Sunday, June 11, 2006

ArchiveGrid access FREE until June 30

Free access to the ArchiveGrid database has been extended until June 30 (previously, it was until May 30). The web site describes the offerings:

ArchiveGrid is an important destination for searching through historical documents, personal papers, and family histories held in archives around the world.

Thousands of libraries, museums, and archives have contributed nearly a million collection descriptions to ArchiveGrid. Researchers searching ArchiveGrid can learn about the many items in each of these collections, contact archives to arrange a visit to examine materials, and order copies.

There are unique resources in this site. I perused the site two months ago for several hours, but found little new information on my ancestral families. However, there might be a real gem or two for YOURS.

Note that if you find an item of interest, you need to contact the repository to obtain a copy or more information about the actual document.

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