Friday, April 15, 2016

What is New Out There Now?

NYC Marriage Records Index
The large genealogy websites out there are not the only places indexes and actual digitized records exist. Here are a few recently released record and/or index collections for various locations.

Index to the New York City Clerk's Office Marriage Records
Earlier this week the National Genealogical Society reported that the "fruits" of Reclaim the Records successful petition filed at the Supreme Court of the State of New York for vital records access have been released on the Internet Archive website as the NYC Marriage Index.

At this time, 39 of 48 microfilm have been digitized and are now available for free. This includes: Manhattan 1908-1929, Brookyn 1908-1929, Bronx 1914-1917. To come are: Bronx 1918-1929, Queens 1908-1930, and Staten Island 1908-1938.

Read the intro page to each particular index. There are instructions that give you exact details of how to place an order.

Kings County, New Brunswick, Death Index 1897-1936
The blog site, Genealogy a la carte, reported this week that the Provincial Archives of New Brunswick's newest database for Kings County is Kings County Record Newspaper: Death Index , 1897-1936. This is an index to just over 11,000 deaths published in the newspaper. Note: the date given in the index is the publication date, not the death date. Also, for copy of the newspaper item you will have to locate the microfilm at an archive or library.

Historical Maps of Nova Scotia
Also from the blog site, Genealogy a la carte, we learned that the Nova Scotia Archives has an online collection of Historical Maps of Nova Scotia. The maps and plans in the collection span the time frame from the 1700s to 1900s. More additions to the collection are planned.

See you soon at Mt. Clemens Public Library!


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