August 20, 2014

Virginia Vital Records #1, 1600s-1800s

The records referenced date mainly from the 1600s to the 1800s and represent one of the largest existing collections of Virginia records. In general, the records you’ll find here will provide you with the date and location of an important family event, plus the names of the individuals involved.

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August 19, 2014

Genealogies of Long Island Families, 1600s-1800

This database contains images of both volumes of Genealogies of Long Island Families, as well as one volume of Long Island Source Records. These are composed of articles originally appearing in The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, one of the foremost publishers of Long Island genealogies.

The three volumes, originally published by Genealogical Publishing Company, contain references to approximately 60,000 individuals from the present-day Suffolk, Kings, and Queens counties and represents one of the largest existing collections of Long Island genealogies and records.

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August 18, 2014

Pennsylvania Vital Records, 1700s-1800s

Pennsylvania ancestors? How about tracing them using one of the largest bodies of Pennsylvania source material ever published? More than 87,000 individuals and every article about births, baptisms, marriages, and deaths that has appeared in The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography and the Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine. 

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August 15, 2014

Cultivate the Leaves on the Family Tree: Talk to the Older Folks

Whether you’re doing serious genealogical research or just want to know, don’t forget to check with the older members of your family. That elderly great-aunt, your late grandmother’s youngest sister, would be a rich resource, for example. What you view as the black-and-white world of the past, she remembers in living color...

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August 14, 2014

Genealogies of Mayflower Families, 1500s-1800s

The volumes include a wide variety of resources pertaining to the Mayflower families which settled the southern areas of Massachusetts as well as their descendants. 

The records vary greatly in their content, but may provide birth, death, and lineage information in addition to baptismal, marriage, and probate records and cemetery inscriptions. The records mention approximately 111,000 individuals and are indispensable to anyone interested in researching the Mayflower families. 

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