Battle of Leyte Gulf: October 23–26, 1944

This post at the Fold3 Blog reminds us again of the sacrifices our military have made throughout our country’s history. Read the comments too. They make it personal.

From October 23–26, 1944, the Japanese navy unsuccessfully went up against the American navy off the coast of the Philippines in one of the largest naval battles in history. The Japanese loss…

Source: Battle of Leyte Gulf: October 23–26, 1944 – Fold3 Blog

Lincolnshire Notes & Queries

Found at Internet Archive . . . Volumes 1 through 9 of the Lincolnshire Notes and Queries.

Described as “a quarterly journal (illustrated) devoted to the antiquities, parochial records, family history, folk-lore, quaint customs, etc. of the county.” Volume 1 begins in 1888 and volume 9 ends in 1907.

The books can be searched and read online or downloaded at no charge in the format of your choice.

Georgias Roster of the Revolution cover

Ancestry Found

I was browsing Amazon to check out the latest genealogy books when I found these delicious jewels – the Ancestry Found collection of history and genealogy DVDs. There are currently 88 DVDs available. Each state has one, there are several British collections and a number of special interest DVDs too. The Georgia DVD contains 96 books including:

  • Georgia’s Roster of the Revolution, containing a list of the states defenders; officers and men; soldiers and sailors; partisans and regulars; whether enlisted from Georgia or settled in Georgia after the close of hostilities by the Georgia Dept of Archives – (1920) – 654 pages

  • Historical Collections of Georgia : containing the most interesting facts, traditions, biographical sketches, anecdotes, etc. relating to its history and antiquities, from its first settlement to the present time ; compiled from original records and official documents ; illustrated by nearly one hundred engravings of public buildings, relics of antiquity, historic localities, natural scenery, portraits of distinguished men, etc., etc. / by the Rev. George White – (1855) – 688 pages

  • History of Clinch County, Georgia, revised to date, giving the early history of the county down to the present time (1916): also complete lists of county officers, together with minor officers and also sketches of county officers’ lives; with chapters on the histories of old families of Clinch County; also other information as is historical in its nature, by Folks Huxford – (1916) – 306 pages

Each of the books and publications included in these DVDs is a scanned copy of the original saved in searchable PDF format. They can be viewed on any computer.

Most of the DVDs sell for $5.95 with a $3.99 shipping charge. There are some special collections and multi-disk sets costing more. For example, the 5-disc Civil War collection is $12.95.

All of the publications and books included in these CDs are now in the public domain and it’s very probable that you can find any of them online to download at no cost. It would be easy if we knew the title and author of each publication. Ancestry Found has done the hard work of finding and scanning these books so we can easily find what we need.

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GeneaPress: GenGophers.com Doubles its Online Library to More Than 80,000 Digital Genealogy Books

GenGophers.com now provides online over 80,000 genealogy books and periodicals that are searchable and downloadable by Genealogy Gophers’ users for free. The online genealogy library has been built through a partnership with FamilySearch, and includes books and periodicals from their partner institutions such as the Allen County Public Library, the BYU Harold B. Lee Library, the Church History Library, the Family History Library, and the Houston Public Library.
The updated GenGophers.com website has also recently been redesigned to include additional search features that make it easier for users to search for ancestors by name, date, and place, as well as to launch searches for and within specific family history publications.

GeneaPress: GenGophers.com Doubles its Online Library to More Than 80,000 Digital Genealogy Books

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