Monday, December 29, 2014

AUDRAIN COUNTY AREA GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

Located in the basement of the Audrain Public Library in Mexico, MO, our society has a large collection of books, publications, newspapers, microfilm, original tax books, etc.

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AUDRAIN COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Audrain County Historical Society is located within the 11-acre Robert S. Green Park in central Mexico, Missouri. There, visitors will find the ante-bellum Graceland Museum (1857), (listed on the National Registry of Historical Places), the American Saddlebred Horse Museum (established 1970), Country School, and the Country Church.

Today nine of Graceland's rooms house displays that allow visitors to experience the Victorian elegance of the past as well as the rich history of the country. Books, maps, photos, etc. on local subjects are available in the library for use by historians and genealogists.

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THE NINETEENTH ILLINOIS

Haynie, James Henry. The Nineteenth Illinois: a Memoir of a Regiment of Volunteer Infantry Famous in the Civil War of Fifty Years Ago for Its Drill, Bravery, and Distinguished Services. Chicago: M.A. Donohue & Co., 1912.

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HISTORY OF THE NINETY-SIXTH REGIMENT

Partridge, Charles A. B. History of the Ninety-sixth Regiment: Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Chicago: Brown, Pettibone, Printers, 1887.

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FAMILY HISTORY SOURCES AT NARA-ATLANTA

United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Southeast Region. Family History Sources. Rev. 2010. Morrow, GA: National Archives, Southeast Region, 2010.

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ARE YOU READY FOR AncestryDNA?

AncestryDNA brings cutting-edge science to family history by looking at the record that has been preserved inside of you. AncestryDNA examines more than 700,000 markers on your genome to match you with genetic cousins who have also taken the AncestryDNA test and help you make new discoveries about your family story.

Our latest additions to AncestryDNA are new, highly accurate DNA matching results and an early beta of DNA Circles™, a revolutionary new experience that combines DNA matching with the data from online family trees to make connections that haven’t been possible until now.

Are you ready to learn more about what AncestryDNA can do for you?

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Tuesday, December 23, 2014

NORTHWEST MISSOURI GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY WWII PROJECT

The NWMGS is working to compile information on every soldier from northwest Missouri that served in World War II. The goal is to publish a book in late 2015, preserve the historical information, and share the results online for future generations of researchers.

In January of 1944 the St. Joseph News-Press published a list of nearly 7000 soldiers that were from Buchanan County. In that publication, they also included a call for any missed names, and published them in the subsequent weeks, and included those from the surrounding areas. These lists will serve as the basis of our project. We hope to document what happened to each and every one of them, and need your help.

If you would like to contribute information on the World War II veteran in your family, please fill out the form and send it in. We understand the list is far from complete, so there may be hundreds or thousands of other servicemen to be added.

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NORTHWEST MISSOURI GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY

The Northwest Missouri Genealogical Society serves the counties of Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Clinton, DeKalb, Gentry, Holt, Nodaway, and Worth in Missouri plus several counties in Kansas.

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ANDREW COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY & MUSEUM

IN PERSON:

* The Genealogy Department is open from 10-4 on Thursdays and Fridays and by appointment.
* Copying of Records is allowed by our volunteers.
* Probate and Will records are $1.00 per page, and are reduced to 8x11 sheets.
* Microfilm copies are 50 cents per page.
* Copies from books and/or files are 20 cents per page.
* Research donation is $10 per hour, plus copying and mailing.

SNAIL MAIL:

For specific details on copying costs and genealogy research questions, contact the Genealogy Department by snail mail at:

ACM&HS
Box 12
Savannah, MO 64485
Attention: Jean Smith

Requests for research by snail mail should include a SASE and specific names and dates so research can be done.

EMAIL (acmuseum@stjoelive.com):

If an e-mail address is provided I will personally:

* answer the request,
* estimate how long it will take to do the research.
* suggest a price

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ADAIR COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

The Adair County Historical Society was founded in 1976.

The Society is fulfilling its mission "to collect and preserve history of Adair County."

The Adair County Historical Society has collections of Adair County history artifacts, documents, narratives, and photographs. Feel free to ask us about research, educational programs, and tours.

