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I’m back at it after a short vacation (which involved my first visit to a Civil War battlefield—I’ll show and tell next week) to post this week’s news roundup. Here goes:
Canadian subscription site Ancestry.ca, in partnership
with The British Postal Museum and Archive,
has added a database of Post
Office Appointment Books, 1737-1969. The 1.5 million records name British
Post Office employees, including the “femails” who kept the office open during wartimes.
(These records also
are on Ancestry.com.)
Our local Public Library of Cincinnati
and Hamilton County has launched a website
that lets you explore the first panoramic image of an American city (Cincinnati,
of course). You can zoom way in on the daguerreotype to see remarkable detail of storefronts,
steamboats, streets and more along two miles of the city’s Ohio Riverfront. Click
yellow markers on the image for pop-up windows with information about places depicted.
British genealogy subscription site FindMyPast.co.uk,
with the Society of Genealogists,
has added a Business
Index Collection listing Britain’s shopkeepers, businessmen and women, and
captains of industry from the early 1890s through 1927.
The new Black Sea German Research site is
for those tracing families who migrated from Germany, Alsace, Poland or Hungary to
the Black Sea region of South Russia (now Ukraine) in the early 1800s. Search a database
of names, upload your GEDCOM and share historical information at this free, volunteer-run
NBC is re-running “Who Do
You Think You Are?” season 2 episodes Saturday nights this summer. Check your
local listings if you missed an episode or want to watch your favorite again.