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Post by Lobo » Tue Oct 05, 2004 6:30 pm

Dezdan,

Could I get you to put all these links on a separate thread or sticky so that it would be easier to locate/access them and perhaps make it easier to add to them in the future?

I included the ones by Robin and David below the new links that I found.

Robin,

Found this site with a lot of links to Washington State info., some by county, the site was last updated in 2001 so don't know how good all the links will be.
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~cgaunt/wa.html

Perhaps one of these links, either the one above or one of the ones below, will have the information you are looking for.

I tried the new search engine <a href= "http://clusty.com/search?query=">Clusty</a> http://clusty.com/search?query= and it has some interesting features that may appeal to the searching you are doing. It clusters the searchs on one side and tells you how many links are in each category, pretty neat. I haven't compared the relevancy with Google, yet.


New Links:

Washington
http://www.deathindexes.com/washington/index.html
Online Washington (State) Death Indexes

* Washington Death Index 1940-1996 (requires payment)

* Clallam County Obituary Index starts with 1916 (40,000 listings) from the North Olympic Library System
* Clallam County Obituary Directory
* Clark County Auditor Document Index includes some death records
* Jefferson County: Brinnon Cemetery Index 1895-2003
* Jefferson County Obituaries Index 1889-2004
* King County: Archdiocese of Seattle Cemeteries Search Engine (Burials in Catholic Cemeteries) includes the following Cemeteries: Holyrood, Calvary, Gethsemane & St. Patrick - you must register before making a search
* King County: East Side Journal Index 1918-1975 includes obituaries (for communities east of Seattle)
* Lincoln County Death Index 1907-1928, 1937-1948 & 1967-1996
* Lincoln County Cemetery Obituaries (assorted)
* Pierce County: Tacoma Obituary Index 1984-present (also includes some listings from 1930-1983)
* Skagit County Databases includes death index 1891-1908, Union Cemetery records (in Sedro Woolley) & a Pioneer Book (the Pioneer Book lists early residents who died between 1926 and 1955)
* Some Skagit County Death Certificates 1907-1908
* Walla Walla County Death Index 1903-1906
* Wenatchee Area Obituary Index 1905-2001 (except 1930-1939) Chelan & Douglas Counties

* Also... State of Washington Historical Records Search includes many census & naturalization records, plus a Social Security Death Index for the state of Washington - free to search
* Washington Genealogy Databases at Ancestry (requires payment)
includes census, military & vital records, plus newspapers & city directories

Nevada

http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/nsla/ar ... appeal.htm
Carson Appeal Newspaper Index 1865-1886 some years missing

http://cactusgems_garden.tripod.com/mineralcountydeathindex.htm
Mineral county and this record also contains some records of Esmeralda and Nye Counties information. The tri-counties were all one before 1911. There are records of deaths that happened in other places and buried in these counties as well as deaths that occurred in these counties and buried other places.

http://www.rootsweb.com/~nvpershi/archi ... t=28727949
RECORD OF DEATHS 1919-1936
PERSHING CO, NV
- INDEX -
Copyright (c) June 1999 by Shauna Wells (shauna@artback.com)
This file was contributed for non-commercial, non-exclusive use in the USGenWeb Archives.

Utah
http://history.utah.gov/library/burials.html
The Databases
The searchable Burials and Cemeteries databases are a product of the Utah Cemetery Inventory Project which includes names and other genealogical information about people who are buried in Utah cemeteries. The names in the database come principally from cemeteries receiving grants to help them computerize their data. These participating cemeteries do not conduct grave marker surveys. Instead, they use the grant funds to convert sexton records to electronic databases and geographic information systems. These systems help them manage their cemeteries. They send the data they gather to the Utah State Historical Society for inclusion in this database. Another source is volunteers (local genealogists and cemetery buffs) who have recorded grave marker information for small, inactive and abandoned cemeteries and passed it along to us. A third source is cemeteries that have already entered their records into a digital format and donate it to the project.

http://www.uintah.lib.ut.us/UintahCemeterySearch.html
Duchesne County & Uintah County: Uinta Basin Cemetery Index an index to Uintah & Duchesne County, Utah graves in both private & municipal cemeteries.

Calif:
This site has a lot of links:
http://www.deathindexes.com/california/

http://www.rootsweb.com/~cabf1905/?o_xi ... 0028727949
Pre-1905 CA Death Index Project

Death records from various counties prior to July 1905 when the state of CA began indexing the deaths of the state. California became a state in 1849 with 27 original counties. Although the state mandated the keeping of records, this mandate was NOT enforced and therefore each county kept records according to the whim of the local County Recorder. Today, there are 58 counties from that original 27. Thus, some counties will have records from an earlier date than others, depending upon both whimsy and the inception date of individual counties. Very few, if any, records are available before the 1860s. Please use the map link above the Table of Counties to see how the counties have changed over time.

Lobo,
Washington State just went online with historical records, see Washington State Digital Archives

Lobo,
Here is a neat site for birth/death records online for Arizona http://genealogy.az.gov/, it cover births from (1887 - 1928) and deaths from (1878 - 1953).

David,
Nevada census records:
http://dmla.clan.lib.nv.us/docs/shpo/NV ... e/year.asp

Robin,
Well, I had no idea there was a CA death index online for the years prior to 1940 but a volunteer named Sharon from the Kern County GenWeb project sent me this link. I found it to be very helpful!
http://www.vitalsearch-ca.com/gen/ca/_v ... deathm.htm

Map Sources


Maceo Post subject: Old Death Valley Maps
Here ya go:

http://www.delamare.unr.edu/maps/digita ... ns/nvmaps/

A great resource for map nuts like myself.


