Friday, June 5, 2015

The Trip Over - How Can I Find the Rest of the Story?

"The Bay and Harbor of New York” by Samuel Waugh (1814-1885). Source: Wikipedia
I knew my ancestor William Kemp had come to America. 
He had left Ireland and came by boat landing in New York City but I didn’t know anything about the trip itself. 

What was it like for him as an immigrant traveling by passenger ship across the ocean to America?
Could old newspapers help me find the answer?
Here's what I did to find out. Click here to read more...

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Bookmark This: New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900

Bookmark This: New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900 (Free)

Created by FamilySearch - the online site for the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.

This collection contains the digital images of the index/abstract of 500,000 early New Hampshire birth records.

The records consist of index cards that give the town and date of the event and often much more information. With the town and date, the original records can usually be located. Normally there is only one index card per child, but occasionally there is a corrected card before or after the original card.

Nice graphics too.


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Bookmark This: Central Database of Jewish Holocaust Victims

The Yad Vashem Library in Israel has announced that it has identified 4 million of the 6 million Jews killed in World War II.

Click here to Search: The Central Database of Shoah (Holocaust) Victims' Names

Shoah, in Hebrew: השואה, means calamity or destruction.

Bookmark this: Minnesota Death Certificates Index

Bookmark This:

The index to Minnesota death records was prepared from death certificate registration cards from 1904 to 1907 and death certificates from 1908 to 2001.
The site is administered by the
Minnesota Historical Society.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Caithness family history. (1884) Online.

John Henderson's Caithness family history is online. In addition to Caithness this Scottish family history includes information on the following families: Bruce; Budge; Calder; Campbell; Coghill; Cunningham; Davidson; Doull; Dunbar; Gibson; Gordon; Gunn; Henderson; Innes; Kennedy; Manson; Mowat; Murray; Nicholson; Oswald; Sinclair; St. Clair; Sutherland; Taylor; Traill; Williamson.

Click on the title to access this online book.

Henderson, John. Caithness family history. Edinburgh, Scotland: David Douglas, 1884. 341p.