Monday, April 23, 2007

More Library Links from 19 April Show

We sure hope you enjoyed the discussion with Tom Kemp about using libraries effectively, and his introduction to GenealogyBank. We touched on a couple of items in that show for which we wanted to give the web links. Tom told us that there was now a free example of a source posted at GenealogyBank, so we wanted to link to that 1819-20 passenger list.

In our review of state libraries, we also mentioned that there is a great list of links to virtually every state repository: archives, libraries and societies. You can find the best list of such websites here at Cyndi's List.

Although we profiled three state library sites, here are some others you'll want to check out:
Indiana State Library's Genealogy Databases & Indexes
New York State Library Genealogy page
Ohio State Library Genealogy Services, including their online catalog
Library of Michigan Genealogy Resources, with some very useful databases
Pennsylvania State Library discussion of their genealogy collections
Massachusetts State Library Guide to Genealogical Resources
Maine State Library Genealogy Resource Materials

Well, the list could go on and on. Check the state library for your states of research, and then try some local libraries. There'll be some great new finds!

Don't forget the free data site, and those fascinating funeral cards at Genealogy Today. There's a very helpful article that outlines the nature and use of those unheralded records.

Stay tuned, we've got an important show coming up next!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for highlighting the terrific Library of Michigan website. What you may not be aware of is that the governor of Michigan is considering merging or eliminating the Department of History, Arts, and Libraries, which would be a tragedy for many Michigan genealogists. Read more at my post here.

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