Located at 211 South Elson Street, Kirksville, Missouri 63501-3466.
Phone: 1-660-665-6502

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Monday, December 22, 2014

THE MILITARY HISTORY OF WISCONSIN

Available for free viewing/download via HathiTrust:

Quiner, E. B. The Military History of Wisconsin: a Record of the Civil And Military Patriotism of the State, In the War for the Union, With a History of the Campaigns in Which Wisconsin Soldiers Have Been Conspicuous--Regimental Histories--sketches of Distinguished Officers--the Roll of the Illustrious Dead--Movements of the Legislature And State Officers, Etc. Chicago: Clarke & Co., 1866.

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MARSHALL COUNTY IN THE WORLD WAR

Available for free viewing/download via HathiTrust:

Whitacre, Joseph A. Marshall County In the World War, 1917-1918: a Pictorial History of the Community's Participation in All Wartime Activities With a Complete Roster of Soldiers And Sailors In Service. Marshalltown, Ia: J.A. Whitacre and W.J. Moore, 1919.

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ILLINOIS MONUMENTS AT GETTYSBURG

Available for free viewing/download via HathiTrust:

Beveridge, John L. Illinois Monuments at Gettysburg. Springfield, Ill.: H. W. Rokker, State Printer and Binder, 1892.

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RECORDS OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S OFFICE

Pendell, Lucille (Hunt), Elizabeth Bethel, and National Archives (U.S.). Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Adjutant General's Office. Washington, 1949.

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ARMY & NAVY PENSION LAWS

United States. Laws of the United States Governing the Granting of Army and Navy Pensions, Together With Regulations Relating Thereto. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1919.

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GLENN E. MARTIN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

201 West Main Street, Princeton, Kentucky

The Glenn Martin Genealogy Library has over 1400 family files, Caldwell County Circuit Court Records dating back to 1780, Periodicals, Collections by Sis Baker, Jack Granstaff, Sam Stegar, William Wilson, Caldwell County Marriage Index, Wills, Church records, Microfilm, Newspapers, Maps, Veteran lists, Early Kentucky Settlers, and many more including a Trail of Tears room.

Note: They’re currently involved in an effort to gather info about area men and women who served during WWII.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

HATHITRUST COLLECTIONS— 19th CENTURY WOMEN’S PERIODICALS

Users of the HathiTrust website can put together lists of free full-text digitized books available via that website, like this list of 19th century women’s periodicals:

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HATHITRUST COLLECTIONS—ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Users of the HathiTrust website can put together lists of free full-text digitized books available via that website, like this list of books about Abraham Lincoln:

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HISTORY OF THE MISSOURI NATIONAL GUARD

Available full-view via Hathitrust:

History of the Missouri National Guard. Published by the authority of the Military Council, Missouri National Guard (1934).

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GENEALOGIST’S GUIDE TO THE WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA

"A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington, D.C. Area” is available now as a PDF download ($4.99) from The In-Depth Genealogist Store:

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Note: Research facility links are clickable from the ebook.

PRICE’S MISSOURI EXPEDITION

Article on his 1864 raid into Missouri:

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CIVIL WAR STORIES UNFOLD FOR TENNESSEE FAMILIES…

Now 150 years removed from the war, many families still have untold stories to uncover. The historical record is growing, with discoveries of new material and technological advances that make it all easier to explore.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

RECORDS AT NARA MID-ATLANTIC REGION

United States. National Archives and Records Administration. National Archives at Philadelphia: Federal Records of the Mid-Atlantic Region from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, & West Virginia. Rev. 2010. Philadelphia, PA.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2010.

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FAMILY HISTORY SOURCES AT NARA-SE REGION

United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Southeast Region. Family History Sources. Rev. 2010. Morrow, GA: National Archives, Southeast Region, 2010.

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HIRAM’S HONOR

Max R. Terman has written an historical novel based on life of his Civil War relative, Hiram Terman, and has furnished details about what daily life might have been for this veteran of Ohio's 82nd Infantry Regiment during his years as a soldier.

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FINDING GERMAN MILITARY RECORDS

Lind Street Research Publishes a New Guide for finding German Military Records for the former Kingdom of Hanover

INVERNESS, ILLINOIS, August 1, 2014--Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Certified Genealogist and German research expert, is proud to announce the publication of Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866 on Microfilm at the Family History Library. Military records for the former Kingdom of Hanover in Germany can include a soldier's date and place of birth, his father's name, and widows' pensions. This publication is the only English-language guide to this gold mine of information for genealogists. With this guide, a researcher can quickly determine all available records for a regiment and time period and know where to find them in the Family History Library's (FHL) microfilm holdings in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The records in this collection span 130 rolls of FHL microfilm and go beyond simply listing names of soldiers. In addition to the typical details in the muster rolls, transfers to and from other companies provide clues to additional muster rolls to review. The many other types of records in this collection include regimental journals, pension data, marriage consents, field church books, and even horse muster rolls, including physical descriptions of the horses and the names of the soldiers who rode them, and much, much more.

Easy to use, this guide is organized chronologically and includes brief historical overviews at the beginning of each major section. The book explains the history of the former Kingdom of Hanover and includes a detailed explanation of how to use this guide, demonstrated with examples. This guide book is a must-have for anyone researching ancestors from the former Kingdom of Hanover in Germany.

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG has had a life-long passion for genealogy. In 2006, Teresa founded Lind Street Research, a company dedicated to helping clients trace their German ancestry. Since then, she has helped many people discover their family history. Teresa also writes family history books and is a popular speaker for local and national genealogical societies, sharing her knowledge with the genealogical community.

Visit www.hanovermilitary.com

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ROSTER OF COMMISSIONED OFFICERS IN THE US MISSOURI VOLUNTEERS

Available full-view via Hathitrust:

Roster of commissioned officers in the United States Missouri volunteers: who were mustered into the United States service under the first and second calls of the President of the United States / Gov. Lon V. Stephens, Commander-in-chief. M. Fred Bell, Adjutant-General.

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FILLING IN THE GAPS

Before 1865, passenger lists for ships arriving at ports in Canada did not have to be archived. It is therefore a challenging time period in which to find such lists.

The good news is that there are alternate records such as shipping agent records, emigration agent ledger books, and newspaper extracts, to name just a few. These records may record your ancestor’s name and arrival date.

Finding these alternate records is not necessarily an easy task, however. A new ebook has gathered together all known resources for those pre-1865 passenger lists. Each item in this ebook provides a brief overview of what is in each record set and where those records can be located. If it is online, links are included.

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GPO 2014-2015 WINTER CATALOG

You can now view / download their new Print & Digital Winter 2014-2015 Catalog (free shipping worldwide for print items):

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300 FREE MICROSOFT EBOOKS!

Received from our pals at Microsoft:

FREE Microsoft eBooks! Who doesn’t love FREE Microsoft eBooks? Well, for the past few years, I’ve provided posts containing almost 150 FREE Microsoft eBooks and my readers, new and existing, have loved these posts so much that they downloaded over 3.5 Million free eBooks as of last June, including over 1,000,000 in a single week last year (and many, many more since then).

Given the amount my readers enjoy these posts and these free resources, I am sharing another post this year with over 130 more FREE eBooks, Step-By-Steps, Resource Guides, etc., for your enjoyment. Plus I’m also including links to the free eBooks I shared in the past so you have all of them here in one single post, making this my single largest collection EVER (almost 300 total)! Please enjoy these FREE eBooks and resources, and be sure to pass this along to your friends, colleagues, peers, and others who you think would benefit from and enjoy them.

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Monday, December 08, 2014

THE LOYALTY AND DEVOTION OF COLORED AMERICANS IN THE REVOLUTION AND WAR OF 1812

Available for free viewing/download via HathiTrust:

Garrison, William Lloyd. The Loyalty and Devotion of Colored Americans in the Revolution and War of 1812. New York City: New York Age Press, 1918.

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HATHITRUST COLLECTIONS: CONFEDERATE IMPRINTS

Users of the HathiTrust website can compile lists of full-text digital books on a particular subject, in this case books printed in the Confederate states between 1861 and 1865:

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ANNUAL REUNION OF MISSOURI DIVISION, UNITED CONFEDERATE VETERANS

Available full-view via Hathitrust:

Official proceedings of annual reunion of Missouri Division, United Confederate Veterans (1906).

