The Family History Library digitized collection consists of more than 40,000 genealogy and family history publications from the archives of family history libraries over the world. The collection includes family histories, county and local histories, genealogy magazines and how-to books, gazetteers and medieval histories and pedigrees.
Additions include: Hartford, Conn., newspaper abstracts; Worth County, Iowa, cemetery books; Douglas County, Ore., cemetery, death, tax and divorce books; Blair County, Penn., books; Fra Amerika til Norge (books on Norwegian emigration to America), six volumes; and George G. Morgan's “How to Do Everything Genealogy.”
The website also includes printed family genealogies, English parish registers, Texas and Missouri local histories, Pilgrim Notes and Queries periodical, Michigan military records, Kentucky county marriage abstracts, and Adjutant General of Illinois Civil War records.
The International additions include Ortsfamilienbucher from Baden and Bavaria, street guides to Berlin, Basque settlers of Mexico, Toluca and Jalapa, Mexico notarial records, Monterrey Cathedral, Mexico marriages, and 12 volumes of Norske gardsbruk (farm histories) from Ostfold, Norway.
To access the collection, go to familysearch.org and click on “Books.”
Kathy Huber, Tulsa City-County Library genealogy librarian, will present “Introduction to the Draper Manuscripts” at the Oklahoma Genealogical Society meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Oklahoma Historical Society Chesapeake Event Room, 800 Nazih Zuhdi Drive.
The Draper Manuscripts consist of the collection of correspondence between Lyman Draper (1815-1891) and early settlers of the Carolinas, Virginia, Georgia, Alabama and the Ohio River Valley as well as veterans of the French and Indian War, Revolutionary War, and the War of 1812.
The early firsthand accounts of westward migration and military experiences make this one of the earliest collections of original American historical documents in existence. Letters, legal documents, transcripts of interviews, family records, land deeds, military records and other miscellaneous notes are included in the collection.
For more information, call 637-1907 or go to www.okgensoc.org.
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