Sunday, November 29, 2009

MI and ON Updates

I decided to take a break from California directories at Ancestry, and instead added some from Michigan and Ontario at Ancestry, Google Books, and the Hathi Trust Digital Library. There are so many wonderful resources out there, that when I get bored adding links from one place, I can mix it up by working with a different resource or a different location...or both!


Calhoun County, Michigan - one new link from Google Books and 11 new links from Ancestry

Lenawee County, Michigan - one new link from Hathi Trust Digital Library, five new links from Ancestry, and one new link from Google Books

Washtenaw County, Michigan - 14 new links from Google, 22 new links from Ancestry, and 9 new links from the Hathi Trust Digital Library

Bruce County, Ontario - one new link from Google Books

Wellington County, Ontario - one new link from Google Books

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Friday, November 27, 2009

CA New Pages and Updates

New Pages:

Imperial County, California - with seven links from Ancestry


California - with 26 out of 59 counties linked

Contra Costa County, California - added one link from Ancestry

Los Angeles County, California - added one new link from Ancestry

San Joaquin County, California - added three new links from Ancestry

San Mateo County, California - added 11 new links from Ancestry

Santa Clara County, California - added 14 new links from Ancestry

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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Another New CA Page and Update

I've just added the Fresno County, California page to the website with 16 links from Ancestry, and I've updated the California page to reflect that I have 25 out of 59 counties listed. There are many, many California directories available from many resources--free and subscription--on the web, so if your years or counties aren't represented yet, stay tuned!

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

CA New Page and Update

After taking a break for a bit, I'm back adding links. Here's the latest...

New Page:

Humboldt County, California - with 10 links from Ancestry


- now with 24 out of 59 counties linked

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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Corrections Made to Jefferson Co., AL Page

I do make mistakes on my website from time to time. And I DO appreciate when someone points them out! The last thing I want is an error or broken link to frustrate my visitors.

Thanks go to Ben Peterson of the Southern History Department at the Birmingham (Alabama) Public Library. I had found two links to Birmingham city directories at Google Books and had posted them on the Jefferson County, Alabama page. Somehow I didn't take the time to read the title page, like I normally do. If I had, I would have realized that these city directories were for Birmingham, England! Ben was kind enough to point this out to me, and I have made the necessary corrections.

To view Birmingham, Alabama directory links, visit my Jefferson County, Alabama page.

To view Birmingham, England directory links, visit my Historic County of Warwickshire, England page (this page is new to the site).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, NY, OH, and WI New Pages and Updates

Here are more updates to historical directories found at the New England Historical and Genealogical Society website:

New Pages:

Androscoggin County, Maine
- with one directory from NEHGS


Cook County, Illinois
- three new directories from NEHGS

Maine - now with eight out of 16 counties linked

City of Baltimore, Maryland - one new directory from NEHGS

Suffolk County, Massachusetts - one new directory from NEHGS

Wayne County, Michigan - two new directories from NEHGS; also corrected links to three directories from the Hathi Trust Digital Library

New York City, New York - six new directories from NEHGS

Rensselaer County, New York
- one new directory from NEHGS

Hamilton County, Ohio - one new directory from NEHGS

Lucas County, Ohio - one new directory from NEHGS

Dane County, Wisconsin - one new directory from NEHGS

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Summit County, OH New Page

At long last! I have completed the page for Summit County, Ohio with 93 links from the Akron-Summit County Public Library website and one from the New England Historic and Genealogical Society. There are probably directories for this county at Ancestry, as well, but this is a great start! Also, this now means my Ohio page has 30 out of 88 counties linked!

Thanks to Joe Beine for the tip! Check out his wonderful resources here. He and his helpful websites have recently been featured in an article in Discovering Family History (November/December 2009 issue). Congratulations, Joe!