Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Received at the Library

Journal and newsletter issues may be of interest to members of the Society:

The latest Dennis Historical Society Newsletter includes a charming love letter found in an attic, and an article by our own Burt Derick about Cape Cod industries in the 17th-19th centuries: whaling, fishing, saltworks, and shipbuilding all took place in Dennis.

The April/May issue of Internet Genealogy features "10 tips for finding your female ancestors online" including making a timeline, searching in Worldcat, digitized books, and specialized newspaper collections, and more.  An article on colonial American genealogy recommends several interesting sites, including Family History Library's Family Search Wiki for land records by state, the U.S. Geological Survey's Geographic Names Information System, and the Immigrant Servants Database.  Software reviews include Legacy Family Tree 7.5, and Trello, a free project management tool.  Articles on St. Helena's Island and African-American newspaper sources round out the issue.

The Dutchess, based in Poughkeepsie NY, contains data from documents such as diaries, journals and town census records that may be of interest to those researching ancestors in Dutchess County, NY.

1 comment:

  1. I can tell you, it is not easy to research female ancestors. You need to learn some new techniques. It is great the information is provided to help you.