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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

RUSSIAN POW ARCHIVE

Online archive with information on 750,000 Soviet prisoners who died in German concentration camps during WWII. There is also some information on Germans who were released from Soviet camps in the 1940s and 1950s:

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RUSSIAN WWII ARCHIVE

Russia plans to build the largest WWII archive in the world- they’re boasting it will house 13 billion documents:

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NOTE: It’s great to see such interest in preservation of the historical record in countries around the globe!

“WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?” UPDATE

Here’s an updated schedule for the rest of the NBC show about family history, courtesy of Anastasia at Ancestry.com:

Hello!

I wanted to let you know that the "Who Do You Think You Are?" schedule has been extended by one week. The season finale, an episode focusing on Spike Lee, will be shown on April 30 (previously scheduled for April 24). The updated schedule follows:

- April 2nd – Brooke Shields
- April 9th – Sarah Jessica Parker (Repeat)
- April 16th – No episode
- April 23rd – Susan Sarandon
- April 30th – Spike Lee

Thank you,

Anastasia Tyler

NOTE: Our local NBC affiliate here in St. Louis bumped the most recent episode (Matthew Broderick) and the next scheduled episode (Brooke Shields) from Friday evening at 7 PM to very early Monday morning. Most annoying!

A HOUSE DIVIDED

A blog about Civil War related news and events in the Washington, DC area:

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

OUR ARMY NURSES (1895) by MARY GARDNER HOLLAND

Online book about the service of one hundred women as nurses during the Civil War:

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THE RED CROSS (1898) by CLARA BARTON

Online book about the organization Miss Barton started in Washington, DC in 1881:

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NOTE: Most people think "nurse" when they hear the name Clara Barton, but Miss Barton gained further fame after the Civil War as the lady who helped families find out what happened to their missing soldiers!

CLINTON COUNTY (MO) NEWS

I thought you might be interested in the fact that as head of the genealogy department of the Clinton County Historical Society, Inc. in Plattsburg, Missouri, I have accumulated over 14,000 obituaries mostly taken from the Plattsburg Leader starting in 1895.

Also, last year at age 84, I decided to self-publish a book named "My Scrapbook History of World War II Veterans". It consists of all articles concerning any veteran published in the Plattsburg Leader from October 4, 1940 through August 9, 1946. It covers all of Clinton County, Missouri including Plattsburg, Lathrop, Gower, Trimble, Grayson, Stewartsville, Perrin, Turney and Cameron. As far as I know, it is the only published history of Clinton County's World War II veterans. My book sells for $20.00 plus $2.75 for mailing.

Our historical society also had a book called "Clinton County in Pictures" reprinted. It was first published around 1939 by E. O. Fisher, Publisher of The Lathrop Optimist. I believe it was intended to be finished by 1933 as a centennial history of Clinton County, Missouri. This book also sells for $20.00 plus $2.75 for mailing.

For further information about any of the above, contact me (Helen Russell), Vice President of the Clinton County Historical Society, Inc. at hrus25@aol.com.

HISTORY HAPPENS HERE

History Happens Here is the exciting new online magazine of the Missouri History Museum. Visitors to the site will find a plethora of interesting topics, images, and artifacts. For example, you can read about the many name changes and proposed name changes to Lindbergh Blvd. over the years, peruse (and purchase) historic images from the museum collection, enjoy video/audio from a different era, read reviews and excerpts from the latest books on historical subjects, and be alerted to programming and current events as they relate to our region, the nation, and the world.

Visitors to the website will have the opportunity to make history happen here! Acknowledging that everyone adds to his or her own story every day, the editors of History Happens Here are encouraging visitors to share their connections to the stories that appear in the magazine. Ideas for new features and viewpoints are also welcome.

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THE INFORMATION FILE

The Missouri History Museum Information File is an old-style card file that includes approximately 180,000 cards indexing a variety of published sources by personal names, corporate names, place names, and subject headings. This card file is not accessible online or in any electronic form. The following are among the sources indexed in the Information File:

• Necrology scrapbooks that contain photocopies of death notices, obituaries, and probate announcements clipped from St. Louis newspapers circa 1880s-1970s.
• Historical journals published by the Missouri Historical Society dating back to 1880. These journals were successively titled Missouri Historical Society Collections, Glimpses of the Past, Bulletin of the Missouri Historical Society, Gateway Heritage, and Gateway.
• Vertical files that consist primarily of photocopies of articles from St. Louis newspapers and other published material.
• Regional genealogical and historical journals including the Missouri Historical Review, the St. Louis Genealogical Society Quarterly, and the Missouri State Genealogical Association Journal.
• Topical scrapbooks that contain articles clipped primarily from 20th-century St. Louis newspapers on various topics, including churches, schools, architecture, businesses, hospitals, and women.

If you'd like me to do any look-ups for you in the Information File, please contact me (Dennis Northcott) at dpn@mohistory.org.

For an overview of the various catalogs, guides, and indexes to our collections, consult the Family History--Get Started page.

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MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM NEWS

The following sources have recently been added to the Genealogy and Local History Index. To search the index globally, visit the main page.

1. Receipt roll of hired men for labor in making repairs on the hospital steamer D.A. January, July 27, 1863

2. Portage list (payroll) of the steamer Fanny Ogden from December 12, 1862, to April 19, 1863

3. Program for the graduating exercises of St. Louis Central High School, June 16, 1905

4. Program for the graduation exercises of the Manual Training School, Washington University, June 10, 1891

5. Portage book (payroll) of the steamer Golden Era from December 16, 1862, to January 27, 1863

6. Wages account of the steamer Hiawatha, circa 1863

7. Receipt roll of hired men on the steamer J.C. Swon in U.S. service from December 1862 to February 1863

8. Examples of Architectural Work by Wm. Albert Swasey (1900)

Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center

Thursday, March 25, 2010

34,000 IRISH PHOTOGRAPHS

Available on the National Library of Ireland website are 34,000 images of Irish persons and places taken between 1870-1954:

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NATIVE AMERICAN RESEARCH

Nice intro to researching your American Indian forebears by the staff of Springfield-Greene County Library:

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GREENE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Webpage of this society that has existed since 1954:

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CIVIL WAR BOOK REVIEW

Latest issue is online. It includes reviews of new books about the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas (1862), and the “marriage of convenience” of runaway slaves and the Union Navy:

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FREE MILITARY PHOTOS

Just what it says-- photos taken by servicemen and women that you can use for free-- just credit the photographer! Submitted photos are “cherry-picked” by the site owners, so most photos are very high quality. Includes some astonishing “bird’s eye view” type photos of warbirds taking off, etc.:

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XP GO BYE-BYE?

