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. If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.

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.
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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.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

New Hampshire Historical Collections

More and more universities are establishing digital collections of historical papers, many of which contain important clues for genealogists. The New Hampshire History Bookshelf is another example that includes two collections: New Hampshire History and New Hampshire State Documents. You can search the collection and view the images for free. As an example, I searched for an ancestor that I knew lived in New Hampshire at the time of the revolutionary war. The results included a document that showing he served under General John Stark. Only a few years ago I would have had to travel to Concord or Washington D.C. to view these documents. Have fun with this collection, especially if your ancestor lived in New Hampshire.
Here's the link:
The New Hampshire History Bookshelf

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