Short Followups

In took the book, Hundertjährige Geschichte des Deutschtums von Rochester (1915) by Hermann Pfaefflin to the RootsTech 2013 conference. FamilySearch scanned the book and were going to place a digital copy online. It has been almost a year and it still isn’t online This web page on FamilySearch says there is a digital copy but it appears that they forgot to add the link to it. Meanwhile, you can click on the title and view my version of the digital book made from the FamilySearch scans.

Back in this post from Aug. 27th 2013 I mentioned that FamilySearch had added tombstone records from Find A Grave . That was based on a press release from FamilySearch the day before. It was actually easier to search on FS as they took into account spelling variations. There were only 2 million records added at that time out of the 104+ million tombstones on F-A-G. That database on FS disappeared within a couple of months. F-A-G is now owned by Ancestry.com where you find those records. You can also search the F-A-G records on Mocavo. And you can also search directly on the Find A Grave website.

In this post from Nov. 23, 2013 I had a link to a free search of 1892, 1915 & 1925 NY State Census records on Ancestry. That link not longer works. Instead go to this link on NY State Archives then you have to put in a zip code in NY State. Any number between 10001 and 14899 will work.That will send you to a page of Ancestry.com. If you do a general search on that page it will give you many results which require an Ancestry membership. If you scroll down on the search page and click on the 1892, 1915 or 1925 census you can search just that year for free. Ancestry doesn’t make it easy for you to see the content that they have for free.

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