Saturday, November 17, 2007

A Small Collection of Online Genealogy Records

Over the last few years my various websites have accumulated a messy pile of transcribed genealogy records :) Most of these are ship passenger lists, but there are one or two other records as well. Many of the names are German and Irish, but other nationalities are also included. Even though these transcriptions are scattered around the web in a seemingly haphazard way -- there really is a method behind all of it I think, or I thought there was at the time :) -- you can search all of them from one place. Right here:

Search Some Cool, Obscure, Weird Genealogy Records and Passenger Lists

You can search by name, surname, keyword or name of ship. You can also search by topic - for example typing in naturalization records will return a list of webpages with information about how to find naturalization records. Try typing in census records or death records, that sort of thing.

Here's a list of many of the transcribed records included in the search:

About 150 New Orleans passenger lists - most from the 1840s (2 from the 1850s)

Some Baltimore passenger lists (and lists of ships to Baltimore) - from the 1830s

14 New York passenger lists - from the period 1820-1867

List of Passenger Ships from Ireland to America 1732-1749 (a few have names of passengers)

Antelope and Welcome reconstructed passenger lists (of William Penn's Fleet)

23 Pennsylvania German Pioneers Passenger Lists - from the period 1736-1807

List of Palatines from Germany to England in 1709 (most went on to America)

Passenger Arrivals in the US in the 4th Quarter of 1819

Passengers to Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia in 1823

Assorted Passengers to Savannah, Georgia 1866-1867

Some German Passengers Missed by Germans to America

Arizona World War One Alien Registration Index (partial)

Assorted Putzig, West Prussia Genealogy Records 1660-1890

Assorted Zarnowitz, West Prussia Genealogy Records 1800s

Hegensdorfer Auswanderer 1824-1893 (Emigrants from Hegensdorf, Germany)

None of this is comprehensive or amazing or anything, but a few people have found their ancestors in these records, maybe you will too, or maybe you'll find some useful tips if you search by topic.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Some Confederate Civil War Service Records Now Online

This article was updated on 12 September 2011.

Fold3 (formerly Footnote) has digitized Confederate Civil War service records for Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia from National Archives (NARA) microfilm publications. The records they have scanned can be downloaded from their website for a fee. (Some of the individual state or territory databases may not yet be complete.)
You can search the documents by name or browse the documents by military unit (regiment). Note that Civil War service records for one soldier can sometimes have as many as 20 pages or more.

Civil War service records sometimes include information about a soldier's age, residence, occupation at the time of enlistment, and physical description, along with basic details such as enlistment (and reenlistment) dates, and regiment. Some will show facts about a soldier's imprisonment if he was captured, or hospitalization if he was injured or ill.

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Monday, November 05, 2007

Newly Added Online Death Records Indexes

Links to the items listed below were recently added to: Online Searchable Death Records Indexes and Obituaries. It's quite a long list this time - I hope you find some good stuff...

Arkansas
- Boone County Cemeteries
- Carroll County Cemeteries
- Newton County Cemeteries

California
- Los Angeles County: Green Hills Memorial Park Cemetery Burials (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA)
- Sacramento County: Fair Oaks Cemetery Burials (Fair Oaks, CA)

Colorado
- Arapahoe County Probate Cases 1902-1937
- Lincoln County Probate Records 1890-1931

Connecticut
Fairfield County Newspaper Databases and Obituaries, includes...
- Obituaries from the Ridgefield Press
- Wilton Bulletin Obituaries Index
- Norwalk Hour Newspaper Index

Florida
- Bay County Obituaries Index and Cemetery Burials

Georgia
- Georgia Death Certificates 1919-1927

Illinois
- Coles County: Dodge Grove Cemetery Records (Mattoon, Illinois)
- Logan County Cemeteries

Indiana
- Dearborn County: Lawrenceburg Public Library Obituaries Index
- Tippecanoe County: Assorted Records - includes Lafayette Journal and Courier Newspaper Index, 1902-1952

Iowa
- Iowa Gravestone Photo Project -- has over 300,000 entries
- Davis County Cemetery Records
- Dickinson County Cemetery Records
- Poweshiek County Obituaries

Kansas
- Crawford County: Pittsburg Morning Sun Obituaries Index 1975-2004
- Lyon County Vital Records and other Genealogy Indexes -- includes indexes for newspaper death notices, funeral home records, census mortality schedules and some cemeteries
- Osage County Probate Records Index
- Wyandotte County Cemeteries (PDF files for 6 cemeteries)

Michigan
- Macomb County Funeral Home Records Master Index
- Wayne County: Grosse Pointe Public Library Obituary Database

Missouri
- Cooper County Genealogy Records (includes cemeteries, death records and some obituaries)

Nebraska
- Douglas County: Index to Obituaries and Death Notices in Omaha Newspapers 1901-1977 -- over 90,000 entries

North Carolina
- Cemeteries of Some North Carolina Counties -- includes some cemeteries in the following counties: Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Granville, Person, Sampson, Surry, Vance and Wake

Ohio
- Ohio Obituaries Index (update: more counties added)
- Burials in 2 Cuyahoga County Cemeteries -- Strongsville Cemetery (Strongsville), and St. Adelbert's Cemetery (Middleburg Heights)
- Cuyahoga Coroner Files 1833-1900
- Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County - Index to Local Newspaper Articles -- indexes some obituaries 1800s-present (not complete, but more comprehensive from mid 1990s-present)
- Franklin County: Worthington News Index - indexes some newspaper obituaries

South Carolina
- Southern Christian Advocate and South Carolina United Methodist Advocate Obituaries Index
- Greenwood County Library Obituary Index for Greenwood, SC Newspapers (work in progress)
- Richland County Library Obituary Index - Columbia, SC Newspapers (ongoing project)

Tennessee
- Tennessee Death Index 1914-1922 (update - 3 years added)
- Blount County: Index to Miscellaneous Obituaries 1867-1940 -- not complete, but has 11,000 entries
- Davidson County (Nashville) Death Records Index 1900-1913
- Davidson County: Nashville Obituaries & Death Notices Index for 1913

Texas
- Collin County: McKinney Obituaries Indexes

Utah
- Weber County: Ogden City Cemetery Burials Index

Virginia
- Portsmouth USGenWeb Archives -- includes Portsmouth Deaths 1856-1895, some Portsmouth cemeteries and other records

Wisconsin
- Monroe County Newspaper and Cemetery Indexes -- also includes other genealogy indexes
- Winnebago County: Omro Herald Vital Records Index, 1977, 1978 & 2002 to present -- includes obituaries