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The New Jersey state archives has released a database
of 3,427 New Jersey residents named on cards recording those who died in World War
I. Your search results link to the original card, sometimes with a photo, and
information about the deceased and his service.
The Digital Library of Georgia,
one of the December 2010 Family
Tree Magazine’s 75 best state websites for genealogy, has added the Athens
Historic Newspapers Archive. You can keyword-search or browse (by title and
year) five newspapers published in Athens from 1827 to 1922.
The Illinois State Genealogical Society (ISGS) just unveiled
a new website featuring links to ISGS records projects, links to other Illinois
resources and a new members-only section. Visitors also will find archived ISGS Newsletters
back to 2008, listings of Illinois genealogy events, free databases and more.
A highly combustible nitrate negative caused the evacuation of the LDS
Church History Library in Salt Lake City (not the same as the Family
History Library) this week. You
can read more about the incident, which ended with everyone safe and sound, on Dick
Eastman’s blog. How do you know if you have any of these dangerous nitrate negatives
(produced between 1890 and 1950) in your home? This
Now What? answer will tell you.