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.



Saturday, November 1, 2008

New Jersey Photograph and Manuscript Collection

More from New Jersey - the link will take you to another section of the New Jersey State Archives where you will find more than 3,000 images of photographs and items from its manuscript collection. The main headings include the following:
Portraits of Soldiers
Historic Structures, Sites and Parks
New Jersey Institutions
Transportation and Public Works
Military Activities & Monuments
Military Service Records
Governors' Documents
Slave Records
Lindbergh Kidnapping
Family Papers

Be sure you dig deeper in each category. There are some real gems here. For example; you will find 284 records from the "U.S. Colored Troops Service Files" during the Civil War; 57 images of Hunterdon County slave freedom papers, 1788-1836; and 415 birth certificates of children born to Hunterdon County slaves, 1804-1835.

Here's the link:
www.state.nj.us/state/darm/links/imgcollections.html

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

new URL
http://www.nj.gov/state/archives/searchimgcollections.html

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