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The Daily Genealogist: Windham Historical Society, Maine

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Windham Historical Society, Maine

The town of Windham is in Cumberland County, in southern Maine. The Windham County Historical Society has made a number of resources available on its website. Click "Links" in the menu bar for items including the following:
 
Windham, Maine Cemeteries
This section contains burial databases with mostly alphabetical listings for more than twenty-five Windham cemeteries, as well as cemetery information, location, and condition.

The "Windham, Maine selected Historical Records" link includes the following:

The Moses Little Judicial Papers Collection
Little was a Justice of the Peace. His papers date from 1791 to 1844. The majority of the items are Writs of Summons and/or Attachments, plus some Executions of payment to settle the debts for which papers were filed. The collection includes files with chronological lists containing brief summaries of the various cases. You will also find alphabetical indexes to each case type.

Vital Records
In this section you will find Windham vital records drawn from a number of different sources. There are marriages from 1906-1944, indexed by bride and by groom; death records from 1906-1974, extracted from the Annual Reports of Town Officers; Friends marriage, birth, and death records; and birth, marriage, and death records compiled around the turn of the twentieth century. In addition, researchers will find "Family Records" written by Samuel Dole in 1897.

Windham Deeds & Probate Records
There are three databases in this section. "Deeds, Bonds, Leases, Etc." and "More Deeds, Bonds, Leases, Etc.," contain data extracted from original and photocopied documents in the collections of the Windham Historical Society. Both databases are arranged chronologically from 1761 through 1928. The third database, "More Windham, Maine Deeds," contains extractions of additional Windham deeds from the Cumberland County Registry of Deeds. They are arranged chronologically from 1819 through 1953.
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The Daily Genealogist: Reading Genealogical Publications in Electronic Format

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked about about accessing books on mobile devices. 3,924 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected The results are:
•    50%, Desktop or laptop computer
•    30%, Tablet (including iPad)
•    29%, Amazon Kindle
•    9%, Barnes and Noble Nook
•    1%, Sony Reader, Kobo E-reader, PocketBook, or BeBook Neo
•    14%, Smart phone (including the iPhone)
•    20%, I read books on two or more of these devices.
•    1%, I use a different electronic format to read books.
•    6%, I do not read books electronically but would if I had an e-reader.
•    25%, I do not read books electronically and do not wish to.
This week's survey asks what kinds of genealogical publications you would be likely to read in electronic format. Take the survey now!
 


The Daily Genealogist: University of New Hampshire Library

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
Assistant Editor

Digital Collections, University of New Hampshire Library

The Digital Collections of the University of New Hampshire Library provides a number of resources of interest to family history researchers. Click an item on the left side of the page to view results for that category. An overview of the resources in four categories follows.

Local History & Genealogy
The Local History & Genealogy section's 131 digitized items include twenty-seven issues of The Coos Guardian newspaper (1934) and six volumes of The New Hampshire Genealogical Record (1904-1909). Click the Date links to see these and other resources. You will find a large number of town histories, beginning with The History of Gilmanton (1845) and ending with the History Boscawen-Webster: Fifty Years 1883-1933 (1933).

Maps & Atlases
In this section is the Atlas Accompanying the Report on the Geology of New Hampshire (1878) and the Gazetteer of the State of New Hampshire in Three Parts (1817). The latter volume includes descriptions of locales and landmarks throughout the state.

N.H. Cities & Towns
This digital collection contains nearly 16,000 volumes of annual reports for more than 175 cities and towns. The range of dates spans 1836 to 2013; the date range available for each locale varies. The annual reports for Fitzwilliam cover 1845 through 2008. The reports generally cover the year prior to the date of publication. Vital statistics may be found in most towns' reports. In some cases the reports include lists of births, marriages, and deaths to nearly the present day. Annual town reports often include school reports (including lists of teachers, students with perfect attendance, and the like), property transactions, and property valuation lists.

Civil War
This section includes digital copies of the Report of the Adjutant General for 1865, 1866, and 1867; letters, journals and reports; reminiscences; regimental rosters; unit histories; and more.



The Daily Genealogist: Accessing Books on Mobile Devices

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked about male relatives who used the same given names over multiple generations. 3,704 people answered the survey. The results are:
•    5%, I have no lines of consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    20%, I have a line of two consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    31%, I have a line of three consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    22%, I have a line of four consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    11%, I have a line of five consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    4%, I have a line of six consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    2%, I have a line of seven consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    1%, I have a line of eight consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).    
•    2%, I have a line of nine or more consecutive male relatives with the same given name(s).   
•    2%, I don't know.    
This week's survey asks about accessing books on mobile devices. Take the survey now!

The Daily Genealogist: Multiple Generations of A Given Name

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Betlock Lynn

Lynn Betlock
Editor

The Weekly Genealogist Survey
Last week's survey asked if any of your ancestral couples (parents, grandparents, great-grandparents, etc.) came from significantly different backgrounds. 4,085 people answered the survey. More than one answer could be selected. The results are:
•    29%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from different social classes.   
•    33%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from families with different economic statuses.    
•    46%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from different religious backgrounds.    
•    37%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from households that spoke different languages.    
•    34%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from different ethnicities.    
•    4%, Yes, at least one of my ancestral couples came from different racial backgrounds.   
•    31%, No, I am not aware of any significant differences between the backgrounds of any of my ancestral couples.    
 
This week's survey asks about male relatives who used the same given names over multiple generations. Take the survey now!
 


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