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, February 4, 2011

Alabama Department of Archives and History

Searching for lost ancestors in Alabama?  Well, the
Alabama Department of Archives and History has some nice material on-line.
Three databases (with images of the original documents) are available for free. The three are:
Civil War Soldiers database
1867 Voter Registration database
World War I Goldstar database
In addition to the above, be sure to check out the additional link on the page that will take you to the Digital Archives. Once you land on that page, be sure to check the Alabama Textual Materials Collection. You can then browse by topic or by state agency.  There's a lot of great material here.

http://www.archives.alabama.gov/searchcoll.html   

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