Thursday, May 26, 2011

Some Interesting New Collections

I try to visit the Genealogy Databases Posted or Updated Recently page on to see what's been added or updated.  I recommend doing this at least weekly if you have an subscription.

Here are several interesting - to me, at least - collections from this list:

1)  U.S. World War II Navy Muster Rolls, 1938-1949 -- here is one of the pages for my father, Frederick W. Seaver:

There are four entries, from February 1945 to February 1946, for my father, all saying essentially the same thing.

2)  U.S. Navy Cruise Books Index, 1918-2009.  Here is an interesting entry for a Clifford N. Seaver:

This article provides Clifford N. Seaver's birth date, birthplace, spouse's maiden name, and parents names, in addition to a summary of his service as of 1966.

3)  California, World War I Death Announcements, 1918-1921.  A lengthy obituary for Kenneth L. Blanchard appeared in the Oakland Tribune and Berkeley Gazette newspapers, dated 16 February 1919:

Kenneth Blanchard was a first cousin, twice removed.  His mother was Elizabeth Seaver, daughter of Isaac and Lucretia (Smith) Seaver, my great-great-grandparents.

4)  New South Wales, Australia, Certificates for Publicans' Licences, 1830-1849, 1853-1860.  I cannot see the entry for "Alexr Whittle" (because I don't have a World subscription) but I'm real interested in having a copy.  I'll have to get it on my next visit to the Family History Center.

There are quite a few other new and updated datases on  Go exploring!

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