That is, when hard drive makers all start conforming to a new standard for data storage in 2011, will persons still running the XP operating system be able to cope? Some experts have their doubts:

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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

DIGITIZED COLLECTIONS

Digitized materials made available online by the Springfield-Greene County Library:

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ABOUT THE MIDWEST GENEALOGY CENTER

Nice overview of materials and services available:

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ATTENTION AUTHORS!

Submit Your Book to the Missouri State Genealogical Association's (MoSGA) Library Program.

The MoSGA Library Program is seeking complimentary copies of recently published books on family histories, genealogies, local histories, and any other books relevant to genealogists. Every book will be reviewed in the MoSGA Journal, and a copy of the review will be sent to the author.

A bookplate naming the donor will be placed in the book and the book will be placed in the circulating collection at the Midwest Genealogy Center of the Mid-Continent Public Library, Independence, Missouri. This collection is available for use at the library, and more importantly, available for interlibrary loan, reaching genealogy patrons across the United States.

Please include with the book the following information: title, author(s)/ editor(s)/ compiler(s), place of publication, publisher/self-published, year of publication, contact/ordering information, including price and shipping.

For more information, contact Jean Foster Kelley, Library Director, by email at jean@fosterkelley.com. Book donations may be mailed to MoSGA Library Director, P.O. Box 833, Columbia, MO 65205-0833.

Thanks!

MoSGA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2010

Note: Registration info will follow shortly on our website and in our next newsletter.

Missouri State Genealogical Association
2010 Conference Schedule
Friday, August 13-Saturday August 14, 2010


FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010

9:30-11:30 Pre-conference Workshops (Additional $20 fee per workshop)

Workshop 1: If You Don’t Tell the Story, Who Will? With Marilyn Collins. The search for family ancestors is the primary focus of genealogists. This workshop comes into play after the charts are complete. Learn how to write the story of a family, town, church, people, or events.

Workshop 2: When the Records Didn’t’ Get It Right , with Mary Celeste, MLS. If your family consists of names, dates, and places only, you may have missed out on really getting to know some interesting characters. In this workshop you will be inspired to roll up your sleeves, dust off your resources, call your cousins, and get back into the research mode. This is an interactive program.

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010

9:30-1:00 -- Registration
1:00-2:00-- Conference Begins

Keynote Presentation: Civil Records in Germany, Roger Minert

2:30-3:30-- Breakout sessions

Researching Your Missouri Czech (Bohemian) Immigrant, June Sommer, MLS

Searching High and Low: Using Cartographic Records in Genealogical Research, Patricia M. Luebbert

4:00-5:00-- Breakout sessions

Overcoming Brick Walls When Researching Our Family History, Gene Block

The Rope and the Open Square: Civil War Crime and Punishment, Tom Pearson, MLS

6:00 Banquet

Self-Defeating Behaviors in German Family History Research, Roger Minert

SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 2010

8:00-9:00-- Registration

8:30-9:30-- Troubleshooting in Germanic Family History Research, Roger Minert

10:00-11:00-- Breakout sessions

History Through Genealogy—Researching “Dred and Harriet Scott: Their Family Story”, Ruth Ann (Abels) Hager, CG, CGL [Book signing to follow]

St Louis At War, 1861-1865,Tom Pearson, MLS

11:30-1:00-- Luncheon and Annual Meeting

1:15-2:15-- Surname Changes in Northwestern Germany, Roger Minert

2:45-3:45-- Breakout sessions

Heritage Societies, Certificate Programs, and Lineage Research Projects, Mary Celeste, MLS

Ireland Here and There, Suzanne Vinduska and Maria Forsha

Conference Hotel: Conference will held again this year at Capitol Plaza Hotel in Jefferson City, Missouri. Hotel Reservations can be made by calling 573-635-1234. Room rates will be $81.00 per night plus tax. Mention you are attending the MoSGA Conference to get the discounted rate.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

ANDREE VIROT PEEL (1905-2010)

Never heard of her, you say? This member of the French Resistance during WWII was officially credited with saving the lives of 102 Allied pilots:

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NOTE: She was captured by the Germans, interrogated by the Gestapo, and had been slated for execution when Buchenwald (the death camp she was interned in) was liberated by advancing U.S. Army troops in April 1945!

GENEALOGY RESEARCH IN KANSAS CITY

Helpful guide to record repositories in the Kansas City area (Missouri and Kansas sides) by Beverly Whitaker:

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U.S. COLORED TROOPS OF MISSOURI

Website about black Civil War soldiers from the Show-Me State:

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MISSOURI TROOPS IN SERVICE DURING THE CIVIL WAR

Available full-text via Google Books:

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DR. SEUSS NATIONAL MEMORIAL SCULPTURE GARDEN

No connection to genealogy-- I just love his books!

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NOTE: Actually, there is some genealogy involved-- the Good Doctor was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, where the memorial is located, but wrote all his books in his adopted home of La Jolla, California. All the sculptures at the memorial were created by his step-daughter, Lark.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

U.S.G.P.O. COVERS THE CIVIL WAR

Yes, the Government Printing Office stocks lots of titles on the Civil War, including this bargain:

CMH Pub. 70-26. Battle of Second Manassas: Self-Guided Tour. 3d in a series of booklets on American battlefields intended to help soldiers use the past to enhance their understanding of the United States Army's future. Examines the Battle of Second Manassas in the form of a tour that goes to twelve locations important to aspects of the battle. Stops on the tour have been selected to help the visitor see the battle developing.

L.C. card 89-48640. Item 344.
Year/Pages: 1990: 76 p.; ill.
Price: $1.50

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NOTE: While you’re looking around, don’t forget to sign up for email updates about future Civil War publications by U.S.G.P.O.

