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Enhancements coming to Fold3 database

July 25, 2012 by  

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We are pleased to announce that in the next few days, some important enhancements will become part of yourFold3 search experience: Filtering The most significant change to the Fold3 user interface involves the ability to filter on the key facets that customers have requested:  Documents Categories and Titles in the left column; Dates, States, and Added in the Past (how recently the document was added to the collection) in the center column. It will also be much easier to decide to include or … Continue reading

Kentucky Confederate Pension Records Now Available

April 10, 2012 by  

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From KDLA: Historic Confederate pension applications now available online     The complete collection of Confederate Pension Application files is now available in a digital format on the KDLA website, to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. The applications are searchable by name, unit and county, and provide invaluable information to genealogists, local historians, and anyone interested in Civil War history.  The files are available at the Confederate Pension search page. The Confederate Pension Act was passed by the … Continue reading

Ancestry Library

April 9, 2012 by  

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In-house Access Ancestry Library Edition, distributed exclusively by ProQuest and powered by Ancestry.com, delivers billions of records in census data, vital records, directories, photos, and more. Ancestry Library Edition brings the world’s most popular consumer online genealogy resource to your library. It’s an unprecedented online collection of individuals from North America, the UK, Europe, Australia, and more. Answers await everyone—whether professional or hobbyist, expert or novice, genealogist, or historian—inside the more than 7,000 available databases. Here, you can unlock the … Continue reading

Sanborn Digital Maps

April 9, 2012 by  

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Remote Access*   In-house Access *Contact Genealogy for username and password Sanborn fire insurance maps are valuable historical tools for urban specialists, social historians, architects, geographers, genealogists, local historians, planners, environmentalists and anyone who wants to learn about the history, growth, and development of American cities, towns, and neighborhoods. They are large-scale plans containing data that can be used to estimate the potential risk for urban structures. This includes information such as the outline of each building, the size, shape and construction materials, heights, … Continue reading

Heritage Quest Online

April 9, 2012 by  

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Remote Access   In-house Access HeritageQuest Online is a comprehensive treasury of American genealogical sources—rich in unique primary sources, local and family histories, and finding aids. 18th Century or 20th Century. European or Native American. Farm or Factory. East Coast or West Coast. Where does your American past begin? Discover the amazing history of you with HeritageQuest Online. It delivers an essential collection of genealogical and historical sources—with coverage dating back to the 1700s—that can help people find their ancestors … Continue reading

America’s Genealogy Bank

April 9, 2012 by  

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Remote Access   In-house Access America’s GenealogyBank provides Web-based access to millions of the United States’ core genealogical records from 1652 to the present day. Through basic name search and advanced search options, genealogists can easily find and browse digital images of American historical genealogies, obituaries, marriage notices, birth announcements, casualty lists, military and government documents and other essential primary sources. It also provides the full text of modern U.S. newspaper obituaries and enhanced Social Security Death Index (SSDI) records. Significantly, … Continue reading

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