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Subscription genealogy website Ancestry.com announced on
Facebook that its collection of marriage records will be free April 17-21 (so
you have a few days to plan your research). You’ll need to register for a free account
to view the records.
ProQuest offers databases you can usually use only in libraries that subscribe to
the services, but during National Library Week this week, you can try
out several of the databases at home for free. The one I see that most genealogists
will be into is Historic MapWorks Library Edition, which contains maps dating
back to the 1700s. I found my Depenbrock family’s farm in Colerain Township, Ohio,
on an 1884 land owner map in less than 5 minutes! Go
here to link to this and the other free databases.