Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Here’s one of Alameda County Libraries brand-spanking new databases to research history and genealogy. The easiest way to access the database is to click on the following FOLD3+ . This will take you to the A-Z Resource List. This guide contains a full list of Alameda County Library resources organized by name and subject. The A-Z Resource List guide is catalogued in alphabetical order and the Fold3+ archive is located towards the middle of the this webpage.
Here’s a brief discription of what Fold3+ is: “Fold3 provides convenient access to US military records, including the stories, photos, and personal documents of the men and women who served.
The Fold3 name comes from a traditional flag folding ceremony in which the third fold is made in honor and remembrance of veterans who served in defense of their country and to maintain peace throughout the world.
Original records at Fold3 help you discover and share stories about these everyday heroes, forgotten soldiers, and the families that supported them. On Fold3, you can combine records found on the site with what you have in your own albums and shoeboxes to create an online memorial for someone who served.”
There is the POPULAR US HISTORY RESOURCES section that covers the Civil War, historical newspapers, milestone documents, and the Vietnam War topics to name a few. There is also a POPULAR GENEALOGY RESOURCES section that has information on census, naturalizations, and older city directories. One section that some of you might find interesting is the MISCELLANEOUS section which has a section titled: Project Blue Book- UFO investigations. I typed in the name of my hometown ”Hayward, Ca.” in this section and found a report of a UFO sighting in 1953!
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
From the U.S. Census News Release:
“In anticipation of the April 2 release of 1940 Census records from the National Archives, the U.S. Census Bureau is launching a new page on its website. Strict confidentiality laws ensure that census records are only unsealed after 72 years have passed, so genealogists, historians and researchers have waited with great eagerness for this release.
The site features an interactive overview of the 1940 Census, including questions asked on the census form, history facts, blogs, a 1940 Census video, pictures and a countdown clock. From the site, users will also find a direct link to the National Archives website for looking up individual 1940 Census records.
In addition, there is a newly released infographic providing a rich visual depiction of how characteristics of the U.S. population have changed between 1940 and 2010. This is the first in a series of three infographics that will explore topics related to the 1940 Census”
More Information is available at the following web sites:
For people interested in Genealogy, here are the following links:
Upcoming Livermore-Amador Genealogical Society Event
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Discover Genealogy program finished up over this last weekend. This program was part of our library’s participation in the Tri Valley Heritage Happening for October 2011. The Dublin Library wishes to thank all the wonderful volunteers from the Livermore Amador Genealogical Society (L-AGS) for making this program a success!
( Teresa Fraser and L-AGS President Mary Dillon)
If you want more genealogy information, click on the following links :
Monday, October 17, 2011
Currently airing the new episode of “Slice of Life: Tri-Valley” with Discover Genealogy @the Dublin Library program feature. You can watch it on TV30 at the times listed below by going to channel 30 on Comcast, or by going to Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse. The show also streams live on the website www.trivalleytv.org .
Monday: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Thursday: 2pm, 4pm, 6pm, 8pm
Here’s a direct link to the film segment http://www.tri-valleytv.org/streaming/SLICE-TriValley.html
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
The 2012 Statistical Abstract of the United States is an annual factbook containing more than 1,400 tables of social, political and economic facts about our nation and the world. Among the broad topics covered are marriage and divorce, health, education, law enforcement, national security, social insurance, business, science and technology, agriculture, natural resources, energy, information and communications, banking and international statistics. The source of the data is not limited to the Census Bureau — statistics are also derived from other federal agencies and private sources. Data in this edition are generally for the most recent year or period available by spring 2011 in both Excel and PDF formats.
The 2012 Statistical Abstract of the United States is available through your Alameda County Library within the Business, Genealogy, and Reference Research/Subject Guides databases.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
The National Coalition for History (NCH) reports the following: http://historycoalition.org/2008/02/29/nara-makes-some-passenger-arrival-records-available-online/ “This week, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) announced that it has made available for the first time online more than 5.2 million records of some passengers who arrived during the last half of the 19th century at the ports of Baltimore, Boston, New Orleans, New York, and Philadelphia. The records can be accessed through NARA’s online Access to Archival Databases (AAD).The records were transcribed from original ship manifests into electronic databases by Temple University’s Center for Immigration Research at The Balch Institute. The Center donated the digital records to the National Archives. The records are known as Data Files Relating to the Immigration of Germans to the United States, 1850-1897; Data Files Relating to the Immigration of Italians to the United States, 1855-1900; and Data Files Relating to the Immigration of Russians to the United States, 1834-1897.”
Besides the passenger lists, the NARA website also includes a ”What’s New?” section. There are Central Policy files that consist of telegrams, and indexes to air grams, memoranda, correspondence, reports, diplomatic notes and related material of historical significance.
The “AAD Highlights” section includes the records of the use of ammunition by the 527th Military Police Company in the defense of the U.S. embassy in Saigon during the Tet offensive, Jan 31, 1968.
Some of the more popular documents are WWII Army Enlistment Records, Records for passengers who arrived at the Port of New York during the Irish famine, and records with unit information on military personnel who died during the Vietnam War.