Sunday, April 06, 2008

Directory of Historical Newspapers on the Internet

The directory of U.S. historical newspapers at the Genealogy Research Guides Website was recently revised and expanded. This directory includes links to online collections of historical newspapers or indexes from about 20 states. Individual newspapers are usually not listed unless they are for a large city (such as the New York Times) or represent an important historic period (such as the Civil War). The directory can be found at:

Historical Newspapers and Indexes On The Internet - USA

Thursday, March 06, 2008

Missouri Death Certificates 1910-1957 Now Online

The Missouri State Archives now has searchable images of digitized Missouri death certificates from 1910-1957 available online for free downloading. This has been an ongoing project for them. The years 1940-1944 and 1957 were recently added to this collection. It's nice to see this database available online for genealogy research.

Missouri Death Certificates, 1910-1957 (indexed)

For more online Missouri death indexes see: Online Missouri Death Records Indexes and Obituaries

Monday, March 03, 2008

Germans, Russians and Italians to America Now Online from NARA

The U.S. National Archives (NARA) has added Germans to America (1850-1897), Russians to America (1834-1897) and Italians to America (1855-1900) to their Access to Archival Databases (AAD) series. These databases can be searched for free at:

Access to Archival Databases - National Archives

These 3 databases index records of more than 5 million immigrant passengers who arrived in the U.S. from Germany, Italy and the Russian Empire for the time frames listed above. Most of the arrivals are for the port of New York, but other ports such as Baltimore, Boston, New Orleans and Philadelphia may also be included. Coverage varies by series. Be aware there may be transcription errors and missing information in these databases.

For more online ship passenger lists see:

What Passenger Lists Are Online?

Monday, February 11, 2008

Recently Added Online Death Records Indexes

Links to the items listed below were recently added to: Online Searchable Death Records Indexes and Obituaries

California
- San Diego County Probate Court Search 1974-recent

Florida
- Sarasota County: Cemeteries of Sarasota County Florida - A Record of Births, Deaths, and Burials (PDF files)

Georgia
- Fulton County: Franklin Garrett Atlanta Necrology Database 1857-1931

Indiana
- Fort Wayne & Allen County Area Obituary Index 1841 to mid-January 2008 (update: more years added)

Kansas
- Saline County: Gypsum Cemetery Burials -- in Salina, Kansas

Massachusetts
- City of Boston Historic Burying Grounds Initiative -- includes transcriptions of historic gravestones 1630-1841

Michigan
- Calhoun County: Battle Creek Memorial Park Cemetery Burials
- Charlevoix County: Charlevoix Courier Obituaries Index 1982-2007 -- includes online digitized copies of the obituaries (update: more years added)
- Clinton County Genealogy Indexes (from Newspapers) -- includes indexes for some births, marriages and deaths
- Kalamazoo County: Local Newspaper Index - Kalamazoo Gazette
- Wayne County: Detroit Area Death Notices for Assorted Years 1800s-2003 (not complete)
- Wayne County: Trenton Historical Society Genealogy Databases -- includes indexes for obituaries, death certificates, cemetery burials and census records
- Wayne County: Wyandotte Death Index, up to 1962

New York City
- Manhattan: Trinity Church - Parish Registers & Churchyards (at Broadway and Wall Street) - includes baptism, marriage & burial records
- Early Brooklyn & Queens Town Death Database pre-1900 (not complete)

Ohio
- Gallia County Genealogical Society - Cemetery Records
- Hamilton County: St. Joseph New Cemetery Burials (Catholic cemetery in Cincinnati)
- Madison County: Plain City Burial Records Index

Oklahoma
- Muskogee Newspaper Death and Obituary Indexes 1920-1929 -- also has some listings for later years

Oregon
- Oregon Obituaries Index (partial) from the Genealogical Forum of Oregon
- Jackson County Genealogical Indexes for Obituaries, Cemeteries and Death Certificates -- also has other genealogy indexes

Pennsylvania
- Somerset County: WPA Records Project Cemetery Transcriptions

South Carolina
- Lexington County Probate Court Indexes -- includes Estate indexes 1865-1994, plus some marriage indexes (PDF files)

Tennessee
- Tennessee Death Index 1914-1923 (statewide) update: the year 1923 added
- Davidson County: Nashville City Cemetery Grave Search 1846-1979 -- most are prior to 1900
- Davidson County Cemetery Survey

West Virgnia
- West Virginia Death Index 1917-1957 (update: year 1957 added)

Wisconsin
- Wood County: Marshfield Public Library Genealogy Index -- indexes some births, marriages, deaths, obituaries and other items from Marshfield newspapers

See: Online Death Indexes, Records and Obituaries

This list was updated on 28 January 2010.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Recently Added Online Birth and Marriage Records Indexes

Links to the items listed below were recently added to: Online Birth and Marriage Records Indexes or its supplementary state webpages.

Alabama
- Mobile County, Alabama Marriage License Index circa 1840s-present

Colorado
- Colorado Divorce Index 1880-1939
See: Colorado Genealogy on the Internet

Florida
- Broward County Marriages Index 1915-1937
- Dade County Marriage Records Index Feb. 1905-Oct. 1911
See: Online Florida Vital Records Indexes

Indiana
- Indiana Marriage Index 1993-2002 (update: 2 years added)
- Marion County/City of Indianapolis Marriage Index 1925-present
- Whitley County Marriage Records - includes a marriage index 1838-1938, original marriage documents 1838-1947, and other records

Kansas
- Osage County Marriage Records Index

Kentucky
- Harrison County Marriage Indexes 1794-1985

Michigan
- Kent County: Marriage Index for Kent County Marriages 1845-1929

Minnesota
- Minnesota Birth Index 1900-1934 (update: more years added)
See: Online Minnesota Vital Records Indexes

Mississippi
- Miscellaneous Mississippi Marriage Records Indexes -- includes indexes for some marriages in these counties: Forrest, Franklin, Greene, Harrison, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lawrence, Marion, Perry, Rankin, and Stone County

New Jersey
- New Jersey Marriage Records Indexes, 1666-1799 and 1848-1867

New York
- Rensselaer County Marriage Index 1908-1918
- Suffolk County Marriage Records Index 1908-1935

Tennessee
- Tennessee Marriage and Divorce Indexes (plus Births for Shelby County) (these may not be complete) includes: Tennessee Marriage and Divorce Indexes 1980-2005; Shelby County (Memphis) Marriages 1820-1910; Shelby County (Memphis) Birth Index 1874-1906; More indexes for Shelby County

Washington (state)
- Washington Marriage Records Database (update: several counties added)
- Pierce County Marriage Records Index 1980s-present

Monday, December 24, 2007