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 If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.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

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Fletcher Family Letters - University of Vermont

The University of Vermont has just put on line (March 6, 2009) a collection of family letters. The letters, collected by Ruth Colton Fletcher between 1810 and 1903are part of the Consuelo Northrop Bailey Papers. This is the period of time that many New England families moved west to New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa and Kansas. There are 148 letters in the collection. The site features searchable transcriptions of the letters and a collection overview with a list of the correspondents and their relationships. The link below takes you to the UVM Libraries Center for Digital Initiatives where you will also find two very nice photo collections available for viewing on line. The link to the Fletcher letters are at the bottom of the "What's New" page.

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