Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Allen County Public Library and Announce Partnership

From: Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter
March 27, 2007

Allen County Public Library and Announce Partnership

I wrote about last year. It is a great online service that has the potential to provide a lot of genealogy information at no charge....Now has announced a partnership with the second-largest genealogy library in the country. Here is the announcement:

The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library (Fort Wayne, Indiana) and the Foundation for On-Line Genealogy, Inc., announce a partnership in operating, a new social networking website for genealogy. is totally FREE and makes it easy to upload family trees and images, find and connect with other family members, share research easily, and extend lines. is now the largest English language genealogical wiki in the world. In the past few weeks, has uploaded over 73,000 ancestral wiki pages. also has more than 430,000 wiki pages for current and historical inhabited places, 115,000 given and surname wiki pages, and 1.3 million wiki source pages. WeRelate is now the largest English language genealogical application. Please watch our new video at:

...The Foundation for On-Line Genealogy, Inc. will continue developing the software and hosting the web site, and the Allen County Public Library will provide administrative and support services. WeRelate is a FREE public service supported by tax-deductible donations. The Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library houses over an acre of genealogy materials under one roof and is the second largest genealogy library in the world. The Foundation for On-Line Genealogy is a non-profit organization dedicated to making family history research easier, faster, and more rewarding.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Illinois Web Sites

Are you researching Illinois families? Here are two Illinois web sites that may be of help to you.

Main archives (IL):

This site contains maps that can be ordered on CD's:

Thanks to Nancy Cunningham for providing this information.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

NEHGS Records: Maunsell

From the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) Database: Index to Marriage License Bonds of the Diocese of Cloyne, Ireland

Year Last Name Record
1683 Maunsell John and Anne Foulke
1692 Maunsell Margaret and John Widenham
1709 Maunsell John and Elizabeth Campion
1720 Maunsell Alice (widow) and William Brereton
1767 Maunsell Elizabeth and John Carey
1793 Maunsell Margaret and Thomas Franks

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Free On Ancestry regularly posts items on their website that are "in the clear". In other words, you don't have to have a subscription to access them. However, these free databases are often difficult to locate, as they are scattered amongst many other databases that are not free. These databases typically don't stay free, but change as Ancestry's promotions change.

Now Clear Digital Media, Inc., best known for their site, has posted a new site entitled Free On It's a portal to Ancestry's free databases. Check it out at: