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 12, 2009

Edgecombe County Memorial Library - North Carolina

This collection is small in comparison to others I have talked about but has some real interesting items available for viewing for free. Two caught my eye in particular. The first is Rev. Brown's 1913 Gettysburg Scrapbook taken on a trip to visit the battlefield. These photos are from a Confederate veterans point view of famous battle sites. The scrapbook includes captions and description by Brown as well as photos of markers for various regiments. This site also include a rare photo of African-American Veterans - members of the US Colored Troops who attended this reunion. The second one that caught my eye is the United Daughters of the Confederacy scrapbook from 1907 - 1968. This scrapbook contains newspaper articles, photographs and various other materials collected by the chapter. In addition to the two I mentioned above, there are several family collections including: John Lawrence Wiggins family; Solomon Nettles family; and the genealogy pages from the Bridgers' Bible.

www.edgecombelibrary.org/History/historic_digital_archive.htm

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