LOST SOLDIERS

The death toll in Iraq / Afghanistan has surpassed 5,000. This New York Times Magazine article considers what that statistic really means-- and helps drive the point home with a photo essay that shows us the bedrooms that these kids (many 19-22 years old when they died) have left behind:

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UK MILITARY FAMILY HISTORY

New site from the folks that bring us UK BMD:

UKMFH - UK Military Family History

Working in the same manner as UKBMD and UKGDL the new UKMFH is a free to use site providing links to web sites that offer information online that will help you trace your family history for those in the UK Armed Forces.

RAF/RFC, Navy, Army, Marines -- the aim is to cover all aspects of military history throughout the ages for a wide range of categories:

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INCREASE IN UK BMD CERTIFICATES

Noticed on the ENG-MANCHESTER list at Rootsweb.com:

Just to let listers know that as of 6th April 2010 there will be an increase in the cost of any BMD certificates ordered from the General Register Office-- from £7 to £9.25:

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Get your orders in while you can!

Regards,

Sally

Friday, March 19, 2010

PHOTOWIPE

If you’ve ever agonized over whether to keep or delete a photo that was great except for one annoying detail (a passing stranger, your thumb in the foreground, an ex-wife or ex-husband, etc.) you’ll love PhotoWipe. It can magically remove that annoying detail (well, most of the time, anyway):

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NOTE: By the way, always SAVE programs to be downloaded rather than clicking INSTALL. Then SCAN the downloaded program with your computer security software before installing- regardless of the source of that program. Better safe than sorry!

MARK TWAIN AND TOM BENTON

The State Historical Society of Missouri
Exhibit: Mark Twain & Tom Benton: Pictures, Prose, and Song
Free and Open to the Public

The exhibit, Mark Twain & Tom Benton: Pictures, Prose, and Song opened at The State Historical Society of Missouri on March 13, 2010. This exhibit brings together the works of author Mark Twain and artist Thomas Hart Benton whose creative expressions not only epitomized Missouri’s cultural character, but brought the spirit of the Show-Me State to a world audience. At the center of the exhibit are Benton’s original illustrations for the Twain classics published by Limited Editions during the 1930s and 1940s: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and Life on the Mississippi. Both men’s work is easily understood, yet complex and evocative – their art was about and for the common people, guaranteeing a timeless appeal. The Society takes special pride in sharing collections of these native sons whose work displays a genius for illustrating the American character through Missouri and Missourians.

At the Opening and throughout the week of March 16-21, students from the University of Missouri, Department of Textile and Apparel Management, Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection will display historic dress and textiles related to several artworks in the Society’s Main Gallery, with special focus on the era of Twain as illustrated by Benton.

The State Historical Society of Missouri was established in 1898 and is located on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia. Its mission is to collect, preserve, make accessible, and publish the history of Missouri.

The State Historical Society of Missouri
1020 Lowry Street
Columbia, MO 65201

FILL OUT YOUR CENSUS FORM PARTY!

If you live in the Dutchtown South neighborhood in St. Louis, you can attend a Fill Out Your Census Form Party on March 31st:

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NOTE: The announcement notes that refreshments will be served-- if that includes beer, who knows what their ancestors will find on the census forms 72 years from now!!

ST. LOUIS PUBLIC LIBRARY SURPLUS PROPERTY SALE

Surplus Property Sale
Library and Office Furnishings
(Including Tables, Chairs, File Cabinets,
Children’s Seating, Library Furnishings)

“ITEMS SOLD AS IS”

DATE: Saturday, March 27, 2010
TIME: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
PLACE: St. Louis Public Library – Central West
1415 Olive Street (14th Street Loading Dock Entrance)
St. Louis, MO 63103

No Preview of items for sale
No phone calls please

ALL SALES FINAL
Cash and carry—no checks or credit cards accepted

Thursday, March 18, 2010

WITCHFINDER JOE

A Texas State Board of Education Commissioner is doing his best to vindicate the efforts of Senator Joseph McCarthy to find Commies lurking under every stone and in every hollow tree-- and the Commish wants his views written into the official Texas school curriculum:

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NOTE: Complicating matters is the fact that were indeed traitors in U.S. government jobs who were spying for the Soviets-- but there were never anywhere near as many as Witchfinder Joe claimed, and our government knew who some of them were as early as 1946!

DITCH BAYONETS!

The U.S. Army has decided that bayonet training is no longer necessary for its recruits. The last official bayonet charge by Army troops occurred during the Korean War (1950-1953). The Army is also ditching the five-mile run as part of its training program, since the ability to do quick short sprints and drag wounded buddies out of vehicles disabled by IEDs seems much more of a necessity for today’s infantry soldier:

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NOTE No. 1: The Marine Corps (as you may have already guessed) is NOT abandoning bayonet training…

NOTE No. 2: Article is posted as of today (18 March 2010), but articles on newspaper and media outlet websites can disappear suddenly, so please check it out soon!

C-SPAN PUTS VIDEO ARCHIVE ONLINE

All 160,000 hours (23 years and five administrations) worth, and for free:

NY Times article about the Video Archive:

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C-SPAN Video Archive:

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010

TIP OF THE SPEAR: U.S. ARMY SMALL UNIT ACTION IN IRAQ, 2004-2007

Now available for purchase from the U.S. Government Printing Office:

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THREE SPLENDID LITTLE WARS

This diary (illustrated with period photos and sketches by the author) of a young Navy officer who participated in the Spanish-American War, the Philippines Insurrection, and the Boxer Rebellion, is now available for purchase from the U.S. Government Printing Office:

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HISTORY OF THE 77TH ILLINOIS VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

Available full-text online at Homestead.com:

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LOOKING FOR STEAMBOAT INFO?

