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Recently Added: Over 20 Million Names to Military Databases

Friday, July 15th, 2011

Many of us have ancestors who have served in the military. In Genealogy, military records contain some of the most pertinent information of an ancestor’s life. These records can include: birth and death dates, names and addresses of family members, and details of your ancestor’s service.

On FamilyLink and WorldVitalRecords, we have an ever-growing collection of military data. We have recently added over 20 million names to our collection! Find out if we have information you are looking for. Click the link below to get started-

http://worldvitalrecords.com/cardcatalog.aspx?title=military

Newly Added Military Databases Include
US Army Registers, 1813-1969
Official histories of divisions, regiments, etc.
Boys of ‘98: History of the Tenth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry
Duke of Cornwall’s Own Rifles: Regimental History of the Forty-Third Regiment, Active Militia of Canada
Heroes of the Argonne: Authentic History of the Thirty-Fifth Division
Extract From the History of the Third Regiment Rhode Island Heavy Artillery

Other Highlights from our Current Military collection
World War II Army Enlistment
World War II Reserve Corps Records
Air Force Registers (US)
World War II Prisoners of War 1941 – 1946
Revolutionary War Land Bounty Grants
Union Regiments of Kentucky
Roster of North Carolina Troops in the War Between the States
Queenslanders Who Fought in Great War
Army Casualties 1961 – 1981
Militia Attestations Index, 1886 – 1910
Roster of Revolutionary Soldiers in Georgia

WVR Database in Review: Warrants for Land in South Carolina

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Warrants for Land in South Carolina
By A.S. Salley, Jr.

This consolidated volume, published originally by the Historical Commission of South Carolina, encompasses a number of the oldest and genealogically most important records of colonial South Carolina. Compiled by A. S. Salley, the commission secretary and a prolific editor of South Carolina source materials, this collection of land warrants consists of three separately indexed volumes referring to upwards of 5,000 land warrants for the period under investigation.
In colonial South Carolina, a land warrant, of course, was an order issued by the governor or one of the proprietors–usually to a surveyor–for the “laying out” of lands granted to an individual. Each warrant referred to here gives the name of the warrantee, the location of the parcel (whether by county, town, proximity to body of water, etc.), the size of the parcel, occasionally the name(s) of wife and/or siblings, the date of the warrant, the name of the surveyor, and the names of signatories to the document. Each warrant thus has the virtue of placing the possessor in South Carolina at an early point and in a particular locale during the colonial period. One of the starting points for all colonial South Carolina research.

This database is a digitized book. You may want to check out the index in the back for surnames you are researching.

This database courtesy of Genealogical.com.

WVR Database in Review: The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island by John Osborne Austin. (1887) 2006.

Austin has compiled accounts of more than 460 families who settled in Rhode Island during the seventeenth century, tracing some of the families to the third generation and others to the fourth, including both male and female lines. These accounts include extensive extracts from original sources.

Among the original source material, Austin placed special emphasis on probate records, with full abstracts of the wills and inventories of many first, second and third generation settlers. He made a special effort to summarize the officeholding of each settler, and also included information on land transactions and religious affiliations.

More than 90 of the accounts are taken to the birth of the fourth generation. The families so treated are generally the earliest settlers, and include most of the early religious and civic leaders of the colony. For most sketches, whether of three generations or four, the members of the final generation listed were born from about the 1690s to the 1730s. Some of the accounts include information on the European origins of the settlers, and, where pertinent, on earlier residence in Massachusetts Bay Colony.

This database courtesy of Archive CD Books USA.