21 November 2008

Ancestry.com: New resources added

This week, Ancestry.com added some interesting new resources.

The US City Directories database has been supplemented by some 50 million names in 1,100 city directories from 45 states and Washington, DC. This includes directories around the year 1890. and the collection's high quality grayscale images offered are clearer than images in previous collections.

City directories are very important assets in tracking ancestors. You may be surprised at what you can find in these valuable resources. Even better, Ancestry plans to add thousands of additional directories over the next few months. Search this database here.

For more on the new directories, see Chris Lydiksen's Ancestry.com blog post here.

The website has also added to its US military collections. U.S. military collections:

- U.S. Military and Naval Academy Registers, 1805–1908;
- U.S. Navy Pensions Index, 1861–1910;
- Index to General Correspondence of the Record and Pension Office.

The International Collection has also benefited with new or updated databases:

- Värmland, Sweden, Parish Records, 1661-1895 (Swedish);
- UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919;
- as well as three groupings of Croatia records (christenings, marriages and deaths).

View the complete list of recently added databases (a few months of additions) here.

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