Try here:

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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

EASY CASH MANAGER

I’m using a program called Easy Cash Manager to help me do my taxes. It’s very easy to use (did I mention that it's free?). A drawback: if your finances are a tangled thicket, requiring heavy-duty number-crunching power and options, then Easy Cash Manager is not your financial software of choice. But if you’re merely keeping track of fairly straightforward revenue and expenses, then I think you’ll like Easy Cash Manager a lot:


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NAFZIGER ORDERS OF BATTLE

If you are researching a war that occurred during the period 1600-1945, you just might find an order of battle of interest here. This site features 7,000 of them in PDF format, and most break things down to the regimental level. What’s an order of battle, you ask? Why, it tells you which military units on both sides were involved in a particular military engagement:

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NOTE NO. 1: If you find the above to be of interest, you may be able to locate other military-related items of interest on the Combined Arms Research Library (CARL) Digital Library page:

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NOTE NO. 2: I found this analysis of the Atlanta Campaign (1864) there:

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WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

From the folks behind the series:

Who Do You Think You Are? 19 March 2010, 8/7c, featuring Lisa Kudrow

Who Do You Think You Are? is a unique show that takes a personal look into the family stories of seven celebrities, while helping people everywhere understand what they could discover about their own family history.

This week, Lisa Kudrow visits the homeland of her Jewish ancestors to solve a 60-year-old family mystery.

The show is a great excuse to gather your family on a Friday night to watch an interesting story unfold and then discuss the ancestors who paved the way for you.

We hope you’ll tune in Friday nights at 8/7c.

Click here to learn more about the series, and to enter our $20,000 Family History Journey Sweepstakes.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

DIRECTORY OF SPECIAL COLLECTIONS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI

Available full-text at Digital Missouri Heritage:

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FRIENDS OF JEFFERSON BARRACKS

If you live in the St. Louis area (or if you served at / passed through Jeff Barracks at some point), you may be interested in this organization:

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BULLETIN ON THE CONDITION OF MISSOURI’S JAILS (1904)

Available full-text on the Online Books Page:

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BULLETIN ON THE CONDITION OF MISSOURI’S ALMSHOUSES (1904)

Available full-text on the Online Books Page:

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CHANGING YOUR OUTLOOK

Let’s say that you like Microsoft Outlook, and think it does a good job handling your email. Even so, however, you’re nervous because of the attention hackers seem to pay to Outlook because of its popularity. Well, you now have an alternative to Outlook. It’s called Spicebird, and it resembles Outlook enough that using it should be a breeze for you-- and it’s free:

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NOTE No. 1: There are screenshots on their website that show you what Spicebird looks like in action, so you can test drive it (sort of) before downloading.

NOTE No. 2: By the way, always SAVE programs to be downloaded rather than clicking INSTALL. Then SCAN the downloaded program with your computer security software before installing-- regardless of the source of that program. Better safe than sorry!

Friday, March 12, 2010

LOGS OF ROYAL NAVY SHIPS OF DISCOVERY

You can now search and download relevant parts of 164 logs of Royal Navy ships sent on voyages of scientific discovery:

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A HISTORY OF THE PIONEER FAMILIES OF MISSOURI (1876)

Available full-text at Digital Missouri Heritage:

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SWITZLER’S ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF MISSOURI, 1541-1877

Available full-text at Digital Missouri Heritage:

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NORTH AMERICAN WAR OF 1812 GRAND TACTICAL

The Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance, Inc. and the Village of Sackets Harbor, New York are proud to host the War of 1812 North American Grand Tactical, July 31-August 1, 2010. The Grand Tactical is the annual gathering of all 1812 American and Crown Forces recreated units, showcasing a wide range of living history traditions including 1812 camp life, clothing, cooking, dance, etiquette, music, period games, military dress and tactics, and weaponry.

One of the largest living history weekends for re-enactors, this is the dress rehearsal for the 2013 Bicentennial living history event scheduled for Sackets Harbor. It will be a great opportunity to showcase Sackets Harbor, New York’s unique history for both community residents and visitors.

Sackets Harbor Battlefield Alliance, Inc.
Box 27
Sackets Harbor New York 13685
Phone: (315)646-3634

Boni Shafer mail@SacketsHarborBattlefield.org

Sackets Harbor Battlefield Site Manager: Constance.Barone@oprhp.state.ny.us


Web: http://www.sacketsharborbattlefield.org/

NARA FEEDBACK

Researchers now have two new ways to submit ideas, feedback, suggestions, etc. to the National Archives:

1) the Open Government Idea Forum
2) the NARAtions blog.

The Open Government Idea Forum is an excellent way to let NARA know what services you'd like to see NARA deliver, what records you'd like to see digitized, policies you'd like to see NARA initiate, etc. Idea categories include: transparency, datasets, participation, collaboration, flagship initiative, and Public and Agency involvement. You can post new ideas, or vote (thumbs up / down) and comment on ideas already posted.

So let NARA know what researchers need and want! Check out:

Open Government Idea Forum
NARAtions (blog)

You will also find NARA on Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and Flickr.

Claire Bettag

PRIMARILY TEACHING WORKSHOP

What will Primarily Teaching offer teachers?

This workshop provides a varied program of lectures, demonstrations, analysis of documents, independent research, and group work that introduces teachers to the holdings and organization of the National Archives. Participants will learn how to do research in historical records, create classroom material from records, and present documents in ways that sharpen students' skills and enthusiasm for history, social studies, and the humanities. Each participant selects and prepares to research a specific topic, searches the topic in the records of the National Archives, and develops a teaching unit that can be presented in his or her own classroom.

Where and When?

Presented by staff of the National Archives and Records Administration:

· The National Archives in Washington, DC, June 22 - July 1, 2010
· The National Archives Regional Facility, Chicago, IL, July 12 - 16, 2010
· The National Archives Regional Facility, Kansas City, MO, June 21 - 25, 2010
· The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum in Abilene, KS, July 15 - 23, 2010
· The Lyndon B. Johnson Library, Austin, TX, July 26 – 30, 2010

More info:

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Application for workshop:

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Thursday, March 11, 2010

USGS EARTHQUAKE HAZARDS PROGRAM

Likely to be of interest to persons residing on or near the New Madrid fault line:

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2010 CENSUS UPDATE

You're probably aware of the concern exhibited recently by the genealogical community in relation to the plans of the U.S. Census Bureau for archiving 2010 census forms. The Census Bureau has created a blog to answer questions and explain some of the bureau's processes. As the blog states:

Our paper forms for the 2010 census are being processed by very high speed optical scanners, which create a digital image of our forms exactly as we filled them out. Those machines also create a numeric data record that is used for the statistical aggregation of answers from all persons in the census.

