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.



Friday, March 13, 2009

SUNY Oswego - Digital Colections

Today's featured digital collection comes from the libraries at the State University of New York at Oswego. The collection isn't robust on genealogical material but, there are some very interesting items available, including:
# B. B. Burt MS - James Van Cleeve papers. c 1877-1879 The B. Burt Papers (Bradley Benedict Burt) are a selection from the B. Burt manuscript of the James Van Cleve papers (maps, letters)
# E.A. Sheldon Autobiography (Chapters 8,15,16,30,32)
# E.A. Sheldon Autobiography (Chapters 2,6,13,18,22,23,24,25,26,30,32,33)
# Erastus Granger Papers - New York State Indian Agent. 1806 - 1827 - 18 letters from the collection - transcripts & abstracts included and another 34 letters from the collection as transcripts
# Millard Fillmore papers
* 1817-1864
* 1850-1861
* 1862-1864
# Orrin Stone Diary - 1814 - 1815 diary of an Oswego County pioneer.

Here's the link:
www.oswego.edu/library/archives/digitized_collections.html

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