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The Daily Genealogist: Boyd County Public Library, Kentucky

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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Genealogy Databases, Boyd County Public Library, Kentucky

Boyd County is located on the northeastern border of Kentucky. Its county seat is Catlettsburg; Ashland is its largest city. The Boyd County Public Library has made a number of databases available on its website.

Ashland Daily Independent Obituaries
This database--covering July 1922 to March 1946, July 1970 through December 1974, and 1988 through 2010--can be searched by last name, first name, maiden name, city/state/county, and date (year). The data fields are last name, first name, maiden name, city/county/state, date of publication of the obituary, and page on which it appears in the newspaper.

Boyd County Cemetery Resources
There are three Boyd County cemetery databases on the website. The Boyd County Cemetery Location Guide provides detailed descriptions of the locations of cemeteries in Boyd County as well as information about whether and how each of them has been documented. The second database is an index to the Boyd County Cemeteries Database, searchable by last name, first name, year of birth, year of death, county, and cemetery. The data fields are last name, first name, cemetery name, county, birth, death, source of the record information, date, military service, and comments. The comments section may include cause of death, location in the cemetery, parents' names, and gravestone inscriptions. The third database is an index to burials in the Ashland Cemetery, searchable by last name, first name, year, section, and lot. The data fields are last name, first name, section, lot #, funeral home, year, month/day of interment, veteran, infant, and marker. Researchers will also find a link to a map of the cemetery. As noted on the website, the records of the cemetery were destroyed by fire around 1900. Earlier records for Ashland Cemetery can be found in the Boyd County cemetery database.

Boyd County Marriage Index
This database, covering 1860 through December 1920, can be searched by the following data fields: groom's name, bride's name, groom's father's name, groom's mother's name, bride's father's name, bride's mother's name, book, page, notes, marriage date.


The Daily Genealogist: Cemetery Resources, New Mexico

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Hidalgo County Cemeteries, New Mexico
 
Hidalgo County is located in the southwest corner of New Mexico. Its county seat is the city of Lordsburg. Hidalgo County has made a number of cemetery databases available on its website.  

Cotton City Cemeteries
There are two Cotton City cemetery databases: Cotton City Latter Day Saints Cemetery and Valley View Community Church Cemetery. The data fields are full name (including maiden name), birth date, death date, and notes/remarks. The notes/remarks field includes military information, relationship information, and gravestone transcriptions.

Mountain View Cemetery
Mountain View Cemetery is located in the city of Lordsburg. The data fields in the burial database are full name, date of birth, date of death, and notes.The notes field includes gravestone transcriptions and symbols, military service, cremation, and maiden name.

Middle Animas Cemetery
This cemetery includes more than 150 marked graves. The data fields are the name of the deceased and that individual's birth and death dates. In many cases a married woman's maiden name is part of the record.

Rodeo Cemetery
This database contains about 200 burial records. The data fields are the name of the deceased and that individual's birth and death dates.

Virden Cemeteries
There are two Virden cemetery databases. The first is for the Virden Latter Day Saints Cemetery. Click on the Grave Markers link to download the alphabetical burial database. The other database is that of the Virden Catholic Cemetery, also known as San Antonio de Gila Cemetery. Click the Grave Markers link for this cemetery to access the database.

Cloverdale Cemetery
This database contains records for about thirty burials.

Aztec Cemetery, New Mexico

Aztec is the county seat of San Juan County, New Mexico, which is in the northwest corner of the state. Settlers came to the area in the 1870s, but the Aztec Cemetery was not established until 1890. According to the website at least ten San Juan County sheriffs are buried there, as are a number of outlaws. Click the Interment Search tab to access the alphabetical burial database. The data fields are name of the deceased, birth date, death date, section, row, and notes. The notes field includes information about individuals whose ashes were buried in the grave.  



The Daily Genealogist: Spotlight: Adams County Historical Society, Nebraska

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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Adams County Historical Society, Nebraska
Adams County is located in south central Nebraska. The city of Hastings is the county seat. The Adams County Historical Society has made a number of resources available on its website. Click on the links in the main menu to access the resources.

History of Adams County
In this section you will find nearly thirty historical stories about people, places, extreme weather events, and other happenings related to Adams County history. Weather events include the Winter of 1948-49, the Heat Wave of 1934, the Easter Sunday Blizzard of 1873, the Dust Bowl Years, and the Drought of 1894. Also included are short histories of the towns of Roseland, Pauline, Leroy, Kenesaw, Juniata, Holstein, Hayland, and Ayr.

Historic Buildings and Sites
This section provides descriptions of more than forty historical buildings found in Adams County. These include theaters, historic homes, railroad, stations, commercial buildings, and much more.

Adams County Cemeteries
This section lists forty cemeteries with locations, and provides a link to the Nebraska State Genealogical Society's Tombstone Photo Project webpage, which has links to tombstone records for thirteen Adams County cemeteries.

