Monday, October 22, 2012

Tuesday's Tip ~ Two Interesting Websites for Genealogy

I recently became aware of two interesting websites that I’d like to share with you.


Influenza Encyclopedia of 1918-1919 Website
http://www.influenzaarchive.org/index.html
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Have you ever wondered what life was like for your ancestor during the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918-1919?  The website The American Influenza Epidemic of 1918:  A Digital Encylcopedia provides the reader with essays, timelines and images from 50 U.S. cities during this epidemic.


Salt Lake City Timeline on Influenza Encyclopedia Webiste
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Here’s a screenshot of Salt Lake City’s timeline.  You can click on different dates to see what was happening at that time regarding the epidemic.

A big thank you goes to the website Rootsonomy via their Facebook page for alerting us to this interesting website about the Spanish Flu.



Bible Records Online Website
http://www.biblerecords.com/
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Wouldn’t it be fabulous to finally track down that elusive family bible you’ve dreamed of finding?  Perhaps the website Bible Records Online could help you out!

Here is Bible Records Online’s description of their website:
“Bible Records Online is a site dedicated to transcribing and digitizing the contents of family records that were written inside family Bibles and in other important documents from as early as the 1500s through today. Often, these were the only written records of births, marriages and deaths of a family, and these remain solid components to proving a family genealogy.”
 
Bible Records Online Website List of Bibles by Surname
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This is a screenshot showing the “Browse the Bibles” page of the Bible Records Online website.  Can you tell that I love the idea of family bibles finding their way home?

Hope these websites prove useful to you in your genealogy research!

Thanks for reading!


Copyright © Jana Last 2012

12 comments:

  1. Now I'm wondering if there is an encyclopedia of other epidemics. Thanks for bringing attention to these 2 sites. I'm heading there now.

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    1. Hi Wendy,

      I hope you find these websites useful!

      And thanks so much for stopping by!

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  2. Jana, thanks! I did not know about either of these websites. I've copied them into my collection! I did read (with my book club) a really thorough explanation of the Spanish flu -- The Great Influenza, by John Barry. An epidemic that took many by surprise!

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    1. Hi Mariann,

      You're so very welcome! I'm glad to have brought these websites to your attention. And thanks for letting me know about the book by John Barry.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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    1. Hi Pauleen,

      You're very welcome! I hope they are helpful in your research.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Jana, thanks for these great recommendations. I'm particularly interested in that second website. While I have the family Bible for two of the lines I'm researching (or the records transcribed from them), I would just love it if I could find any others from my family history online. I've often wondered about trawling through eBay and other sites where these items are sold. Finding them would be like uncovering hidden treasure!

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    1. Hi Jacqi,

      You're so welcome! I too would LOVE to find an old family bible somewhere.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  5. Good stuff, Jana. I hadn't thought to wonder about epidemics ...

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    1. Hi ljhlaura,

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope these websites will be useful to you.

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    1. Hi Heather,

      Thanks! I hope these websites are helpful to your research.

      And thanks so much for stopping by!

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