Category Archives: History

Nansemond Land Tax Lists — a true relation

IT HAD SOMEHOW escaped me that the Nansemond Land Tax Lists for 1782-1861 were now digitized and freely available via FamilySearch. What a treasure trove of information, and for a so-called “burned county,” where multiple fires gutted the archives time … Continue reading

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Brand new travel records and feature enhancements – FindMyPast Fridays September 18, 2020

I checked last night and saw it posted. It usually shows up Thursday or Friday at  https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new.  I shortened it a bit as the new editor is being more a pain than the old editor. Here’s the direct link – … Continue reading

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‘Sigh of relief’: Sally spares a Mississippi gator ranch — Mississippi Business Journal September 17, 2020

As rain and wind from Sally started reaching the Gulf Coast, the manager of a Mississippi alligator ranch was just hoping he wouldn’t have to deal with a repeat of what happened during Hurricane Katrina. That’s when about 250 alligators … Continue reading

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The Life and Legacy of William Brewster – FamilySearch September 15, 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch yesterday – The Life and Legacy of William Brewster: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/william-brewster-legacy/. There is a slideshow in the link. September 15, 2020  – by  Alison Ensign As the Pilgrims made their way to America on the Mayflower in … Continue reading

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – September 14, 2020

I checked recently and saw new updates – Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – September 14, 2020: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. Only including updates after September 11, 2020. New and Updated     UPDATED Sweden, Select Baptisms, 1611-1909 9/14/2020 … Continue reading

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Historical U.S. Counties Auto-Checker Chrome Extension – Randy Majors September 15, 2020

I saw this earlier today on Randy Majors website – https://www.randymajors.com/  – Historical U.S. Counties Auto-Checker: You will need to install the extension in a Chrome browser.  https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/historical-us-counties-au/phafnnacanbkdnkemiomjpaamomdgjhm. I have previously mentioned tools on his website: Coronavirus Shelter-in-Place & Stay-at-Home … Continue reading

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Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – September 11, 2020

I checked recently and saw new updates – Ancestry.com – Recently Added and Updated Collections on Ancestry – September 11, 2020: https://www.ancestry.com/cs/recent-collections. Only including updates after September 1, 2020. New and Updated UPDATED Illinois, Federal Naturalization Records, 1840-1991 9/11/2020 NEW … Continue reading

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Take a Virtual Tour of the Mayflower – FamilySearch September 14, 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch today – Take a Virtual Tour of the Mayflower: https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/virtual-tour-mayflower-ship/. There is a slideshow in the link. September 14, 2020  – by  Jessica Grimaud A critical delay, cramped quarters, stormy seas, and an arrival 500 miles … Continue reading

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History of the Armenian Diaspora – FamilySearch September 11, 2020

I saw this on FamilySearch last night- History of the Armenian Diaspora https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/history-armenian-diaspora/. I thought a brief overview of the article while listing all 9 famous descendants was a good way to draw attention. I removed the photos in the … Continue reading

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Explore the historic Mayflower Compact and more – FindMyPast Fridays September 11, 2020

I checked last night and saw it posted. It usually shows up Thursday or Friday at  https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new. Here’s the direct link – Explore the historic Mayflower Compact and more : https://www.findmypast.com/blog/new/mayflower-passengers Niall Cullen 11 September 2020 –snip– 400 years on … Continue reading

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