Here's a 5-minute video tour of the RootsTech Connect 2021 Genealogy Convention.
At the end of the convention hall tour is a 5-minute video explanation of Relatives at Rootstech, a new and improved feature that you can take advantage of from the comfort of your own home or office. There's also a free Surname Search tool if you haven't added yourself to the FamilySearch family tree (so they can't compute your Relatives at RootsTech).
Be sure to visit www.rootstech.org, join Relatives at RootsTech, and see if we're related. I'm Alyson Tayler (maiden name) in the FamilySearch tree so that's how to search for me. And visit the Expo Hall vendors for free Conference swag and promotions.
Some promotions and swag include: subscription discounts, free downloadable books, free downloadable genealogy magazines, resources from genealogy societies, and at the OnGenealogy booth I have a couple of free, fillable-pdf family tree art 8x10s you can download, fill out on y…
Public libraries subscribe to online research databases in behalf of their patrons. Some of these databases permit you to access them from a home computer with a current library card and password while others can only be used onsite.
Online and Onsite Genealogy Databases
Some popular library databases for genealogy and family history include:
Accessible Archives African American Newspapers - Historic newspapers published by African Americans
African American Heritage - primary source material specifically for African American family history and genealogy
African American Historical Newspapers - Historic newspapers published by or primarily concerned with communities of African Americans
American Ancestors - US Census data & other genealogy record sets
America's GeneaologyBank - a library version of this historic newspaper site
Ancestry - US Census data & other genealogy record sets
Biography Resource Cente…
In celebration of Native American Month in the United States, Fold3, owned by Ancestry.com, is offering two weeks of free access to Native American Records.
Some of the Native American Records at Fold3 include:
Ratified Indian Treaties, 1722-1869
Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940
Dawes Enrollment Cards, 1898-1914
Eastern Cherokee Applications, 1906-1909
Guion Miller Roll, 1908-1910
Cherokee Indian Agency TN, 1801-1835
Native American Photos, 1898
They have more than 1.5 million images newly available online including:
Treaty ending the Creek War
Photo of Sioux chiefs
Wounded Knee article-Chicago Tribune
Crazy Horse surrenders
Presidential Ratification with the Five Nations
Cherokees serving in the Civil War
Native American, Ely Parker, a Union Brigadier General
Relating to Indian Affairs, 1765-1789
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