Genealogy Weekly: Masons, Carlisle Indian School, and Civil War Orphans

In this episode of Genealogy Weekly, we covered a resource for Masons in Michigan, two resources for the Carlisle Indian School, and a database for the Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home.

Links and show notes are below the video.

Michigan Masons: Deaths

  • From Transactions and Proceedings of the Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the State of Michigan
  • Indexed by Kris Rzepczynski and available on his site as a PDF
  • Includes entries from Transactions and Proceedings 1930-1938 (deaths 1929-1937). More years will be added
  • Entries include name; date of death; lodge name, number, and location; and year of the Transactions

Carlisle Indian School (starts at 2:53)

Ohio Soldiers and Sailors Orphans Home (starts at 9:26)

  • Compiled by the Greene County Public Library
  • Abstracted from the Applications for Admission
  • One or both parents might still have been alive, just unable to provide for the child
  • Search by surname (rather than full name) to find siblings

You can find past episodes of Genealogy Weekly, along with all of the show notes and links, here.

Genealogy Weekly: Masons, Carlisle Indian School and Civil War Orphans

Genealogy Weekly: Midwest Obits, Ohio, and Michigan

In this episode of Genealogy Weekly, learn about an online Civil War roster for Ohio, state censuses from Michigan, and a huge database of obituaries from across the Midwest.

I’m changing things up a little bit with Genealogy Weekly. Beginning with this episode, I’ll be highlighting cool resources that might have flown under the research radar. Let me know what you think!

Show Notes:

Evangelical Messenger Obituary Index

Ohio Civil War Roster (starts at 7:44)

Michigan State Census of 1884 and 1894 (starts at 12:48)

  • Available at
  • Click on the Discover tab and select State Censuses
  • Search by surname or surname, first name
  • Great resource to help fill in the gaps with the missing 1890 Federal census

You can see previous episodes of Genealogy Weekly here.

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Genealogy Weekly: Canada, Colorado, Indiana in WWII and More

We have an international flair in Genealogy Weekly this week. There’s a new immigrant collection for Canada; digitized newspapers in Colorado; digitized WWI-era photos of Camp Atterbury in Indiana; and free access (and an expanded focus) for Fold3. Details and links below the video.

Show Notes:

Immigrants to Canada, Porters and Domestics, 1899-1949

  • Available from Library and Archives Canada
  • Records pertain to thousands of people whom Canada recruited from overseas (mainly the British Isles) to fill a labor shortage in the late 1800s/early 1900s

Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection

Camp Atterbury, Indiana WWII Photos

Fold3 – 2 Bits of News

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Genealogy Weekly: Ancestry Mexico, North Carolina Newspapers and More

Family History Month is finishing with a bang! This week’s news includes the launch of Ancestry Mexico, a redesign of FamilyTreeWebinars, a big sale at Family Tree Magazine, and more issues of a North Carolina African-American newspaper going online. (Links are below the video.)

Show Notes:

Ancestry Launches Ancestry Mexico

Legacy Redesigns FamilyTreeWebinars site

  • Changes include videos being mobile-responsive and the ability to create playlsts
  • Official announcement

Family Tree Magazine Has Book Sale

DigitalNC Add More Issues of The Carolina Times

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