Century Farms Home Century farms and ranches have shaped the nation. Amidst every kitchen, behind every faded barn door, and in every soiled and calloused hand lie untold stories of those who feed our nation. As an industry, we are called to discover these stories and share with consumers everywhere the contribution farmers and ranchers have made to our American heritage. Soldiers and Sailors Database - The Civil War The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a database containing information about the men who served in the Union and Confederate armies during the Civil War. Other information on the site includes histories of Union and Confederate regiments, links to descriptions of significant battles, and selected lists of prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records, which will be amended over time. The CWSS is a cooperative effort between the National Park Service and several public and private partners whose goal is to increase Americans' understanding of this decisive era in American history by making information about it widely accessible.Learn more. Monuments Larger-than-life soldiers made of granite and bronze are hard to ignore, which is, of course, what their makers intended.Explore these people
Atlas of Historical County Boundaries Project National Data Click on the national map to see all of the Atlas' content related to the nation at one view. Like the state map above this content includes interactive maps, shapefiles, and metadata. Boundary Animations US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (3:00) US Historical County Boundaries, 1629-2000 (0:30) US Historical County Boundaries, 1629-2000 (3:00) US Historical County Boundaries (1629-2000), with State/Territorial boundaries (1783-2000) (0:30) US Historical County Boundaries (1629-2000), with State/Territorial boundaries (1783-2000) (3:00) US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (0:30) US Historical State & Territorial Boundaries, 1783-2000 (3:00)
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter: Finding a Genealogy Society This newsletter and many other genealogy publications often refer to "your local genealogy society." The question is: how do you find such a society? Or, how do you find such a society in another part of the country where your ancestors lived? After all, if you live in Colorado but are looking for ancestors in Kentucky, you need to find the resources held by the Kentucky society. Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States A spectacular historical atlas refashioned for the 21st century Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps.
How do I do that in QGIS This section is intended to show how to perform basic GIS operations in QGIS in the most straightforward way. It is modelled after “How do I do that in ArcGIS/Manifold?: illustrating classic GIS tasks”. That document illustrated a selection of tasks which were thought to be representative of common usage in 2004, and was itself derived from a checklist of essential GIS functions that was included in 1988 in “A Process for Selecting Geographic Information Systems”. As well as everyday tasks for managing and presenting spatial data, this section includes common operations which are typically one step in a longer process of analysis.
VA - Nationwide Gravesite Locator To search for burial locations of veterans, please provide the following: The database of burial information is updated each day. Search for burial locations of veterans and their family members in VA National Cemeteries, state veterans cemeteries, various other military and Department of Interior cemeteries, and for veterans buried in private cemeteries when the grave is marked with a government grave marker. The Nationwide Gravesite Locator includes burial records from many sources. These sources provide varied data; some searches may contain less information than others. 1841 - 1911 census records As with any family history records, original census returns are not free from mistakes; you should therefore keep an open mind when using the data and not believe everything you read. Some common errors that can be found in census returns are as follows: Errors in recording census data As illiteracy was quite high in the 19th century, many people may have asked their friends, neighbours or even the enumerators to help fill out the forms.
Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter Over the years, I have experimented with a number of programs that will record audio. I use these programs to record podcasts, capture music from music services and online radio stations, as well as for any other time I need to save audio. The various programs I have tried often had nice features, but I always kept coming back to Audacity. It is a very capable, although complicated, audio recording and editing program available free of charge for Windows, Macintosh, and Linux. Audacity may be found at However, I think I have now found the program to replace Audacity on my desktop and laptop computers. Piezo makes it a snap to record audio on your Mac.
Missouri Digital Heritage Explore our Collective Past More than 9 million records can be accessed through Missouri Digital Heritage, including the collections of the Missouri State Archives, the Missouri State Library and other institutions from across the state. We’re always working to help local organizations digitize their collections and share them online. If you have ideas or suggestions, please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Videos and Featured Content The Library of Congress Is Putting Its Map Collection on the Map Map lovers rejoice: soon, thousands of maps from the Library of Congress’ collection will be free to gaze at online. Thanks to a new partnership with the Digital Public Library of America, about 5,000 rare and historic maps will soon be easily accessible in a news digital catalogue, Allison Meier reports for Hyperallergic. Recently, the Library of Congress (LOC) signed a memorandum of understanding stating that the world’s largest library will start sharing parts of its digital collection with the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). As part of an effort to make these documents easily available from a central location, the LOC will begin by uploading 5,000 maps from three collections covering the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, and panoramic maps, Meier reports. “We are pleased to make the Digital Public Library of America a new door through which the public can access the digital riches of the Library of Congress,” Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden says in a statement.
101 Ways to Research Your Family Tree for Free Is free genealogy a thing of the past? With the constant addition of subscription genealogy databases on the Internet, people often wonder if there will soon be an end to free genealogy research via the Web. For those of you with this concern, take heart - free genealogy databases aren't going anywhere anytime soon. Web sites from all over the world contain free genealogy information of use to family tree researchers which has been contributed by individuals, companies and even governments. Birth records, marriage records, military records, ships passenger lists, surnames, census records, immigration records, wills, photos and much, much more are available on the Internet for FREE if you just know where to look. These 100 free genealogy sites, in no particular order, should keep you busy searching for weeks!