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, February 21, 2009

Old Fort Collins, 1865 - Colorado

Old Fort Collins, 1865 is an online digital archive and is only a small but significant selection of historical materials, records, and photographs located in the Fort Collins Local History Archive. I found the News Flashbacks, Local Anecdotes and WWII Oral History sections to be fascinating reading and full of information about the people who settled in the Fort Collins area.

This site also has two of the larger Fort Collins cemeteries, Grandview and Roselawn, on-line. The search takes a little getting used to as you are taken to a sub site called FCMaps. Along the ribbon bar at the top you select a menu option to search for surname. That seems to be the easiest way to search this data.

history.fcgov.com/

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