Links, 7.6.11

The sand and chlorine have been dealt with, I think (although both have a way of clinging no matter what you do). If you can’t quite bear to let go of the holiday weekend, take a look at the Geneabloggers Happy Independence Day thread, wherein are many ruminations on the Glorious Fourth. Meanwhile:

Burial database: Capital District (NY) researchers take note — the Troy Irish Genealogy Society has put a new database online of interments at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Troy, from 1900 through May 1910. The database includes 3,321 names; you can take a look here.

Related, Regency-style: It is a truth universally acknowledged that a famous celebrity must be in want of an equally famous long-ago relative, so aren’t you relieved that Duchess Kate is related to Jane Austen?

On the farm: The New Jersey archives have unveiled an online database of photos depicting farming in the state, part of a New Jersey Department of Agriculture collection spanning the late 19th century through the 1970s. The database is here.

Rail business: Six generations of a family working on the railroad? That’s quite a feat. The daughter of this Missouri clan who is carrying on the legacy thinks it’s pretty neat, too.

Calling all yearbooks: The Jersey City (NJ) public library has set itself an ambitious goal: to collect every yearbook from every Jersey City high school (there are 19)  since the early 1900s. I am awestruck. If you have a Jersey City yearbook hanging around somewhere and you don’t know what to do with it,  librarian Cynthia Harris, chief of the library’s New Jersey Room, can take it off your hands.

OK, it’s time for me to put the sparklers down and get some work done. Enjoy your week!


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