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 If you find dead links, please let me know so I can update or remove links that are no longer valid.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

Sunday, January 16, 2011

NYS Military Museum and Veterans Research Center

The NYSMMVRC Library and Archive is a great resource for anyone studying New York State military, cultural and social history, and if you are looking for information about New York men and women veterans in federal service.
The physical library and archive features a collection of more than 2000 volumes of military and New York State history; over 5,000 unit and individual soldier photographs; unit history files; broadsides; scrapbooks; letters; armory and unit collections; and maps.  Here is another great resource that is constantly being updated and now some of that vast collection is available for free on line:

Link to the table of contents:

Some of the individual resoruces:

Adjutant General ReportsNew York National Guardsman
New York State Awards, Decorations and Medals
Register of officers whose services terminated prior to Jan. 1, 1858
Congressional Medal of Honor Recipients Affiliated with New York

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