Because very early census records only listed heads of households and records like obituaries were less common, researching pre-1850s ancestors can be difficult. Our November Topics on Family History class--Finding your Pre-1850 American Ancestors--is focused on using other kinds of records to fill the gaps. For more information on this class, and others in the series, visit our Attend a Library Class webpage.
We are happy to announce that the Library has a brand-new resource for researchers: Fold3! It provides access to a variety of records--particularly military records--and is available for use on any of our in-house computers. For more information, visit our Fold3 Now Available! page.
World War I Disallowed Bonus Records are now indexed in our Collections Online system. The full records can be viewed onsite or copies can be ordered through our World War I Bonus Records Request research service.