Click a cemetery name for an alphabetical listing of the individuals buried there, along with tombstone photographs. "Similar County Records" provides a list of individuals with the same surname buried in Adams County. For example, you will find individuals with the surname "Uhrmacher" buried in Parkview Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Rural Schools
This section provides brief descriptions of Adams County's public and parochial schools, photographs from the historical society's collections, and virtual tours. (The virtual tours include the Naval Ammunition Depot Tour, the Oregon Trail Tour, and the "Fountain to Fountain Tour" in the Central Hastings Historic District.)
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by Valerie Beaudrault, Assistant Editor
Adams County Historical Society, Nebraska
Adams County is located in south central Nebraska. The city of Hastings is the county seat. The Adams County Historical Society has made a number of resources available on its website. Click on the links in the main menu to access the resources.

History of Adams County
In this section you will find nearly thirty historical stories about people, places, extreme weather events, and other happenings related to Adams County history. Weather events include the Winter of 1948-49, the Heat Wave of 1934, the Easter Sunday Blizzard of 1873, the Dust Bowl Years, and the Drought of 1894. Also included are short histories of the towns of Roseland, Pauline, Leroy, Kenesaw, Juniata, Holstein, Hayland, and Ayr.

Historic Buildings and Sites
This section provides descriptions of more than forty historical buildings found in Adams County. These include theaters, historic homes, railroad, stations, commercial buildings, and much more.

Adams County Cemeteries
This section lists forty cemeteries with locations, and provides a link to the Nebraska State Genealogical Society's Tombstone Photo Project webpage, which has links to tombstone records for thirteen Adams County cemeteries.

Click a cemetery name for an alphabetical listing of the individuals buried there, along with tombstone photographs. "Similar County Records" provides a list of individuals with the same surname buried in Adams County. For example, you will find individuals with the surname "Uhrmacher" buried in Parkview Cemetery, Mount Pleasant Cemetery, and Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery.

Rural Schools
This section provides brief descriptions of Adams County's public and parochial schools, photographs from the historical society's collections, and virtual tours. (The virtual tours include the Naval Ammunition Depot Tour, the Oregon Trail Tour, and the "Fountain to Fountain Tour" in the Central Hastings Historic District.)
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The Daily Genealogist: Historical Society Online Resources: Connecticut and New Hampshire

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Valerie Beaudrault
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Springfield Historical Society, New Hampshire

The town of Springfield, located in Sullivan County, New Hampshire, is in the southwestern part of the state. The Springfield Historical Society has made some of its resources available online.

Click the Research link in the menu bar to view photographs from the society's collections and historical stories about Springfield, its history, and its residents. Click the Newsletter link on the left for more stories.

Click the Cemeteries link for information on Springfield's small cemeteries and single graves, and a link to some background information from a society newsletter. Click the cemetery name to view listings--and, in many cases, photographs--of gravestones.

New Hartford Historical Society, Connecticut


The town of New Hartford is located in Litchfield County, in northwestern Connecticut. The New Hartford Historical Society has made some resources from its archives available online. Click the Research/Archives link and then the Burial Records link to access the largest collection of the society's online resources.

Burial and Transit Permits
This chronological database indexes New Hartford burial and transit permits from 1893 through 1975. The data fields in the index are name, sex, age, race, date of death, cause of death, place of death, cemetery, transferred to/town of cemetery, marital status, buried-on date, father's name, mother's name, and permit holder. (The type is small, but you can download the PDF and zoom in to read it.)
 
Bureau of Vital Statistics Records and Disinterment Records
These chronological databases index deaths/burials from 1893 through 1975. The data fields in the index are name, date, cemetery, burial, removal/disinterment, shared record with, removal permit, age, and location of record.

Statement of Undertakers
This database provides information from undertakers' records from 1895 through 1924. The data fields in the database are name, town, date of death, cause of death, age, and transferred to.

Cremation Records
This chronological database indexes cremation records from 1938 through 1975. The data fields in the index are name, sex, color/race, age, status, occupation, birthplace, last residence, place of death, date of death, cause of death, date of cremation, and place of cremation.


The Daily Genealogist: Windham Historical Society, Maine

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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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: University of New Hampshire Library

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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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: Tompkins County Public Library, New York

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Valerie Beaudrault

Valerie Beaudrault
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Local History Resources, Tompkins County Public Library, New York

Tompkins County is located in central New York. Its county seat is the city of Ithaca. The Tompkins County Public Library has made a number of online resources available through its Local History section. Click the Digital Books & Directories link in the contents list to access them. A sampling of the resources follows.

Atlases & Maps
This section provides digitized atlases and maps, including Sanborn maps of Ithaca (1893, 1904, 1910, and 1919), a topographical atlas of Tompkins County (1866), and a Beers atlas of Tioga County (1869), which was reprinted in 1975.

Births, Deaths & Marriages
Indexes include: an alphabetical index to names found in Trumansburg newspapers from 1827-1940; a compiled index of obituaries and death notices published in The Ithaca Journal  from 1860-1876, 1900-1914, and 1980-1999; marriages from the Pastor's Hand Book, 1844-1887; an index to births (January 1915 to April 1918) and deaths (December 1854 to June 1874 and 1914-1920) from the Ithaca Journal and Ithaca Daily Journal; and a volume containing Tompkins County gravestone inscriptions for the towns of Caroline, Danby, Enfield, Ithaca, and Newfield.

