Monday, May 16, 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011
FamilySearch announced the addition of millions of Civil War Era records on their website. This is an ongoing project, records will be added as they are indexed. Best part there is no fee to access these records. The records currently available include:
- Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929
- Louisiana Confederate Pensions, 1898-1950
- Missouri Confederate Pension Applications and Soldiers Home Applications
- South Carolina, Civil Confederate Service Records, 1861-1865
- US, 1894 Census of Union Veterans and Widows of the Civil War
- US, Naval Enlistment Rendezvous, 1855-1891
- US, Navy Widows' Certificates 1861-1910
- US, Registers of Enlistments in the US Army 1798-1914
- US, Union Provost Marshal Files of Papers Relating to Two or More Civilians, 181-1866
- US, Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cads, 1907-1933
- Vermont Enrolled Militia, 1861-1867
- Arizona, Service Records of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War, 1861-1863
You can help index the records to make them available. It doesn't take a lot of time. Please pitch in and do your part. Click on the link above for more information and to access the records.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
We have an exciting seminar coming up on Saturday May 21, 2011. Marilyn Waligore who is Professor of Aesthetic Studies/Photography in the School of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas where she directs the Photography Program is our speaker. Photographs of our ancestors are special treasures for family historians. Join us to learn about the history of photography.
Saturday seminars are held in the program room at WO Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Rd, Plano. Doors open at 10:00 and the program begins at 10:30.