I love ephemera and like my friends Denise over at the Family Curator
and Caroline at 4YourFamilyStory
, one of the things I look forward to is shopping for ephemera.
One of my more recent finds was a short family history.
I love the Foreword because it is a good reminder to us all to write our family history, memories, and life story before it is too late.
Surnames found in this booklet include Rumsey, Harvey, Ford, Marvin, Clark, Cummings, Clemensen, McFarlane, McBeath, Carter, Heinze, Parker, Hoppe, Zingery, Ramon and Lehman. Of course, if this booklet is part of your family history I would be happy to send it to you. Just leave me a comment below.
Were your ancestors Texas Catholics? Have you checked out the holdings of the Catholic Archives of Texas
? While they will not do genealogical research for you, you can access the archives during business hours or hire a researcher to conduct the research on your behalf. Their collections include sacramental records
, and a library
Generalized descriptions of their holdings can be found on their website. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be an online catalog with more specific information.
I know I'm a little late for Mother's Day but I thought I would pass on this infographic courtesy of FindMyPast
- Public and Academic Libraries
- State Archives and Libraries (Don’t forget about Interlibrary Loan).
- Historical Societies
- Clipping Files found through libraries, archives, genealogy and historical societies.
- Family History Library includes books that are indexes are various records from newspapers.
- Kansas State Historical Society: http://www.kshs.org/
Online Newspaper Collections
Historical Earthquake Resources
Los Angeles Public Library: http://www.lapl.org/
1872 Lone Pine Earthquake
Earthquake! Newspapers Record Destruction in California History http://blog.genealogybank.com/earthquake-newspapers-record-destruction-in-california-history.html
Rinehart, C D, Ward Smith, and Genny Smith. Earthquakes and Young Volcanoes Along the Eastern Sierra Nevada at Mammoth Lakes 1980, Lone Pine 1872, Inyo and Mono Craters. Palo Alto, Calif: Genny Smith Books, 1982.
Philibert-Ortega, Gena. Cemeteries of the Eastern Sierra. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub, 2007.
1906 San Francisco Earthquake
Gilbert, Grove K, J A. Holmes, Richard L. Humphrey, John S. Sewell, and Frank Soulé. The San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of April 18, 1906: And Their Effects on Structures and Structural Materials. Washington: Govt. Print. Off, 1907.
Klett, Mark, Michael Lundgren, Philip L. Fradkin, Rebecca Solnit, and Karin Breuer. After the Ruins, 1906 and 2006: Rephotographing the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2006.
Kurzman, Dan. Disaster!: The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire of 1906. New York: W. Morrow, 2001.
O'Connor, Charles J, Francis H. McLean, Helen S. Artieda, James M. Motley, Jessica B. Peixotto, and Mary R. Coolidge. San Francisco Relief Survey: The Organization and Methods of Relief Used After the Earthquake and Fire of April 18, 1906. New York: Survey Associates, 1913.
Winchester, Simon. A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906. New York: HarperCollins, 2005.
LDS Repositories and Websites
(Conduct a keyword search on “Early Church Information File,” “Mormon” and Tracing LDS Ancestors.”)
LDS Women Resources
The Relief Society Magazine, begun as The Relief Society Bulletin, started publication in 1914 and was discontinued in 1970.
Mormon Women’s History Initiative: http://mormonwomenshistory.org/resources
Women’s Manuscript Collection, BYU: http://lib.byu.edu/sites/muw/womens/
Carter, Kate B. The Mormons in Mexico. Utah: Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Central Co, 1953.
Carter, Kate B. Heart Throbs of the West. Salt Lake City: Daughters of the Utah Pioneers, 1939.
Jenson, Andrew. Latter-day Saint Biographical Encyclopedia: A Compilation of Biographical Sketches of Prominent Men and Women in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Salt Lake City: A. Jenson History Co, 1901. (Digitized on FamilySearch).
Larson, Carl V, and Shirley N. Maynes. The Women of the Mormon Battalion. Logan, Utah: The Author, 1995.
Madsen, Carol C. In Their Own Words: Women and the Story of Nauvoo. Salt Lake City, Utah: Deseret Book Co, 1994.
Maynes, Shirley N. Five Hundred Wagons Stood Still: Mormon Battalion Wives. Sandy, Utah: S. Maynes, 1999.
Nielson, Carol H. The Salt Lake City 14th Ward Album Quilt, 1857: Stories of the Relief Society Women and Their Quilt. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2004.
Noall, Claire A. W. Guardians of the Hearth: Utah's Pioneer Midwives and Women Doctors. Bountiful, Utah: Horizon Publishers, 1974
Romney, Thomas C. The Mormon Colonies in Mexico. Salt Lake City, Utah: University of Utah Press, 2005.
Sessions, Patty B, and Donna T. Smart. Mormon Midwife: The 1846-1888 Diaries of Patty Bartlett Sessions. Logan, Utah: Utah State University Press, 1997.
Sperry, Kip. A Guide to Mormon Family History Sources. Provo, Utah: Ancestry Pub, 2007.