"The NYPL Map Warper is a tool for digitally aligning ("rectifying") historical maps from the NYPL's collections to match today's precise maps. Visitors can browse already rectified maps or assist the NYPL by aligning a map. Play the video above to tour the site and learn how to rectify a map yourself.
Everyone is welcome to participate!"
A Quick, Easy, and Free way to Download any Quad in the Country
National Geographic has built an easy to use web interface that allows anyone to quickly find any quad in the country for downloading and printing. Each quad has been pre-processed to print on a standard home, letter size printer. These are the same quads that were printed by USGS for decades on giant bus-sized pressed but are now available in multi-page PDFs that can be printed just about anywhere. They are pre-packaged using the standard 7.5 minute, 1:24,000 base but with some twists:
-Page 1 is an overview map showing the Quad in context
-Pages 2 through 5 are the standard USGS Quads cut in quarters to fit on standard printers
-Hillshading has been added to each page of the PDF to help visualize the topography
Has online digital images of church records, Tables décennales for civil registrations, and more.
"Free UK Genealogy works with volunteers to make transcriptions of family history records. We are currently working to transcribe the England and Wales index of Births Marriages and Deaths, historic Parish Registers and 19th Century Censuses. We make the databases we create freely available for people to search in order to support their family history research."
"Here you will find one of the greatest historical atlases: Charles O. Paullin and John K. Wright's Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States, first published in 1932. This digital edition reproduces all of the atlas's nearly 700 maps. Many of these beautiful maps are enhanced here in ways impossible in print, animated to show change over time or made clickable to view the underlying data—remarkable maps produced eight decades ago with the functionality of the twenty-first century."
"For nearly four centuries, Harvard's libraries, archives, and museums have developed extraordinary collections that reflect the scope and the breadth of the University's world-renowned academic programs. In 2002, Harvard began to open an online window on those resources through the Open Collections Program (OCP). OCP has created six subject-specific, web-accessible collections that can support teaching and learning around the world. Today, OCP collections account for over 2.3 million digitized pages, including more than 225,000 manuscript pages."
Via HathiTrust; book by Charles Fey
This article originally appeared in the Missouri State Genealogical Association Journal, (Vol. 25, No. 3, 2005, pp. 172-177), and includes information adapted by the author from The Encyclopedia of German-American Genealogical Research.
A Guide to Using the Records of Civil Registration (England)
Excess IBD sharing
“the entire segment of chromosome 6, between 25 and 35 Mb, is shared among individuals unrecombined at least 4-fold more than any other region in the genome”
Albrechtson et al (2011) found a region on chromosome 8 centred on position 9.9 Mb which exhibited an excess of IBD sharing. High IBD sharing signals were also seen on each side of the centromere on chromosome 11. These regions contain clusters of olfactory receptors. Evidence for increased IBD was also seen on chromosomes 2, 3, and 5.[16
Gusev et al (2011) found recurrently shared regions in chromosomes 2, 4, and 8 in unrelated individuals of different geographical origins, and even across different continents of origin. The region on chromosome 8 which was enriched for IBD sharing was in the location between 11.1 and 13.3 Mbs and in a different position to that reported by Albrechtson.
"Genealogy Quick Look provides an index to a portion of resources available through the Midwest Genealogy Center as well as inactive pension claims from the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board. Search the index by name and/or date. If you locate a resource, you will have an opportunity to request it from the source organization."