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Title Page Handbook of Macon County Missouri

Free County Histories of Missouri

The Missouri County History project, sponsored by the Missouri State Library and published by the Secretary of State for Missouri, has gathered county histories from all over the state.  There are currently 116 volumes in this collection.  Where counties are not covered specifically, there is usually some regional coverage. Some of the volumes cover several neighboring counties within one text.  The counties Carter, Christian, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Ripley, Shannon, and Stone in the Ozarks region are documented in the collection, but not in individual county histories. An illustrated historical atlas of Callaway County, Missouri Compiled, drawn and published from personal …

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Collins Historical Sketches of Kentucky - 1894 Kentucky Map

What’s New at AHGP – 9 Jan 2015

The following pages were added to AHGP this past week: Confederate States Navy – A Brief History – Ships Photos Kentucky Kentucky Counties in 1874 – Adair – Anderson – Ballard – Barren – Bath – Boone – Bourbon. Stations & Early Settlements of Kentucky All extracted from Collins Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume II, by Lewis Collins, Published by Collins & Company, Covington, Kentucky, 1874. Louisiana Sabine Parish Louisiana Sabine Parish Biographies Dr. J. C. Armstrong A. D. Ashby T. C. Armstrong Marion S. Antony Dr. Rezin Laurence Armstrong Dr. R. L. Armstrong, Jr. Senator John …

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Lancaster County Historical Society Online Resources

Some of the greatest wealth in genealogical data is held by local and county historical societies and archives. While most of the information must be researched by an actual visit to the location, some societies, with the assistance of government and charitable funds have been slowly digitizing some of these records. Such is the case with Lancaster County Historical Society in Lancaster Pennsylvania. While recently visiting their website I discovered a treasure trove of digitized records that I previously wasn’t aware of, and I thought I’d share them with you here.

Gazetteer of the United States of America

Dang those old towns!

Dang those old towns! I find that nothing is more irritating then having FamilyTreeMaker tell me a location doesn’t exist. But then I remind myself, FTM’s quirky database is built on the geographical location today, not the location at the time the event occurred. A lot of those older smaller post offices used as locations in the olden days have simply vanished. Sometimes those small towns just disappeared from history. Maybe they were flooded out… maybe people just got up and left… often they simply changed their name. Today, if the remnants of the towns buildings still stand we call …

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