The 1910 census of Norway is now available online. The database is searchable by person and residence which covers all 20 polling locations in the country. While the web site will load in the Norwegian language, visitors can easily switch to an English version. Other offerings include Genealogical Research, Real Estate Property, Personal Documentation, Maps/Drawings and Photographs. The database is a part of the National Archives of Norway.
Thursday, February 13, 2014
Monday, November 18, 2013
Swarthmore College – Friends Historical Library Swarthmore College, was founded in 1864 near Philadelphia, PA as an institution of higher learning for the Society of Friends. It has since then evolved to a general liberal arts college serving all denominations but maintaining the values and vision of its founders.
Because of its Quaker heritage, it has the Friends Historical Library, which is an “official depository of the records of the many North American yearly meetings of the Society of Friends.” They have 3,700 feet (2,500 reels of microfilm) of original records.
QuakerMeetings.com Finding Aid – Thomas C. Hill has compiled a database of more than 2,100 Quaker Monthly Meetings – not the archives – just the meetings. In it you can learn the former name, parent meeting, the date of inception and closure (if closed), location, what records are known to exist, and the record storage location. You can find his online database here.
Sunday, August 4, 2013
'Searching Polish archives How to find out what is available in Polish Archives How are archival holdings organized and arranged in Poland? A basic principle followed while acquiring archive materials, i. e. the principle of territorial pertinence devoted to respecting the relationship between archival fonds and the territory of their creation. Another principle is the principle of respecting historical holdings. The above observations imply that without any previous preparation users can hardly move around archival holdings searching for required documents.
A system of archival information has been developed to facilitate archival requirements. Printed search aids are an important part: guides to archive, publications of the holdings, mostly lists of fonds, archival inventories, and thematic guides. They are accompanied by some, limited in number though, archival finding aids of a higher level of specificity, such as catalogues, thematic inventories (PRADZIAD), or summaries. A lot of information on archival records in Poland is to be found in monographs and source publications, scientific periodicals, notably the above-mentioned, a bi-annual publication of the Polish State Archive Head Office. (The Bibliography of Polish Archival Studies Up Till 1970) is another valuable source.
Each state archive posseses a list of fonds, a card-index of fonds and archival inventories for the classified part of the holdings and various lists covering selected fonds. The state archives also gather information and copies (microfilms and photocopies) of all kinds of materials relating to Poland kept in foreign archives. Almost all archives have their own web sites. Databases on the National Archival Holdings, on-line SEZAM and Inventories.
The Department of Information of the State Archives Head Office keeps a central card-index of archival fonds preserved in the state archives. It also collects the copies of archival inventories transferred from the state archives. The Centre's Library contains Polish and foreign periodicals dealing with archive science, printed archival manuals and other publications on archival holdings in Poland and abroad.
The basic information on addresses of archives, opening hours and conditions of accessibility to archival material in Polish archives as well as in institutions of Polish communities abroad is contained in our address book "Archiwa w Polsce. Informator adresowy" (Archives in Poland. The archival directory). The newest version of this publication was published in 2004. You can find current information concerning the Polish state archives at the State Archives section.' - The Head Office of the State Archives (Poland)
Information on collections of the Polish state archives and the Polish communities abroad preserving archival materials can be obtained from the:
Archival Information Centre 2D Rakowiecka Street, 02-517 Warszawa, fax. +48 (22) 565 46 14; e-mail: email@example.com
Thursday, July 11, 2013
"The history of the National Archives dates back to 1802. As the national memory institution, the National Archives is custodian not only for the archives of the national government but also the archives of some social organizations and individuals of national importance. Furthermore, the National Archives also has a large collection of photographs and historical maps.
The National Archives comprises a physical archive and a digital archive.The national heritage is stored safely and expertly on traditional carriers (paper, parchment, celluloid, etc.). In the electronic National Archives, information is safely and expertly stored in digital form, and fast access is provided to the original archives." - National Archives of the Netherlands
Friday, May 10, 2013
ARLINGTON, VA; MAY 9, 2013 – PBS announced today that it will add the new series GENEALOGY ROADSHOW to its fall lineup. Part detective story, part emotional journey, GENEALOGY ROADSHOW will combine history and science to uncover the fascinating stories of diverse Americans. Each individual’s past will link to a larger COMMUNITY history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of America. GENEALOGY ROADSHOW will air Mondays, September 23-October 14, 9:00-10:00 p.m. ET.
Monday, January 28, 2013
We're excited about the change and are moving forward to bring more and improved services to our patrons. If you've never been to the 3rd floor of the Main Library, we invite you to visit and see what we have available in our Special Collections. For those that just haven't been in a while, we invite you back and be sure to tell your friends about us. The Main Library is located at 915 Monroe Street, Huntsville, AL. Our operating hours are Monday thru Thursday 9 AM to 9 PM, Friday and Saturday 9 AM to 5 PM and Sunday 1 PM to 5 PM.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Full digital images of the original records of births, deaths and marriages in British Columbia are now available for FREE OF CHARGE through the Royal B.C. Museum and B.C. Archives websites. The move is a result of a partnership involving the British Columbia Archives, the Vital Statistics Agency, and FamilySearch International. Indexes previously accessible could provide only the brides' and grooms' names, along with the dates and places of marriage. The new release offers full images of the original documents that can provide extra information. For example, the original record of a marriage reveals names of the bride and groom, their ages and occupations, and parents' names. Even the witnesses are listed. About 700,000 images have been scanned, including births from 1854 to 1903, deaths from 1872 to 1991, and marriages from 1872 to 1936. Phase 2, scheduled to be completed by the end of the year, will add more images and information, including pre-1872 records and deaths overseas during the Second World War. You can read more in an article by Richard Watts in the Victoria Sun at http://goo.gl/iLdR5.