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Friday, July 13, 2012
Free Genealogy Sites -- Follow Friday
From the Weekly Genealogist, New England Historic Genealogical Society's free newsletter of July 11, 2012, two very useful sites:
Genealogy Book Links http://genealogybooklinks.com/*
Wisconsin County Histories http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/wch/**
Vital Records of Simsbury, CT Cemetery Records***
A History of Rochester and Monroe county, New York, Volume 2 by William Farley Peck (google book)
*Mollie Lynch of Clarkston, Michigan:
As a retired librarian, I needed a hobby and wanted to assist people doing genealogical research so I started genealogybooklinks.com. I began locating and providing links to freely available digital books, focusing on American biographies, genealogies, and history books. Today there are over 30,000 links from more than 35 sources (only the top sources are listed on the site). The current focus is on surnames, directories, vital records, and identifying smaller sites with local area-specific books." What a great site!
**Dee Grimsrud, a retired Wisconsin Historical Society archivist from Madison, Wisconsin:
"The Wisconsin Historical Society has numerous county histories scanned, searchable, and free." My 3rd great-grandfather, Maj. George Anderson died in Madison, Wisconsin.
***"This record has been compiled using the following resources: Simsbury Cemetery Gravestone Inscriptions, Simsbury, CT. 1688-2000 compiled by Joyce Cahill (names & dates only, these are not the exact transcriptions." I used this site quite a bit prior to my visit to this cemetery. I have 151 names who have lived in Simsbury.
****My 2nd great-grandfather, William Frederick Poole was married in Rochester, New York.