A little additional info. on Maceo's site, by Lobo:

"http://www.delamare.unr.edu/maps/digita ... ns/nvmaps/"> Nevada in Maps</a>
There are now over 500 maps and atlases on this site with many more to be added.

The original focus of the digital map site was a collection of historic maps of Nevada presenting topographic, geologic, and mining themes which are not found in total in any of these institutions.

The maps in these digital collections are offered in several images to accommodate varying levels of connectivity and without requiring technical skills to access. All maps are offered without copyright restrictions, but a statement noting the Mary B. Ansari Map Library, University of Nevada, Reno, as the digital origin would be appropriate and appreciated."

Linda Newman,
Geoscience & Map Librarian


GreatBasinResearch PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 9:58 am
"There is website with maps of Nevada and nearby areas in California <a href= "http://keck.library.unr.edu/data/histor ... .htm">HERE </a>http://keck.library.unr.edu/data/histor ... ps_toc.htm , run by University of Nevada, Reno. There are maps from very early in Nevada's history, as well as the surveys from the first decade of the 20th century, to the 15 minute topo quads from the '40s-'60s. This site covers much of the Death Valley country."


Lobo Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2006 1:53 pm
www.davidrumsey.com
Thousands of high-resolution digital images of maps from the David Rumsey Collection, one of the largest private collections of historic maps in the US.


California Historic Topographic Map Collection http://cricket.csuchico.edu/spcfotos/ma ... earch.html

This site provides access to historic topographic maps from the late 1800's to the early 1900's. The scales of the maps available range from 1:24,000 - 1:125,000, and contain many of the older 7.5-minute, 15-minute, and 30-minute quads. You search by entering a word and then select "search all", or "select one" of the following: historic topo name, edition date, scale1, counties, longitude, latitude, township, range, water (rivers,lakes, etc.), land (geographic features), plade names, ranches/farms, mines-minerals, mills, schools, bridges-ferry, railroads and utility lines, roadways and trails, public land, land grants, or scanning #. One other search feature is to "search by current topo map name". You can download the images and use MrSID Viewer to view them offline.

Mines & Minerals Associated with each
<a href= "http://www.mindat.org/index.php">Mindat.org </a>
http://www.mindat.org/index.phpis the largest mineral database and mineralogical reference website on the internet. This site contains worldwide data on minerals, mineral localities and other mineralogical information.
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Post by D.A. Wright » Wed Oct 06, 2004 9:40 am

Thanks! Nice thought to consolidate them.
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Post by Lobo » Wed Oct 13, 2004 3:11 pm

Just came across the BLM Historical Photo site which has photos from 1890s-1980s:

http://www.photos.blm.gov/hist_index.html

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Post by Lobo » Sat Oct 23, 2004 5:23 am

This site has a collection of some 500 photographs on trains from Kansas westward: <a href= "http://wt.diglib.ku.edu/items.htm"> Steaming West
</a> Printed items selected from the Kansas Collection
documenting railway activity westward through Kansas, 1860-1890
http://wt.diglib.ku.edu/items.htm


This book by Crofutt is available in PDF format and cover Nevada, Arizona, Calif., Utah, and others.
<a href= "http://wt.diglib.ku.edu/titlepages/rhc2704.htm"> Crofutt's New Overland Tourist and Pacific Coast Guide
Vol. 1, 1878-9 </a>
Creator: Crofutt, Geo., A.
Publisher: The Overland Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois
Format: Book
Description: 324 p.
Call Number: RH C2704

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NEVADA MAPS

Post by D.A. Wright » Fri Oct 29, 2004 9:29 am

Here's a site for OLD MAPS OF NEVADA.
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Old Nevada Maps

Post by ChinaLakeKid » Wed Nov 03, 2004 2:52 pm

I tried this link. It requires login and password, and it available to subscribing institutions only. :(
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Re: Old Nevada Maps

Post by Dezdan » Wed Nov 03, 2004 3:08 pm

ChinaLakeKid wrote:I tried this link. It requires login and password, and it available to subscribing institutions only. :(
You must have tried to access the Sanborn town maps of Nevada page? That is only for UNR folks, but topo maps are available Here.

~Dan

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Thanks!

Post by ChinaLakeKid » Thu Nov 04, 2004 1:13 pm

Thanks Dezdan. Great maps!
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Post by Lobo » Thu Nov 18, 2004 7:58 pm

Found a pretty inclusive site for searching <a href= "http://www.marriagedatabase.com/"> marriage records</a> and obtaining copies of marriage certificates:

http://www.marriagedatabase.com/

<a href= "http://www.marriagedatabase.com/"> Marriage Records Search</a>
A Guide to Finding Marriage Records and Databases on the Internet

"Marriage records have been a great help to many genealogy and family history researchers, providing valuable information and clues to an ancestor's or relative's marriage. Over the last few years, many people and organizations have been publishing marriage record archives on the Internet. Some with thousands of records, others with millions. Presented on this website are individual "State Guides" designed to show you where all the best marriage record archives and databases are found."

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Post by RoadTrip » Sat Apr 16, 2005 8:39 am

Hi gang,
Try this consolidated linklist too:

http://www.cyndislist.com

Chuck

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