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Genealogy by the States – Week 49 – Alaska

Posted by on Sunday, 8 December, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Alaska. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Alaska. If you don’t have any connections to Alaska, find a Alaska resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 12/8/2013 – 12/14/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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I have no family ties to Alaska other than a few relatives visiting there on occasion, so I will highlight a genealogy resource from Alaska. I could not find a free Alaska resource which had a lot of good on-line records. Therefore, I will highlight the various resources available at the Alaska State Library.

In the 1990s the Alaska State Library went through an effort to microfilm it’s newspapers. The Alaska Newspaper Project has microfilmed newspapers from as early as 1866. Newspapers provide a wonderful genealogy resource. See our previous blog post on newspaper genealogy.

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A few Alaska Genealogy Links
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Alaska Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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Genealogy by the States – Week 48 – Arizona

Posted by on Sunday, 1 December, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Arizona. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Arizona. If you don’t have any connections to Arizona, find a Arizona resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 12/1/2013 – 12/7/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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As of now, I have yet to find any family connections to Arizona. Therefore I will highlight one resource from Arizona. The Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records has a wonderful collection of online records. Check out the Arizona Digital Newspaper Program. There are quite a few digital copies of early newspapers. For advice on using newspapers for genealogical research, see an earlier post on Hidden Genealogy Nuggets.

Another interesting section of this website is the Arizona Memory Project.
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A few Arizona Genealogy Links
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Arizona Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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Genealogy by the States – Week 47 – New Mexico

Posted by on Sunday, 24 November, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of New Mexico. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to New Mexico. If you don’t have any connections to New Mexico, find a New Mexico resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 11/24/2013 – 11/30/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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I do not have any family connections to New Mexico, so I will just highlight a genealogy resource for New Mexico.

I did not find any one great on-line resource which contains records useful for New Mexico Genealogy Resource. However, the New Mexico GenWeb is still a great site to explore. From here, you could navigate to some of the county specific GenWeb Pages. These county pages often contain transcribed records of births, marriages and deaths. For example, the Catron County GenWeb has transcribed marriage records as well of other types of records.

If you have family connections to New Mexico, be sure to check out this site and the ones listed below.

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A few New Mexico Genealogy Links
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New Mexico Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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Genealogy by the States – Week 46 – Oklahoma

Posted by on Sunday, 17 November, 2013

This week’s blogging prompt is the State of Oklahoma. Blog about an ancestor or your families connection to Oklahoma. If you don’t have any connections to Oklahoma, find a Oklahoma resource useful for genealogy research to highlight and write about. This week’s prompt runs from 11/17/2013 – 11/23/2013. If you choose to follow along, I would appreciate a mention to the Hidden Genealogy Nuggets website.

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Joseph Poole was the great grandfather of my children. He was born on Jun 16, 1902. He was known by Jack Poole. He was one of sixteen Children of George Pool and Mary Blake. He was the first known to have been born in Arkansas. His older borthers and sisters had been born in Georgia. In 1930, Joseph Poole and his family were in Hobart, Kiowa County, Oklahoma.

Joseph Poole

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A few Oklahoma Genealogy Links
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Oklahoma Newspaper Archives at Genealogy Bank
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