Saturday, April 29, 2006

Ancestry Expands Their Florida Death Index

Ancestry has expanded their Florida death index to include more years. The index now covers 1877-1998 (previous coverage was from 1936-1998). Note that the entries prior to 1917 are spotty. You must be an Ancestry subscriber to get full results when using the database. See...

Online Florida Death Records and Indexes

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Buddy Holly's Passport

Buddy Holly's passport was recently offered for auction by his widow, Maria Elena Holly, and it sold for $26,290.00 (whoa!). If you want to see what a nearly 50-year-old passport looks like, or if you're a Buddy Holly fan, the auction house has some nifty scans on their website.

Buddy Holly's Passport at Heritage Auction Galleries
(scroll down on that page to the Buddy Holly Passport link)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Looking Around at Genealogy Blogs

Since starting this blog I decided to look around the "blogosphere" (yeah, that's what it's called) at some other genealogy-related blogs. When I come across a blog I find interesting or useful I'll occasionally tell you about it here. I'm going to start today with "Megan's Roots World."

Megan Smolenyak is a genealogy lecturer and writer. Her specialties are tracing families of servicemen killed or missing in Korea, World War II and Vietnam, and exploring genealogy and DNA. But she also writes and speaks about a variety of topics to help further your research. Like mine, her blog is a relatively new. You can see what she and her cool contributors are up to at... Megan's Roots World

More genealogy blogs I like can be found in my Mini Directory of Cool Genealogy Blogs

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Online Canadian Census Records

Here you can find a nifty directory of some major online census indexes for Canada - some of them are free to use...

Online Canada Census Records

You will also find links to some online city directories for Canada there.

Friday, April 21, 2006

New Additions - Online Death Indexes

The following links were recently added to Online Searchable Death Indexes & Records ...

Colorado
- Denver Death Index 1870-1905
- El Paso County: Evergreen & Fairview Cemeteries Burial Search - Colorado Springs

Illinois
- Cook County: Western Springs Newspaper Obituary Index

Indiana
- Boone County Indexes - includes funeral homes, vital records & obituaries (from the Lebanon Public Library)
- Marion County: Indianapolis Commercial Newspaper Death Index 1925-1945 -- 40,000 entries (not a complete death index for this time frame)

Kentucky
- Kenton County Death Records 1852-1880 (incomplete) - also includes many other records for Kenton County & Northern Kentucky

Michigan
- Wayne County: Detroit Deaths, June 1883 to 15 May 1884 - from the 1884 Detroit City Directory

Missouri
- Missouri Death Certificates Index 1910-1955

- 1850 St. Louis County Mortality Schedule Index (June 1, 1849-May 31, 1850)
- St. Louis County Will Book Index 1875-1889 (does not include St. Louis City)
- Deaths of St. Louis Police Officers 1861-1899

- Harrison County Cemeteries
- Harrison County: Partial Obituaries Index for 1988-1990
- Mercer County Cemeteries

New York
- Brooklyn: Canarsie Cemetery Burials

Pennsylvania
- Allegheny County: St. Clair Cemetery Burials (Mt. Lebanon, PA)
- Butler Area Public Library Online Obituary Database 1818-2000
- Cumberland County Cemeteries
- Lackawanna County Will Indexes 1878-1927

- Pennsylvania Necrology Scrapbook -- searchable digitized scrapbooks (from microfilm) of obituaries clipped from Pennsylvania newspapers from 16 October 1891 to 3 March 1904 - includes many Civil War veterans

Tennessee
- Hamilton County Cemeteries Thru 1937 (WPA)

Texas
- Erath County, Texas Obituary Index, mid 1980s-2005

Virginia
- Rockbridge County Cemeteries

Washingtion
- Clark County Cemeteries
- Ferry County Register of Deaths 1899-1911
- Spokane County Death Returns 1888-1907

Wisconsin
- Wisconsin Death Index Pre-1907 -- has entries from 1852 to September 30, 1907 (also includes birth records)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Missouri Death Index 1910-1955 Now Online

Hello All,
The Missouri State Archives now has an online death index for 1910-1955...

http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/

They also have digitized death certificates 1910-1920 (so far), and put these online as well.

For more Missouri death indexes see...

Online Missouri Death Indexes, Records and Obituaries