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!
Evangelical Messenger Obituary Index
- The Evangelical Messenger Obituary Index, 1848-1946
- Hosted by the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library, Fort Wayne, Indiana
- More than 194,000 entries from the Evangelical Messenger, an English newspaper by the Evangelical Church
- Mostly Midwestern states
Ohio Civil War Roster (starts at 7:44)
- Ohio Civil War Roster
- Free database by the Ohio Genealogical Society
- Same data as the Ohio portion of the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System website, but much easier to use
Michigan State Census of 1884 and 1894 (starts at 12:48)
- Available at SeekingMichigan.org
- 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.