Summary of BEST KEPT SECRETS – Price & Assoc. Inc.

This is a summary of the BEST KEPT SECRETS thread posted on Price and Associates Facebook page.
    

UNITED STATES

ALABAMA  WPA Alabama Writer’s Project includes 6,900 pages of material including ex-slave tales, life histories, short stories and folklore of Alabama life. (Digitized by Genealogical Society of Utah in 2007).  The website also has a Civil War Soldiers database, 1867 Voter Registration database and a digital archive with all name search engine.   http://www.archives.alabama.gov/searchcoll.html

ALASKA   The Alaska State Historical Library has had a Newspaper Project underway for a number of years with the object of capturing all the newspapers from 1866-1998 on microfilm.  http://www.library.state.ak.us/hist/newspaper/newspaper.html

Also see the Digital Collection available at the Sealaska Heritage Institute website http://www.sealaskaheritage.org/collection/digital%20collections.htm

ARIZONA  Arizona is one of the few states with free online access to birth and death records.  Births 1855-1936 and deaths 1844-1961.  http://genealogy.az.gov/

ARKANSAS  Genealogical “diamonds” in Arkansas.  Their website CARAT (Catalog of Arkansas Resources and Treasures) includes:

Biodex (a file which provides access to much of the state archives’ holdings including obituaries, vertical files and the small manuscript collection), Arkansas land records, Arkansas confederate pensions and home records, World War I discharge papers, and an index to County records. http://www.ark-ives.com/

CALIFORNIA  The virtual Museum of the City of San Francisco has online information regarding those who perished in the San Francisco Earthquake of April 18, 1906.  They also have records of the California Gold Rush, interment of the Japanese during World War II and more.  http://www.sfmuseum.org/

COLORADO  The Colorado State Archives has an online index of records including marriage, military, inheritance tax, penitentiary, divorce, probate records and more!  (http://www.colorado.gov/dpa/doit/archives/online.htm )

CONNECTICUT  Connecticut Historical Society Unveils “New” Resources for Historians & Genealogists http://www.chron.com/business/press-releases/article/Connecticut-Historical-Society-Unveils-New-3595050.php

NORTHERN NEW YORK  This website has fully indexed historical newspapers for the counties of Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego and St. Lawrenve. http://news.nnyln.net/

OKLAHOMA The Indian-Pioneer Papers oral history collection spans from 1861 to 1936. It includes typescripts of interviews conducted during the 1930s by government workers with thousands of Oklahomans regarding the settlement of Oklahoma and Indian territories, as well as the condition and conduct of life there. Consisting of approximately 80,000 entries, the index to this collection may be accessed via personal name, place name, or subject.  http://digital.libraries.ou.edu/whc/pioneer/

WASHINGTON   The Washington State Digital Archives “the nation’s first archives dedicated specifically to the preservation of electronic records from both State and Local agencies that have permanent legal, fiscal or historical value.” http://www.digitalarchives.wa.gov/Home

EUROPE

AUSTRIA AND PASSAU, GERMANY Online church records for Austrian and Passau,Germany at Matricula http://www.matricula-online.eu

SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND  Sheffield (England) Indexers.  Their mission is to “provide, via the internet, accurate indexed transcriptions of genealogical records for access by all, free of charge.” Projects include the 1841 Census index, parish registers, school admission registers, BMD certificates. http://www.sheffieldindexers.com/

GERMANS FROM RUSSIA  AHSGR.org  and Volgagerman.net  provide a wealth of information surrounding the villages and inhabitants of the Volga River Germans who emigrated from Russia. (www.ahsgr.org and www.volgagerman.net  )

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Professional Genealogy Blog: LIFE WITH HERMAN – How To Find Ancestral Village

For many years the Herman’s German village of origin was unknown. His father, Joseph’s military record was consistent in stating he was from Koln, Germany. A search for records of Joseph’s birth in Koln produced nothing. It appeared that saying he was from Koln was like someone saying they were from Dallas, when in actuality the town was in the general vicinity.

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Professional Genealogy Blog: LIFE WITH HERMAN – His Parents

Professional Genealogy Blog: LIFE WITH HERMAN – His ParentsHerman was born 17 June 1906 in Christopher, Franklin County, Illinois to Joseph Steinbuchel (Steinbeigle) and Elizabeth Ann Wallwork. Both parents were immigrants with Joseph arriving from Germany around 1883 as a young boy of about five, and Elizabeth “Lizzie” arriving 6 June 1887, about 9 years old, on the ship Alaska. Elizabeth came with her mother, Jane, brothers Joseph and George and sister, Victoria. Their father, Joseph Wallwork, came a month later in July. – Continue Reading Here:

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Professional Genealogy Researchers – We Paper the Living Room

Professional Genealogy Researchers - We Paper the Living RoomMa says to Pa. “The holidays are coming. I think we should paper the living room. I think it would be nice.”

He agrees. “Come on kids, we are going to paper the ceiling. Ray, fetch two step ladders and a board; we will use that as a scaffold. Donnie, bring the two saw horses and two boards; we will use it to cut the paper and paste it. Grandma, you mix the paste. Iris, fetch the scissors and yard stick. Ma, you hand me paper and brush when grandma gets the paste on.”

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Professional Genealogy Researchers – Strength of Character

Professional Genealogy Researchers - Strength of CharacterGrandpa Herman was a “character” as Grandma so humorously portrayed. He worked hard, loved his family and had a fun disposition. One thing not mentioned was that Grandpa struggled with alcoholism. Many of the difficulties experienced in the family were due to this addiction. But, here is where we see the true character of this great man.

My father was Grandpa Herman’s oldest child and was the first child in the family to marry. Therefore, their first child was Grandpa Herman’s first grandchild; that would be me. The story has been told often of how when I was born, my father warned Grandpa that he would not be able to be around me if he did not do something about his alcoholism. Grandpa loved family more than he loved alcohol and so he made a decision to let himself be admitted to Manteno hospital in Chicago to “dry out” and get the needed help. Then he joined AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) and stayed close to this group for the rest of his life.

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Life With Herman – The Mechanic- Price & Associates Genealogists

“That car is not running right, we will have to work on it today. Ray go over to George Stacey and get my box of tools,”

Ray comes back, says, “Pa, George wants to know why you want the whole box of tools; why don’t you come and borrow what you need.”

“Borrow,” screams Pa, “they are my tools! I’ll go get them myself.” He comes back with tool box, muttering and growling under his breath.

“Let’s get going. Donnie, hand me the socket wrench; Ray, go get a pan of kerosene so I can wash the parts; Iris, ask Ma for some rags. Hand me the wrench, hand me the etc., etc. O.K. boys now we will drive it around the block and see how she sounds.”

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Life With Herman – The Carpenter – Price & Associates Genealogists

Life With Herman – The Carpenter - Price & Associates GenealogistsHerman and Ray in front of the house they built.

“Boys, we are going to build a house, don’t make any plans. I have drawn the floor plan’ I am going to order the lumber.”

“O.K. kids, today we start. Ray, hand me that hammer; Donnie, hand me the saw; Iris, bring the nails; Ma, bring the shovel. We are going to make the forms for the foundation.”
So we build a house. “Hand me this, bring me that, fetch that over here, don’t touch that, don’t put that nail in there.”

The house is finished. We stand back and look at our super boss man. He says, “That is a dam good looking house, but if I ever start to build another, I hope someone shoots me.” We all agree (that it is the best looking house, that is).

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