December 5, 2014

Passenger and Immigration Lists: Boston, 1821-1850

Passenger lists are important primary sources of arrival data for the vast majority of immigrants to the United States in the nineteenth century. With the single exception of federal census records, passenger lists are the largest, most continuous, and the most uniform body of population records for the entire country. It contains approximately 161,000 individuals who arrived at the port of Boston, Massachusetts from foreign ports between 1821 and 1850.
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December 4, 2014

Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790-1907

This resource contains approximately 1,645,000 records from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The records are often the only available source offering the identification of legal land descriptions and transfer of property ownership from the U.S. Government to private landowners. They show who obtained what land from the Federal Government, and when it was obtained. Source documents include homesteads, cash sales, warrants, private land claims, swamp lists, state selections, and railroad lists.
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December 3, 2014

Marriage Index: Michigan and Wisconsin, 1830-1900

This resource contains information on approximately 52,800 individuals married Wisconsin and 108,500 individuals married in Michigan. It brings together previously uncollected marriage records and gives you easy access to information that you would otherwise have to obtain at from local sources.
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December 2, 2014

Marriage Index: Illinois, 1851-1900

This resource contains information on approximately 707,000 individuals who were married in Illinois between 1851 and 1900. It is a great resource because it brings together previously uncollected marriage records from fifty-eight Illinois counties.
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November 29, 2014

Marriage Index: Alabama, 1800-1900s

This resource contains information on approximately 179,000 individuals who were married in Alabama between 1800 and 1900. It offers information on marriages that took place before marriage licenses were required and brings together previously uncollected information from forty-one Alabama counties.
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