One decision we had to make was whether to save both the numeric data record (for statistical purposes) and the digital image (to aid the genealogists of the future). We've decided to save the digital images and transfer them to the National Archives for safekeeping until 2082.


The blog is on the 2010 Census website or you can go directly to the blog here.

TRI-COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY UPDATE

The Tri-County Newsletter has been posted on our website:

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It is the first item under "What new and updates."

If you did not watch the "Who Do You Think You Are?" TV show on NBC last Friday evening, you can see it online:

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This program is expected to generate a lot of interest in researching one's family history and also bring beginning researchers to our local libraries and genealogy society to learn how to begin their research.

We hope your research has gotten off to a great start this year and that you will take advantage of the monthly programs offered by the Society.

Regards,
Nancy Thompson
Tri-County Genealogical Society
218 W. Walnut St., Nevada, MO 64772
web: www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~motcogs/
email: tricountygenealogy@centurytel.net

DEADLY MEDICINE: CREATING THE MASTER RACE

Exhibit Opening: Tuesday, March 16

In partnership with the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education and in cooperation with the Center for Practical Bioethics, the National Archives at Kansas City presents the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum's traveling exhibition Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race. Join us as we open this new exhibition on Tuesday, March 16. A ribbon cutting will take place at 10:00 a.m. followed immediately by a guided tour with the exhibit curator, Dr. Susan Bachrach.

DEADLY MEDICINE WEBSITE

From 1933-1945, Nazi Germany enlisted the help of physicians, scientists, public health officials, and academic experts to develop racial policies aimed at "cleansing" German society of individuals viewed as biological threats to the nation's "health." What began with the mass sterilization of "genetically diseased" persons resulted in the near annihilation of European Jewry. The exhibition relates this history and explores its contemporary implications. Featuring original artifacts, photographs, documents, and historic film footage, the exhibit illustrates how Hitler's Nazi regime attempted to implement its vision of an ethnically homogeneous community through a program of racial eugenics that culminated in the Holocaust. Viewer discretion is advised. This exhibit contains material that may be disturbing to some viewers. Listen to curator Dr. Susan Bachrach discuss the exhibition.

DEADLY MEDICINE PODCAST

Admission to the exhibition is free. To schedule a guided exhibit tour please contact Lori Cox-Paul, Director of Archival Operations and Education Specialist, at 816-268-8017. Education resources relating to this exhibit are available online.

DEADLY MEDICINE EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

FREE PODCASTS FROM THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES (UK)

Free audio podcasts on an amazing variety of genealogy-related subjects:

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NOTE: Topics include apprenticeship records, vital records, records of retail workers and circus folk, and records of medieval armies!

THE LAWRENCE MASSACRE BY A BAND OF MISSOURI RUFFIANS UNDER QUANTRELL

Available full-text at the Kansas Collection:

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NOTE: Yes, I prefer the Quantrill spelling, too, but Quantrell is how the book spells his name!

ST. LOUIS SOLDIER MORTALITY REPORTS

From: Dennis Northcut, Missouri History Museum
Subject: Civil War deaths of soldiers in St. Louis hospitals & camps

Recently I added the following index to our Genealogy and Local History Index:

Weekly report of the mortality among the soldiers in the military hospitals and camps of St. Louis, Missouri, October 13, 1861, to May 22, 1865 (published in the Missouri Republican)
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MEMORIES OF KOREA

Exhibition Opening: Memories of Korea
Harry S. Truman Library & Archives
Independence, Missouri
March 27, 2010-December-31, 2010

On March 27, 2010, the Truman Presidential Library and Museum will launch a powerful new exhibition to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. Not simply a military history, Memories of Korea will help Museum visitors feel the impact of the Korean conflict and legacy through the eyes of those who lived there, who fought there, and who were permanently changed by what happened there. Organized around four thematic areas - Culture and History, Antecedents, War, and Legacy - the exhibition will explore the rich culture of Korea; the political winds that led to the first battle of the Cold War; forgotten and newly declassified details that shed new light on the conflict; and the story of the war's aftermath, now six decades long.

Truman Library historians and curators have culled the presidential archives to present an interactive, multi-media experience that draws on the personal as well as the political. At the core is the highly detailed war record left by President Truman's administration. But the experience also will include on-the-ground film footage, audio stations featuring first-person interviews, large-scale photographs, personal memorabilia, family letters, diary entries and much more. Through this unique and original presentation, a personal, powerful and oftentimes brutal picture of the Korean War emerges, forever changing the way we think and feel about "The Forgotten War."

The Truman Library will be partnering with the Dwight D. Eisenhower Library on aspects of this exhibition and on other programs that will mark the 60th anniversary of the Korean War in 2010 through 2013.

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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

CHAPMAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION

Of interest to those of you with Chapman connections:

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OCCUPIED WOMEN: GENDER, MILITARY OCCUPATION, & THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

March 18, 2010, 7 pm-9 pm.
Missouri State Archives, 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City

In the spring of 1861, tens of thousands of young men formed military companies and offeredto fight for their country. By the end of the Civil War, nearly half of the adult male population of the North and a staggering 90 percent of eligible white males in the South had joined the military. With their husbands, sons and fathers away, many women took on additional duties and faced alone the ordeal of having their homes occupied by enemy troops. During occupation, the home front and the battlefield merged to create an unanticipated second front where civilians, mainly women, resisted what they perceived as unjust domination. In Occupied Women, 12 distinguished historians consider how women’s reactions to occupation affected both the strategies of military leaders and ultimately even the outcome of the Civil War. Contributor and editor LeeAnn Whites, will examine the common experiences of occupied women and address the unique situations faced by women during the Civil War, both Union and Confederate.

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CIVIL WAR RESOURCES AT THE MISSOURI STATE ARCHIVES

March 13, 2010, 9:30 am - 12 noon
Missouri State Archives, 600 West Main Street, Jefferson City

The Missouri State Archives holds almost two million pages of Civil War and Reconstructin-era records. Included in these records are Confederate and Union muster rolls, Confederate pensions, signed loyalty oaths, company and regimental orders, service cards, registers of officers and troops of the Home Guard, the Enrolled Missouri Militia, volunteers, records of troops of color, and court martial papers. Senior Reference Archiveist Patsy Luebbert will discuss how best to approach reserach using these records. She will also explore other resources at the Archives, such as the Soldiers' Records: War of 1812 - World War I, Missouri's Union Provost Marshal Papers: 1861-1866, and the Missouri Supreme Court Historical Database.

