The The Oklahoman highlighted the Family History Library recently, a fantastic resource with more than 40,000 genealogy and family history publications from family history library archives around the world not just for families associated with Oklahoma.
The collection features family histories, country and local histories, genealogy magazines and books, medieval histories, gazetteers, pedigrees, cemetery records, death records, tax and divorce records, and more from around the country and world.
Highlights that I will be digging into include books on Norwegian emigration to America, Northeastern United States newspapers and historical data, Pilgrim notes, Michigan military records, and farm histories from Ostfold, Norway, hopefully leading me to information about relatives I’ve been unable to learn more about.
Here is a list for posterity that I will be exploring.
- Midwest Genealogy Center – Mid-Continent Public Library
- “United States Census, 1930,” Andrias Anderson, Eau Claire, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
- Searches for Nicolas Knapp
- Francis West bloodline and searches
- Benjamin West of New York
My mind is spinning with the discoveries, some fresh, some validating, some new!
Access is through Family Search – Books. It is currently in beta and feedback is welcome.
My only feedback so far is the dream of every genealogist and family history researcher. Let’s connect all the dots and missing pieces.
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