Ancestry and NEHGS announced that they have partnered in a
Historic Catholic Records Project. It will digitize Massachusetts
Catholic records from the late 1700s to the early 1900s.
The Federation of Genealogical Societies has announced that the
Preserve the Pensions Project has resumed with digitization and
indexing of War of 1812 pensions at the National Archives and
Records Administration (NARA). New records will begin to be added
to Fold3.com for free access.
NARA has announced the digitization of over 100 Confederate
Maps in Record Group (RG) 109, available for download through their
Findmypast announced a two-year project to digitize materials
from the Trinity Mirror Archive.
Findmypast announced plans to publish the Cincinnati and
Chicago Sacramental Registers online, beginning in 2018.
Findmypast has added English Roman Catholic Parish browseable
images for the Archdiocese of Westminster
Drew shares updates from FamilySearch’s recent records
Listener email includes:
David asked for guidance to access Dawes Rolls and other Native
American records. George recommended:
an Ancestry Academy webinar by Paula Stuart-Warren;
a Legacy Family Tree Webinar by Angela Walton-Raji; and
Brandon provided an update to his research for his
great-great-grandfather. While he could not locate the probate
records, he discovered court records about his ancestor’s insanity
and institutional commitment.
Margaret asked about American citizens coming through Ellis
Sam shares a great story about his successful use of DNA to
solve a mystery about the birth parents of an adoptee.