Wednesday, January 23, 2008

History of Madison County, Indiana

I began posting biographies at AccessGenealogy for a manuscript we've had online for many years, but only as images. I'm now putting that online in a database format, enabling users to search through the manuscript. The History of Madison County, Indiana was a set of books written by John Forkner in 1914. Volume 2 which we are providing online, contains over a hundred biographies of leading men during the turn of the 20th Century. This is a work in progress, that at this post, is half finished.

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Missouri Marriages

I posted today on AccessGenealogy, over 25,000 marriage records dating from 1807-1880 for the state of Missouri. Most of these transcribed records were published in a series of manuscripts that came directly from the Office of Recorder for each county. We presently have records for the following counties in Missouri: Audrain, Benton, Carroll, Cass, Chariton, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Daviess, Franklin, Greene, Linn, Marion, McDonald, Monroe, Osage, Perry, Polk, St. Francois, St. Genevieve, and Warren County.

1840 Pensioner Index

Today, I began posting to AccessGenealogy a database of the 1840 Pensioner Index. The information included within this database includes the applicants name, age, town, county, and state, as well as the head of household with which the individual was enumerated in. The data itself comes from the 1840 census, which asked for the names and ages of "Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services, Included in the Foregoing" Household. Pensioners included both veterans and widows. This clue should lead the researcher to Revolutionary War military service and pension records. The pension files, which are especially useful, have been reproduced online.
  1. 1840 Pensioner List - Index
  2. Publication M804: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files

Monday, January 07, 2008

Plantation Life in Mississippi

A pleasing picture of plantation life in Mississippi before the Civil War, and an attempt to preserve something of the manners, customs and deeds of that time. As in many Southern writings soon after the Civil War, the history of the "Old South" which included slavery is often painted as an idyllic setting rather then a realistic portrait of that time. That is true in this portrayal we bring to you at Mississippi Genealogy. Please realize that the latitude with which a writer has is expansive, and this author took such liberties to heart, as he readily admits within the work.

Plantation Life in Mississippi

Washington Cemetery Gallery Update

Judy updated the Washington Cemetery Gallery of tombstone photos over the weekend. She added over 300 new photos of tombstones from the Holy Cross Cemetery of Kittitas County, Washington. This brings the total collection of tombstone photos within the gallery to 2720. We appreciate Shelly Steedman and others like her who donate such items to this collection.

Washington Cemetery Tombstone Photos