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 If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.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

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Adams Family Papers

No... it's not about Morticia, Gomez, Lurch and uncle Fester. It's about our second president and his wife Abigail. The Massachusetts Historical Society makes this one available and according to the web site, values it as one of its "most important collections." It contains digital images of the letters exchanged between John and Abigail Adams, John Adams' diary, and John Adams' autobiography. They are all presented alongside transcriptions for easy reading.
While you may not have a direct connection to this family, I think you'll find them interesting reading.
The direct link:

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