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NEW YORK AT THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE EXPOSITION (1904)

Report of the New York Commission to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, available full-text online:

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THE WHOLE WORKS OF KING ALFRED THE GREAT (1858)

Two-volume book set on the Online Books Page website:

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DOWN BUT NOT COMPLETELY OUT

The Missouri Department of Conservation is hoping that the lowly Bob White (that’s quail to ye of little bird knowledge) can make a comeback in the Show Me State:

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STRATEGIC STUDIES QUARTERLY

Spring 2010 issue includes interesting articles called “Remembrance of Things Past: the Enduring Value of Nuclear Weapons” and “The Illogic of the Biological Weapons Taboo”:

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Saturday, March 06, 2010

CREAWRITER

Creawriter is a freeware program whose purpose is to block out distractions and help inspire the wordsmith buried deep inside you. You can work with a full distractions-free screen, or you can select a subtle background image and ambient sound to help stoke your creative fires:

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NOTE NO. 1: If you really love Creawriter, you can purchase a more feature-rich shareware version, although the freeware version certainly has enough features to make it well worth downloading.

NOTE NO. 2: By the way, always SAVE programs to be downloaded rather than clicking INSTALL. Then SCAN the downloaded program with your computer security software before installing- regardless of the source of that program. Better safe than sorry!

OUR VIETNAM VICTORY

A professor explains (in fairly convincing fashion) why the United States actually won the Vietnam War. His argument, simply put: capitalism appears to have soundly trumped communism there in every way that truly matters:

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CIVIL WAR GRANDSONS

There are still a fair number of grandsons (and, one has to assume, granddaughters) of Civil War veterans out there:

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NOTE: Article above is still posted as of today (5 February 2010), but articles on newspaper and media outlet websites can disappear suddenly, so please check it out soon!

PHOTOBIE

In the past, when it came to selecting a free photo-editing program, you had to choose between easy to use programs with meager photo-editing capabilities, or very versatile editors with correspondingly steep learning curves (like GIMP). Now, however, Photobie has arrived-- and it just might be the free photo editor that bridges the gap between versatility and ease of use:

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ANDERSONVILLE PRISON

If you had a Union Army ancestor who did time at Andersonville (or perhaps a Rebel soldier ancestor who worked there as a guard), you may want to get in touch with Kevin Frye. He’s a volunteer there at the national historic site, and he’s been volunteering for years to help people who write to him about Andersonville ancestors:

Kevin Frye
Andersonville Historian / NPS volunteer

Email him here: LINK
Kevin’s personal web site: LINK

Friday, March 05, 2010

RED IN TOOTH AND CLAW

Is Nature really red in tooth and claw, as the poet said? Maybe not, for animals in a Disney movie, but this blogger points out that real-life critters rarely die of old age:

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MISSOURI HISTORICAL & GENEALOGICAL SOCIETIES SURVEY, PART I

We would like to be able to provide an up-to-date list of societies presently in existence in Missouri counties. We will therefore publish a list of societies in two counties (alphabetical order by county) in each post hereafter until we complete the listings. If you don’t see your society in the list for your county (or if the address or contact info is outdated), please contact us at mosgablog@gmail.com and we will make any necessary corrections. Thanks!

ADAIR COUNTY

Adair County Historical Society
211 South Elson Street Rd.
Kirksville, MO 63501-3466
(660) 665-6502
Email: peeve@cableone.net
Web: http://www.rootsweb.com/~moadair/

ANDREW COUNTY

Andrew County Museum & Historical Society
P.O. Box 12
202 East Duncan Road
Savannah, MO 64485-0012
(816) 324-4720
Fax: 816-324-5271
Email: acmuseum@stjoelive.com
Web: http://andrew.mogenweb.org/and-society.html

WIKIBOOKS

You may wish to check out this great new source of free online books. Here are two examples of possible interest to genealogists:

Researcher’s Guide to Local History Terminology

Just what it says, with numerous examples of how the failure to dig deeply enough when researching an historical event can so often lead us astray:

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Basic Computing With Windows

If you are new to computing, or just don't "get" your Windows operating system the way that you think you should, you will love this plain talk intro to the Windows computing environment:

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YOu can also go to the Wikibooks main page and browse.

CIVIL WAR VIRTUAL BATTLEFIELD TOURS

Site includes nicely-done photos of various Civil War battlefields (mainly Eastern Theater), with a written description of each battle:

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NOTE: You can also go to “John’s Military History Page” by the same author / photographer, and view virtual tours of Revolutionary War battles, or his fascinating “Virtual Military History Tour of Britain”:

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MISSOURI STATE TORNADO DRILL

Yes, it’s that time again, kiddies: Missouri’s 36th annual State Tornado Drill takes place next Thursday (9 March 2010). You say it’s news to you? Then go here:

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Thursday, March 04, 2010

MARINES REVISIT IWO JIMA

Aging Marine Corps survivors returned on the anniversary of the bloody battle. U.S. military transportation from Okinawa to the island was suddenly made available after the vets’ initial request for military transport had been turned down:

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NOTE: The belated OK came after this story in Stars & Stripes on the turndown by the Defense Department:

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NOTE No. 2: Youngest Marine in the group was 85 years young!

CONSERVATION WORKSHOP AT MISSOURI CONFERENCE ON HISTORY

I thought this might be of interest to those of you who work / volunteer in museums or libraries:

Dear colleagues, during the preservation workshops I conducted during January throughout the state, many of you expressed a desire for hands-on training in conservation procedures that you can perform for your own collections. In response to your interest, we have designed a workshop that we will offer during the Missouri Conference on History [MCH] in Jefferson City on Thursday, April 15 [2010]. Unfortunately, the MCH official program does not explain what we are doing, so you may have skipped right over it.

