Finding your family history in the news →
Hit a dead end in your family history search? Newspapers may provide the resuscitation you’re looking for. Not only are they a prolific source of obituaries, but they can also provide insight into the
Slaves’ Forgotten Burial Sites, Marked Online →
“The fact that they lie in these unmarked abandoned sites, it’s almost like that they are kind of vanishing from the American consciousness,” said Sandra Arnold, 50, a history student at the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at Fordham University.
Free access to virtually all administrative and... →
How to Find Cool Stuff in the Newly-Released 1940... →
The Census Bureau just released reams of data from the 1940 U.S. Census online (the website’s been up and down all day; if it doesn’t work, try later), and you are going to spend the next hour or so tooling around on the website. I know because I just did it myself.
Free Access to the entire WWII collection on Fold3 for the entire month of April. Please share with family and friends…. — Fold3 (@fold3) April 3, 2012
Back in the '40s ... →
1940 census data will be released April 2. Take a look at life in the ’40s, and how it compares to today.
How Green Was My Surname; Via Ireland, a Chapter... →
So many African-Americans have Irish-sounding last names — Eddie Murphy, Isaac Hayes, Mariah Carey, Dizzy Gillespie, Toni Morrison, H. Carl McCall — that you would think that the long story of blacks and Irish coming together would be well documented. You would be wrong.
WWII European Theater Army Records, 1941-1946 →
War is waged primarily in battle, yet made possible by operations beyond the battlefield as revealed in the WWII European Theater Army Records, a collection of administrative documents compiled by the U.S. Army’s Historical Division, 1941 through 1946. These records, originally marked secret and confidential, are now available on Fold3.
Jerome Bettis tracks his family history
Dead men do tell tales →
Ancestry.com will host a chat at 1 p.m. EST Wednesday to help you find death records, what information is included in those records, and where to find obituaries. RSVP now.