Posted by Liv | Filed under Follow Friday
It’s Follow Friday at geneabloggers.com and today I recommend three online databases of cemetery records that should be very helpful with your family research; enjoy!
FindAGrave.com, developed in 1995, founded in 1998, and incorporated in 2000, is a website that contains a massive list of cemeteries and graves from all over the world. As of July 27, 2012, it has been reported that this website has over 84 million records — all provided by individuals or genealogical societies. As of today, I’ve been an active Find A Grave Member for 1 year, 2 months, and 10 days! One of the features I enjoy most about this database/website is the ability to create Virtual Cemeteries grouping collateral & lineal family members together regardless of where they’re actually buried in the world (A VIRTUAL CEMETERY HAS NO RELATION TO A REAL CEMETERY!). I released my first virtual cemetery Memorial Day Weekend 2012. I will launch an official Claiming Kin Virtual Cemetery next year!
Posted by Liv | Filed under Wordless Wednesdays
Well, almost wordless . . .
Mom and her beloved sisters!
Phyllis Wheatley High School, Houston, TX
Wheatley Wildcat Graduate – Class of 1941
Posted by Liv | Filed under Tuesday's Tips
I don’t know a genealogist (beginner or seasoned professional) alive who doesn’t love the word FREE when it comes to having access to some of today’s top ‘pay-for-use’ genealogy websites and databases. But what I do know is that Houstonians may conduct family research absolutely FREE from their home, or office, computers as long as they have the – Power Card – from the Houston Public Library! With the Power Card, you will have 24/7 access to:
19th Century U. S. Newspapers Digital Archive
Digital facsimile images for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers. Includes The Galveston Daily News from 1874 until 1897 (see listing under Houston, Texas)