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.



Friday, November 14, 2008

Kansas Memory

This project of the Kansas Historical Society also has documents from the Kansas State Archives. There are quite a few levels and menus. But, after you poke around a bit, I think you'll find there is a great deal of information here for people researching their ancestors and the history of this plains state.

There's information and amazing photos of significant periods in Kansas history including the "Dust Bowl days" of the great depression. You can search or browse by subject and you can even brows by time period such as the Civil War period of 1861-1865 and the Cattle Drive period from 1867 to 1885 and much more.

I think you'll finding the clock will tick away the hours once you land on this site.

www.kansasmemory.org/

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