Directories
Resources include an agricultural directory of Yates, Schuyler, Tompkins, and Seneca Counties (1914), nineteenth-century gazetteers and business directories for a number of different New York counties, a telephone guide to Ithaca and Cornell University (1907), and lists of enrolled voters of Tompkins County (1912 and 1913). Researchers will also find digitized Ithaca residential and business directories from 1864 through 1986.

Local Organizations
This section includes a number of fire company documents; school histories, catalogs, and yearbooks; church histories and, in some cases, church rolls and records; and a National Guard company history.

A number of local history resources have been digitized and appear under the following headers under in the Digital Books section: County History (Central NY), Ithaca & Tompkins County, Narratives & Memoirs, Native American History, New York State & CNY History, and Towns & Villages.



Spotlight: Cemetery Databases: Minnesota

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Spotlight: Cemetery Databases: Minnesota

Maple Grove Cemetery, Kasson, Minnesota
The city of Kasson is in Dodge County in southeastern Minnesota, just west of the city of Rochester. Kasson has made a burial database for Maple Grove Cemetery available on its website. Click the City Departments link and choose Maple Grove Cemetery for a burial listing of approximately 2,500 records, and a cemetery map, both in PDF format. The fields in the database are name, location of plot, level, date of burial, type of burial, type of casket/vault, sexton, and death certificate number. Estimated date of burial is indicated by an X.

Roselawn Cemetery, Roseville, Minnesota
The city of Roseville is located in Ramsey County, Minnesota, in the Twin Cities area, just north of Saint Paul. The Roselawn Cemetery has made a burial database available on its website. Click the burial records icon to open the database homepage, and the Search Online link to search by name. The search may be limited by person type--the deceased (burials), or the plot owner. If there are more than 50 individuals with that surname, you will be asked to provide a given name. The data fields in the search results are last and first name of the deceased, owner's last and first name, grave location (section, block, lot, and space), birth date, death date, gender, and age. The location of the plot will be indicated on the accompanying cemetery map. Click the record to enlarge the map and see all of the spaces in the lot. The spaces containing graves are labeled with the names of the individuals buried in them. Click Create Report for Printing to save your results.

Union Cemetery, Maplewood, Minnesota
The city of Maplewood is located in Ramsey County, Minnesota,  just north of Saint Paul. Maplewood's Union Cemetery was founded in 1869. The Union Cemetery Association has made a burials database available on the cemetery's website. Click "Burial Search" and then "Search for burials" for a map of the cemetery and a searchable database. Enter a last name in the search box. If there are more than 50 individuals by that surname, you will be asked to provide a given name. The data fields in the search results are last and first name of the deceased, grave location (block, lot, and space), sex, date of birth, date of death, age, and place of death. The location of the plot will be indicated on the accompanying cemetery map. Click the record in the search results to enlarge the map and view the name labels on the graves. Create and print a report of your search results by clicking on the Create Report for Printing.


The Daily Genealogist: Resources at the Geauga County Public Library, Ohio

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Genealogy and Local History Resources, Geauga County Public Library, Ohio

Geauga County is located in northeastern Ohio. Chardon is the county seat. The Geauga County Public Library has made a number of genealogy and local history resources available on its website.

Birth, Death and Marriage Records
The alphabetical indexes in PDF format were compiled from microfilm of original ledgers in the collections of the Chardon branch of the Geauga County Public Library. The links will bring you to the Geauga County Genealogical Society of Ohio website where the indexes reside for this collaborative effort. (The original ledgers are not accessible to the public.) An abbreviations key is available at the end of the page.

The birth and death records databases cover 1867 through 1908. There are more than 6,000 records in the deaths index. The data fields are name of the deceased, sex, date died, marital status, age, volume/page/record number, death place, birthplace, occupation, father, mother, cause of death, residence, and remarks. The births index contains more than 8,000 records. The data fields are birth name, sex, date born, birthplace, volume/page/record number, name of father, name of mother, residence, and remarks.

There are two marriage records databases, covering about 1806 through 1919. One database is sorted by bride's maiden name, and the other by groom's surname. There are more than 20,000 records, with separate records for the marriage license and the marriage record. The data fields are bride's name (maiden name), groom's name, date of license application, marriage date, volume/page/record number, groom's father name, groom's mother's names, bride's father, bride's mother, and comments. Because the county's boundaries changed during this period, some of the marriage records are for locales outside the current boundaries of Geauga County. A link to the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries page on the Newberry Library website is provided.

Cemetery Records
Under this link you will find alphabetical indexes to all but two of the cemeteries in Geauga County. The databases are current through 2011 or 2012. Links to the websites for the two remaining cemeteries have been provided.

Court Records
There are two court records databases. The first is the Estate (Probate) Packets database, which covers 1805 through 1917. The data fields in the alphabetical index are person's name, file number, case type, year, and LDS call number. An abbreviations key is provided. There is also a link to probate databases on the Geauga County GenWeb site.


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