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 The Danish Central Library for Southern Slesvig has just made public its searchable collection of digitized books and literature, dating from 1591-1880 at www.dcbib. dk/slesvigske-samling/ digital-kulturarv. There’s a link (‘her’) in the 3rd paragraph under the heading that will produce a listing of digitized materials, which appear to be in a number of languages, but predominantly German and Danish. The titles can apparently be downloaded and then searched with the ‘find’ function on one’s computer.

 Many new records and updates may be found at Online Searchable Death Records, Indexes and Obituaries, http://www. deathindexes.com/. Of prime interest to Danish descendants may be links to new material in California, Iowa, Nebraska, St. Louis, Yates Co. NY and Wisconsin, but there are many other additions, so the page is well worth bookmarking.  For anyone wanting to try their hand at Danish, a downloadable free book on the 1864 war has just been published by the Museum in Sønderborg Castle. The link is http://www.museumsonderjylland.dk/SIDERNE/ Det-sker/documents/1864Dansk.pdf.  The subscription database GenealogyBank (www. GenealogyBank.com) has 40 Chicago newspaper titles in its archives from 1854 to the present; hence a good place to look for local obituaries.

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 FamilySearch.org has recently added over 24 million New York passenger & crew lists, 1909-1957, over 2 million records/images of Canadian passenger lists, 1881-1922 and over 3 million records from New York passenger lists from 1820-1891.  The 1921 Canadian census, the most recently available, is now indexed and searchable by name and other criteria on www.ancestry.ca. The latest census available on ancestry. com appears to be that from 1911; the 1921 Canadian census may be available on personal subscriptions, however.  Burials in Enumclaw Evergreen Memorial Park in King Co. WA (near Seattle) is now searchable at http://www. enumclawcemetery.com/ cemetery-search-by-name. html.  California digitized newspapers from 1846 to the present may be searched at http://cdnc.ucr. edu/cgi-bin/cdnc.

SPRING 2014 | america letter + annual report  

The America Letter is a benefit of membership to the Museum of Danish America, published three times annually. If you find yourself wanting...

SPRING 2014 | america letter + annual report  

The America Letter is a benefit of membership to the Museum of Danish America, published three times annually. If you find yourself wanting...

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