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Genealogy

Printable Forms - From BYU family history library; includes family group record, pedigree chart and research log

Ancestry Chart (Excel & Word templates) - Download template through Excel or Word [ New document - search Microsoft online using Word: genealogy

World Names Profiler (FPM = Frequency per million of name) - Popularity of surnames (last names) around the world. Provides maps of name concentration

Find-A-Grave - Graves in cemeteries worldwide

Family Search - Massive, searchable site of genealogical records worldwide. Create a free FamilySearch account for greater access.  Includes U.S. Social Security Death Index and state death indexes. Maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. New site now offering some record images.
Dates covered: Varies.

Includes searchable full-image of U.S. Census Population Schedules (name, address, nationality, etc.). Thousands of online full-text/image resources including local history books (click on Search Books). Brought to you by the Library of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (https://mel.org). Dates Covered : Census 1790 - 1940 (1930 incomplete); other works published various years.


Obituary Daily Times (index only) - The Obituary Daily Times is a daily index of published obituaries throughout the world. Searchable by married or maiden name. Entries include name, age, city where died, name and date of newspaper. Note: Information contributed by volunteers, so coverage dates vary by newspaper.
Dates Covered : Approximately 1999- present

Upper Peninsula History Section:  F 572 .N8 (Library upper floor)

Upper Peninsula newspapers on microfilm (located in Archives)

Resources About Names:

Behind the Name: The Etymology and History of FirstNames  Etymological dictionary of first names. The site also features most popular names, namesakes, name days, family tree for names, related names, popularity in some countries, and a name translator. Created and maintained by a hobbyist.

The Century Cyclopedia of Names (1900) (Edited by Benjamin E. Smith. London: The Times.

Ancestry - Discover the meaning and history behind your last name

GenealogyBank - Discover your last name origin & meaning

A Dictionary of First Names (2nd edition)
[Access restricted to the NMU community.  ONLY 5 SIMULTANEOUS USERS]

The Concise Dictionary of World Place-Names (2nd edition)
[Access restricted to the NMU community. ONLY 5 SIMULTANEOUS USERS]

A Dictionary of British Place Names (1st ed. rev.)
[Access restricted to the NMU community. ONLY 5 SIMULTANEOUS USERS]

A Dictionary of London Place Names (2nd ed.)
[Access restricted to the NMU community. ONLY 5 SIMULTANEOUS USERS]

Cyndi's List - Names - Locality & Ethnic (British, Cornish, Chinese, etc. - Links to resources)

The Mining Journal (MQT) - Full text coverage of over 600 U.S. and 500 international newspapers, wire services, and news agencies.

Michigan Online Historical Newspapers

Escanaba Area Newspapers (Courtesy of the Escanaba Public Library)

Chronicling America :Historic Newspapers

Wall Street Journal - Available to the NMU community only.

Ellis Island Records - Searchable Port of New York passenger records. Provides residence, year arrived, age upon arrival, passenger record, ship manifest, & ship image. Viewing records requires registration.
Dates Covered: 1892 - 1924

RootsWeb - popular searchable genealogy site

Cyndi's List - THE web resource for genealogy 

 

 

Online full-text/full-image book digitization projects (full or partial access)

Includes searchable full-image of U.S. Census Population Schedules (name, address, nationality, etc.). Thousands of online full-text/image resources including local history books (search individual collections from the Categories section (Books & Publications, Histories, Memories & Biographies, etc.). Access for the NMU community and Michigan residents provided by the Library of Michigan via the Michigan eLibrary (https://mel.org).


Internet Archive - Online text collections, fully searchable, non-profit, no registration/account required.
May download entire books, videos, etc.

Hathi Trust - Online text collections, fully searchable, non-profit, no registration/account required. 
May not download entire books (only member universities).

Google Book Search (advanced mode) - Online text & magazine collections, fully searchable, for-profit, Google account required to view selected text. May not download entire books or magazines..

American Memory Project (Library of Congress) - Searchable database of primary & secondary material including photographs.

Google (Advanced Search)- More control over search results.

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