Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Monthly Genealogy News - 13 February 2008

Here are the genealogy news items for the lastm onth that were reviewed at the Chula Vista Genealogical Society Research Group meeting today.


* Tennessee Library and State Archives has added 30,000 images to their online resources. See
* PBS series The Frontier House essays are online at
* Popular songs in American history at
* Find currently published newspapers at * Excellent United Kingdom genealogy links site at


a) at - now available for FREE at San Diego FHC. See new content at Highlights include:
* Largest collection of African-American records - updated
* Ohio cemeteries, marriages, and Ohio Valley genealogies
* Massachusetts and Maine Families - Walter Goodwin Davis genealogies - 3 volumes, 2000 pages.
* Plymouth Town and Colony records
* New York Colonial Muster Rolls, 1664-1775
* US Southern Claims Commission Records, 1871-1880
* California Voter Registrations, 1900-1968
* Missouri State Censuses - 1844-1881, fragments only available.
* Early Pennsylvania Land Records, Colonial and Revolutionary Families of PA, Emigrants to PA, Egles Notes Index
* Australia List of Convicts, 1788-1842

b) at - now available for FREE at the San Diego FHC. Over 5,000 databases. Recent content at New items FREE at WVR for 10 days.
* World Collection - lots of UK, Australia, Canada content - see list at (20% off $149.95 before 1 March includes US records)
* 50 databases from the Quintin Publications collection -
* Many out-of-copyright books for eastern states - county histories, state records, etc.

c) at - now available for FREE at San Diego FHC. 186 Titles now. Information added:
* Small Town Newspapers collection
* Free access to African-American records through February - original historical records from the Amistad case, the program for the 1963 March on Washington and the Southern Claims Commission records from the Civil War.

d) at LDS FamilySearch Record Search site has more databases online at
* Cheshire (England) Church Marriage and Christening Records, 1538-1907 (search capability)
* World War II Draft Registrations, 1942 (browse only, some states)

* Clearfield Company, an affiliate of Genealogical Publishing Company (, has just released Companions of Champlain: Founding Families of Quebec, 1608-1635.
* A good "Tracing Immigrant Origins" tutorial is at
* 20,000 volumes from the National Genealogical Society library are now at St. Louis (MO) County Library - the catalog is at Many of them can be obtained via Inter-Library Loan at CVPL.
* African American Lives 2, a new four-part PBS series, explores roots, race and identity through the ancestry of remarkable individuals. Premiering February 6th and 13th.

* The SD Regional Family History Center has the World Deluxe Edition of available on their computers, plus, and HeritageQuestOnline.
* Scotland Online ( announced that it has acquired, the leading independent UK-based family history website.
* World Vital Records, Inc. has changed its name to, Inc., a name which better reflects the company's mission of connecting families to one another through innovative online tools.

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