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 If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.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, February 23, 2009

Corpus Christi Library - Local History, Genealogy & Archives

I often think that there must be a limit to the number of free places where a person can find genealogical information. But, as soon as I start entertaining those thoughts, I find more. Today's focus is on Corpus Chisti Texas. The Local History, Genealogy & Archives section of the Corpus Christi Public Libraries has a nice selection of information including an index of obituaries from the Corpus Christi Caller, Corpus Christi Times, and the Corpus Christi Caller-Times. The index covers the dates 1893-1903 and January 1950 through April 2008. The site also features information from the Old Bay View Cemetery, the oldest military cemtery in Texas with burials dating back to 1845 and a death the occurred during the "Mexican War." You'll also find a special section on Spanish and Mexican Colonial documents, which includes Chapa, a Study of the Descendants of Juan Bautista Schiapapria (Chapa) Through the XVIII Century. Here's were you find it on the web:

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