Friday, May 30, 2014

Received at the Library

Recent issues of journals received at the CCGS Genealogy Room at the Dennis Public Library:

Internet Genealogy for April/May 2014 leads off with "German genealogy sites you won't want to miss."  These include German Roots, German Genealogy Network, specialized information on general sites like Family Search and WorldGenWeb, and a gazeteer from 1883 digitized by the Univ. of Wisconsin (http://www.library.wisc.edu/etext/ravenstein/).  In "Lifespan : Landmarks of life," the author discusses how to extrapolate probable dates from whatever information we have about an ancestor.  Adding context to your family history using free online magazine archives is discussed by Tony Bandy, and "Finding online biographical resources" by Carol Richey.  HathiTrust, a huge digital archive, is featured both in the Bandy article and a separate one by Diane L. Richard.  "Locating records of British Seamen" is featured on the cover.

Also chock full of useful information, Family Chronicle for May/June 2014 offers advice on "Planning a family history research trip to Ireland."  Other articles treat death records, soil maps (starting in the early 1900s), using carbon dating to determine the age of an ancestral home, and "Correcting long-accepted research in the Internet age."

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