Posts Tagged ‘Local History’

Gorgeous Photographs On-line.

What do these photographs have in common? Read below…

These gorgeous images are part of a pilot program between the U.S. Library of Congress (LOC) and an image sharing Social Networking website.

LOC & Flickr, what a concept! But when you think of it, you realize that this could be a VERY GOOD THING!

The Library of Congress now has its own Flickr page at The photos there are for users to tag, comment about, and provide more information on.

The LOC collection of photographs covers a lot of ground but they do have two sets of photos available: 1930s-1940s in Color, and News in the 19teens. Browsing through all of the photographs you will find all kinds of topics, from smokestacks to medals to cowboys to baseball players.

It will be noted that the catalog listing from LOC states “No known copyright restrictions.” However if you plan on using these to illustrate your book, genealogy, website, or whatever, it would be a smart thing to research that part further.

So check these images out. This is American History in pictures, and glorious ones at that!



Please let us know what you find that is of interest to you by leaving a comment just below this entry.

Heritage Books – A Great Source

Heritage Books in Westminster, Maryland is a major publisher of books relating to Genealogy and Local History. Many of the books that they produce are in limited quantities and when offered you should purchase a copy when you find something of interest, as production may be out of stock after a while.

Here are some of the current titles that relate to New York:

1850 Census for the Town of Howard, Steuben County, New York, and Genealogical Data on the Families. —
A Bibliography of New York State Communities, Third Edition —
A Collection of Abstracts from Otsego County, New York, Newspaper Obituaries, 1808-1875. —
A Dangerous Woman: New York’s First Lady Liberty: The Life and Times of Lady Deborah Moody. —
A Directory of Cayuga County Residents Who Supported Publication of the History of Cayuga County. —
A Documentary History of Yonkers, New York, Volume Two, Part One: The Unsettled Years, 1853-1860. —
A Genealogical Dictionary of Wright Families in the Lower Hudson Valley to 1800. —
A Genealogy Of The Family Of Richard Howell Of Mattituck, Southold Town Long Island, New York. —
A Hidden Phase of American History: Ireland’s Part in America’s Struggle for Liberty. —
A History of Deerpark in Orange County, New York. —

Take a look at their website and catalog. (There are lots of genealogies!)

Don’t forget to let our readers know when you find something really good at Heritage Books by adding your comment to the bottom of this Blog. We want to know what you think.


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