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.



Monday, March 21, 2011

Farber Gravestone Collection

This is quite an unusual but possibly very useful site to some.  The American Antiquarian Society makes available the Farber Gravestone Collection.This site documents the sculpture on over 9,000 gravestones made prior to 1800, mostly in New England, but does include some from as far away as Nova Scotia and North Carolina. It's the work of the late Daniel Farber of Worcester, Massachusetts, and his wife, Jessie Lie Farber and incorporates into the collection the work of Harriette Merrifield Forbes and Dr. Ernest Caulfield. This site documents the artistic creation as well as records of biographical information. Accompanying the photographs you will find name and death date of the deceased and the location of the stone.

http://www.lunacommons.org/luna/servlet/FBC~100~1

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