Here is our description of the workshop, which didn't appear on the MCH site:

DO Try This at Home

Time and use inevitably take their toll on the documents we own and value. But misguided efforts at "repair" -- such as the use of tape or lamination -- cause damage that is avoidable. Dirt and tears are common, folded or rolled documents may be difficult or impossible to flatten, and some documents may just be too fragile to handle.

Documents with exceptional historical or intrinsic value should be treated by a professional conservator, but many can be treated by dedicated amateurs armed with some training and appropriate materials. This presentation will provide step-by-step instruction on some basic conservation treatments: surface cleaning, humidification and flattening, mending tears, and encapsulation. Participants will practice each procedure and receive a kit that includes all the specialized materials needed to put your new-found skills into practice in your repository.

During this day-long workshop, you will receive specific instruction as well as time for hands-on practice with guidance from our conservation staff. If you register for the workshop, you will also receive a kit of tools and supplies to take home, so you can immediately implement these techniques in your own repositories.

We will teach this daylong workshop on Thursday during the conference. You must register for the conference (at http://shs.umsystem.edu/mch/) as well as for our workshop.

People who have attended this workshop in the past have given it rave reviews. It's practical, and the hands-on training is excellent. I hope I will see several of you there.

If you have questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Lisa L. Fox, Senior Conservator
Local Records Preservation Program, Missouri State Archives
600 W. Main Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101
(573) 526-3866

CIVIL WAR PRESENTATION AT STE. GENEVIEVE

Randy R. McGuire, Ph.D of Saint Louis University will present a regional history presentation on the American Civil War at 7 p.m. March 9 [2010] at the old Orris Theatre in the historical section of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.

Orris Theatre, 265 Merchant Street, Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

[Striking photo of the Orris Theatre marquee on FlickR website]

Dr. McGuire is an assistant archivist with Saint Louis University and has recently published a book on Civil War activity in the Ste. Genevieve-St. Louis region. His presentation will include discussion of his book, St. Louis Arsenal: Armory of the West, published by Arcadia Publishing.

Anyone with an interest in the American Civil War and its impact on the State of Missouri should plan to attend this informative presentation, which is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, contact Paul Cameron at 573-883-7593 or Gary Scheel at 573-883-9397.

HELP JUDGE THE NATIONAL HISTORY DAY CONTEST!

The State Historical Society of Missouri and the University of Missouri’s Western Historical Manuscript Collection-Columbia sponsor the National History Day in Missouri (NHDMO) state contest, at which approximately 550 students in grades 6-12 from all over the state will converge upon the University of Missouri-Columbia campus on April 10 to display their historical research projects. Their projects will be presented in one of five formats: multimedia documentaries, dramatic performances, museum-style exhibits, interpretive websites, or traditional research papers. The students have worked all year on their projects, using libraries, archives, and other resources, and have already succeeded at local and regional contests to get here. Those who win at the state level will move on to the national
competition in Maryland in June.

In order to run the state contest, the NHDMO staff must come up with almost 150 judges and about 50 other volunteers to help out for all or part of the day. Judges need to have knowledge of history and/or education OR a familiarity with one of the presentation formats, such as communications, speech, drama, video or website production, etc.

Judges are placed in teams that balance history with other talents. We are in need of judges for every category —- especially papers and websites. Other volunteers can help with registration, selling t-shirts, building hospitality, “guarding” the doors while judging is going on, etc. It is so much fun to see the excitement of these young people that many of our volunteers come back year after year! Free breakfast and lunch will be provided, and a travel stipend of $50 can be provided to judges who travel more than 60 miles to get to Columbia.

For more information, please contact state coordinator Deborah Luchenbill at 573-882-0189 or HistoryDay@umsystem.edu before March 10.

National History Day in Missouri website

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

EXPLORING ST. LOUIS

Blog about St. Louis sites and attractions:

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NEW ZEALAND GENEALOGY NEWS

If you've got Kiwis, you'll love this new blog:

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FREE GENEALOGY FORMS

Need some free genie forms to help start the New Year's research right? Family Tree Magazine offers some nice free forms here:

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MISSOURI HISTORY MUSEUM NEWS

Welcome to the February 2010 issue of Genealogy and House History News, a monthly update of additions to the Missouri History Museum's Genealogy and Local History Index and other genealogy and house history news.

The Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center holds a wealth of resources for researching your family history or the history of your house. The ever-growing Genealogy and Local History Index is a good place to start your research, but don't forget to consult our Family History--Get Started page for information about additional catalogs, guides, and indexes to our collections. Visit our Genealogy Links page for links to websites that may help you locate information on your St. Louis ancestors.

For questions or comments about Genealogy and House History News, contact Dennis Northcott at dpn@mohistory.org.

For more frequent announcements of additions to the Genealogy and Local History Index, follow the Missouri History Museum on twitter@mohistorymuseum.

To remove yourself from the mailing list, click here.

Recent Additions to the Genealogy and Local History Index

The following sources have recently been added to the Genealogy and Local History Index. To search the index globally, visit the main page.

1. Commercial and Architectural St. Louis (Jones & Orear, 1888)
2. Commercial and Architectural St. Louis (Dumont Jones & Co., 1891)
3. Business Cards and Trade Cards Collection
4. The Broadcaster, 1927-1932 (newsletter published in St. Louis by the Arkansas-Missouri Plant Department, Southwester Bell Telephone Company)
5. Membership roster of the Veteran Volunteer Firemen's Historical Society (St. Louis), 1888-1905

Coming Soon to the Genealogy and Local History Index

Here's a list of the sources we're currently indexing. As they're completed, they'll be added to the Genealogy and Local History Index.

1. Weekly Report of the Mortality Among the Soldiers in the Military Hospitals and Camps of St. Louis (published weekly in the Missouri Republican, 1861-1865). Entries usually include the soldier's name, date of death, cause of death, company, and regiment.
2. Washington University yearbooks, circa 1903-1940s
3. Mercantile-Commerce News (employee magazine of the Mercantile-Commerce Bank and Trust Company), 1947-1960s

New Archival Finding Aids Posted to the Missouri History Museum Website

The Genealogy and Local History Index is not the only place to look for your ancestors. Visit the Archives Collection Guides page on the Missouri History Museum website to browse or search (1) the Guide to the Archival Collections, which includes descriptions of the size and content of the cataloged archival collections, (2) the Civil War Manuscripts Guide, and (3) finding aids to selected archival collections.

