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.



Thursday, February 26, 2009

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation - Digital Collection

When most people think about The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation they often think of the wonderful living history village located in Virginia. Often overlooked is the on-line digital collection of documents relating to its history. Today's focus is just that. In the Colonial Williamsburg digital library you will find four sections:
* Manuscripts -transcripts and images of selected documents from seven of the Foundation’s collections
* Research Report Series -documents about the history of the origanization
* Virginia Gazettes (newspapers) - includes images of almost all the known issues
* York County Probate Inventories - these are transcripts from the original documents.
Take a look. Here's the link.

research.history.org/DigitalLibrary.cfm

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