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The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has an updated, free, online Statewide Search for Subdivision Plats.View Listing
"This system provides access to digital images, with print capability, of the plats and related documents of land subdivisions in the State of Michigan's plat files. The State of Michigan began maintaining a file of all plats in the state in 1873. A copy of all plats prepared after that date were filed with the State. Beginning in 1909 and completed in 1911, a copy of all plats on file with the 83 county Register of Deeds and recorded prior to 1873 were duplicated and the duplicate copies incorporated into the State's files. This system includes all plats in the State of Michigan beginning with the plats created under the 1821 territorial act for recording town plats."
"The related documents include court orders, municipal resolutions, municipal ordinances, surveyor's affidavits, and county road commission's resolut…
bespokeGenealogy is a genealogy company owned by Alistair McGowan specializing in UK family history research.View Listing
Services include:Archival Research Family History Reports House Histories Research Trip Planning
Follow the bespokeGenealogy blog and follow them on Pinterest for great research tips for England, Wales, Ireland, and Scotland.
Genealogy à la carte is a website and blog by Gail Dever, a genealogist in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.View Listing
Gail shares a daily blog about genealogy news and resources in Canada and the US. Her blog includes the latest online records, cemeteries, webinars, presentations, genealogical societies' projects, and more.
She has a weekly blog post, crème de la crème, with her picks of genealogy treasures she's found online that week--a great way to follow hot topics in genealogy.
She also has created Facebook for Canadian Genealogy, a list of almost 1,000 Facebook groups and pages for anyone interested in Canadian genealogy research. This includes special interest groups in each province and territory as well as genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums and more.
Genea-Musings is Randy Seaver's family history website and blog which "features genealogy research tips and techniques, genealogy news items and commentary, genealogy humor, San Diego genealogy society news, family history research and some family history stories".View Listing
Randy also does a regular weekly review of his favorite genealogy articles, Best of the Genea-Blogs, which is a great way to follow what's currently being discussed in genealogy circles.
Check out Randy's genealogy links, presentation schedule, and follow him on Twitter or other social media platforms.
This is a list of free New Hampshire Genealogy Records online and onsite.View Listing
These records include birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, freedmen records, pension records, military records and more. Included as well are general United States collections if they include or could reasonably include New Hampshire residents.
Most of these collections are at free sites. Fee sites are noted. All collections at FamilySearch are free but you'll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It's easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.
New Hampshire Birth Records New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904, index only New Hampshire, Birth Records, Early to 1900, index and images New Hampshire, Birth Certificates, 1901-1909, images/no index New Hampshire, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1636-1947, images/no index New Hampshire, Vita…
This is a list of free Maine Genealogy Records at FamilySearch.View Listing
These records include birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, former slave records, freedmen records, pension records, military records and more. Included as well are general United States collections if they include or could reasonably include Maine residents.
These collections are all free to search. You'll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to search these records. It's easy to register for a free account at FamilySearch.
Some of these records have a searchable name index, others have browsable images, a few have both an index and images, and some link to individuals in the FamilySearch family tree.
Maine Birth Records Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900, index Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921, index & images United States Births and Christenings, 1867-1931, index United States N…
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County Histories Vital records, land records, tax records, and voting records are some records potentially kept at the county level. Many county histories include the history of the area, the early inhabitants and notable people, early officers and representatives, military service, the geology, roads, and waterways and more. County histories can provide valuable information about our ancestors and the information may include women, for whom records are often more difficult to obtain. This post will be updated to include US County Histories by locality.Read more
Ancestry and Arolsen Archives have partnered to digitize Holocaust records from the Arolsen Archives that will always be free to search at Ancestry.com. "These new records will be accessible globally to the public – members and non-members alike – on https://www.ancestry.com/alwaysremember on a permanent basis."Read more
The collection includes:Africa, Asia and Europe Passenger Lists of Displaced Persons (1946-1971): This collection tracks people relocated by the war as they journeyed to rebuild their lives. It includes displaced persons leaving Germany and other European ports and airports between 1946-1971. The majority of the immigrants listed in this collection are displaced persons - Holocaust survivors, former concentration camp inmates and forced laborers, as well as refugees from Central and Eastern European countries and certain non-European countries. (1.7MM records/300K images) E…
We had a wildfire scare last weekend so I asked my boys which of their things they would have wanted me to save if we'd had to evacuate? After humans and pets, my boys said the only things they would want were phone chargers and some clothes. Wrap your head around that one. Phone chargers was their number one item. I would not have thought to grab phone chargers. After last year's devastating fire in Paradise, it has become clear that sometimes you have to leave your home quickly and let everything go. I now have a Best-Case Plan and a Worst-Case Plan for my genealogy. First, the optimistic scenario. Best Case Plan: What Would You Save? Our valuables, necessities, and meaningful items vary greatly. Here's a list of items you might care about. If it really matters, it should be digital or as portable as possible. Everyday Items PeoplePetsPrescriptions (consider health/prescription a…Read more