The following finding aids have recently been posted to the website:

1. William Vincent Byars Papers, 1878-1949
2. Mary T. Hall Papers, 1888-2003
3. Hewitt-Neff Family Papers, 1867-1925
4. Higgins Family Papers, 1852-1872
5. Anna P. Neave Letters, 1881-1920
6. Franklin Olin Papers, 1887-1900
7. Reminiscences of the 1st Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Militia (Civil War), by William Streetor, circa 1908
8. Scheller Family Papers, 1904-1933
9. Adolph G. Schumacher Papers, 1934-1936

Was Your Ancestor a Physician?

If your ancestor was a physician, the Missouri History Museum's library and archives collections offer many possibilities to locate additional information.

1. A word search of the library catalog for terms such as "physicians," "medical college," "medicine," etc., turns up the following items:

a. A History of Medicine in Missouri (published in 1905), which includes biographical sketches of more than 150 physicians, some of which are accompanied by a portrait. View catalog record.
b. The Medical Scrapbooks comprise four volumes of newspaper clippings relating to doctors and medicine in St. Louis. View catalog record. The articles in these scrapbooks are indexed in the Library Information File.
c. Catalogs of several 19th-century St. Louis medical colleges, which sometimes include lists of graduates. View sample catalog records.
d. Directory of Physicians, Dentists and Druggists of Missouri, 1889. View catalog record.

2. You'll also want to search our Guide to the Archival Collections. For example, a search for the term "physicians" turns up the following reference:

a. St. Louis, Missouri, City Register Records (Collection No. A1359) contains a Roll of Physicians and Surgeons Residing in St. Louis County, 1874-1883. Entires in this indexed volume include the physician's signature, date of registration, date of diploma, and name and location of school or university.
3. The Dexter P. Tiffany Collection includes a variety of records of the 19th-century St. Louis County Court. A search of the finding aid to this collection for the term "physician" turns up the following items:
a. Box 45, folder 1, includes physician income statements, 1847-1849.
b. Box 45, folders 2-6, includes contemporary copies of medical diplomas of physicians, filed with the County Court from 1874 to 1878.

4. The Genealogy and Local History Index includes the following items:

a. Saint Louis Medical Society: Centennial Volume (1939)
b. List of Names of Physicians to Whom Certificates Were Issued by the State Board of Health of Missouri, 1888-1892

Upcoming Workshop and Lecture

House History Workshop

Are you interested in discovering the history of your house and its former residents? Get started at the Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center. Associate archivist Dennis Northcott will introduce you to our valuable holdings, including directories, maps and atlases, and newspapers. Participants will have the opportunity to begin research immediately after the program. Maximum 20 participants.

When: Saturday, March 27, 2010, 9:30 am
Where: Library and Research Center (225 South Skinker, across from Forest Park)
How much: $10 per person;?$5 for Missouri History Museum members
Reservations: To reserve a spot in this workshop, please call (314) 361-9017.

Walking Where They Walked: Historic St. Louis Maps for the Genealogist

There’s much more to maps than finding directions. Historic maps depicting former boundaries and landmarks can help you understand your ancestor’s experience more fully. Several specialized types of maps including plats, fire insurance maps and cadastral (tax) maps can help you locate new facts about your family history. Librarian Emily Jaycox will present a slide talk at the Missouri History Museum, illustrated with examples from the Missouri History Museum's map collections.

When: Tuesday, March 30, 2010, 6:30 pm
Where: Missouri History Museum in Forest Park (Lindell and DeBaliviere)
How much: Free
Reservations: Reservations are not required.

Visit the Library and Research Center

The Missouri History Museum Library and Research Center is free and open to the public. The Library and Research Center is located at 225 South Skinker, across from Forest Park. Our hours are Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 pm, and Saturday, 10 am-5 pm.

The Library and Research Center collections are non-circulating; items may not be checked out. The library staff can make photocopies for 25 cents per copy.

Library reference desk: 314-746-4500, library@mohistory.org
Archives reference desk: 314-746-4510, archives@mohistory.org
Library and Research Center website: http://www.mohistory.org/lrc-home/

Missouri History Museum P.O. Box 11940 St. Louis, MO 63112-0040

WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?

The final episode lineup for the upcoming genealogy-related TV series:

Episode Schedule

In case you’re curious about the celebrity line up and dates for the episodes, here is the current schedule:

· March 5 – Sarah Jessica Parker
· March 12 – Emmitt Smith
· March 19 – Lisa Kudrow
· March 26 – Matthew Broderick
· April 2 – Brooke Shields
· April 9 – Susan Sarandon
· April 23 – Spike Lee

And don’t forget to tune in on NBC this Friday, March 5 at 8/7c to see if Sarah Jessica Parker traces her roots back to ancestors who participated in Salem Witch Trials.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

YARRA PLENTY GENEALOGY

If you have Australian ancestors / present-day relations, you'll be interested in this blog hosted by the Yarra Plenty Regional Library (located near Melbourne):

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SPRINGFIELD NATIONAL CEMETERY

Information on arranging interments, interments to date, and historical information about this Missouri national cemetery:

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JEFFERSON CITY NATIONAL CEMETERY

Information about interments to date, and historical information about this Missouri national cemetery:

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JEFFERSON BARRACKS NATIONAL CEMETERY

Information on arranging interments, interments to date, and historical information about this St. Louis, Missouri national cemetery:

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BRIDGE TO THE PAST

From KTVI (Fox2 in St. Louis): Old Artifacts Found During New Bridge Dig

by George Sells

February 26 2010, 4:20 PM CST

ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI-FOX2now.com) -- Officials with the Mississippi River Bridge project say work in the river will begin in about a week. But a different kind of digging has been underway for several months. The area where the bridge is going in will be the site of one of the nation's largest archeological digs. And there' more digging to do:

The complete article can be viewed here.

Visit KTVI-Fox2now.com here.

NOTE: Online newspaper and news media articles tend to have short half-lives, so check it out before it disappears into their archive!