Thursday, September 27, 2007
Free for the next 10 days:
Relics of ye Olden Days in Salem County, New Jersey
Sea Isle City New Jersey: a History
Two Hundred and Twenty-Five Years, First Presbyterian Church, Trenton New Jersey, 1712-1937
State of New Jersey, Index of Wills, Inventories, Prior to 1901, Volume 3
(They also have volumes 1 and 2 for free for 10 days, too)
Genealogical and Memorial History of the State of New Jersey, Volume 1
History of Sussex and Warren Counties, New Jersey
A History of Industrial Paterson
A History of Monmouth and Ocean Counties, Embracing a Genealogical Record of the Earliest Settlers in Monmouth and Ocean Counties and Their Descendants
Free for the next 9 days:
Essex County, New Jersey: A Souvenir in Which is Presented a Brief Sketch of the Early Settlement of Essex County
First History of Bayonne, New Jersey
Foraging for Valley Forge by General Anthony Wayne in Salem and Gloucester Counties, New Jersey
Historical Notes of the Iron and Zinc Mining Industry in Sussex County, New Jersey
Historical Sketch of the First Reformed Dutch Church of Raritan, Somerville, New Jersey
The Story of an Old Farm, or, Life in New Jersey in the Eighteenth Century
The Towns of Somerville and Raritan, New Jersey: Showing Their Leading Characteristics, Attractions as Places of Residence, and Business Advantages
Friday, September 07, 2007
The list includes name, occupation and post office address for Almond, Arroyo Grande Atascadero, Avila, Branch, Cambria, Cayucos, Cholame, Chorro, Corral de Piedra, Creston, Elkorn, Estrella, Huasna, Huer Huero, Josephine, La Panza, Las Pilitas, Las Tablas, Los Berros, Los Osos, Lynch, Morro, Nipomo, Oceano, Orcutt, Oso Flaco, Paso Robles, Pismo, Pozo, San Luis Obispo, San Miguel, San Simeon, Santa Margarita, Shandon, Simmler, Templeton, and Union.
Great Job. I'm sure many hours of work went in to transcribing this list!
View it on line at
Professional genealogists and people interested in researching their family tree will soon be able to access key records from home instead of ordering by mail or traipsing down to a musty office in the Loop, Cook County Clerk David Orr said Thursday.If all goes as planned, newly digitized versions of county records such as birth and death certificates and marriage licenses will be available beginning in January on one searchable Web site that will revolutionize how such research is done, Orr said.
Great news! You'll be able to search the records on line and then order copies.
The Web site is part of a massive yearlong effort to digitize the county's 24 million vital records, which date to 1871, when record-keeping began after the Chicago Fire wiped out previous stockpiles, clerk's office spokeswoman Kelley Quinn said.
Scanning and indexing each record was completed in June, and the county is uploading about 1 million files per week into a computer server, a process that is expected to be complete by the end of the year, Quinn said.
Read the full article on line at the Chicago Tribune. Thanks to Karima for mentioning this on the ILROOTS mailing list.