GENEALOGY AND HISTORY SITES THAT ARE FREE TO ACCESS AND FREE TO USE

Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
For more information about Jerry Reed - Voice Talent visit:
http://jerryreed.com

I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.



Monday, October 20, 2008

Brooklyn Public Library - Brooklyn Daily Eagle

I love old newspapers and this one is great if you have any family or ancestors that lived in its coverage area between 1841 and 1900. The Brooklyn Public Library has several digital collections, but I think this one is worth mentioning because the paper was published from 1841 to 1955, then for a short time from 1960 to 1963. So far only phase one is complete covering the period between October 26, 1841 to December 31, 1902. That's more than sixty years worth of news from Brooklyn. This paper has thousands of obituaries and seemed to have some in every issue of the paper under the heading of "Died." Be patient the search engine is a bit slow.
Here's the link to the collection:
http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/eagle

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