Posted by Paul Rawlins on November 1, 2013 in Website

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.

 CT questions


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.

 virign isles

Also, look for updates to South Carolina, Death Records, 1821-1960, and Kentucky, Birth Index, 1911-1999.

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.





  1. Egbert Nobacon

    Get a grip and sort your friggin website out so that its’ actually stable enough to be used by paying customers. Today (sun) its too slow to enough attempt to research. Spend some money on decent servers you money grubbing tightarse’s.

  2. Mike Scudder

    As above….Fix your website!! Stop patting yourself on the back for all your wonderful additions! Trying to view records just sends me to a useless page or redirects me to an “upgrade” page….this is unacceptable! I will be expecting some kind of compensation from my subscription costs……..

    Based on my web search of similar or even identical problems on Ancestry, you haven’t learned from your own mistakes for many months if not years!

  3. sandra stuckey

    Try doing the research without Ancestry…see how far you get and how much money you spend. Maybe your service provider is the slow one.
    Try another day or time. What’s the rush? Consider the amount of data this site has and number of users.

    You must be from the microwave generation.

  4. Pat Secord

    #1 and #5 – you’re ridiculous rude words get rid of any credibility you might have had. How childish.

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