Friday, May 31, 2013

Genealogy Articles That Caught My Eye:
Price Increase at Newspaper Archive
For those of you who subscribe to will notice a huge increase in their pricing. However, there are a couple of options: check with your local library to see if they have a subscription, subscribe to which includes NewspaperArchive information, or join the Southern California Genealogical Society which offers access free to their members (membership is $35/year).
From Ellis Island to the Department of Homeland Security, our history is the history of United States immigration and nationality law and policy. This section explores the roots of the nation’s legal immigration system and the immigrant roots of your own family. [Click here]
Every genealogist and his sister wants to find one. But after years of searching, many find a document that raises as many questions as it answers. This is especially true of passenger lists dating after 1892, which are frequently found to have a variety of markings, codes, and annotations squeezed into the margins and small blank spaces above and behind information written in the list form's columns. [Click here]
FamilySearch recently published an online image base containing 5.776 million Massachusetts deeds from 1620-1986. It contains land and property records from the Massachusetts Land Office and county courthouses. The records include land grants, patents, deeds, and mortgages. This collection includes all counties in Massachusetts. [Click here]

1 comment:

  1. The Southern California Genealogical Society will no longer offer this benefit online after August 31. Subscribers to the Godfrey Memorial Library ( can access and other databases for $45/year. is also available free at some local libraries and family history centers.