Miles J. Unger, journalist for The Economist magazine and The New York Times, discusses his latest book, Picasso and the Painting That Shocked the World. The book tells the story of an obscure young painter from Barcelona who came to Paris and made himself into one of the most influential artists of the twentieth century. Publisher’s Weekly called the book, “riveting…This engrossing book chronicles with precision and enthusiasm a painting with lasting impact in today’s art world.”
Online access to the resources of the New England Historic Genealogical Society. The collection includes over 200 million records for New England, New York, and beyond.
U. S. Census records; military records; court, land and probate records; vital and church records; directories; petitions for naturalization; passenger lists and more.
Provides access to primary documents, unpublished manuscripts (census indexes, family and local histories, Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Applications), and access to Freedman’s Bank for African-American genealogical research. Also includes access to the Periodical Source Index (PERSI), which features more than 1.6 million citations from 6,500 genealogy periodicals and a fully searchable collection of more than 25,000 family and local history books.
An index to 2,850,000 obituaries, death & marriage notices & other sources from Ohio from the 1810s to the present day. Actual obituaries may be ordered from over 60 partner libraries.
Large scale street plans produced by the Sanborn Fire Insurance company from 1867 to 1970. Used by local historians to locate and identify buildings and neighborhoods, urban historians to study the growth of towns and cities, and environmentalists concerned about impact of new developments.
Access to a database of information on 11 million immigrants from 1820 through 1892, the year Ellis Island opened.
Local cemetery records and newspaper death notices for the following years: 1833, 1847-1848, 1850-1975.
A categorized and cross-referenced list of genealogical resources on the Internet.
Offers free family history, family tree and genealogy records and resources from around the world. The site features an online searchable database of many different records including the United States Census and the U.S. Social Security Death Index as well as military, church, and vital records from the United States and from many different countries.
Search through 80 million grave records.
Death certificates of individuals who died in Ohio between 1913-1944. The database provides the date of death and a certificate number. Researchers can purchase photocopies of the death certificate online.
Search passenger list for over 51 million list of immigrants, passengers, and crew members who came through Ellis Island and the Port of New York from 1892 to 1957.