at “gainful employment” at all. In 1903, the… Read more

New Records: Idaho Comings and Goings, Eight Holocaust Indexes

Posted on August 20, 2013 in Site

  Research in the Gem State gets a boost with: Idaho, Birth Index, 1861-1912, Stillbirth Index, 1905-1962 Idaho, Divorce Index, 1947-1962 Idaho, Death Index, 1890-1962 (updated) Idaho, Marriage Index, 1842-1996 (updated)   There has also been a steady stream of new indexes of details extracted from Holocaust records we have been uploading this summer in partnership with… Read more

Recent Releases: Saskatchewan Residents and Mounties, Texas Marriages and Divorces, Ads for Lost Irish

Posted on August 5, 2013 in Site

For those of you with Saskatchewan roots, we have a lot of good news for you. We’ve teamed up with the Saskatchewan Genealogical Society to bring several new databases online. The Saskatchewan, Canada, Residents Index (SRI), 1800–2012, is the largest, with an index containing almost 3 million names from cemeteries, local history books, Cummins Maps,… Read more

Recent Releases on – Oregon Adoptions, Mexican-American War Volunteers, London Knights and Bankrupts

Posted on July 26, 2013 in Site, Content

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… Read more

New Releases on – Habeas Corpus, Texas Probate, New York Naturalization Records and More

Posted on July 24, 2013 in Site

In case you might have missed them while you were lounging by the pool or draped in the front of the air conditioner (trust us, we feel your pain), here are some of the new collections that launched this past week. Writs in Washington D.C., Habeas Corpus Case Records, 1820–1863, include folks who found themselves… Read more

Jackie Robinson, Big Man on Any Campus

Posted on May 9, 2013 in Site

How good was Jackie Robinson? So good that in high school, he even got written up in opponents’ yearbooks—after beating them:     At Pasadena Junior College, he wowed folks in track,   baseball,   basketball,   and football,   the sport that led to his being dubbed the greatest individual athlete on the greatest… Read more

Mollie Williams—Little Miss Mollie

Posted on February 28, 2013 in Site

Mollie Williams was born a slave in Utica, Mississippi. But that’s not all she talks about when she reminisces about her childhood in her autobiographical interview with a Federal Writers’ Project staff member in the 1930s. She tells about what she wore, what she ate, what mischief she and the other kids (black and white)… Read more