Genealogy News Corral, April 8-12
By Diane Haddad
- 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.