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 If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.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

Friday, January 23, 2009

University of Alabama Digital Library

The University of Alabama's digital collection available on line is quite large and has family papers of various families, a huge collection of material about the French Revolution as well as maps, railroad timetables sheet music and photos. This vast collection of material will take you a while to get through. Here's a list of what's available:
* Septimus D. Cabaniss Papers
* Central Iron and Coal
* Emphasis: 1967-1971
* Eugene Allen Smith Collection
* Daphne Cunningham Diaries
* Davis Farm Journals
* French Revolutionary Pamphlets
* Gorgas Family Papers
* Mary Lee Hosbrook Diary
* Life Studies of the Great Army
* Majorie Smith Slide Collection
* Native American Collection
* Perkins Family Papers
* Ptolemy Maps
* Railroad Timetables
* Rammer Jammer
* Sheet Music
* Sydnia Keene Smythie Antebellum Architecture
* Voyages dans l'Amérique Septentrionale
* Woodward Family Photographs
* Working Lives

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