NEW! Explore Historical Images at FamilySearch

FamilySearch has a helpful, new feature called Explore Historical Images with nearly 4.5 billion images of historical documents. You'll need to be logged in with a free FamilySearch account to view these images. They created a database of image collections (image collections are ones that haven't been made searchable by names because no index has yet been created). This collection can be searched by a place, date, and record-type which will return a group of image collections, some of which may have been indexed. "Search results are grouped in the images sets that are based on the original book, folder or film reel that they were received in." Looking at digitized images is similar to searching with a microfilm reader or fiche reader, it takes time. But with most people still in quarantine due to Covid-19 restrictions, perhaps we have time in abundance. If you need a map to guide your research, you can also search the OnGenealogy Directory by l…
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FREE – DNA test uploads & forever features at MyHeritage DNA – thru 18 Dec 2019

This week only, MyHeritage is offering Forever FREE access to advanced DNA features on kits uploaded by December 18, 2019 at midnight (no $29 annual fee to unlock the kit).*   This means:   if you've already DNA tested at 23andMe, AncestryDNA, FamilyTreeDNA, or LivingDNA and can access your test results (instructions below), you can download those test results from your provider and upload them (before December 18th at midnight) to MyHeritage DNA and be grandfathered in to free advanced features forever. (Usually you pay a $29/year unlock fee to get these features.)   if you missed the deadline last December 16, 2018, to be grandfathered in to the free advanced DNA features, you can re-upload your DNA to get grandfathered in to this deal for free advanced features/no annual unlock fee.   NOTE: MyHeritage will not automatically change the fees/features for your existing uploads. If one or more of your DNA uploads is not already grandfathered in to fre…
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County Histories

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.
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