- The Free UK Genealogy site (freeukgenealogy.org.uk) contains indexes to nearly 350 million records.
- While many are familiar with the USGenWeb, the international version is called WorldGenWeb (worldgenweb.org) and is worth checking for free websites.
- The Harvard University Library Open Collections Program (ocp.hul.harvard.edu), includes millions of pages of digitized manuscripts from the collections, a great resource.
- In the states category, check out Alabama Mosaic (alabamamosaic.org), which should bring to light some great material from Alabama as it approaches its 200th anniversary of statehood.
There are many more featured in the article, so check the issue on newsstands now, or at familytreemagazine.com.
Jewish Genealogical Society hosts workshop
The Jewish Genealogical Society of Georgia (JGS) is scheduled to host a workshop on August 26, starting at 2 p.m. at the Breman Museum, 1440 Spring St. NW, Atlanta. Museum doors open at 1 p.m. Jeremy Katz, archives director at the museum, will conduct a workshop on preserving your family history. Attendees may bring family items to be examined for preservation. The event is free to JGS members. Nonmembers must pay museum general admission fee. For questions, email jewishgenealogy@JGSG.org.
Obituary accuracy? Can we count on it?
Genealogists and historians rely on obituaries for accurate information on the deceased. Sometimes, those are the only details of a person’s life. Recently, I noticed a long obituary of a prominent person in my hometown newspaper that did not give her maiden name, her place of birth, nor her parents’ names. Not very useful for future researchers.
Contact Kenneth H. Thomas Jr., P.O.Box 901, Decatur, GA 30031 or gagensociety.org.