Odds and Ends

Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.


Gleanings from the NEHGS e-newsletter…

Family Search will stop distribution of microfilm as of 1 Sept. 2017. The technology is becoming obsolete and they should be done digitizing the rest of their microfilms by 2020.

Reminder…the NEHGS is digitizing the sacramental records of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston from 1789-1900. That’s baptism, marriage, deaths, and more from150+ churches.

For those with Welsh ancestry… the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales is putting on line 11,000and counting digitized drawings of Welsh landmarks.

A Revolutionary War era ledger was for sale on eBay. It’s now in the archive where it belongs. The sale was against New York law. Significant records have to be maintained, not sold. Apparently all states have records retention laws of different variations.