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Fold3 History & Genealogy Archives Plus
Check out the useful database that was recently added to the list of Hennepin County Library’s Databases A-Z as well as the Genealogy Subject Guide. Select from one of its highlighted collections or from the top menu bar, “Fold3 History and Genealogical Archives”—select from one of its archive collections: African American, Holocaust, Native American, Revolutionary War, U.S. Bureau of Investigations Case File, or World War II.
 
posted Mar 20, 2014 by JoEllen H. Category: Genealogy

Top Genealogy Websites for 2013
Family Tree has named the 101 Best Genealogy Websites for 2013, including Best Websites for Midwest Genealogy. Congratulations to the Minnesota Historical Society for making the list, and for garnering the praise "offers almost as many genealogy resources as Minnesota has lakes!"
 
posted Jan 3, 2014 by DJ Category: Genealogy

Taphophiles
Cover Art Are you a taphophile? If so, the library has many good books to help you with your search of new, interesting cemeteries to explore. Many genealogists would qualify as a taphophile. Search under the subject heading of Cemeteries plus a geographic area like Minnesota to find many books on the subject.
 
posted Dec 9, 2013 by JoEllen Haugo Category: Genealogy

Gathering Family Stories
Cover Art With the holidays upon us, this can be a great time to gather family stories. The website FamilySearch suggests making photo name tags—these can be a head shot of the individual, the descendant or even a fun photo of them from earlier years. Photos are useful in tickling people’s memories. Other ideas from FamilySearch are to set up a photo slideshow and to take a group photo.
 
posted Nov 26, 2013 by JoEllen H. Category: Genealogy

Genealogy Connect database
Genealogy Connect provides access to over 1500 authoritative genealogy resources including histories and records of Native American tribes to colonial period and American immigration works to tracing royal and noble ancestry. Includes articles on getting started, research and organization tips for creating your family tree.
 
posted Oct 19, 2013 by DJ Category: Genealogy

Genealogy Research Resources
This fall, in addition to Family History Fair 2013 at Minneapolis Central Library, Genealogy Research classes are being held at various Hennepin County libraries. Learn how to get started, research offline, write your family history, plan research trips and more.
 
posted Oct 5, 2013 by DJ Category: Genealogy

Back to School Genealogy
Looking for an ancestor's yearbook photo or school? Try these School & Institutional Records, which include several helpful databases and websites.
 
posted Sep 10, 2013 by DJ Category: Genealogy

All of Europe Genealogy Links Portal
All of Europe Genealogy Check out this easy to use portal to European countries useful genealogy records and information. To date, the countries alphabetically from Albania to Norway have been completed to date.
 
posted Sep 3, 2013 by JoEllen H. Category: Genealogy

Minnesota Naturalization Records
The website for the Iron Range Research Center offers database searching for alien, birth, cemetery, marriage records and naturalization records. This easy to use database can help make those Minnesota naturalization searches much easier. To get a copy of the record, you can order through Iron Range Research Center or go to the Minnesota Historical Society and view the microfilm and make copies.
 
posted Jul 17, 2013 by JoEllen H. Category: Genealogy

U.S. Historical Periodicals
See digitized articles from over 1100 magazines & journals with American Periodical Series Online 1740-1941. Articles cover art, history, literature, politics, education and general news. Original typography, drawings, graphic elements, and article layouts.
 
posted Jul 2, 2013 by DJ Category: Genealogy

May is American Indian Month in Minnesota
Search for your Native ancestry through our Multicultural Family History links which include Trace Indian Ancestry, Native American Resources on the Internet, and Online Native American Indian Genealogy Records and Databases.
 
posted May 7, 2013 by DJ Category: Genealogy

Digital Public Library of America (DPLA)
The DPLA was launched on April 18, 2013 and currently offers about three million digital images, books, maps, archival collections available for retrieval by keyword searching. Organizations including the National Archives, the New York Public Library and the Smithsonian are partners in this endeavor along with our own Minnesota Reflections Digital Library.

Looking for a photo of the school your mom attended in Beverly, Massachusetts? An image after a hurricane hit the Florida Keys? Or new photographs of Hubert Humphrey? Large and small repositories from around the country have made their digitized resources accessible by the click of a mouse. Check out this new portal into America’s rich history.
 
posted Apr 20, 2013 by JoEllen H. Category: Genealogy

Irish-American Heritage Month
Celebrate your heritage by researching your Irish family history!
Great websites to help you get started include:
The Irish Genealogy Toolkit, National Archives of Ireland and GENUKI. Although Irish research is exciting, it can also be frustrating, due to destroyed records, the high number of famine deaths and the millions that emigrated after 1840. Sláinte!
 
posted Mar 6, 2013 by Trudi C. Category: Genealogy

New Genealogy Database
Genealogy Connect provides access to over 1500 genealogy resources including histories and records of Native American tribes, the colonial period, American immigration, and works tracing noble ancestry. Includes articles on getting started, tips for creating your family tree, and more.
 
posted Jan 7, 2013 by DJ Category: Genealogy

Top Genealogy Sites for 2012
FamilyTree's 101 Best Genealogy Websites for 2012 lists the Best Online Genealogy Tools, Best Old Map & Photo Websites for Genealogy, Best Websites for Genealogy Research in Military Records and more!
 
posted Jan 3, 2013 by DJ Category: Genealogy


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