Saturday, December 12, 2009

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun - Another Wish List

Welcome to SNGF -- it's Saturday Night, time for more Genealogy Fun!

We had a great response last week to our Dear Genea-Santa wish list - thank you all for posting - perhaps you can use that post as a start for the upcoming Canrival of Genealogy with the topic of "Dear Genea-Santa." My apologies for duplicating the theme last week.

I think that we all want lots of imaged and indexed databases online for our pajama-clad viewing pleasure... so for this week's SNGF, let's express our wishes for databases we want the genealogy companies to bring to us:

1) Define one or more genealogy or family history databases, that are not currently online, that would really help you in your research. Where does this database currently reside?

2) Tell us about it/them in a blog post on your own blog or GenealogyWise or Facebook, in a comment to this blog post, or in a comment to this post on Facebook.

Here's mine:

a) The daily San Diego Union newspaper (1868 to 1992) is on microfilm at the San Diego Public Library in downtown San Diego. There are online dstabases since the early 1980's, but nothing before that. It is poorly indexed on file cards (1868-1915, 1931-1985), and the file cards are on microfiche, at several San Diego area libraries, but the years 1915 to 1930 are missing. Even a database of the index would be very helpful!

b) Probate indexes and probate files are available on microfilm at the LDS Family History Library, but very few are available in online databases. Hopefully, FamilySearch will image and index these for each county or other probate jurisdiction. I believe that many brickwall problems will be solved with this information once these records are name indexed.


Tina Sansone said...

Here is my Wish List:

Genealogy Records Wish List


Mel said...

Hey Santa is what I'm dreaming of for a genealogy Christmas...

Chris Staats said...

My database wishes
. Anyone with PA research, take a look at my comment to my post. I would be interested to hear what others think.

Thanks, Randy!

Taneya said...

my efforts to make my dreams come true -