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THIRTY-THIRD REGIMENT ILLINOIS INFANTRY IN THE CIVIL WAR

Available full-view via Hathitrust:

The Thirty-third Regiment Illinois Infantry in the Civil War, 1861-1865; prepared by Capt. J.H. Burnham (1912).

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TWENTIETH REGIMENT OF MASSACHUSETTS VOLUNTEER INFANTRY

Available full-view via Hathitrust:

The Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, by Brevet Lt.-Col. George A. Bruce (1906)

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KERMIT KARNS

We have learned that Kermit Karns, MoSGA's founding President, died on Sunday, November 30th. Kermit died in Imperial, Nebraska at the age of 97.

Kermit worked tirelessly to create a statewide genealogical association in Missouri. In 2004, when we celebrated MoSGA's 25th Anniversary, he returned to Missouri with his daughter and granddaughter to attend the celebration.

His obituary is available here.

Thursday, December 04, 2014

NATIONAL MILITARY HERITAGE MUSEUM

Bring your family and friends and come discover St. Joseph's only military history museum.

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OUR MILITARY HERITAGE

The Allen County Public Library makes this resource available. Includes various information about each American war: biographical sketches; photos; posters; rosters; timelines etc.

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MAINE GENEALOGY

Digital collection of 42 full-view items available via Hathitrust:

Books dealing with Maine families / county records:

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FIRST DIVISION MUSEUM DIGITIZATION PROJECT

The First Division Museum at Cantigny Park in Wheaton, Illinois, announced the completion of the first phase of a massive digitization project that now enables convenient access to historic records from World War II housed in the museum's Robert R. McCormick Research Center.

The project involved digitizing part of the research center's extensive microfilm reel collection of the 1st Infantry Division's WWII battle documents. Researchers, students and the general public now have remote access to WWII-era records of the U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division concerning D-Day and other historic battles. There is no charge to view the digital collection, which may be accessed from the home page of the museum's website.

More info on The Project

THE POLAR BEAR EXPEDITION

Digital collection of 73 full-view items available via Hathitrust:

American intervention in northern Russia, 1918-1920:

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LIST OF CSA OFFICERS, REGIMENTS AND BATTALIONS

Available full-view via Hathitrust:

List of field officers, regiments and battalions in the Confederate States army, 1861-1865.

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SYNONYMS OF ORGANIZATIONS IN THE VOLUNTEER SERVICE

Available full-view via Hathitrust:

List of synonyms of organizations in the volunteer service of the United States during the years 1861, '62, '63, '64, and '65. Comp. under the direction of Brigadier General Richard C. Drum, Adjutant General United States Army, by John T. Fallon

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Tuesday, December 02, 2014

KENTUCKY SOLDIERS OF THE WAR OF 1812

Available for free viewing/download via HathiTrust:

Kentucky. Adjutant-General's Office. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Kentucky: Soldiers of the War of 1812. Frankfort, Ky.: E. P. Johnson, Public Printer, 1891.

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THE CIVIL WAR

Available for free viewing/download via HathiTrust:

Robertson, James I. The Civil War. Washington: U. S. Civil War Centennial Commission, 1963.

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THE 21ST MISSOURI REGIMENT INFANTRY VETERAN VOLUNTEERS

Available for free viewing/download via HathiTrust:

Holman, T. W. The 21st Missouri Regiment Infantry Veteran Volunteers. Fort Madison, Ia.: Roberts & Roberts, Printers, 1899.

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ALL WARS MUSEUM

QUINCY, Ill. — A new display about the Vietnam War will be added to a war museum in western Illinois.

The All Wars Museum is located on the campus of the Illinois Veterans Home in Quincy. Museum curator Bob Craig tells The Quincy Herald-Whig the new display will include a three-dimensional model of the infamous Viet Cong tunnel system of Cu Chi.

The museum is scheduled to be closed for renovations from Dec. 7 through the end of February. Craig says new display cases and a new mural about the Civil War are among the planned improvements.

The museum has acquired a World War II Sherman tank that will be added to its collection of thousands of items from the Revolutionary War through the war on terror.

Information from: The Quincy Herald-Whig