Saturday, March 12, 2016

Saturday Serendipity (March 12, 2016)

From the road this weekend as we visit our granddaughter Nora in New Jersey . . .  less than a handful of  recommended reads for the weekend.

1.  The Weekly Genealogist of NEHGS reminds anyone interested in ancestors or relatives who lived in towns in Massachusetts that in the early years of the 20th Century NEHGS was a moving force in getting legislation to fund the production of vital statistic books for towns in the state through the year 1850. NEHGS has now updated its database of these books to add 2,000 records for the town of Chatham and 4,000+ records for the town of Harwich.  When available, the names of parents and spouses have also been provided. You can get to the database by going here (but you will need to be a member or join). 

2.  As part of its continuing effort to make genealogists aware of FREE (or relatively free) genealogy and family history resources, UpFont With NGS blog provided two new lists of 20 such resources for such diverse locations as the U.S. Ireland, Australia, Brazil, Cuba, Hungary, and even the Vatican.  You can see the list and get links to the new sites here and here.

3.  March is Women's History month and Nancy at My Ancestors and Me blog has provided a list of recommended books along with her reviews.  You can access Nancy's list here.  Only 19 days left in March to read Nancy's eight picks . . . so you better get started!  

4.  Pete Muise of New England Folklore blog has posted a new piece titled "Ghost Stories and Lewiston Maine's Riverside Cemetery." Some nice photos of headstones are provided.  If you have ancestors or relatives now residing in Riverside Cemetery, Peter's piece might give you something to think about if you visit.  You can read the post here.  
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Copyright 2016, John D. Tew
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  1. Hi, John. Thanks for including a link to my book list for women's history. I appreciate that.